These headphones are great. Especially at the price. I have a hard time really finding one audio device that I can stick with. Speakers bother my neighbors, earbuds make my ears feel weird after a lot of bass for a while, and HD650''s are great, but being open, they don''t...
These headphones are great. Especially at the price. I have a hard time really finding one audio device that I can stick with. Speakers bother my neighbors, earbuds make my ears feel weird after a lot of bass for a while, and HD650''s are great, but being open, they don''t like to push as much bass as I wish they did.
These headphones are the perfect middle ground for me. They don''t have the soundstage that the 650''s do, not even close. Nor are they meant to, being closed. But I prefer the closed design for 90% of my usage. I like to use them for music, movies, and gaming. I used to always say I wish they just made a closed HD650, I think I pretty much got my wish here.
The biggest factor on these for bassheads is that they will give you an ear massage if you want them to. I''ve tested them hooked up to mobile, and it can get pretty bassy that way. But when I hook them up to my PC is when they really shine. There''s no amount of bass that I can throw at them that seems too much for them to handle. Pretty sure I''d mess my hearing up way before these things blew out. And that''s crazy at this price range. Just to be clear here, I''m talking so much bass that the headphones are physically moving on my head, with 0 loss of quality and no sign of them being stressed at all.
I don''t know why it can tend to be a frowned upon thing in the high-end audio community to seek out bass, but I love bass. Even aside from music, I like explosions to go boom boom. These go boom boom. If, like me, you''ve been trying to find a pair of headphones that can handle high-quality classical music, while also getting into the trenches with a cannon, these are for you.
Yes, I know there is more to music than the low end. I hear concerns about the high end, but I haven''t noticed any major problems. I will say that if it''s an extremely high note at high volume, for example, the top few keys of a piano at high volume, it is a bit harsh. But for 99% of usages I can''t imagine this being a problem. As I''ve said, I listen to a lot of piano and classical music, and I''ve not had any problems with them.
These are still really great all-around performers, even with the crazy bass. That''s what I love about them. These are not beats. They are fun and like to have a good time, but they know how to be serious when you want them to as well. Also as a bit of a side note here, I did an extensive demo on beats'' flagship offering. If you''re torn... get these. Not even close.
These things are just top notch all around, especially for the price. Mostly metal construction, really nice padding. The only possible complaint I have for these, and it''s kind of a big one, is the lack of removable cable. But I can look past it considering how much I love everything else about them.
Again, these are not going to have the presence of something like the HD650. But for being closed, they sound good. I listen to classical on them and I enjoy it. I''ll admit that if I was going to sit down and purely listen to classical for a while, I''d opt for the 650''s. If that''s a deciding factor for you, take that into account.
I can sit and talk about the technicalities of headphones all day, but the bottom line is that I just have so much fun with these headphones. I got rid of most of my headphones a couple of months ago as part of a big trade. I just decided to buy one pair for now that I''ll use a lot, and I didn''t give myself a real budget. I ended up picking these over the HD650''s, again having owned both in the past. I think that alone speaks for these. The 650''s are technically better on paper, but I just prefer these for most purposes, especially gaming.
I can''t imagine a situation where someone would regret owning these. I''ve showed them to a lot of people and I''ve never had anyone not be impressed. These are such a steal for their price.