Date: June 11th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cresyn
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
So what exactly do I get for laying down US$50 for this headset.
First thing I want to point out is that this is a portable headset that is capable of tucking away in your bag, backpack or luggage when not in use. It is easy done but just rotating the speakers towards the headband and folding the headband together.
Once that is completed, you can tuck them into your included pouch for storage and to stop them from getting damaged during transportation. the faux-leather pouch should protect them perfectly unless you crush them by putting them at the bottom of your bookbag or luggage. Keep in mind that it is a SOFT case.
Moving on to the headphone speakers, the 65mm ear cups are smaller than your usual studio headsets, but are still very comfortable. The cushions are plush and are perfectly placed to fit even over the dumbo ears I have genetically been plagued with my whole life. But the surprise is that they fit so well that their outside noise-blocking capability is eerily good. When I say eerily, what i am trying to convey is that with these on and the music playing, I felt detached from the outside environment. With all my past headsets, you could still hear something but with these strapped on, 80-90% of outside noise is blocked.
This is great seeing that means there is a great seal and all sound will go into your ears and will not be partially lost to the outside environment. It's all about containment. When I have these on, I am the only one that wants to listen to my music. If I wanted to hear outside noise and allow people around me to hear my music, I would have just brought out a set of speakers. You get my point.....
Moving on, the ear cups are able to move independent from the headband which allows for this excellent acoustical seal and comfort fit. As for the audio quality, I will cover than in an upcoming test section.