Date: March 12th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Unfolded, these headphones are on the large side. The headband is padded underneath and can be extended by a couple inches on each side. When fully expanded, they should fit even the largest of heads. The ear cups are oversized as well to allow for surround sound functionality.
The speaker is round just like on any other set of headphones but here we have an extension on either side of it. Personally, I found it to be somewhat lacking in the aesthetics department. Zalman's logo is found in the center and a small vent is located on each ear cup.
Thick but soft padding is found on the ear cups, surrounding a foam material on the inside.
Hinges on the headband allow the ear cups to be folded up inside it, making for easier portability. It's a nicely compact, snug fit so I wouldn't be afraid of them being damaged when transported to a LAN or tossed into a laptop bag.
These headphones utilize a design where there is only one cord that comes out of the left ear cup. A rubber grommet helps keeps the cord from bending and breaking. I like this design because there is less chance of cords becoming tangled up this way.
Moving down the cord is the sound card. It has a very simple design with volume controls and a green power LED. When sound is coming though, the LED blinks. When no sound is present, it's steady on. Nothing wrong with keeping it simple!
That wraps up the walkthrough, so now it's time to install the software and see how these headphones sound.