Many years ago, I worked for my par­ents who own a video pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny. Because it is a fam­i­ly busi­ness, you inevitably end up wear­ing many hats and being the czar of many dif­fer­ent jobs. I main­ly man­aged projects and worked as a video edi­tor. On pro­duc­tion, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear head­phones on long pro­duc­tion days. In those days, hav­ing a real­ly good set of head­phones that picked up every nuance of sound was essen­tial to mak­ing sure the client got what they need­ed.

It’s safe to say that because of my unique pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ences, I’ve test­ed out a lot of head­phones.

First impressions.

Nat­u­ral­ly, my first impres­sion of these head­phones is based off of the look of them. They have a clas­sic over-the-ear style that is high­light­ed by a blue LED light that indi­cates the pow­er for the noise can­cel­ing. The padding on the ear pieces seems ade­quate for extend­ed usage peri­ods.

They are wired head­phones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detach­able. Some­thing else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice car­ry­ing case that comes with them. It has a hard plas­tic exte­ri­or with a soft cloth inte­ri­or that helps to pro­tect the sur­face of the head­phones from scratch­es. I nev­er tru­ly appre­ci­at­ed cas­es for head­phones until I start­ed car­ry­ing them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imag­ine not hav­ing a case.

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the head­phones a thor­ough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I men­tioned, they have a clas­sic over-the-ear style and just look­ing at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem ade­quate and the peak of the head­band seemed to be a bit lack­ing, but you don’t real­ly know com­fort unless you try on the prod­uct. So, I slipped the head­phones on and found them to be exquis­ite­ly com­fort­able.

Quality.

Now that I had the head­phones on my head, I was final­ly ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the pro­vid­ed cable into the jack on the head­phones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pan­do­ra. I tend to have a very eclec­tic music purview and have many sta­tions set up for dif­fer­ent moods. From John Williams to Fall­out Boy, the sound qual­i­ty of these head­phones was remark­able. There is an amaz­ing depth of sound and incred­i­ble highs and lows that make lis­ten­ing to music a tru­ly breath­tak­ing expe­ri­ence.

In order to test how voic­es sound­ed, and the over­all art of sound mix­ing, I pulled up Net­flix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few min­utes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I end­ed up hear­ing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blow­ing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impres­sive what the head­phones end­ed up bring­ing out for me.

I would high­ly rec­om­mend these to any sound mix­ing spe­cial­ist.

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