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Jan 31, 2021
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Sadly, returned. Love the look, fit, and features. Sound quality is lacking :(
I LOVE the look, fit, and feel. To me, the clamp is perfect (I like a little more clamping force to keep them feeling like they'll fall off my head), the pads are comfy, and they nailed it on the internal dac/amp-- these sound exactly the same wired to a nice desk amp as they do wireless, which is awesome. In contrast, the Hifiman Deva sound much better wired than when using them wirelessly-- which unfortunately gives me "sound quality FOMO" when using the Deva in wireless mode. Alas, I wanted to love the Panda, but the (fast, punchy) bass seems to bloat into the mids, causing everything to sound muddy. For being "audiophile first" wireless headphones, I have to return these for this reason. I find it strange that this was so hyped by youtube reviewers-- I felt like I was crazy until I watched The Headphone Show review of these, which seems to be the only youtube review that echoes my exact sentiments. Though much less convenient, you'd get better sound quality at a similar or lower price point buying wired headphones and using something like a Qudelix-5K or BTR5 to give them LDAC/AptX-HD/etc. You'd miss out on the super slick total package that the Panda brings-- but to me, the sound quality bump between the Panda and something like the Bose QC35 is pretty minimal, which is ultimately very disappointing.
Jan 31, 2021
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Feb 1, 2021
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Havent watched the Headphone show review but I am also having alot of issues with the tuning. Its just not good though eq can solve alot of it. I am guessing there tuning is supposed to match the harman curve but whoever makes this curve either has lack of hearing or just dosent listen to music at all. Vocals sound unnatural shouty, sparkle is non existent and the bass is an absolut fiesta. I found I am enjoying mine a hell lot more when tuning down the midbass and the 4-8k region by a few db and boosting the 8k+ region by about 4-6 db everything more sadly sounds terrible if I aint using 990kbps LDAC (does that even make sence or is it my brain messing with my hearing?) Also I enjoy a bit of an elevated subbass (about 2db) on these to make up for the lagg of dynamics which works surprisingly well although it sometimes dosent sound entirely natural.
Feb 1, 2021
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