Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
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Following the success of the Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00, we teamed up with another brand that Foster manufactures headphones for, E-MU Systems, to bring you a new pair of purpleheart headphones—this time smaller, lighter, and perfectly suited for on-the-go use. The Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart features handcrafted solid wood enclosures and biocellulose drivers, like its full-size relative, with a more understated aesthetic and a warm, appealing, non-fatiguing sound Read More
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tkyc
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Apr 5, 2020
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Wonderful sound for peanuts. Not the most robust head phones but good enough. I got mine for $75 but I would pay $200 for them. They are a serious, audiophile headphone and sound great on all music, right out of the box. They make an outstanding traveling headphone and being closed minimize music leakage. Outstanding deal! As an update 4/5/20- I did change out the stock ear pads with Earpads Meze 99 Classics & Neo (Standard) which are available on Amazon for $20. These pads are larger and take some of the mid-range blot away, smoothing out the frequency response. I think this improves the sound but to be honest I did not listen with the stock pads much.
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Apr 5, 2020
Okeer
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Mar 22, 2020
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Good sound for price. Perfect for gaming!
These headphones have a pretty good sound, if a bit warm. They work well with most modern music however the treble tends to roll off with classical. The cups are in between on and over ear but getting brainwavz oval pads fixes that. Here's what surprised me. The imaging on these is amazing! Not just horizontal but vertical imaging is almost perfect. While playing Siege I was wallbanging people in almost any game. One example I'll give is on Skyscraper, while standing in the doorway between hallway and taiko, I could hear someone moving from Main entrance to reception, I could hear them so clearly that I leaned over the balcony and one tapped them exactly as they were in the doorway.
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Mar 22, 2020
zep483
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Nov 9, 2019
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Needs a fix see video below I came across.
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Nov 9, 2019
buddhablessme
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Mar 22, 2020
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Ho much has this improved your pair? Are they now worth the money spent?
Mar 22, 2020
zep483
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Mar 22, 2020
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Definitively worth a 95-100 bucks (costs of headphones and pads). They also travel fairly well, even though they seem like they wouldn't. I would look at them as a travel set more than anything. For that, they're pretty good, especially if you need more low-end (bass) performance. But you might get more out of a porta pro/ksc75/kph30i with yaxi pads or 58x if you can deal with an open back. I might also consider an IEM before these, but the next best closed-back over-ear I could recommend would be the 1more triple driver over-ear, but that gets a bit sharper (Less so on phones than amplifiers)/has a less traditional presentation. Other than that, you're looking at 350 for something like an E-MU (Teak) with the bamboo cups, which will destroy anything before it.
Mar 22, 2020
Mclane01
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Oct 11, 2019
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Pretty good for the price. Overall it's pretty warm, suitable for almost all kinds of pop, but maybe not the best for classical music.
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Oct 11, 2019
Skulle
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Oct 2, 2019
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Amazing quality
Great sound for a great price
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Oct 2, 2019
andyschaub
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Jul 17, 2019
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Pretty Good
These have the Foster sound, for sure. The midrange sounds tubby (not tube-y) with the stock cable. I imagine a 3rd party cable upgrade will that, some.
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Jul 17, 2019
NutSpread
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Mar 6, 2020
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Any suggestions/recommendations as to what to upgrade to?
Mar 6, 2020
andyschaub
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Mar 6, 2020
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Yes, I had Moon Audio replace the cable with a hardwired split mod using their Silver Dragon IEM cable and that made a huge difference.
Mar 6, 2020
Buanadha
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Jul 7, 2019
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Very good phones for the price, IMO
Very easy to listen to with no fatigue for me. I don't really listen from my phone, but almost always from my computer or from my XDuoo X3 II that I carry with me. Haven 't carried it with me on the plane yet, but I've been flying a lot so may try taking them with me once soon. Hearing outside noise isn't a negative for me as I like to be able to know when something's happening around me. I listen to a lot of vocals, strings, piano, and horns (classical, jazz, pop) and not a lot of heavy bass. To mirror what others have said, to me these sound pleasantly warm with a good amount of detail and clarity, but not as much as some others. Despite some nit picking, it's a very pleasant listen for me for my typical music, but with quality and defined enough bass when it needs it. Lisa Hannigan's voice is always lovely, but particularly nice with these ;) Also have Harmon Kardon CL headphones. Those have more impressive detail, but for certain things can be a bit cold, but I like those as well... just different from the Purplehearts
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Jul 7, 2019
Waygooksaram
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Jun 4, 2019
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These are very nice for the price. They have more clarity than my pair of Souls. The wood is pretty and has nice resonance. My only complaint is the build quality is a bit on the cheap side. There is little adjustability. It is not modular in that the cables are permanently attached and can't be changed if worn. The earpads are not very securely fastened and are clearly cheap Chinese, standard size replacement pads. The upside on that is they are easy to find, change, and are inexpensive. Other advantages are that the sound is above average, they look decent and are comfortable to wear for a bargain price. I will enjoy them while they last, but I do not have much confidence that that will be a long time. Hopefully, I will be proven wrong.
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Jun 4, 2019
inmansx8
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May 28, 2019
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Pretty disappointed that after the 2nd use the ear piece brok off the headset rendering the totally useless now. I see why it broke so easily, the piece holding it together is smaller than the width of a pencil by at least 1/2. generic head sets have lasted by far longer.
May 28, 2019
Thisonedude
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May 25, 2019
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super nice sound and pretty comfortable, overall I really enjoyed these. the plastic is a lil sketchy though, I had mine for about 8 months before one of the ears snapped off and the other stopped working entirely. good pair of headphones, wish it was more durable, I feel like it should have held out a lot longer since I'm not using them in an intense way.
May 25, 2019
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