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Mitchell & Johnson GL2 Headphones

Mitchell & Johnson GL2 Headphones

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From Mitchell & Johnson, an exciting new hi-fi company out of London, the GL2 allows you to enjoy the sound of an electrostatic headphone without having to own a specialized electrostatic amplifier. It does this with an electret driver, which works like an electrostatic driver but is permanently charged using a special diaphragm that can store and utilize this charge in everyday use Read More
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TheRequiem
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Aug 27, 2020
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Just ok
Requires a very long burn in time, but otherwise they seam pretty decent and fun.
munkew
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Apr 10, 2020
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decent but not great
I bought this to use on my Mac while working - so something to block out some ambient sound but open enough to use for long periods. I've been a fan of electrostatics speakers for years (decades!) and I love the sound of Stax. But not enough to buy a pair. So this was like a low price "why not try" experiment. I've been using the M&J for some time now. On and off, switching from the Hifiman 4xx and a bunch of IEMs, both direct from the laptop and through DAC + tube amp(s). Music source is HD flac thru Vox on my Mac as well as Spotify premium for variety. The Good:
  1. Sound is well spread out. Depends a lot on the amplification. So direct from the Mac, it's very between the ears. Thru the DAC+amp, it's noticeably more spacious
  2. Vocals seem to be quite accurate, without making things too sweet or too harsh. On the Mac, the sibilants are occasionally a bit obvious, but not a problem through the DAC+amp.
  3. Not too intrusive, so I get work done :-)
The Bad:
  1. With the same music on some high-end IEMs, the music is *very* intrusive in a good way. Can't help but get distracted by my favourite tracks. I don't get this at all with the M&Js.
  2. Not very dynamic. In that sense, not easy to compare with dynamic drivers, but it doesn't get the attack right. So the rhythm isn't compelling (my legs won't beat in time, for example)
  3. As said above, I expect very good insight into the spatial space of the recording with electrostatics, e.g., in Propius recordings. Don't get it here. Again, more with the DAC+amp then straight out of the Mac.
Overall. I stick it in my bag (in the provided cloth bag) and take it around. Doesn't feel "precious" to me so I'm okay to use it anywhere (cafes, etc.). Compared to the Hifiman 4XX, I would definitely spend the extra to get the hifiman.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
GoldenBalls7
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Oct 18, 2019
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Sounds decent, Not worth the price!!
Joke build quality!! Looks and feels flimsy. The cable went kaput in about 4 months of use. I purchased this for about $70 and used it extensively throughout the 4 month period to really like this set of headphones, but nada. Setup: FiiO Q1 + GL2 The good: Highs The ok: mids, low Headphones I own: Audio Technica ATH M50X Sennheiser HD598 SE Sony WH-1000XM3 Audio Technica ATH AX1i These sound roughly as good as my ATH AX1i, which is a sub $30 headphone.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
PandaaRun
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Nov 29, 2018
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Comfort: None. Take two pieces of hard plastic, wrap your head between. That's it. Never seen such crap. Build quality: A joke. Seriously ? Hard cracking plastic everywhere. Every move you make with it is a step to its death. It's built like a plastic toy. Sound: Bass: horrible. Quantity, but no quality. Even Beats headphones are way better. Medium: voices are like in a box, and they are screaming to get out, but they can't. What was the goal ? I don't get it ? To force listeners to guess for the words said in songs ? Highs: Ok, on this point, it seems interesting. Details are good. Soundstage: none. Sound is coming directly in your ears, and scratch your brain. And when it's bleeding it's too late. Overall: A pure joke. Seriously, how can the RRP be so high ? This is really indecent. People who paid $200 for may be very disappointed. I don't understand how such a shitty pair like this can be said as "premium" or "high quality audio". I think the guys behind this brand are just assholes. No more no less. Yes, ,I'm angry. My background: simple music lover and listener. I own these headphones (so I can compare):
  • ESS 252
  • Ultrasone 880
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 pro (80)
  • Sony MDR-1A
  • Hifiman HE-4XX
  • AKG-K702
If a friend of mine places both these headphones and the word "good" in a sentence, it won't be a friend anymore.
theaudiofool
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Oct 27, 2018
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The Good: Nice highs and mids, fun and enjoyable sound, looks very classy The Bad: Could do with a little more bass for my tastes, bleeds sound, feels crass The Ugly: Tiring to wear Comparison to Monolith M300 and Meze 99 Classics in my youtube vid: https://youtu.be/CM-fPvXEeZw I made the review after I bought it at $199, and ultimately, I reallly liked the sound but it wasn't too comfortable to wear for long periods. At 69, this is a total bargain, and you're getting a full 199 worth of sound quality, and hopefully, it's more comfortable for you than it was for me.
Convenience
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May 23, 2018
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Not an audiophile so I don't know how to explain the sound. I'd say warm and full sound with enough bass to satisfy my hip hop cravings. Something unique about it that I can't put a finger on.
I have a big fat head (7 3/4 hat) and these are really comfortable. Only negative is the kinda crappy and stiff cable they come with. I bought a replacement with a mic on Amazon.