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ailment
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Jul 6, 2017
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Quick turn around on these! Just received mine yesterday. Tested them out straight from my PC and they sound great thus far. Definitely comfortable and light weight. I have a tragus piercing so in ears don't play nice and my sennheiser over ears would cause some discomfort after a while. Surprisingly these did not cause any discomfort at all after the couple of hours I tried them. Only negative, which is super minor, is that there were a couple small marks on the wood. A little scratch and then a scuff. They are really small and I will probably put worse on them over time but kind of stifled that new shoe feeling if you will. I will follow up after some more listening time but they were very clear from my initial listening.
Jul 6, 2017
ailment
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Aug 9, 2017
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Just a follow up after about a month of use, I reeeaaallly like these headphones. (Again, note I am no extreme audiophile nor do I have a bunch of other phones to compare against but I do have a decent ear.) I have had a chance to use them pretty much daily (workweek) for the last month and other than nitpick type stuff there really isn't anything bad to say about them. I listen to all types of music (hiphop, funk, house, trance, rock, podcasts etc.)
For the office: I picked up a Micca Origen+ DAC/AMP. It is not the highest quality device but the price was right and it is definitely much better than the Dell soundcard/soundbars we have here. Sound is VERY clear with this setup, even when pushed to high volumes nothing gets muddy. Bass is also very clear and deep, they probably wont impress a bass whore but I find the clarity to be very satisfying. You are not missing out on any low low for sure, but your brain isn't going to rattle in your skull either. I will say that at high (blasting) volume the treble can be a bit piercing depending on the track. This is at a volume level that I wouldn't typically listen at very long unless my "joint" comes on and I feel the need to pump it up for a track. I wouldn't say this is because the treble is pumped up or anything, it's just that crisp. I will say strangely enough I have had a couple instances where my right ear (non pierced ,see OG comment) has actually been a little sore after long listening sessions. I wouldn't really fault the design here or anything, just a FYI that it may take some playing with the position a little depending on your ears to get the sweet spot. (tilting or moving the band\cups forward or back depending) Note that I do have these on for a large portion of the day, I would not hesitate to recommend these based on comfort alone, just felt worth a mention. Top marks besides the sound go to the noise cancelation. Our new "open office" concept doesn't bother me at all, even at mild volumes you can't hear conversations going on around you. Medium volume or greater and you are not hearing s#!1 other than the music. When clamped on your head they don't leak much sound at all even when cranked. It really is surprising how well they trap the sound in, just take them off with music playing and watch the heads turn for that split second they are open to the air.
For Travel: I use an iPhone 7 on the daily so all listening for travel has been through it. After several trips through airports I can confirm these are great for travel. The iPhone 7 drives them just fine, max volume is close to where you would want it although if you like it LOUD LOUD you might wish for a couple extra clicks. If you are not a tight/slim fit person you can stuff them into a front pocket folded up fairly easily if you have to. I just let them hang around my neck or carried them in the little bag provided in the package for the most part. Again sound deadening is nice here, I wouldn't say it isolates you from engine noise completely but it does a good enough job if you get stuck in that spot in the back or right over the wing. Not much else to say here that hasn't been mentioned above, comfort and portability, check check. I did not mention sound stage previously, again I am no pro so I can't really get to deep into it but I would say they do an acceptable job, maybe a bit narrow overall. Certain tracks will really surprise you though.
Other Random Situations: I longboard (skateboard) and have taken these out with me. Only things I would say here are that the headband can slide back if you are moving your head around a lot quickly. I was never worried that they would just fly off even 30-40mph but this probably isn't the best use for them :P. I did have one oops moment when I dropped my board down and a wheel caught the loop of the wire coming out of my pocket. Detachable cord to the rescue there, I did not lose them as the cord popped out of the cans and wrapped around my front truck. Not a big deal, everything held up fine but i'll stick to cheaper ear buds for future hill bombing :P. Cruising around they are perfect though.
Couple small things to add: I have dropped them, once right on the damn cement while getting into my truck. Again, mechanically all good but I did add a nice little chip in the wood so there is that first scuff on the clean shoes. On the topic of the wood though, several people at work and during travel have commented on the look of them and really dig the wood. ("is that real wood?" etc. etc. lol) Not really a big thing to most but if you are out with them on your ears or around your neck they do not look bad or way to huge etc. so bonus points for accessory/portability again. Super happy with the purchase, feel like I have gotten my money out of them already really. Can't think of anything else right now.......wait I will say there was a small break in period, I am not sure how long but after a week or so I was really like "damn! these are good" Sorry for the wall of text, hopefully useful to somebody :P
Aug 9, 2017
chuckolatte
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Aug 11, 2017
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Those aren't scuffs, they're battle scars :P
Aug 11, 2017
blazer39
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Oct 16, 2017
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nice of you to put time into writing your impressions!
really liked the (bass whore) part :P
Oct 16, 2017
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