Headsets are always something that people want or need to have for various tasks. Be it for jogging, working out at a gym, or sitting at home with a noisy family, a headset can make a huge difference in audio quality. Imagine attempting to listen to music while walking down a busy street, the music is lost to the sounds of traffic unless the person is wearing a headset.
Edifier knows what they are doing in the headset and speaker department, as they are one of the leading audio companies in China and have learned what it takes to make good quality items and to make them affordable.
Strong and flexible build
Good audio quality
Headphones do not fold
Activities for Use
With a lightweight build, good clamping strength, and no real fatigue-causing elements, this headset works for all tasks a person may have for their day. Jogging, working in the garden, playing a game, watching a movie, or even listening to music, they are all available to the owner of this headset. That is always something to pay attention to when considering whether or not to buy an item like this.
Of course, there is little basic about its overall quality, though. With a sturdy easy-listening set in mind, they are a great pair to turn to. While not exactly a big name like Sony, they do have twenty years of experience in making a decent and well-priced headset.
This comes from having what is considered a better onboard set up for listening. The drivers for this set and the volume control allows for a much better quality sound when it comes to a pair that really is not intended for more than music. At least at its base, which is what we are looking at. If you do want extra, you will have to go with the alternative ‘updated’ version which comes with a microphone.
Nothing about this headset is chintzy, from the build to the sound. The soundstage is good-sized, though not as large as the headsets with open-backed ear cups. However, there is a problem with open-backed ear cups, as they neither cancel out external sounds nor isolate the sound coming through the headphones. This headset does not offer any sort of real noise cancellation, only sound isolation. The difference about this is the fact that noise cancellation actively blocks out external sounds so that all a person has entering their ears is the sound coming through the headset.
Sound isolation means that it muffles the external sound making the sound coming through the headphones more prominent than anything else. The bass settings are good without being overpowering, though in truth almost nothing can be described as overpowering. The only real complaint about the sound quality is that to some people the high-end may be a little much. Otherwise, for the price they are set at, they are amazing.
Of course, being wired means you do have to have the right jack to use them, and if you don’t, then you may want to keep looking. It doesn’t use a USB connected device, so if you don’t have a 3.5 mm connection port, you’re going to find that you won’t be able to use them. Most PC’s have this, and even Macs, but we have noticed a few that don’t. If you are looking for a console connection, you may not be able to use them at all.
Truly, the only thing that works against the comfort of this pair of headphones is the fact that there is little padding on the headband, which is a big thing, but which is not something that should be looked at as a flaw or con. That, honestly, does not detract really all that much from the comfort of the headphones. A lot of people have worn these exact same headphones for a long period of time and have not complained that they are uncomfortable.
This version comes in either black, white or blue. They are great looking, no matter the version purchased. The fact is, this particular design is easy on the eyes and really work well. As for the auditory style of this pair of headphones are definitely focused on audiophiles and the sound is hi-fi. That makes this headset worth the low price they are being sold for at the time that this article was written.
The other major part of this particular sets style that is important to note is the size of the ear cuffs. The main reason we feel this way is that many headsets that are in that range up to $50USD seem to have smaller ones that can leave your ears feeling crushed when worn for too long. This is both due to size and padding, but this set had a larger size and better padding than expected.
When the purpose of your set is to comfortably listen to music or sounds, and that is all you are seeking, it is important that they be comfortable in style.
While we would not recommend trying to seriously test this fact, they can be twisted or bent far beyond what most people would think possible. The only real detractor from this particular part is the fact that the cord is not detachable and thus something that could be damaged. While there is little about how durable the wires are, testing such could end up proving to be wasteful if the headset is ruined.
In any case, as is always something we like to say, take care of them and they will, in turn, take care of you. If something is, however, wrong at the purchase, or within 30 days, most places will allow you to return them. This policy seems to stand with the company itself even, so you know that if your pair is defective, you are still cared for.
Ease of Use
Surprisingly, the microphone-equipped version is more expensive.
Amazon.com sells that version for $45.99. Of course, due to the added equipment of the microphone and inline controls that are normal with such headphones, the price should be higher than one without such equipment. Either way, they are worth the low price they are being offered for.
-Plug and play
-Good sound quality for the price
Probably not, to be truthful. The fact that Edifier has made a durable headset that is lightweight and carries a great sound system to it is always awesome, but once you add in the fact that it is also rather cheap in comparison and you have something that is downright astonishing. We hope this helps in the search for a good pair of headphones.