Best Bass Headphones (updated November 2017)

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Mitchell and Johnson GL2
Weight(lb)
0.6
Size(in)
9.8 x 3.5 x 7.1
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
NO
Battery
NO
Controls
YES
Design
CLOSED
Sensitivity(dB)
115
Frequency(Hz)
12-50,000
Impedance(Ω)
32
Colors
BLACK & BROWN
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 GM
Weight(lb)
0.63
Size(in)
4 x 2 x 6.5
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
YES
Battery
NO
Controls
YES
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
100
Frequency(Hz)
5 – 40,000
Impedance(Ω)
35
Colors
GUN METAL
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium
Weight(lb)
1.76
Size(in)
4 x 7 x 8.5
Noise Cancelling
YES
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
NO
Battery
N/A
Controls
YES
Design
SEMI OPEN
Sensitivity(dB)
96
Frequency(Hz)
5 – 35,000
Impedance(Ω)
250
Colors
Silver
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

Hifiman HE400S
Weight(lb)
0.77
Size(in)
12 x 8 x 6
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
NO
Battery
NO
Controls
NO
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
98
Frequency(Hz)
22 – 35,000
Impedance(Ω)
22
Colors
SILVER & BLACK
Case / Pouch
NO
Best & Great Rating:

Libratone Q
Weight(lb)
1
Size(in)
7.5 x 2.4 x 7.5
Noise Cancelling
YES
Bluetooth
YES
Microphone
YES
Battery
20+ h
Controls
YES
Design
ON-EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
N/A
Frequency(Hz)
N/A
Impedance(Ω)
N/A
Colors
Stormy Black
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

V-MODA Crossfade LP
Weight(lb)
1.8
Size(in)
9.45 x 7.13 x 4.4
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
YES
Battery
N/A
Controls
YES
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
105
Frequency(Hz)
5 – 30,000
Impedance(Ω)
32
Colors
Pearl White
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

Sony MDR-XB500
Weight(lb)
0.41
Size(in)
4.3 x 9.5 x 11.9
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
N/A
Battery
NO
Controls
NO
Design
CLOSED
Sensitivity(dB)
104
Frequency(Hz)
4 – 24,000
Impedance(Ω)
40
Colors
BLACK
Case / Pouch
NO
Best & Great Rating:

STREET by 50 Cent
Weight(lb)
3
Size(in)
10 x 5.25 x 10
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
YES
Battery
NO
Controls
YES
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
101
Frequency(Hz)
20 – 20,000
Impedance(Ω)
32
Colors
BLACK, BLUE, YELLOW, RED, WHITE, MAGENTA
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

NAD – VISO HP50
Weight(lb)
N/A
Size(in)
7.88 x 8.25 x 2.8
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
YES
Battery
NO
Controls
YES
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
100
Frequency(Hz)
20 – 20,000
Impedance(Ω)
32
Colors
Black
Case / Pouch
YES
Best & Great Rating:

Philips SHS5200/28
Weight(lb)
0.23
Size(in)
7 x 2.4 x 7.7
Noise Cancelling
NO
Bluetooth
NO
Microphone
NO
Battery
NO
Controls
NO
Design
OVER EAR
Sensitivity(dB)
106
Frequency(Hz)
12 – 24,000
Impedance(Ω)
24
Colors
BLACK & BROWN
Case / Pouch
NO
Best & Great Rating:

We looked at each other in the office the other day and we realized how much we depend on headphones. Socializing? What is that? Then a light bulb went off in our heads, how about talking about headphones? And not any kind of headphones, but the best bass ones. And then the war started. Randy said his Beyerdynamic 880 are the best, Susan swears to god she never experienced a deeper bass sound like in her Philips SHS5200 headphones and Mike said right in our face, his Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 are the top best bass headphones you can buy. Just like that.
Jokes aside, so what are the best bass headphones after all?
That’s how we started looking into headphones for office or home use with a solid but clear bass, load enough but not necessarily boosted, rich but not shrilly. We spend 52 hours checking on various headphones and reading users reviews. Here is what we found.

Philips SHS5200/28 Headphones Review

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We present today a lot of expensive choices and we didn’t want to be perceived as biased towards expensive products. Well, I guess we are a bit, we truly believe quality comes with price. Still if you are looking at design only, you will only see the tip of the iceberg. However if you are on a budget then Philips Rich Bass Neckband might be for you. They are also sports oriented so if fitness is your thing you might hit home with these headphones. Philips Rich Bass Neckband look a lot like 90’s but let us show why we’ve got them in our top.
For me personally Phillips has been always good but there is unfortunately much hype from the crowd for them. My favorite ones were Philips HE591 Surround Sound. Hadn’t the silicon that goes into the ears had broken I would have still use them to these days. They were so good I still keep them in my drawer.
SHS5200/28 are build for active people, runners and such. They are great for outside and great for inside. They are not noise cancelling but they excel in so many other areas:
– will not fall while practicing sports
– light, super comfortable for long time use
– longer than usual cord – works perfect for tall people
– due to their design they won’t mess up with your hair
– the neckband is reflective, great for those dark alley runners
– due to the open design they are the perfect companion for sunny hot days – Californians this is for you
– golden plated plug
– very resistant to twisting due to the elasticity
– high sensitivity: 106 dB
The bass is there but because these headphones feature an on ear design, there is a lot of sound bleed so don’t expect the same bass level as from an over the ear design. The mids are crisp, so are the treble so you would be able to hear perfect the voices so they will be a delight for listening to podcasts.
I’m a runner myself and I can appreciate the fact that with these headphones I can hear the music playing as well as the approaching traffic. Philips SHS5200 are also great for biking, hiking and a lot of other outdoor activities because they don’t muffle the ambient sound. What I also liked is the braided cable wrapped inelastic cloth so I couldn’t hear the cable banging while running. That could be a distraction when is happening. The cable is also strain relieve protected when jerked around by an elastic band.
These are basic headphones so don’t expect anything crazy from them. One thing that they are missing if you qualify these as workout headphones, is the volume knob on the cable. It’s a pain to be forced to continually play with the smartphones volume buttons while running or exercising. If you sweat a lot and who doesn’t during workouts, bear in mind that the memory foam is hard to be take out to be washed or to be replaced. And one more thing, the foam ear-cups are a hair magnet – they collected a lot of hair after used for a couple of hours only.
If yuo can get over the few drawbacks Philips SHS5200/28 are overall pretty decent headphones, build especially for active people. Worth a look.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: light, great for runners and other sports (reflective neckband)
  • highest sensitivity in our top – 106 dB
  • perfect for summer or hot countries
  • easy to find an handy to use controls on the cable
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: they feel clumsy
  • takes some time to get used to wear them due to the unconventional position
  • memory foar it’s a bit hard to be taken off to be washed

NAD – VISO HP50 Headphones Review

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Priced at $249, NAD – VISO HP50 are not the most expensive pair of headphones we review today but they are pretty close. With a square-ish design, 2 cable, extra plugs and cases, they look stylish, well finished and there seems to be a lot of care for the customer.
This set is build with audiophiles in mind. The sound is clear and vibrant. The bass is generous without being too intense and what appears to be treble heavy actually increase the sound drop accuracy right at that sweet point where everything converges to become a beautiful sound.
We liked the cable as well, flat and with a nice feel to it. The cable also has controls on it, always a great must have. The ears clasp is like a sweet leathery hug and the leather on the handle shows a nice finish and purity of craftsmanship. And one more thing about the cable, should you preffer it on the right side or on the left side, you can attach it either way, has a connector on each side. This might seem like a small thing but we consider it a nice touch. Imagine you are traveling a lot and sometimes the audio jack is on the left, sometimes is on the right. These headphones would come in handy.
The outside of the ear cups are shinny and a fingerprint magnet. There is a red version which combined with black makes them a great companion for fashion oriented people which don’t only need a good sound but a good look as well.
A thing we noticed with rectangular headphones is that they might not be a great fit for ears. Unexpectedly enough, VISO HP50 fit perfectly and that was a nice surprise. They put the perfect amount of pressure on the ears so you don’t feel like having them on and you will be taken away easily in the world of sound. The less distraction the better.
Probably the only cons we could find are the cable being a bit on the short side and the pressure on the head that you might feel after long use. Nothing really to be concerned about but if you feel picky, this must be all of it.
From all the headphones we reviewed today, VISO HP50 from NAD are the most well crafted of all. No wonder since the designer is Paul Barton, probably less knows to non-audiophiles but kind of a big deal if you work in the music industry or you are an avid audiophile. Here an interesting article with the master about room feel and much more.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: a head turner
  • solid, durable construction
  • beautiful sound
  • ability to change the cable from left to right and vice-versa
  • built for audiophiles
Cons

  • The biggest complaint:
  • cable a bit short
  • fingerprints magnet

STREET by 50 Cent Headphones Review

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As much as we wanted to stay away from the hype we couldn’t. STREET by 50 Cent are a must see and a must try. Pretty big chances you may want to keep them on your ears when leaving the store.
But what’s so great about them? First, they look great, stylish, shinny and all of that. Secondarily, they sound pretty good, look durable and provide good noise cancellation. You would definitely make a splash wherever you go with STREET on your head. They are comfortable with a soft padding and they don’t need noise cancelling batteries. The large and well done memory foam cups cover the ears pretty well, cancelling the outside noise with zero noise bleed. They come in 6 choices of colors but we believe either white or black would look the best. The stock cable is decent and they come with a cleaning cloth.
Judging by the looks you would think these are Bluetooth but in fact they aren’t. Not that is a big game changer. We personally prefer actually wired headphones just because of the convenience – one thing less to charge.
These headphones are entirely made of plastic. They have nice lines and a beautiful design. There is an “S” on the cups, standing for the STREET brand that can be blue or black depending on the headphones color – the same color is used for the ring around the ear pads and for some additional lines of design. The interior part is nicely padded to feel comfortable on the head.
The sound is surprisingly clean with a heavy-handed bass, generous treble but a bit blurry mids. While there is plenty of bass, it may sound a bit muddy and formless and we think the soft clasp over the ears may cause some sound bleeding. However it’s just hard to have the best of both worlds and we think sacrificing the sound a bit over the comfort isn’t a deal breaker.
Because they are made entirely of plastic, there is a flimsy feeling to them. They don’t fold so if you travel a lot you might find that disappointing. Moreover, they don’t come with a hard case, only a cloth case which can be alright for the majority but I’m sure there will be plenty of complainers as well.
They cost $70 at the time of this review so the price is more than fair. All things considered STREET by 50 Cent are decent headphones especially if you are in 20s and like some swag. We are all here over 30s and we still enjoyed them. They just have that power to make you feel good and important when carrying them around. Not a bad buy, recommended.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: pretty load, great for load environments
  • stilysh, look great on head
  • various colors
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: feel a bit bulky and they are the heaviest in our top
  • not a large sound range

Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones Review

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I have a pair of Sony MDR-NC60 and I use them for years and one thing I can tell for sure is that Sony is making the most comfy headphones I ever tried.
The MDR-XB500 model offers a deep bass reproduction, accurate treble and balanced midrange, covering o wide frequency from 4 to 24,000 Hz. Well you really need to be young to be able to hear the extreme frequencies but that’s another discussion. The sensibility is great too at 104dB/mW meaning they can be really loud comparing to my Sony MDR-NC60 which have only 100 sensitivity and I find having issues hearing in loud places. Because of the high sensitivity they will work well with any kind of device, iPod welcomed.
The sound is where you want it, loud and clear with a remarkable deep boom bass, intense and woofy offering details and fidelity at no expense. It’s thudding without being bloated and it’s boomy without being blobby.
The crown is made of hard plastic which doesn’t feel plasticky at all, but more like metal. Firm while nice on the head, solid without the unwanted weight. A simple construction that works. The faux leather ear pads are comfy without overheating. In theory at least we don’t see any fatigue happening after wearing these all day long, be it winter or summer. But we only had them on for a short time.
There is little to no sound bleed, both ways – almost impossible to hear what someone listens too and there is very little external noise bleeding from outside. Despite the fact that the description doesn’t emphasizes on the noise cancelling factor, we found them doing that pretty well.
The diameter is 3.7″ and while they are the over the ear type, they won’t set your ears on fire. They could definitely help during winter, keeping your ears warm underneath. They come with a flat regular 3ft cord and with a a microfiber travel bag. I don’t remember using mine at all but for whoever travels a lot, it might come in handy.
They cost $79 at the time of this review. That is a steal, comparing with other high end headphones for which the prices can be as high as several hundred of dollars. You cannot go wrong with Sony.
They are a bit on the bigger size so if you plan wearing them all day round, outside and inside, the size might bother you a bit. If you like the sound, that is a little sacrifice to do and we believe it worth it. We weren’t disappointed with the 3 feet cord, which is standard but it may be a bit short for some users. You might need to tweak the sound a bit, playing with the equalizer, maybe lowering the the bass and increase the treble as for some heavy bass tunes, the external membrane might vibrate a bit and you might find that annoying.
I needed to change the cups after about 3 years of use and these headphones seem to use the same kind of faux leather like mines. Just something to keep in mind. We don’t think is particular to this model of headphones but something that might happen with any headphones equipped with this kind of faux leather.
All in one, we might be a bit biased towards Sony but it truly is a great sound brand and we just love their products. If you are on a budget and don’t want to sacrifice quality for price, Sony MDR-XB500 might be for you. They sell usually at all major electronics stores so put them on and give them a play. We think you might like them.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: very light and comfortable, suitable for long use
  • great sensitivity to ramp up the sound
  • great bass and sound overall
  • amazing 4 – 24,000 Hz frequency
Cons

  • The biggest complaint:
  • the faux leather feels hot in the summer
  • a big too big for small heads

V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones Review


Show your true color if you are a Star trek fan! Wait, what? What’s Star Trek has to do with V-MODA Crossfade LP? Well, put on the pearl white ones and look in the mirror. You will look like coming from the future! Or space, or whatever forth dimension far away galaxy! We should just call V-MODA the aliens of headphones brands. Back on Earth, please! Alright, we’re back!
This set comes in multiple colors, it ships with a hard case that can be hang on things with a carabiner and 2 Kevlar cords that are build to last, one with a mic and another one without. Because the cords are made to be resistant they aren’t that flexible, definitively not that cheap feel like the ones you buy from the convenience store.
Is features a futuristic closed back sturdy construction. And yet the best part is to come: they are passive noise cancelling headphones meaning you don’t need batteries like the active ones need. Less things to think about, more peace of mind. The plates are customizable and they have multiple options for the microphone, too bad they are fingerprints magnets. Comfortable yet stylish with a hexagon design meant to impress from the get go.
The comfy foam ear cushion will keep your ear captive to a beautiful sound, away from the surrounding noise, be it on the street, home, work or wherever your day takes you. Treble-heavy with a metallic tone that is not formless or sloppy but bold and deep bringing up a sovereign bass and an authentic sound at the edge of the vocals. V-MODA Crossfade LP takes you in a sound journey no matter if you listen to Beastie Boys or Placido Domingo. Pure sound experience. No noise bleed. It’s just you and your music overloads.
V-MODA Crossfade LP are flashy but simple too. After you break in throwing at them one or to days of music, the sound becomes even more sophisticated. The vents on the side of the metal plates help with the sound too, calibrating it for a perfect audition. This combined with 2x 50mm drivers make of a beautiful sound.
We thought the cushion on the Beyerdynamic DT 880 is great but wait to check this one, is divine. James wasn’t much impressed so he sticks with Beyerdynamic but the rest of us, gosh, we are converted!
These headphones are made almost completely of metal. They feel great in hand and on the ears as well. I wear eye glasses and even after wearing them for a full 4 hours, I didn’t notice any discomfort. I thought initially is because I used them after big headed James and maybe he’s head enlarged them but I think they are just great phones. And after all who doesn’t wear glasses these days? We all should have glasses friendly headphones!
We couldn’t find many cons but we are listing them regardless:
1. The online mic doesn’t work with Android phones. This is a clear boomer since at least half of the phones on the market are Android.
2. The sensibility is not that great, meaning they are quieter than other brands. We tried to listen to a podcast while commuting on the subway and when the trains approaches, that deafening sound definitely make the podcast to be hard to be heard.
3. The sound bleeds through so people around might hear what you’re listening too. I guess no more My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast listening in public :/
4. We didn’t necessarily found anything wrong with the sound but indeed the powerful bass might get in the way of the midrange a bit; these headphones might not be your first option to listen podcasts. Again!
V-MODA Crossfade LP are not studio dedicated headphones but they will satisfy the majority of us who don’t have a thousand of dollars to spend on the latest and the greatest. They are more than enough for music enthusiasts who will appreciate the quality and ignore the compromises. Worth a try.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: modern, stylish design
  • microphone for calls on the cable
  • handy and practical controls for calls and music on the cable
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: not noise cancelling
  • a bit heavy
  • wired

Libratone Q Headphones Review

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If you are looking for something small, light on your head, with just the right amount of ears hug, that not only look good but produce a great bass, Libratone Q headphones might be what you want. While the specs read noise cancelling we didn’t found them that great at cancelling the noise, part because of the over the ear construction. They seem to be perfect for office work especially for long hours since they give you a full 20+ hours of battery life. Still, that kind of autonomy is not something unusual for this price ($200 at the time of this writing).
Libratone is not your regular over-hyped brand but they are great headphones. They maintain a strong Bluetooth connectivity and provide crystal clear phone calls. The can be used completely cordless but they also come with a cord just in case you forgot to charge over night. The bass is there with a little extra push, solid but not boomy. The sound is a bit crude but not annoyingly intense. It’s exactly were we wanted it to be.
If you are big headed, this pair might not be for you. The clasp is lejere for me but I have a tiny tiny head. I can only imagine someone bigger having trouble with them, some possible headaches too. There seems to be some software and design issues. We always take the users input with a gram of salt, however apparently the touch controls appear to be too sensitive and depending if you have a hoodie or you just rest them on your neck when talking to your coworkers, the headphones may start a phone call, skip songs, pause or play randomly. Can you imagine your mom overhearing your drunk bubbly after hours conversation with your colleagues, while telling dirty jokes out load?
Despite everything, if the sound is your concern, Libratone Q delivers on promise. Give them a try, we liked them.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: very handy touch controls
  • great design
  • small but firm, feel great
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: on ear clasp headphones are known for being a bit uncomfortable over long use
  • some software issues
  • the touch controls seems to be a bit too sensitive, a hat, your coat or even your hair might activate them easily

Hifiman HE400S Headphones Review

Hifiman-HE400S
I personalty have had issues with this kind of elastic headband headphones. I purchased a pair of Harman Kardon not long ago and that elastic headband bothered me so much my head hurts just by thinking of it. Funny thing is, those headphones came with a small one and a large one but it wasn’t the external metal frame causing the problem. It was the band itself. If you feel adventurous and you like going out your comfort zone you may want trying this pair. I didn’t want to boo you away. In fact we believe these headphones might be the best we even tried in terms of sound – it’s clear and crisp.
Despite my personal thing against the elastic headband, Hifiman HE400S feel really comfortable on the head with a nice hug for the ears and delivering a well balanced sound, flexible covering a large spectrum of sound. They aren’t as loud as other headphones mostly going above 100 decibels while HE400S have only 98. The best part is that the ear cups cover the ears entirely and because there is no sound bleed, the whole sound is kept for your ears. So while they aren’t that loud, you shouldn’t have any issues hearing even in noisy environments.
The cable is quite long, 1.5m or almost 5 feet, kind of unusual but really coming in handy if you plan to use them for computer listening. We found the sound a bit crude after unpackaging but it all turned good after breaking in a couple of hours later. The bass is overpowering in a good way, deep and rich, the mids are a bit sloppy but loud and intense and the treble is sharp and on point. We couldn’t find any sound distortion even when upping the level to the max. They seem well calibrated and built to last.
They fit well, are light and the cable looks strong enough to last.
When you put them on, especially if you are coming from small headphones, the cups will feel huge. There is unfortunately a lot of plastic built into these headphones and there might be some minor build issues which may make them look unfinished. You would notice that right away after touching them. For a 300 dollars investment we think that is a bit annoying but hey, the sound is amazing!
Another thing we noticed is the cable that looks like it can break easily so make sure you have some replacements at hand.
Other than that Hifiman HE400S look like a solid choice. Hifiman is iconic for great quality and we don’t think you would be disappointing. Try them on!
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: light
  • great robust design
  • great low impedance for smartphones listening
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: not noise cancelling
  • no microphone
  • no bluetooth
  • no controls

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones Review

Best price

As much as we hate oversized headphones as we look like cosmonauts with them on, Beyerdynamic DT 880 must be the most comfortable semi open design headphones we ever tried. Still we wouldn’t wear them outside the office. And that might be a boomer for you, if you don’t like owning different sets of headphones for different occasions. You might get warm ears so depending on how long you plan to spend with them on and how warm your office of house is, you might love or hate them. It’s literally one or the other. Sound always matters but comfort is as much as important when it comes to headphones.
The band and the yoke are made of light aluminum. The rest is high impact resistant plastic with a soft leathery mesh on the headband. The cups hold a nice soft fabric made in heaven. Beyerdynamic DT 880 are not just stylish but provide a great sound living up to their brand name.
The bass is remarkable but a bit rolled off. The sound is natural and clean with a kick but without being ridiculously overpowering. We think they are the most balanced headphones we reviewed today with an extra oomph bass for all that hip-hop listening. But wait, we enjoyed listening to Metallica’s, Nothing Else Matters, just as much!
DT 880 comes in 3 models, a 32 Ohm, 250 Ohm and a 600 Ohm version. If you plan to purchase these for computer work or you do sound work working with amplifiers, the 250 and 600 Ohm version will definitely make sense but if the plan is listening music on your iPhone or Android phone you will need much more input to utilize these at their entire capacity.
Overall a solid construction with beautiful mid, punchy treble and a detailed high resolution bass, Beyerdynamic DT 880 delivers on promise. And don’t be a Cheaper Candice, at $200 price point at he time of this review, these headphones are a steal.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: amazing sound
  • nice ears hug
  • large frequency spectrum
  • high impedance, perfect for computer listening
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: low sensitivity, not perfect in noisy environment, the firm clasp over the years help though
  • a bit heavy
  • no Bluetooth

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 GM Headphones Review

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Best value

If Audio-Technica were the crown of the headphones, you were the king! Wait, what?!? Just joking, but we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about reviewing a pair of headphones when it comes to sound quality and equally important, presentation. ATH-MSR7 GM look stellar and sound stellar. A true winner from the get go, but are they?
No spoiler but for the peace of mind of the die hard fans, they rock! Here are the things we like:

  • balanced rich sound
  • remarcable smooth midrange for podcasts listening, crisp and clear high tones and solid detailed boosted bass
  • outdoors and indoors winner design
  • president’s office high quality materials
  • best shot for the buck
  • 3 cables, carrying bag and travel case
  • great colors, beautiful finish, amazing feel
  • great companion for your beach life, your crowded office and your hipster walking-the-dog evenings life. Not owning a dog? No problem, petting your cat while listening to Shania Twain will do it too!

And because we truly wanted to find something bad about Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 GM, just for the sake of not appearing like jerks saying only great things, we found the bass a little worn after over 50 hours of music listening. Or maybe our ears got used to the divine sound of these amazing headphones since we couldn’t take them off even during sleep. Alright, we are biased!
Kidding, great headset, definitely worth a try. Don’t blame it on us if you make a hole in your wallet. Actually for the quality, $250 is not even that much. Worth. Every. Penny.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: perfect well balanced sound
  • nice hug on the ears
  • solid
  • high quality materials
Cons

  • The biggest complaint: not noise cancelling
  • wired
  • a bit pricey

Mitchell and Johnson GL2 Headphones Review

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Editor choice


Priced at $299, GL2 from Mitchell and Johnson are not your regular headphones. They look, feel and most importantly they sound really good. If your plan is traveling and making an impression in your audiophile friends circle, These phones are for you. They might be the best looking headphones we came across.
Mitchell and Johnson uses some incredible technology to make these headphones not just look great but to deliver a crystal clear sound as well. They use something called electrostatz, a speaker membrane basically for increase accuracy and a rich bass. The interesting thing is, chances are if you’re not that kind of music fanatic, that you might have never heard of Mitchell and Johnson. We saw many sound products they do and believe us, they are elitist. If you truly love music, GL2 will take you to the moon and back.
You can almost say, these deliver a too much clarity almost. The sound is unexpected, ridiculously good, rich, persistent. It changes you, permanently. You would never listen to music the same again. How many times were you able to hear your favorite singer breathing in the microphone?
The head clasp is firm but without being annoying. The ear cups are soft and will give your ears a good hug that you will enjoy for hours. They are a head turner too, the combination of soft colors, plastic and metal make them a winner. The metal frame has faux leather atop that feels good on the head. They look solid.
They isn’t really much to say bad about Mitchell and Johnson GL2. Probably they only real complain could be the pricing, a bit high to reach for some of us. While $300 could be a deal breaker for some people, if you consider yourself a music fan, you might want to try these. Put them on, let us know how you like them.
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Pros

  • The most appreciated: beautiful design
  • solid
  • audio quality at its finest
Cons

  • The biggest complaint:
  • no Bluetooth
  • no microphone

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