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Equation RP-21 Stereo Monitor Headphones

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Pros: Pretty good tonal balance overall for its price

Cons: Not very comfortable, a bit too bright, looks like its price bracket

I needed decent closed-back headphones for tracking, and while the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 is a much better pair of headphones overall at just $50 more, the Equation RP-21 is actually not bad at all for sub-$100. The tonal balance is quite good and does not exhibit any glaring problems like bloated bass or rolled-off treble or other similar problems we often hear in budget headphones. The upper mids are a bit bright though, and while it's not nearly as bad as some other headphones, for people who really like a non-fatiguing sound, it's a bit brighter than ideal. The sub-bass extension isn't anything special--it's about average for full-sized headphones, but the overall weight and accuracy of the bass is better than a lot of headphones in its price range.

 

Comfort-wise, it's just tolerable--it doesn't sit too comfortably on the head, and the way the earcups sit around the ear feels a bit strange--like it wasn't properly molded to the human facial contour. But it's not painful or uncomfortable though--just something you will notice on your head, as opposed to forgetting they are there with really comfortable headphones.

 

Looks-wise, it looks like a sub-$100 pair of headphones, but the color choices and the design is fairly easy on the eyes.

Equation RP-21 Stereo Monitor Headphones
Description:

RP-21 Stereo Headphones have been designed for tracking and mixing in the recording studio. RP-21 Headphones have a detachable cord with both straight and coiled options. The new RP-21 Headphones are designed to be fatigue resistant and provide long term comfort.

Details:
DetailValue
BrandEquation Audio
ColorBlack, Orange
FeatureStyle Type: Fully adjustable, head-strap, swivel cups (90 degrees)
LabelEquation
List Price$149.99
ManufacturerEquation
MPNRP-21
Package Quantity1
Product GroupMusical Instruments
Product Type NameSOUND_AND_RECORDING_EQUIPMENT
PublisherEquation
StudioEquation
TitleEquation RP-21 Stereo Monitor Headphones
Special FeaturesRP-21 Stereo Headphones have been designed for tracking and mixing in the recording studio. RP-21 Headphones have a detachable cord with both straight and coiled options. The new RP-21 Headphones are designed to be fatigue resistant and provide long term comfort.
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