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Fanny Wang FW-HEADPH-1001-BLK Premium On-Ear Headphones (Black)

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Rated #92 in On-Ear

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Pros: Fun, relaxing sound, very comfy, looks decent in public

Cons: Thin mids, weird coloration, a bit overpriced soundwise

Paraphrased from my original review since it won't submit without shortening: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/533055/review-fanny-wangs-on-ear-wangs-aurgasm-in-your-ears

 

 

Highs:  Okay, the highs in these are a bit depressing. The treble on these is definitely not its strong point. It’s laidback, yet peaky at the same time. It’s very inconsistent, to say the least. The treble is peaky—not to be confused with aggressive—in the more electric driven genres.  Cymbals tend to sound veiled and damped, along with other high pitched instruments and vocals.

 

Mids: The mids on these are undoubtedly colored. It’s debatable whether or not it’s pleasant. The upper mids are the most colored part of the sound, resulting in a very artificial and unnatural tone. From there it starts to thin out. The middle mids are the most distant and recessed sounding of the mid frequencies. The lower mids are given a bit of warmness by the bass.

 

Bass: The bass on these have mellowed out since initially, and gone up and down in weight throughout the burn in process. As of now, I probably have 250 hours at the very least. Now it’s about 3-5dB north of neutral. The increase was primarily mid bass. There is very little—I daresay laughable—bass extension on these. It’s also rather smeared and lacks realism. Not terrible though.

 

Detail: The detail on these, as of a direct result of the veiled highs, is not too impressive. Sure, there are small nuances in music that you can hear on these that you won’t hear on the Solos, but compared to other Head-Fi favorites like the V6, it’s about even. Bear in mind the V6’s are a third of the price. The decay of instruments is a bit too quick.

 

Soundstage: As expected from a headphone such as the Wangs, the soundstage isn’t exactly brilliant. It’s actually rather small, even compared to what I was expecting, which wasn’t much. The sound is very claustrophobic. The drivers seem to sound like they want to sound bigger than they actually are, and as of a result, sound confused. Everything is compressed, but extended forward somehow.

 

This may sound a bit too harsh, but I’m better at pointing out negativities in reviews than superlatives. The general sound of these is relaxing yet fun. They’re basically chillout headphones. If you bought these expecting a reference quality headphone, I really have to question your thought process. These are called Fanny Wangs for a reason. They are not meant to be taken as seriously as an HD800 sound-wise. You should not dissect every bit of music with these. These are headphones to listen when you’re in the mood to space out and think, which appeals to the target consumers of the Wangs. The colored mids, while artificial, are admittedly fun to listen to. Sure, they’ll never take the place of any of my mid centric headphones like the DT48, Sextett, or orthos, but I wouldn’t dare take them outside where they can get damaged, since I’d have a hell of a time finding a replacement DT48, VSH-5, or RP50. The Wangs look cooler anyways and turn more heads. And these have surprisingly great PRaT (Pace, rhythm, and timing) It’s basically impossible not to rock out to these.

Fanny Wang FW-HEADPH-1001-BLK Premium On-Ear Headphones (Black)
Description:

These on-ear premium headphones are tuned to deliver natural, thumping base with crystal clear mids and highs. Just like the artist intended. Fanny Wang's On Ear Headphones are designed to celebrate the beauty of music on the outside as well as the inside. The iconic Wang design features a duo-fold design with sturdy aluminum hinges, a removable cord, and integrated DuoJack which allows you to easily share your music.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandFanny Wang Headphone Co.
ColorBlack
EAN0815741010559
FeatureBacked by 2 year warranty
Height11 inches
Length8 inches
Width7 inches
LabelFanny Wang Headphone Co
List Price$169.95
ManufacturerFanny Wang Headphone Co
ModelFW-HEADPH-1001-BLK
MPNFW-HEADPH-1001-BLK
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherFanny Wang Headphone Co
StudioFanny Wang Headphone Co
TitleFanny Wang FW-HEADPH-1001-BLK Premium On-Ear Headphones (Black)
UPC815741010559
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