Pros: Design, Fit, Sizes, SQ
Cons: Price, and Cables
So let me start of with saying this review is geared for people who are trying to decide if buying these is a good investment, from a more average consumer. I am not an audiophile or musician, I just really enjoy music. I got these from my local Apple Store, where headphone selection is very limited to begin with. Seeing something like these for $400 you'd actually be curious to see them. You are paying for an experience, for me $400 was a bit pushy to think of, but it was worth it for these bad boys.
Yes it is.
First being, quality packaging: For my personal experience I tend to be disorganized with the contents of my day bag. These things come with a carrying case that you know will be secure inside, and are somewhat stylish. I mean you are paying lots of money for them
Second, cables: These IEMs coming with 2 cables. The original blue cable with the mic and control buttons, and a spare black cable with nothing on it. These are detachable and you can change them at any time. For me personally, I had a slight trouble with changing them, but I believe it's because I am bad with my hands. The fact that they have a design to switch cables that are provided is nice.
Third, Comfort: This should probably be higher or the list, but anyways these feature 8 sets of ear cushions. There is a size for everyone. Plus they are comfortable in numerous conditions. Running, biking, walking, anything really.
Fourth, and most importantly Sound Quality: These are really AMAZING! First being that the isolation is better than its Predecessor. Not only that, they have 4 drivers, that contribute to a overall greater sound. These are really balanced, you will notice greater overall sound then most other options.
What's in the box
- Protective hard case
- 5 pairs of silicone ear cushions (XXS, XS, S, M, L)
- 3 pairs of Comply ear foam (S, M, L)
- Audio cable
- Cable with microphone/controls
- ¼-inch adapter jack
- Airline attenuator
- Polishing pouch
- User documentation
I am not really good at writing reviews, but if anyone has any specific questions about the headphones let me know.