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Reloop RHP-20 RHP-20 Premium Folding DJ Headphones

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Pros: Great visual design, Rumbling bass, Fairly portable, Extremely soft padding

Cons: Slightly murky (lacking in overall clarity), Uncomfortable for wearing around your neck, Only comes with coiled cable

This review is of the Reloop RHP-20 DJ headphones, used in combination with an iPhone 4, using ALAC audio.

 

 

First impressions:

These are really cool headphones.  The build quality is apparent from the moment I pulled them out of the packaging.  The coiled cable is quite thick, and keeps memory of the position it is shipped in for a little while.  I was very exited to try these on, and was not disappointed.  They don't quite wrap around your ears, but more so fit on the edge, which isn't really an issue thanks to the super soft leather material that is used on the cups.  From the first note of the Knife Party track I listened to, I could tell that these were going to be a treat for any basshead.

 

 

Build quality / comfort:

The build quality is great with these headphones, being mostly composed of high-quality aluminum and hard rubber.  The hinges right above the cups are the only things that may cause some concern, but after abusing them while on the go, they haven't shown any signs of wear.

Unfortunately the swivel design that was implemented with these headphones are not overly useful, as they only move about 45 degrees each way.  They are quite uncomfortable when you try and hold up one side with the rest pressing against your neck.

The cups and band padding feel great against your skin, as long as you're wearing them on you head.  When you throw them down to your neck, the metal and rubber construction scrapes and jabs at your neck.

The cable duct is recessed into the left cup.  The mini xlr connector clips in, so there's never a worry about the coiled cable loosening or falling out, even when you have it stretched to its max.

 

Overall it's a nicely built headphone, but the edges could have been smoothed off to make it easier to wear down on your neck.

 

 

Sound Quality:

Unfortunately my headphone amp hasn't shown up quite yet, so this is an unamplified test with my iPhone 4.

Right off the bat, you feel the bass.  These cans rumble and make themselves heard.  It doesn't directly disturb the highs or mids, but it is definitely not a sound that would appeal to SQ snobs in the slightest.

The mids and highs are definitely there, and they are fairly crisp, considering the thunder that they have to overcome.

They are clear enough that you don't want to use lower-quality recordings, as it will definitely show.

Overall the sound can be described as extremely colorful, to the point that it's almost muddy.  I haven't actually tested these in a club environment, but I imagine that it would balance out a bit with the background noise, as the isolation that the cups provide is less than ideal.

I have to test these again once my amp arrives, as this may change drastically. (I kind of doubt this however.)

 

Overview:

Overall I quite enjoyed these headphones, and they lasted through all the abuse I put them through when I was out working.  However, now that my tastes in audio are changing, and I'm enjoying more accurate sound, they are starting to collect dust.

They are a good choice for any basshead that isn't looking for perfect clairity.  I wouldn't recommend these headphones to any SQ happy audiophiles however, as they are far, far too colorful.

As for their intended use as DJ headphones, it'll truly depend on your style. If you're wanting to leave them around your neck, and raise a single cup to your ear, you won't find these comfortable in the least.

 

(This is my first headphone review, as a noob to the audiophile field.  Any tips would be appreciated)

Reloop RHP-20 RHP-20 Premium Folding DJ Headphones
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Description:

With the RHP-20 Reloop puts a premium headphones model for DJs on the market which attracts attention due to its futuristic design and convinces thanks to its outstanding sound characteristics.The extremely sturdy rotary/folding mechanism allows monitoring with one ear-cup as preferred by many DJs. The pivoting construction made of high-quality aluminium and the head band made of robust hard rubber turn out to be extremely rugged and are laid-out for continuous operation even under hard circumstances.The ear-cups' large cut-outs cater for the highest level of wearing comfort for ordinary listening. Not least the comfortable memory foam paddings with protein surface are responsible for feel-good wearing. Thanks to the flat comfort construction the weight remains marginal; this way wearing the headphones over a long period of time does not become a burden.On the sound side the RHP-20 is also highly convincing. The high output level provides a powerful sound in the club and the clear frequency separation is equally adequate for the DJ as well as the studio sector. The easily exchangeable spiral cord with mini XLR connection is complemented by the plugs' gold-plated contacts.Robust, future-proof and an absolute trend-setter: The RHP-20.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandReloop
EAN4043034136068
FeatureOne-sided cable duct with removable mini XLR plug
Height10 inches
Length10 inches
Width5 inches
LabelReloop
List Price$229.99
ManufacturerReloop
ModelRHP-20
MPNRLP-RHP20
Package Quantity1
Product GroupMusical Instruments
Product Type NameSOUND_AND_RECORDING_EQUIPMENT
PublisherReloop
StudioReloop
TitleReloop RHP-20 RHP-20 Premium Folding DJ Headphones
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Warranty4 year parts and labor
Number Of Items1
SKUmuhk-218040
Part NumberRLP-RHP20
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