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Somic HD MH463 Open-air Dynamic Pro Headphones (Black) Reviews

YoYo JoKeR

Somic MH463: A Wonderful Headphone in Fraction of a Price


Pros: Excellent Sonic Quality & Presentation, Very Good Build Quality, Unmatched Value.

Cons: Slightly Uncomfortable due to Weightiness

Me: I am a 21 year old student living in a small town in India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive LCD2 headphones, and realized the true components of recorded music. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.   Intro:  Somic is a headphone manufacturing...
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Amazing for the price


Pros: Impactful lows, Detail/clarity, Soundstage & separation, Overall sound representation

Cons: Weight, burn-in required for mids to open up

I've always looked into "budget-fi" since I've got more interested in proper headphones thus making me get the CALs, Takstar Pro 80s and now the Somic MH463. I will be doing some direct comparisons between the Pro 80s and MH463 since the CALs aren't really in the same ballpark in terms of sound quality, but they're no slouches either. They're both regarded as the best solutions in their price range so I want to help future buyers to decide on which one to get. Keep in mind these 3 are the only "real" headphones I've owned. They're being powered by Xonar DG.   Price: Got mine from miniinthebox for 52$ shipped, they also offer tax and customs insurance and the shipping is done by DHL...
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Wonderful Sound


Pros: Impactful, Nice Detail, Price

Cons: Creaking Frame, Comfort, Design, Availability

Firstly, a big thank you to Joe for helping me get a pair of MH463s . I've had them now for over 4 months. These are my thoughts. Out of the box I was impressed: They looks pretty nice, there's reassuring weight to the construction and comfort is serviceable. The body is mostly metal. As established though, long term comfort isn't great: the cups are just too shallow. Most will probably buy with this in mind though, as did I, with intentions of rectifying in the future. There are some issues with frame creaking when turning your head too - can be slightly annoying. Concerning recent balancing discussion: I can only assume it's a bad batch. I assume mine must be from an earlier...
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Ayyy they're pretty good.


Pros: Good Bass, Detail, Great looks, Decent build quality

Cons: Sibliance, Annoying on cymbals / some drums, Subdued vocals, Sometimes harsh, Impossible to EQ

UPDATE: After some research seems my pair has different pads which in turn changed the way the sound, that's also why they don't sound like the frequency response graphs I saw on Head-Fi. For refference I'd like to point you to Z Reviews's Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4hRrnBn5c Mine's pads don't look at all like those in the video they are larger (as in they fit all the way around your ears), and there is less space between the driver and your ear with these pads. As a side note 'Metallica - Sad But True' really showcases the problems these headphones have, at least my pair I don't know if others have the same pads as mine or the pads in the video or even other pads......
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Incredible Sound for a Low Price


Pros: The Sound, Build Quality, Soundstage

Cons: Heavy, Earpads are Way Too Soft, Clamping Force is Quite High(fixed easily)

Introduction   Hi! I'm new to Headfi here and this is my second review. I have just recently started to get interested in audio gear and am now trying to find the most cost-effective headphones/iem for people who do not have much money to spend or are not willing to pay so much for a headphone/iem. I listen mostly to electronic music, ranging from typical house bangers to hardcore drum and bass to ambient to trance. I listen to both mainstream and underground music.  I'm also a pretty hardcore fps gamer and play games most of the time and I listen to music on the go. I do my listening tests on a Sound Blaster Z with Foobar2000 as my audio player. I use only FLAC...
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Good sound, poor comfort!


Pros: Great mids and highs.

Cons: Presentation not properly anchored, lacking in midbass! Physically heavy hence not suited for extended listening!

 At budget prices there is not much one can expect from headphone manufacturers. These budget headphones have to balance pricing and performance to be competitive but the Lasmex H75 Pros ( rebranded Somic MH463) seem to have found a decent balance. They don’t look overtly “plasticky”, maintaining a reasonably reassuring build. The metal band that runs across both headphone frame is pretty sturdy and the remaining parts are made of tough plastic. A three year guarantee is greatly admirable and definitely helps the buyer to be more confident with the headphone, ofcourse this may depend on the rebranding vendor. The headband also seems to add considerable weight to the headphone, which...
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Joe Bloggs

Entrance to true head-fi; some mods required


Pros: Awesome sound; top-class subbass with aftermarket pads that seal the ear

Cons: Bad stock pads; clamping force too high for large heads

Link to review thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/637699/50mm-driver-open-air-full-size-cans-pop-out-of-nowhere-sound-amazing   Additional notes: 1. Stock sound is neutral with elevated bass but very natural mids and treble and great soundstage. 2. Changing to leather Hifiman pads and taping over the 4 vents around each driver enclosure increases subbass to awesome levels; however midbass to low mids also elevated causing boomy sound 3. The following EQ can be applied to the cans modded in (2) to approach a very natural, neutral sound with very powerful subbass:  

Absolute Gem


Pros: Sound quality. These are unreal.

Cons: Comfort (stock pads, weight), packing quality and contents

Copied from here:   (For reference, coming form SR850s w/ modified pads and Philips Citiscape Uptowns)   Quote: Originally Posted by BBEG  Came home from work to find a package from Hong Kong.   Packaging of the 463s is so-so. Looks kinda nice, feels kinda cheap, only accessories to speak of is a plug adapter. Whatever, I'm not buying packaging so this doesn't bother or disappoint me.   Build quality is nice. Heavier than the SR850s and Uptowns. Cable is much better than the Uptowns'. I like that the cups swivel to lay flat, but as these are open phones I probably won't be traveling much with them.  ...
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"A must-own for all audiophiles and a must-avoid for everyone else."


Pros: Sound quality in general (especially high mids and soundstage). Sonically comparable to headphones four times its price. Costs less than a night out.

Cons: Bass gets boomy. Atrocious pads. Arrived dirty, despite buying new. Questionable build quality. No detachable cable, case, or other accessories.

  First impressions of these bad boys (coming unamped from a Motorola Xoom, because I spent the week at my dad's, while my audio equipment spent the week at my mom's) were not good. The bass was boomy, the highs were non-existent, and the mids existed in a state of recession that could put 2010 USA to shame. The only thing that made them comparable to Sennheiser was a comically overstated veil. Despite this, I kept listening to them, finding these qualities to become less and less apparent over time. Yesterday, I tried them out again, and to my surprise, they finally started sounding like the HD600 competitors Head-Fi has been touting them as. Perhaps spending 6 hours outside in...
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