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Superlux HD-681 EVO Black Professional Monitor Headphones Reviews

Dorien

Amazing value for a small budget

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Pros: Clear, natural sound, nice bass, wide soundstage, fixed treble

Cons: Cable issues, bulky design

These cans need cc. 50-100 hours burn-in time to give you the best performance. Their sound is very good for the price. In some cases I even prefer them to my girlfriend's Sennheiser HD-650 (you can buy ~10 EVOs for its price), because the EVO has a very natural, realistic sound, while the highs of the HD-650 are rolled back and it sounds a bit artificial to me sometimes. Unfortunately there were several reported issues with the cables, Superlux should pay more attention to fix these. My first EVO had a contact failure in the right channel, but my friend could fix it easily. The biggest problem of the earlier models, the piercing, hissing highs are fortunately not present anymore,...
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kyluc88

Very impressive!

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Pros: deep and defined bass, warm, light, sturdy and easy to modify

Cons: big cans, isolation is weak, lack of airyness unless modified

I got those from thomann.de for 28€, shipping included ;-) I own and am used to Sennheiser px-100, cx880, Etymotic hf2.  I wanted to get detailed headphones like Etymotic hf2, but warm, and comfortable for longer period of time.  After investigating many models, reading review & comparisons, and actually testing headphones on my own, I got settled with Superlux 681EVO White.    With Superlux 681EVO i used:  -3db for 30-150Hz, +4db 1-6 kHz.. extra +2db for 4kHz additionaly Those settings produce very balanced, yet worm and detailed sound. This makes every kind of music nice, but well mastered jazz and orchestral music is very impressive.  Sound...
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alflying

Grab one now if you're on tight budget or just want another spare computer headphone

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Pros: Construction, Comfort, Sound stage, Bass

Cons: Not the most revealing or detailed headphone

I'm still a newbie in the headphone category, just starting to try out all the hyped ones like SRH840, HD650/600 etc from the beginning of this year.   Now I'm left with this, HD600, and DT880.  I'm thinking which one of HD600 and DT880 to sell at the moment, so HD681 is certainly doing something right here.   In terms of absolute detail there's no contest here, HD681 looses, but for overall performance at such a laughable price, it's certainly a keeper.   Nothing wrong with the construction, plastic but yea, it feels solid on hand.  A minor complaint that it's not foldable, but with semi open design this is not for outdoor use anyways.   Comfort...
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boombox589

Good price, great sound

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Pros: Durable, Fantastic sound, Large diaphragm, Interchangeable cords, Insanely comfortable

Cons: Bulky? To be expected with the diaphragm size though

This will be a short synopsis of my findings after a few weeks with these.  What they come with: First of all, they are shipped with a good deal of extras, including a longer studio-aimed cord, and a shorter portable one, a carrying bag, an adapter to 1/4 inch, and velour earpads.   How they sound: With velour earpads, a bit distant and tinny. With the flatter, normal ones, they sound more open and pleasant. It's a comfort for sound trade-off. I wouldn't say the sound very neutral or natural, because it is markedly V-sounding with hyped bass and treble. Closest sound I can reference is that of the ATH-M50s, except I prefer these - treble, albeit hyped, seems more authentic to...
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golgi

Amazing for the price!

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Pros: Soundstage, bass, clear, and detailed, amazingly inexpensive

Cons: out of the box clamping force was high before i modified them

My old headphones that I used at work were starting to show their age. I started doing some researching online to see what were some recommended low-cost headphones.  I kept seeing the name Superlux come up but I had never heard of this brand before.  After doing some reading about the Superlux lineup, I decided I would try out the 681 Evo's since they address some of the issues the older versions had.   When I received the headphones, the packaging looked pretty nice for such inexpensive headphones.  Then I opened the box and was very impressed with the build quality on these.   In my opinion they're not far behind my Sennheiser 580s in build quality! ...
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wafflezz

Best audio experience I've ever had

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Pros: Great soundstage, detailed, neutral, CHEAP

Cons: none really, comfort could be better, portability

First off, this is my first review on this site and I'm by no means an audiophile(still a noob with this stuff, so take what I say lightly/offer suggestions) I got interested in high quality sound about a year ago. My first "real" pair of headphones was the ath m50 so I'm going to be comparing these to those and maybe a few other earbuds and whatnot that I've also picked up Build Quality Initially, out of the box these looked really good. They are detachable, and come with two cables out of the box. One is like 10ft(previously said 5, it's actually much longer.) and the other is shorter. The headband has bumps on the top like the akg701 but they don't bother me at all. They're...
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JoeDoe

Serious Bang for Your Buck

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Pros: Great sound, nice stage, relaxed fit

Cons: Bulky

This was an impulse buy that turned out well for me! I was very pleasantly suprised by the sound these are able to produce. They have a fairly open soundstage, which provides a nice separation. The bass is abundant but not overpowering, the mids are present and if any frequency is recessed, it is the trebles. This isn't to say they aren't there or sound bad, they're just the least obvious.   These cans are a little bulky, upon looking in the mirror I look like I'm ready to pilot a fighter from Star Wars. They are pretty comfortable, plush pads and soft head band take care of that. And the detachable cable relieves any build issues I had.   Overall for less than $100...
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projectcollider

Superlux delivering another unimaginably awesome pair of headphones; The Best Yet!

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Pros: Major Upgrade from the previous HD681's, Deep Bass present and discernible, Bass not over-powering, Treble and mids in check

Cons: Bulky design, Semi-open bleeds quite a bit at high volumes, Pads make my ears moist

Being my first review on Head-Fi, I'd first like to introduce myself. I'm known as Project Collider; I play guitar among many other instruments and record often by myself and with my band. I'm a previous owner of the HD681, HD668B, and the HD660.   First things first; what improvements have been made or setbacks felt from the previous HD681?   At first glance it is clear that Superlux redesigned the shape and feel with the evo's. They look, oh! so much better; they feel good on the head and light weight, but at the same time there is a bulkiness to them, not to mention the pads after about 20 minutes moisten your ears and head. I do reside in the Sonora, so...
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