Pros: Great Sound stage, Extended and thumping Bass, very light clamping on the head, very comfortable
Cons: Velour pads may be itchy at first
Amazing Headphone! I got this from a deal which only costed me $60 including shipping. What a steal!
I'm a uni student and is very interested in audio and headphones. I currently own the ATH-M50 and the Focal Spirit One which both I enjoy a lot. However, in receiving my HPH-200, I found myself picking up less of my other two headphones.
The build of the HPH-200 is not bad at all, however it is not as nice to look at as the M50 or the Spirit Ones. The construction is rigid and doesn't seem to make any cracking noise as i stretch the headband which I sometimes can find on my M50s.
This headphone is very comfortable, light on the ears and the velour pad have some nice soft padding. The velour pad can get itchy at first, but I found myself quickly adapting to it and does not feel a thing now after 2 weeks of use.
I pair the HPH-200 with my AUNE T1 DAC/Amp and play flac, wav or ape from the mac pro. I love to listen to jazz and i think in my opinion the HPH-200 is very capable in this area and much more enjoyable than the M50 and Spirit One.
HPH-200 got some very good bass, well extended, goes very deep and has a nice powerful thump to it which I have not heard before. It is not muddy at all and does not get in the way of the mids and vocals.
The vocal sounded a bit far away at first when the headphone was not burnt in. One thing to note is that these headphones really needs to burn it as I found dramatic changes. At first the mid sounded very cold and does not make the vocal appear. However after about a week of listening, the vocal really shines and, but I still think it is not forward sounding as is the M50. Also, I found listening in complete isolation makes a lot of difference and I was able to listen to a lot of small details in tracks.
One thing I can say is that it is not fatiguing unlike the M50.
Wow! The sound stage is phenomenal! It has a very wide sound stage, instruments are separated very clearly. The depth is there but to me was not the wow factor. Lastly, the height, i didn't even know it could exist in headphones.
I am not an audiophile, but I reviewed this completely in my honest opinion. For the money, this headphone is unbeatable! For anyone who wants to try out open air headphones, but does not want to pay the premium price, this headphone is the way to go! 10/10!