Originally Posted by zest
The velvet pads are fine for the price, but they're not as soft as those from famous brand. You can get some budget DAC/Amp on ebay, Aune T1
is a nice one.
Looks like it's not on Takstar site anymore, on the picture, the cups are not open, but I can see some holes/vents around the Takstar logo, I would say this headphone is semi-open.
I also didn't find it on Takstar's site but I did find bits and pieces of information last night on the internet mostly from retailers, its still on sale from that China website.
Its a real nice headphone, had it for a while now and it only costs ¥88.00 so around $15.
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I also think its a semi open headphone, there are about 10 rectangular holes around the Takstar logo, however the grey rubber surface closes on top of it with small rubber tabs leaving a very small space open, maybe 1mm. anyway now that you mention I think they do leak quite a bit of noise, although I was rarely disturbed by outside noise by it. I just re realized at full throttle I could hear it a good 3m maybe 4m away, yesterday I did an experiment by placing a pillow in between to "simulate" my head, and it did leak quite a bit of noise. Probably not audible is I close the door but if I leave it open then its pretty audible, like a mini speaker. So most likely they are indeed semi open, won't you guys agree?
Anyway, I still need a headphone with volume control, I like that amp you posted however an amp won't help me change the volume when I'm sitting 20 feet away while playing music or games. Yes I play games too and want to change the volume instantly without having to change it in the system and going through all that crap a volume controller can be very handy. what can I do about that?