Right okay, so I walked to work and back with these for the first time, since time/weather hasn't really allowed me to.
The sound whilst outside? Brilliant! These headphones really do have a lot of sound quality output, and as I've said before, they can show a bad mix from a good one.
I know it sounds stupid, but I'm still not sure I like the fact I can't hear anything whilst wearing them, e.g traffic, but that is the whole point with headphones like this; To block external sound, and I will get used to that.
I agree that the sound is tonnes better for walking out and about. The bass is spot on, and the mids don't sound at all laid back when used in this manner.
FIT AND PERCEPTIONS:
The only issue I've found?... Well, in a place crowded with Beats headphones, it surprises me, but I kept getting kids, and chavlings (chavs) pointing at me, and laughing with me wearing them.
I have no idea why.
Yes, they don't look small on my head (as I said, I only have them on one click, so they are pretty big on my head) but they still look tonnes better, and more defining than any other headphone I think I could be wearing.
My ears then are pretty small and easily fit in the pads.
Did make me slightly conscience of the fact people were staring and looking though...
They are not a headphone to be going around, and not be noticed. You will be noticed in these. Maybe because they aren't round like the beats, they don't look as small?
Not saying its a bad thing, but a lot of people don't seem to get the look where I live. I got so many looks... just not sure what they were thinking. I was red faced by the time I passed through the Trafford Centre to get to work because of all the looks I was getting.
The sound though whilst out and about makes up for it. I still need to buy the Momentum's and compare though before making my final decision, but I do like the fact these are a lot more portable.
I had someone from work try them on and I played a Trifonic song - Nightrun, and on the drop at 1:30, he went "woh... tonnes better than beats man. I have some myself, but I can't see myself shelling out almost £300 on a pair"
SOURCES I USE, AND VERZA:
The details you can hear become more apparent when listening out and about, as I tend to do most of my listening outside, or late at night in my bed. Otherwise, I tend to have the speakers on.
If you would like anyone to test the Verza's out, I would love to be considered :p
I have two sound outputs for portable useage; A Samsung Galaxy S which is rooted with Voodoo Sound by Supercurio, which uses the wolfson chip to its max, and it sounds amazing.
Then, I have the Samsung Galaxy S 3, euro version, which also has a wolfson chip (unlike the US version). He hasn't released Voodoo Sound for this yet though, so its still stock (running Spotify on both and a few module players), but hopefully he will, and I can root, and install it.
The volume and sound quality isn't as good as on the S1, BUT, I'm running a 64gb card now on the S3, and with the M-100's, I can't max it out still, even outside, so its fine really, and its the typical one I use, as its my main phone too
Val, will the Verza use the digital out on the S3, and do exactly what the Voodoo Sound does on the S1 (but better)?
Edited by musical-kage - 1/4/13 at 3:11pm