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The Incase Sonic's

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I would like to know if anyone owns a pair of these and like to tell me somethings about it. I read a couple reviews in the headgear section, and overall they don't seem too bad. So my questions are:

 

If they are worth the price? (both Build Quality and Audio Quality-wise)

If they are better than the Beats Pro's (I own a pair and like to sell it to a friend)

If they are durable enough to withstand some dropping and throwing around.

If they are comfortable?

and do they have a tight clamp? (I personally like tighter clamps)

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9
Ok, good questions. The sonics are extremely well built and very durable. They look cool and are quite comfortable. They do NOT have a lot of clamping force. Also I doubt that they are in any way better than the beats pros. They are worth the price, but there are a few better cans at that price on the market. Since you like clamping power, i would suggest the audio technica ath m50, any dj cans by sennheiser, or if you can afford it maybe the new harmen kardon cans. But the sonics do.not have clamping and do not sound as good as the pros.
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I have to respectfully disagree with yosister on this one. The Sonic is a great headphone. I'm not a Beats "hater" like a lot of people on Head-Fi, but I think they are very overpriced and bass-centric. I have been living with the Incase Sonic for several weeks. I'm working on my next "roundup" review of over 20 different headphones and the Sonic is one of my favorites. In fact, I have over 40 headphones and these are among the very best. Build quality is very good but I would be a little cautious about the connection between the headband and cups. Typical abuse such as dropping and tossing around is not going to be a problem. SQ is very impressive; definitely colored and far from neutral but much more of an emphasis on mids and highs than Beats or most DJ cans, which sound muddy by comparison. Some reviewers have complained that the highs are a bit too much on the Sonic because of the titanium drivers but you will find that after a decent burn in they settle in nicely. They have an engaging and fun sound signature. Fit and comfort are excellent. You can easily wear these for long periods with no discomfort. Clamping force is by no means loose. But they should feel snug unless you have a very small head. You might be able to try these out if you have an Apple store nearby. Finally, they are a great value if you take the time to look around online. I've seen them as low as $80 USD on Amazon and eBay. And in my opinion they outperform many $200+ headphones. I was a little skeptical of Incase, having no background in audio. But they did a fantastic job on these as well as the less expensive Reflex and Pivot headphones. I hope you try them. Look for my review in a few weeks...


Edited by postrock - 9/8/12 at 7:54am
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I have to admit I only have three or four hours of listening experience with the Sonics.  Normally I would only have written the review if I really knew the headphones well, but nobody else had written much on these so I thought I should anyways.  Anyways, I would reccomend that people listen to postrock on this one, considering he/she has actually spent some considerable time listening to the Sonics.  Do consider though that the Sonics probably do not beat the pros in build quality or clamping- the pros are very tight and very well built, solid, metal cans.  Like the k550 (my current personal favorite pair of headphones).

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Originally Posted by yosister View Post

I have to admit I only have three or four hours of listening experience with the Sonics.  Normally I would only have written the review if I really knew the headphones well, but nobody else had written much on these so I thought I should anyways.  Anyways, I would reccomend that people listen to postrock on this one, considering he/she has actually spent some considerable time listening to the Sonics.  Do consider though that the Sonics probably do not beat the pros in build quality or clamping- the pros are very tight and very well built, solid, metal cans.  Like the k550 (my current personal favorite pair of headphones).

Thanks...I totally agree with you that the K550 are great headphones. I don't own them, but have had a chance to listen. And the build quality is very robust. I would recommend those any day over the Beats Pro. The Incase Sonic shoudn't even be compared since it can be had for a much lower price. But for anyone looking for a sub-$100 circumnaural headphone that is well made, portable, and sounds good, they are hard to beat. I'm a "he", by the way. lol

post #6 of 9
I also have the insonics and I am liking them more and more. I got them on special, however, for fifty bucks delivered, so I am a happy chappie. Works well with my clip+, better with my fuze and better again with my Sony e345. Nice full sound, with an emphasis on the mid bass region. Could not be happier at the price (but I am eyeing off a pair of those jvc s400 or s500....... If only they were cheaper to get in Australia ). Very, very comfortable.
post #7 of 9

...except that the k550 is in a similar price range to the beats pro, so if he were to sell his beats at msrp he could get the k550

post #8 of 9

The posts on this thread have helped me out. I'll probably buy a pair of these in the future, and if I do, I'll be sure to post a review. Thanks!

post #9 of 9

still liking these a lot. have really enjoyed the strong bass response , just wish they went deeper .  so comfortable and easy to power .

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