Finally got around to working on my project headphones! A little quick review
- Isolation: I tested the headphones while mowing the lawn and the obnoxious mower was reduced to a speaking level volume!
- Imaging: For whatever reason the imaging on this headphone is really quite good!
- Bass: barely there, but when you're mowing you dont notice it anyways.
- Comfort: these headphones are big, heavy, and heat up your ears like ovens.
To be honest, they are pretty decent for what I have used them for (mowing lawns). The fact that it uses skullcandy uprock drivers might be attributing to the mediocre sound, but it is ok for now.
In conclusion: OK but not great. about what I had expected.
Now a quick question!! How well do the Sony XB series isolate? I have been looking for a sub-$50 headphone that isolates well enough and has good enough sound quality to make me happy while mowing and I really like what I have read about the XB series headphones, the XB400 in particular. I'm not really a basshead, I am more of a midrange head if anything, but I would like to have a fun headphone to use out and about. I usually use my AKG K430 for mowing lawns but they don't isolate particularly well.