Ok so it is 2017 and I'm late to the party but I just got this headphone from Singapore Jaben because it seems they were clearing their stock. I got this for a whooping $34.90 SGD!! When I looked at the price I knew I had to get one for myself!!
Anyways moving on the review, I'll try to be as detailed and easy to understand as I can, sooo bear with me on this
Build Quality: Everything is made of plastic. The headband is plastic, the earcups are all plastic. Except for the open-back portion of the headphone. its made of metal. But however because its all plastic, it is EXTREMELY light. Also the headphones are not built extremely solid and tight. When I twist the headphones, they make a squeaky sound sooo I suggest to treat it nicely if you were to buy one.
Comfort: These headphones have velour earpads and headband rest so it is rather comfortable. Clamping force is slightly tight but because it is around ear style it doesn't bother me that much. You will always feel that is one your head, it doesn't disappear from your head due to the clamping force. But after hours of use, it might get uncomfortable just because of the clamping force.
Bass: Bass is really enjoyable. Bass extends quite deep and it is has adequate amounts of it. In my opinion it's a perfect amount of above average deep bass that doesn't mix with other frequencies of the song. Mid bass is tight and doesn't cover the high hats of my songs when they are clashed together. The Bass is correct in almost all aspects of a headphone IMO.
Mids/Vocals: The vocals are just amazing! This is first time I realized that on different songs, the vocals are positioned differently. Sometimes the singers are forward and at times in the center. Vocals are clear, you can hear each nuance of their voice. Voices don't have any signs of sibilance even when played at loud volumes.
Highs: Now comes the tricky/weird part of this headphone that makes it (unique?) or lacking compared to others. I feel it is averagely extended which is why it doesn't give the airy soundstage. But the soundstage is still likable to most consumers I believe. It's as if they are playing in a studio sized room.(A middle balance between airy and congested). Moving on to the weird part, high hats sound crisp and not overwhelming. However coming to strumming guitars and piano, they don't sound crisp especially guitars. The strumming of the strings just don't have that "ting" sensation. Also high hats and everything else same as the vocals, dont have any sibilance. However they sound slightly bright, just slightly. That alone explains how smooth the highs are with the roll off rate being very likable.
Overall: The sound leans towards more of a balanced signature. IMO it really is a good strike of balance between lows, mid and highs. The DR150 has done it right. It literally will suit any genre you throw at it. A more detailed impression between the balanced signature would be that vocals are louder than the bass and highs. To me the bass and highs are really almost the same loudness.
Summary: So what do you get when you buy this headphone? In short, a VERY enjoyable balanced sound signature with no sibilance, a chunky 3m detachable cable and below average construction. What you really get for when buying this is just for its sound and really nothing else. For the price of 34.90 SGD,it is hands down one of the best in the sub 50 range. However at 100 USD, I feel it is just as good as its' other competitors but there will definitely be a better package then the DR150.(Especially due to the construction) For 100USD I would give it 4 stars. However for the price I paid for, definite 5 star.
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This will be a short review. Over all I Love the Goldring DR 150. It´s a pair of comfortable, good sounding headphones and relatively cheap. I used thees headphones every day for about 2 years and was never dissatisfied with them. But! they have one big minus I have to mention, they broke after 2 years, the left speaker broke off and hanged by the cord inside. So, good phones for 2 years.