Pros: - Excellent open soundstage, good bass response, lightweight
Cons: - Uncomfortable headband, amp is a must IMO
I want to start this review by saying that I am no audiophile. I do, however, recognize excellent sound when I hear it. I bought these headphones at a whim, and I wasn't expecting anything amazing. I first tried these directly out of my phone (a basic android, HTC wildfire S albiet with a souped up audio codec) and these were a bit disappointing. Not a lot of clarity and not much bass. However, when I plugged them in to an amp, the change in sound quality was unbelievable. The sound opened up and everything was much clearer. Keeping in mind I do not know a lot about high end equipment, I compared them to my ATH-M50s, and even though these are not on the same level quality wise, amping the HT360s made them a solid competitor to the M50s. I listen to rap/hip-hop/electronica, and everything sounded amazing. Specifically what caught my attention was the bass on some of Stimming's tracks, which came through with amazing clarity. The bass didn't leak into the mids/highs either but was punchy and the sub-bass was also very good. I don't know about rock/folk vocals since I don't listen to that, but rap lyrics sounded very clear.
Now the real reason why I use these: they are amazing for gaming. When amped, the soundstage is excellent, and I can position objects in the game with pinpoint accuracy. I have tried a few other headphones, such as the Shure SR-750s and ATH-M50s with the same setup but I prefer the positioning of these headphones better. However, this is just my opinion and it may sound different to other folks. The other simple reason is that these are extremely light and airy, and doesn't hurt the ears. The headband has no padding and might hurt the head after a few hours, but with some cloth and some tape they become very comfortable indeed. I am very happy with these headphones and would recommend them to any gamer.
Hey guys, first review here from an inexperienced audio-phile in the making. So here it is.
I got these guys about 2.5 years ago now, originally getting them because I needed a set for listening to my bass practice without disturbing an entire dorm building. That factor seems to drive a lot of the features here, including the separate adapter for 1/8 to 1/4, for amps. The cord length, which I think is dang-near 10 feet, is great for using while practicing, because I can keep it away from my playing space.
I've been very happy with these guys, as these are definitely the highest quality headphones I've ever used. For me, the sound quality is great, good intensity without distorting what I'm listening to. It catches really powerful sounds as well as very subtle ones. The fit is great, since the earpads are large are large and fit entirely around the ear without even touching, really. I love that. They are also rather large, as a whole, meaning they fit my gigantic head, which nothing else ever has properly. I also love how tough these guys are. I've dropped them a thousand times, and no problems with then so far.
Now, my only real issues are these: one, that ear fit I said about earlier, the headband, and the cord length. Two of those are great features, that just have some unfortunate drawbacks. The earpads are comfortable as anything, but they make a seal that gets very warm after a while, and the ear sweats a lot. The cord is a bit tough to deal with at times, when I just want to get it out of my way, because there's just sooo much of it. My only total issue with these guys is the headband. It has no padding whatsoever, which can get rather uncomfortable after a while. I ended up attaching some foam and cloth to mine, and gluing it with cloth apoxy, which solved just about everything.
All around, from the newb's perspective, these guys are amazing. I also recently grabbed an Antlion modmic, and made these a full-on gaming headset, and I'm so satisfied. Honestly, for the $30 I paid for these, I think it'd be tough to find something better. Anyone who has other suggestions, please let me know.