SoundMAGIC Vento P55 Headphone Quick Review by mark2410
Thanks to Hifiheadphones for the sample.
Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/819804/soundmagic-vento-p55-headphone-review-by-mark2410
Brief: SoundMAGIC goes premium.
Specifications: Drivers: 40mm, Neodymium Dynamic, Frequency range: 15Hz - 22kHz, Impedance: 35Ω, Sensitivity: 110dB, Maximum input power: 20mW, Cable length: 1.2m, Connector: Stereo 3.5mm °60 gold-plated jack plug, Weight: 285g
Accessories: Audio cable (1.2m), “C” audio cable with mic and remote (1.2m), VoIP adaptor, Phone adaptor, Hard case, Soft carrying pouch
Build Quality: Rather beautiful. They don’t look all that special in a photo but all those gun metal bits are all real metal. Its feels really most sumptuous in the hand.
Isolation: Meh. Its not really very isolating so I wouldn’t really want to use it around others nor will it block out very much. Fine for out and about but id be weary of using on a bus. Of course with music going still enough for you to get yourself run over if you aren’t looking.
Comfort/Fit: Fit was fine, comfort was a little less so. They do sit on your ears so after a couple of hours I wanted a break, physically and acoustically.
Aesthetics: These look rather more nice in person than in pics. In a photo you can’t really tell that those grey bits are real metal rather than plastic but up close I found them most appealing. Certainly if you want something show off to others, this doesn’t do that, they are distinctly unblingy.
Sound: Wow. Dazzelying brilliant a cacophonous extravaganza of excitement and mesmerising dazzle. The bass is super tight, lithe, so clean and punchy when you amp it well. Somewhat less so from a phone but still it feels very fast for a dynamic. The driver seems so light and agile. The mids are nice, I could do with more a PL-50 buttery yumminess as these are bit open and slightly dryer than id find ideal. Beautifully clear and can pair up very well with well recorded vocals. A very good semblance of scale, openness and grandeur. I would rather a bit more creamy and intimate presentation as it can feel a little coldly distant. The treble, the treble really is the star of the show. It’s insane, so talented, so fast, so ultra-cuttingly clean. It is just so spectacularly talented, so much refinement which is just as well because there is lots of it. In particular the extension here is very much more so than most. It has a highly energetic far high end and it’s incredible. It’s so praise worthy but my word, it was ever so tiring on my ears. So spectacular, so desperately capable but this could never be my only headphone. Like sucking a lemon these are something so clean, tart and refreshingly intense. It just can’t seem to do chill and mellow.
Value: exceedingly premium feeling build quality and sounds wildly spectacular. You very much get your monies worth.
Pro’s: A wildly spectacular and exciting dazzle fest.
Con’s: A wildly spectacular and exciting dazzle fest.