- Oct 21, 2011
The Talos are an awesome planar magnetic at an affordable price. The first reviews are saying that the Talos are better than all of its competitors in the closed headphone space: Better than the Oppo PM-3, MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs, the NAD Viso HP50. Personally speaking, I preferred them to the HP50, but I'll let other folks speak to the other comparisons.
At $250, the Talos are possibly both the best sounding AND the cheapest T50RP mod on the market today. If you're in the market for a closed headphone, give them a look!
Link: Cascadia Audio Talos ($250)
Reviews and Impressions!
These outclass any v-shaped headphone in it’s price range and it’s not even close. They’re comparable to the ZMF Blackwood in sound quality, and I must admit I actually enjoy the Talos more. The Talos get my highest recommendation, I haven’t had a headphone make me this excited to listen to music in a long time. I’ll confidently label these the best v-shaped headphone under $500.
For that price, these are wonderfully detailed and transparent. Honestly, you’d be hard pressed to find a better closed headphone for even $500. Personally, the Talos have dethroned the NAD Viso HP50 as my isolating closed back headphone of choice.
A great pair of headphones that hold up well against more expensive competition, great ergonomics and exciting sound signature, highly recommended.
While not the most detailed headphone out there, it certainly holds its own, and in my opinion even surpasses the clarity and detail of some his direct competitors flagships, making the Talos a tremendous value in this market of T50RP mods which only seem to be escalating in price. I do sincerely believe that Cascadia Audio charges too little for this headphone considering its sound quality and how well they have tuned it to compensate for some of the less pleasing characteristics of the T50RP.
Overall rating (regardless of price): Talos (7.5/10) AD (6.5/10) LCD2 (8/10)
Price taken into account: Talos $250 (9/10) , AD $500 (6.5/10), LCD2 $1000 (8/10)
Loved: Comfort, price, u/mad_economist
liked: sound signature
Improvement: the stickers
Very good gently sloped v shaped headphone with excellent value. Definitely selling AD, and possibly LCD2 (my neck and head too weak).