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Lagoon is available now apparently.
Sort of. I can't find a retailer. The site for Beyer no longer her says "coming soon."
I have the XM2. Just always figured that Sony wanted a relaxing, mellow and smooth sound being that they are for flying and commuting. Both of which can be stressful. I have been wanting the XM3 as the XM2 have been a godsend. Outside of the mildly boosted mid bass, they are pretty "soothing" and do well with all genres.
The Xm3 is a definite sound upgrade to the 2's. Better clarity overall.
Indeed. I still enjoy my XM3 far more than my XM2, but if you could marry the XM3 comfort & ANC with the PX soundstage (very good for a closed back) & SQ/character, there's my gold standard.
That being said, I agree they are not far apart, but this is a game of inches.
First real review of Lagoon ANC.
I've had the Denon AH-GC30 for about a week now. I got it despite it being a newly released headphone lacking in user or "reviewer" impressions because I kind of like the Denon brand and their marketing comms included phrases like, "natural tonal balance free from exaggerated colorations".
I don't have a good sense of what's considered acceptable or not in terms of tonal deviations or overall performance when it comes to consumer headphones in this price category, and this is my first bluetooth headphone to boot (stepping into the modern age, I guess). But I find them to be alright to pretty good. Something like that. The mids and highs are fairly enjoyable. Treble is polite but reasonably articulate. Bass is a lil tubby though, I can't lie, though I don't know if it fares better or worse than its competitors of this type. I EQ the bass down a couple dB and EQ the treble up a little bit. Still, overall, enjoyable enough for its use case.
Oh yea, and noise cancellation is alright though not as dramatic as the Sony 1000XM3, based on the minute or two I listened to the latter. And build quality is fine IMO, I don't feel short-changed on that point.
Looking at getting a pair IN EAR BT headphones for running/cycling but also because they are so convenient so would like to use them for travelling and permanent use. Currently I'm using iBasso IT01 and love their thick sound so what are the bluetooth equivalent of their sound signature?
Not sure. A lot of people go with adapters. Es100 or BTR3 and them just plug in to those. Fiio makes short cables you can use. I'd you want true wireless, the Bose version are the only ones that don't sound absolutely terrible. Seriously, every TW sounds like. $20 headphone, even the $300 Sennheiser momentum. Just awful.
So what's the best Bluetooth headphones these days?
Depends on who you ask, but the newest MW65 gets high praise. The PX and XM3 are all in the hunt as well. NAD and PSB, AIWA and Beats all have models that have had some chatter about them. What are you looking for sound characteristic wise? That is always an important place to start.
I mainly use campfire cascades and fostex th900 at-home so I do like some bass. Lightweight, well Built and comfort also important
The Sony WH1000XM3 is likely a great candidate. It is certainly a bass capable headphone (I have owned Z1R, Z7, TH900, TH600, D7000) and once you actually trim back the bass with the XM3 (it needs it) the bass is very nice with plenty of impact. The comfort is absolutely excellent as well, and the weight is not bad at all. I actually returned the PX because of the terrible comfort and moved to the XM3 which is absolutely very comfortable.
I absolutely LOVE my XM3 and can't even contemplate another headphone nowadays, but I don't think this would be to the poster's liking in terms of weight. While they aren't "heavy" they aren't lightweight like a lot of portables (then again, going lightweight means no bass to speak of). I wouldn't wear the Sony's on the street, for example (although I do wear them at the gym for my workouts).
I've been listening ot. Rossfafes that I go for my son. They are still pretty decent (wireless OG version to be clear). I have the Lagoon as well and have the Cleer Flow on the way. Lagoon is clearer than Crossfade but Crossfade has that bass impact! So good! I prefer both to xm3 but xm3 are a better technical implementation.