Nov 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM
- Aug 13, 2014
- Reaction score
- Concord, NC
So I've had the pleasure of trying out a PROTOTYPE model of the Erupts for a couple days and would like to share some impressions I had of them. They're going to be just rolled off my mind and not in a structured review format so due bare with me.
- The styling and paint of them is pretty cool and definitely reminiscent of a gaming headphone.
- I find them, personally, to be more of an audiophile headphone that's used for gaming vs. an actual gaming headphone.
- I say this because, the model I was given, did not have a built in mic (though one can be utilized separately [which technically most headphones can as well]).
- The model I was given does not utilize any Digital Sound Processor (DSP). Vokyl did say on their startup page (and I'm paraphrasing) that they chose to not use one to keep the audio clear and pure but a DSP can be added if desired.
- Both of the above are required in a headphone for it to truly be called a gaming headphone. Otherwise, it's just a high quality headphone that's also used for gaming (like me using my HD800S).
- They're very comfortable for long duration, even with my larger ears.
- The cable that I was given was WAY too short. For a traditional headphone this would have been fine but I don't like playing 3 feet from my setup. Additionally, there was no included 1/4" adaptor. Then, on a likely overlooked error, the red colored L/R identifier was for the left side instead of the commonly accepted right. As said, this was likely just an oversight.
- The above may very well be completely different with a final production model for the cable IS DETACHABLE. So the final product may in fact come with a longer one.
- The sound, on the product version I had, was a very intimate one but not claustrophobic. Positional accuracy was extremely impressive and rivaled that of my 800S. Though soundstage was fairly close I was still able to get a fair sense of space around me as well as layering.
- Carrying case is a nice, semi-hard, fitted case.
- Option to change padding materials is nice.
- The airy pads (can't think of the name) that I got for the tour was perfect for me personally.
- Construction and comfort are both very nice. The Erupts are very lightweight yet, to me and my short time with them, seem to be very well built.
- Though you can listen to any media with them, IMO they definitely perform their best with games and movies.
- Anything that has a good bit going on in a 360 degree field.
- Though a phone can drive them, for best results a decently powered amp did good justice with these.
- Overall sound is fairly V shaped but not extremely. The mids are recessed but not displeasant but the bass is the focal point with treble falling shortly behind it.