- Sep 6, 2012
I really think the HP100 have very good bass. they possess a rare feature that other reviewers have mentioned and that is that if the track playing is not particularly bass heavy the headphones sound like headphones without much bass however on track with bass they have such a wonderful effortless bass sound that isn't monstrous but is bottomless and strong through the spectrum. Not te fastest nor are they slow by any means nor are they the most impactfull but they are extremely pleasant to hear on electronic tracks. I find them far better than bass cannon cans as they are really great at so many things, they just aren't the best at anything particular. I mean, for a closed can they have decent soundstage and imaging, great bass , mids that are neutral and detailed but not Grado detail and smooth highs that again perhaps not the sharpest but certainly not weak. I give them high praise but for the money, I haven't heard a better sounding headphone, hell they can fight some $500 cans. I guess their weakness is that they don;t really knock it out of the park in any particular area and people tend to like a certain sound signature that can be found better with say an AKG for sharp detail and sound stage for example. Some people dis these after reading how great they are and then comment that they are nothing special and don't know what all the excitement is about but, again, I think they are looking for these to be super good at something but what they miss is how awesome these are at the sum of all the various areas that make a great headphone great. Plus they're comfortable...for me. Sorry if this sounds like a shameless plug but I really like these Soundmagics however they do have issues with QC that need to be addressed.