Top positive review
Very light headphones with Bluetooth and ANC with excellent sound quality - wont disappoint!
30 March 2018
My first Amazon.com.au purchase.
Order/Delivery etc all good.
Now the headphones.
Slipping them on after charged in a noisy a/c workshop, the background noise just melted away to a very very soft ssssshhhhhh. Huh, where did the sound go! Tried again and again as unbelievable. Not the ultimate but very very good.
Paired blue tooth and operation was easy, and very very quick to pair in future. With head sense active turn right cup to normal position place on head and by then they have turned on the music player and sound resumes from where you left off. Take off to pause sound. Put back on to play sound. simplezzzzzz.
Note: need to activate head detection in the app as not on by default.
Undecided on a couple of things.
Power switch=none. just twist right ear to normal position its on, twist to store position and its off. Ok it does work and no problems so far. Just need to remember to leave it in the store position when placing down. In the store case it must be placed in the off position.
Residual sssshhh noise is very low, but noticeable. Only when NO audio playing or using talk through mode. Any audio at all and its not detectable.
Maybe it will help sleeping on a plane?
Music sounds not just very good but awesome with APTX (i assume, as no idea how to verify with Samsung S6 but specs say both devices support it) and playback presets are a bit of a gimmick, or are they? The app lets you customise a setting but for default I find that I like the CLUB mode which boosts the bass and adds some sound separation. Ok it is a good addition then.
The headband feels like it is an initial weird position needing to be very forward on the head (cant be changed). This is what takes the most getting used to in this model for me. However after a couple of hours wearing and 2 days on/off it isn't a problem, just get used to it!
I find these are comfortable even for long periods (not as good as the HD598 for sure) but very good. Build quality seems good and understated, marks and highlights make sure you don't standout from the crowd too much. At first I thought thery were a a bit flimsy but think its ok However these guys are so light at about 250grams total weight its easy to forget they are on. Why buy a heavy 800gram pair when these feel like a feather!
The ear cup size is just big enough for me (average size 60yo man i guess) without any slop movement. HD 598 are larger and seem just a little more comfortable but the firm fit mean they are not moving around even with activity.
Overall an excellent product that does meet my expectations in function and performance in every way. Now thats actually incredible.