This is our second pair of headphones in from Blue and we liked the first pair but what about these?
Blue make really nice distinct headphones and they are for the audiophile which I certainly never claim to be but having tested countless headphones to date and testing the Blue Lola high fidelity I knew I was in for a treat when the Sadie dropped in coming in twice the price as the LOLA you would of course expect something for your hard-earned cash and this is what you get.
UNBOXING AND VIDEO REVIEW – THE BLUE SADIE
The design is as before with a beautifully crafted space like looking design which is actually based off a formula one car certainly stands out from the crowd and perhaps something you would not wear in public but there is all sorts out there today and unique designs is something I prefer rather than the industrial look that’s too common.
The packaging again is something to note as its well presented and for the price this is what I would expect, Well presented and comes with the usual cables and also a drawstring travel bag which is handy if you are moving about, There is no case here and it would be right not to come with one due to their size.
The contents are as follows..
- Soft case with cable storage pocket
- 1.2-meter audio cable with Apple iPhone/iPad controls and microphone
- 3 meter audio cable
- 1 meter USB charging cable
- 3.5mm to 1/4″ adaptor
Build quality here is second to none which comes with a caveat, they are heavy and bulky but for people who require quality sound its forgiven and I forgive it to because of the comfort on offer,they are well padded in the right places and with the soft leather they feel really nice even wearing for lengthy periods.
The multi-jointed headband is solid you will not beat construction like this anywhere if there something out there do show me,all joints are solid throughout and even if you dropped these a tonne of times I can’t see them breaking and they move harmoniously into place.
The main difference here with this model is the built-in amplifier which can be changed by a little notch on left cup which also houses the charging point. This delivers true sound from all genres,mids highs and lows are sound terrific and you can notice the difference they do lack real base though which is not for everyone I like my bass but they do sound great nonetheless. These will also work if the battery dies and you can notice the difference without the amp in play but even at that they sound good but it defeats the purpose with no amp.
- Built-in audiophile amplifier for true high-fidelity sound on any device
- 50mm drivers custom-tuned for a superior soundstage
- Refined personalized fit for superior comfort
- Sealed over-ear design for immersive isolation
- Racecar-inspired multi-jointed headband design keeps earcups parallel at all times for superior comfort and sound
- Powers on and off automatically when headphones are opened and closed
- Rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of playtime; Sadie continues to play music even when battery has no charge.
The will automatically switch off when not in use when you remove them which is clever and they do last up to the time listed by Blue which is 12 hrs on a single charge, The other quality here is immersive sound as the cups cover your ears but they do not have ANC which would have been nice as ANC is now a sought feature today but this depends on who is using them and what they are using them for, For me its personal music on my phone or tablet,gaming or connected to my TV, I am not a studio professional mixing music or the likes but when you are one that listens to music at home or on the go or general household use these top the charts even though they are outside the standard industry design.
After using both the LOL and Sadie, Blue which is the mid tier offering which might seem too pricey for them but these are not just headphones for the average joe but for a new current age of music fans who want high fidelity,these deliver across the board and if you have the cash to splash out go for it and if they are too expensive even try the LOLA you cant go wrong.