On first getting these in and unboxing I was impressed off the bat which is something I don’t say too often but do they live up to my initial impressions???
I am a huge headphone fan and own some 50 pairs or so which is a bit of a hoarding problem ( try nearly 300 mobile phones) but when it comes to my cans I like choice and I like quality to go with it. Headphones/earphones or earbuds are something I use heavily daily and I like to have whats good and can deliver a good listening experience.
The features are enough to get you going!!
- Wireless amplified, tri-mode, closed back design
- Bluetooth HD wireless connection with aptX and NFC (automatic connection)
- Active Noise Cancelling Mode with RoomFeel
- Active Mode with RoomFeel
- Passive Mode (batteries not required)
- One tangle-free cord for wired connection
- One tangle-free micro USB cable
- 1/4” stereo and dual input flight adaptors
- Unique dual input connections (left or right)
- Runs on included rechargeable battery power
- Gyro-suspended ear pads (extra set supplied)
- Easy folding for travel and storage
- Semi-hard travel case
Build Quality. Is robust I would expect these to last though if it is your only pair that might be different this depends on the person and how they look after their goods but these come with a good travel case so there is no excuse. With leather padding on the headband it makes these really comfortable for long term use and the cups also offer same. With good joints thrown in they overall are solid.
Controls. Now I love these, Moving away from the typical raised tiny buttons we mostly see they are toggles and work a treat and are east to navigate blindly and there is some odd pleasure of been able to interact with a switch like feature and they work flawlessy each time.OK we have an ANC/Power Button and Bluetooth button which brings us to the norm but the balance here works well and I think this looks good, People who came to my house and seen them said “what the fcuk are them switches for” which gives the attention alone which brings me onto the sound experince next.
Sound. Exellent is all I can say as I type this review I have these on listening to my music. Even for the audiophiles out there they will be impressed. I have tested tried and own enough heapdhones to give a valid opinion but you will get the pedantic views perhaps from others having said that they might be marching on comparing to more expenisve headphones such a beats which I actaully own and they are still sitting in a box because they are just overpriced rubbish and you are just paying for a name and these incidently come in around the same price.
Listening to all genres of music higs,lows and mids they deliver every time and have great bass and when you avail of the ANC you can immerse yourself to your hearts content in quality sound. Call quality was also fine on the few calls I took when using them.
RoomFeel it works..
Created to deliver the clear, natural sound of a live performance, PSB’s exclusive RoomFeel™ technology adds layers of lush realism to all your favourite recordings. Carefully developed to produce ‘Room Gain’ – the energy and clarity that a room adds when listening to high-quality loudspeakers. RoomFeel places the music seemingly around the listener, resulting in a truly stunning musical experience. Designed to go wherever you and your music go, RoomFeel brings the most accurate sound directly to your headphones.
Powered by AAA bateries which come supplied in a rechargeable format you can replace these on the go if you like but you do get a 3.5mm cable with the package just in case. You will get around the 15 hours life as claimed by manufacturer from my testing period that was pretty much constant. Paring the headphones was also effortless just like most are today..
Anything bad?? Well three things not dealbreakers by any means. One is colour they only come in Black it is nice to offer a variety which might change and move away from the standard issue, Secondly they are a tad heavy at first compared to others but its not really a problem these are the type of headphones I would wear at home or in office and not something I would wear on the street they isolate the noise well even without the ANC and they are quite loud in volume which is personally something I like,not ideal for cylclists or waklking you need to have your wits about you. They sometimes sweat but this is for really long periods of use this will though vary per person and again room temp etc, If you are to wear these on a bus or train for example and you have a passenger beside you on full volume you might piss them off but hey …