► V-Moda M100 Headphones
Voda-Moda has always surprised the electronic market by launching unique products. Few years back the V-Moda M100 Headphones were unveiled and these are currently selling in India for an amount of 21,900 rupees. Durable build and balanced audio quality help the headphones to stand out in the crowd.
Military Grade Build Quality: The outer shell of the V-Moda headphone is made up of metal and is capable of resisting even the toughest environments. The manufacturer has even tested these headphones under extreme weather conditions. A few splashes of water will do no harm to the internal circuitry.
Offers Great Comfort with a Catch: The metallic build stops these headphones from being flexible. To overcome this, the manufacturer has installed a couple of hinges. Still, the ear cups only offer vertical movement. Those who have angled ears will surely face some difficulty while listening to music on these headphones.
Users will not experience uncomfortable pain since there is enough padding on both earcups and headband. However, after listening to music for a couple of hours, the headphones do start to feel heavy. The device considerably fails to give a long lasting comfortable experience to the users.
Customizable: One great benefit of purchasing these headphones is user gets many options to choose from. Firstly, these are available in multiple color variants. Secondly, the design of the ear cup shield can be customized on customer demand. Even the cushions attached to the cups are replaceable.
Headphone with Large Speakers: The manufacturer has placed big 50 mm drivers inside both earpieces to generate mind-blowing audio. Passive noise isolation helps in isolating the users from surrounding environment to a great extent. But there is nothing to stop the leaking audio from reaching the ears of people around you.
Its Sound stage is wide and the overall audio production is quite appealing. Bass is punchy; still I would not tell you to expect ground-shaking frequencies.
Interesting Extra Features: You get a pair of two aux-in cables in the packaging box, one of which features a 3.5 mm splitter for people who like to share music with their friends and family. A call receive button on both the aux-in cables saves users a lot of time.
V-Moda is also offering two years of warranty on this product, which makes it a really great deal.
- Can be folded
- Metal build
- Decent audio quality
- Comes with a splitter
- 2 years of warranty
Verdict: The V-Moda M100 Headphones will not suit the needs of every user out there. Its build quality is more appealing than its audio quality. We would recommend these headphones to travelers and army people who want a durable solution.
|Frequency Response Range||5-30000 Hz|
► Sennheiser HD 598 SE Over-Ear Headphone
Comfort and style are the two most important factors that guide our decision while shopping for headphones. You would not like an uncomfortable pair of headphones even if they offer superior audio quality. And, an ideal headphone should look enough cool that you do not feel shy while wearing it outdoors. The Sennheiser HD 598 SE headphones comply with both these terms. You can grab a pair of these for an attractive price of 18,990 rupees.
Great Build and Superior Comfort: The Special Edition (SE) headphones are largely made up of plastic still it feels superior in the hand. The black color paint of the outer shell gives the whole setup a much unique and appealing look. The ear cups are quite flexible and allow for both horizontal and vertical movement. Even, its headband can be adjusted for up to 18 clicks making the setup perfect for any size of user's head.
The headband is nicely cushioned and it gives great comfort without generating any hotspot on the head. Even though these headphones look heavy, they feel much lighter upon wearing.
The ear cups are heavily padded with a special kind of elastic material. These ear pads fit all sizes of ears and do not cause any pain. The Sennheiser HD 598 SE are around the ear style headphones, meaning these can be placed on the ears for long durations without suffering from any discomfort.
Open Back Design: Generally, most of the budget to mid-range headphones is of closed back style. On the contrary, these Sennheiser headphones feature open back drivers. The design allows outside sound to enter your ear because of that you get a more immersive experience.
Open back ear cups suffer from a very big problem of sound leaking. This is the reason that most people do not use these types of headphones outdoors.
Great Audio Quality: These headphones offer a much wide frequency response range of 12 -38500 Hz. Some people out there are criticizing this device for not giving a pleasing bass output. In my test, I did not face the issue. Instead of generating too much bass, which can be an issue sometimes, the headphone gives a more balanced output.
The greatest advantage of having the Sennheiser headphones is you can use them for any purpose. They give amazing gaming experience, generate excellent audio, and are also good for receiving calls.
Its impedance level of 50 Ohms is something a customer should consider before making a purchase. These headphones require high power input to work properly.
Headphone with Better Soundstage: The HD 598 SE is the only headphone available under the price bracket of 20,000 rupees, which offer a great soundstage. Listeners can easily imagine where the musical instruments are placed. This device is highly recommended for people who belong to the music industry.
Highly Portable: Portability is another aspect influence a purchase decision. Luckily, these headphones are foldable and you can easily pack it in a compact case. The device comes with a detachable cable and some connectors for better compatibility across multiple platforms.
- Attractive looking
- Heavily padded
- Comes with a detachable cable
- Amazing audio production
- Wide frequency response range
Verdict: The list of pros of this Sennheiser headphone is really long. Certainly, it is one value for money product and you can order it without a second thought. Suitable for all types of usage makes it one most appealing choice in the headphone crowd.
|Frequency Response Range||12-38500 Hz|
► Portable Premium Headphone Beyerdynamic T51i
Even though an around-the-ear style headphone offers the best comfort and great audio quality, but these can be too heavy to wear outdoors. Because of this, on-the-ear headphones (also known as supra-aural) have become a good outdoor alternative nowadays. In the last few years, manufacturers have launched hundreds of on-the-ear style headphones, so you will get a number of options to choose from while shopping.
Launched a few years back, the Beyerdynamic T51i Headphone has now become a popular choice in the mid-range segment. At 18999 rupees, it offers many amazing features.
Superior Build: These are one of the most appealing and beautiful headphones out there. The frame of the device is purely made up of metal offers a solid feel. The brushed metallic finish further enhances the beauty of the setup. Truly speaking, these headphones look more like a device from future.
Most experts criticize supra-aural headphones because of a major flaw in their design. These types of headphones exert a direct pressure on the ears and can generate pain during a long music listening sessions. Fortunately, Beyerdynamic has made these headphones enough lightweight that your head will not get hotspots. The ear cups offer 90-degree horizontal swivel in both directions.
Still, your experience will not be as great as it could have been in the case of an around-the-year headphone.
Satisfying Audio: These headphones generate well-balanced and satisfying audio. The drivers are big enough to produce loud audio. The T51i generates really immersive vocals. All the frequencies remain distortion free even at the highest volume. Unfortunately, these headphones fail when it comes to creating a proper sound stage. Separating one instrument from another becomes much difficult, especially in the case of treble frequencies.
Works with iOS Devices: Beyerdynamic has equipped these headphones with an inline remote with three control buttons on it. The device also works flawlessly with iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. You are also getting an inline microphone capable of recording high-quality audio. The driver units of the T51i have got an impedance of 32 Ohms, which means users will not have to use any amplifier to enjoy the device in its full glory.
- Great build quality
- Mind blowing design
- Ear cups offer 90-degree swivel
- Inline remote
- iOS compatible
- Comes with a ¼-inch adapter
Verdict: Beyerdynamic has done a great job in designing these headphones. The beauty of the product cannot be described in words. The T51i will be a great choice for outdoor use. However, you need to keep in mind that these on-the-ear headphones and are not good for long music listening sessions.
|Dimensions||7.8 x 2.7 x 8.3 inches|