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A Leap of Faith - Review from a non-Audiophile
28 May 2019
This, I think will be the first review of this product from India on Amazon.in. I don't usually review each and every product that I buy on Amazon but here I am. This is just a first impression based on 30 minutes of usage. I'll update the review later once I spend more time with it.
I was on the lookout for a decent over-the-ear headphone after using the Senheiser CX-180 in-ear earphones for the last 5 years. I am not an audiophile and I don't have much experience with various headphones. My primary usage is watching YouTube videos on my smartphone, watching movies on the laptop/TV and occassionally listening to music. I wear spectacles, so on-the-ear tight headphones feel painful to my ears, hence I wanted over-the-ear ones although I am aware of their hot & sweat factor.
My shortlist included Senheiser HD 4.20S and Boult Probass Boost. Boult again is an unknown brand to me so I was most inclined towards the Senheiser. Somehow this OneAudio/OneOdio headphone showed up in the suggestions by Amazon. It has many reviews and very good reviews on Amazon.com but no reviews on Amazon.in. Hence this is a leap of faith for me as mentioned in the review title.
I watched and read some reviews of this headphone on the net and all of them seemed highly positive. The one review that sealed the deal for me in this one on YouTube -
Coming to the headphones, it was delivered within 2 days and packaging was good. Full marks to Amazon! Rest of the packaging, headphone and accessories are in the photos attached.
The headphone looks awesome IMO. I went for the silver/brown combination even if it was priced a bit higher than the black version. The body looks metallic even though made of plastic, it doesn't feel cheap to the touch and the plastic built makes it much lighter. The cushioning is fabulous! The cushion on the earcups and the headband are very soft and squishy. The earcups move in 3 different ways and provide a very comfortable and snug fit. They cover my ears completely. Overall they look premium and don't feel cheap to touch.
For testing headphones/earphones, I always use the song "Mushkil bada yeh pyar hai" from the movie Gupt. If you've heard the song, it has thumpy bass beats, crispr trebles, vocals and amazing surround sound, everything in one song. This headphone sounded very good to me, the bass, treble, mids and vocals all sounded crisp without the use of equalizers. The bass is punchy but doesn't have the enhanced thump you get from other bass-boosted headphones. So overall the sound quality is very clear and crisp without artificially enhanced bass. With some equalizer setting it works wonders! The noise cancellation is also very good and it blocked almost all other ambient noises.
Based on my first impression I am rating this headphone 4 stars. Hopefully the rating should stay the same or increase as I use this headphone more and more. Thanks for reading!