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Quality for the portable audiophile
on 9 November 2012
The DT1350's sound signature, in the nicest possible way, is not immediately engaging. They don't hit you with a `wow'. However, spend a little time with them, there're well worth it. I purchased these cans for their fidelity and pedigree. I wanted a product that was not mass produced, professional in quality, and portable. Five stars from me.
These are more reference than many portable headphones. Having said that, IMO, the mids are rich and the treble extension is good. The lack of thumping bass may not suit everyone (I have to say it does suit me). They have great imaging which belies their size.
To get the best from them, you have to fit them on the ears correctly. It's in the little manual-but just experiment. There're great for a mix of genders and respond well to amplification (for a bigger sound with more oomph). They run fine from my iPod though when I'm on the go.
The headband pressure is a little on the strong side but still comfortable though.
That said, the superb isolation of these cans is due in part to the strong seal they provide on your ears and as much as you might shake your head, these aren't coming off.
Balanced sound (not too much bass)
High quality finish
Despite that 'delicate' look, these are made to go the distance and the fit and finish is exquisite.
A little expensive (but you get what you pay for-these are QUALITY)
No removable lead (maybe even an iPod compliant one -lacks in-line volume control buttons)
Just a tad tight (but see isolation above)
Lack of thumping bass may be a con for some
Headband pressure on the strong side
The thin strips of padding on the head band may pose a problem after repeated use...only time will tell