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Superlux HD681 Headphones

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Truly versatile headphones
  • Stunning hi fi sound quality
  • Comfortable headband and earpads
  • Perfect for music dvd and games
  • Screw on 3.5 to 6.3 adaptor
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 18.7 x 20 cm ; 277 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: HD681
  • ASIN: B002GHIPYI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Deep low frequency 'on stage' sound;perfect for enjoying beauty of classical music and other large ensemble sounds;the HD681 will surprise you with its breadth clarity and dynamic presence.

Product Description

Deluxe headphones and carrying pouch. Mini jack and standard jack.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bang for the buck! 6 May 2012
By hyar'um
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Wow factor for the price tag! Superlux is getting a reputation of being a monster killer, and it is.

Pros:

Price.
Well built quality.
Light.
Warm and balanced sound.
Good, balanced and exact bass.
Fits well overall.

Cons (actually ths is known for this headphones, not a thing to worry to much):

Sweaty/unconfortable ear pads. (Switch them by the original velour pads from AKG k240. Do this and it will improve a LOT!)
Highs are a bit overwhelming but nothing to be scared about(can be simple adjusted with an equalizer, and its fine)

Conclusion:

If you want to enter the world of headphone audiophilia, this is the right one to start.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superlux headphones 9 Feb 2010
By P. Edge
excellent headphones, cant fault em at all, great sound quality. for the money they are unbeatable value, highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made in same factory as AKG 28 Nov 2012
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So apparently it has come to light that some of the parts are the exact same as used in the AKG 701's.

I own a pair of 702's and honestly trhese have to be the best quality headphones sub 200 that i have ever had the pleasure of owning!

Deep bass, and alot of smooth mid makes them perfect for using on-stage. Thought so highly of them that i took the risk and used them for Live stage mixing at a large London gig. They did not disappointing.

For your money, these are the guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Dennis
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Allow me to set the scene here. I LOVE headphones and I have a few pairs in my collection. Over time, I've learned that my preferred sound signature is one which is smooth, spacious, laid-back, full and has oodles of bass. My Philips Fidelio X1s hit that magic spot, although I'm lining up some Sennheiser HD650s out of curiosity.

For reference, I used my X1s, my Beyerdynamic DT990 250 Ohm, Sony XB700s, Fischer FA-003s and my Sony ZX700s.

BASS: It's there alright. I consider myself a basshead and I didn't find the bass lacking. It's not tight but the quantity is deifnitely there. It won't touch the XB700 (what headphone can?) and I actually think the Beyers and the X1s have it beat, but only just. To put it more simply: it's unlikely you'll find the bass lacking.

MIDS: Most of my headphones don't do mids particularly well as a consequence of my preferred sound signature. My ZX700s are my most mid-centric headphones and I don't like their sound very much. The Superluxes have a pretty good mid-range. It's not their strong point and it's still kinda withdrawn, but it's not nearly non-existent.

HIGHS: Oh God, my ears! Yes, the highs will make you scream! Bloody Norah! I thought my DT990s were bad! No, the DT990s are immensely refined in comparison. Absolutely no contest really. Treble is aggressive - very very aggressive. It results in a thin, airy sound which works amazingly well with electronic music (Armin van Buuren) and choral music. With hip hop and jazz, which often require more body and fullness, this falls short IMO.

That said, detail is great. They sound remarkably clear and they present music in an unapologetic and almost too honest manner. I prefer headphones which are more polite and flattering - these aren't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing sound... shame about the comfort. 24 Oct 2012
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I've been pondering these for a while and decided to take the plunge when they came down to 15.

Sound quality-wise, when you take in to consideration the cost of them, they are absolutely superb. I honestly think they sound better than 180 AKG K550's I owned, but then I really didn't rate those too much... they were crystal clear but had absolutely no aggressiveness to them. I'd probably put these headphones on par with Goldring NS1000's in terms of sound. There really isn't much difference from the two apart from the better soundstage with these. Neither really excel in bass, but they can still be very dynamic when they need to be.

However, where these really drop the ball is with the comfort. The pleather has absolutely no give or slack, and after 15 - 20 minutes of pressure they begin to dig into your jaw. It's really not comfortable at all and actually hurts a little. It can be alleviated slightly but putting some folded up paper in the gap between the bottom of the headband leather and the cans, but then that unseals them slightly weakening the bass.

I've given them four stars solely because they sound better than 180 headphones, and that in itself is a feat. But just be prepared to have to splash out extra on better pads...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 24 Mar 2012
By JJM
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These headphones sound very good though they are quite cheap. Product recommended if you don't need a professional use. They fit my needs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beyond expected 5 Sep 2011
i've read good reviews about this headphone, and being so cheap I decided to buy it.
it arrived, perfect packaging and delivered on-schedule.

i couldn't be happier with it, good controloed sound, consider replacing the earpads with velour ones if you gonna use it for hours straight.
for the price, 5/5
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Out of the box they are very sharp on the treble. I don't think I would be able to wear them for long, although they are fine for skyping. Lowering the treble by about 7db's and they become practical. I found 3 layers of toilet paper also does this fine. However properly equalized with a parametric - highly adjustable - equalizer (ie. Electri-Q plugin or the Ipod/Nano/Sansa free 3rd party firmware, Rockbox) by accurately taking out the sharp treble peaks, filling in a notch and flattening out the low bass then they sound very good indeed. Search google for "headphone equalization headfi" for more on this. More expensive headphones have flatter frequencies and don't require so much adjustment.

For 20 they are a bargain even unequalized so long as you've a little tissue paper handy, but with equalisation they are really something else, just beautiful. I discovered them on the forums where they are sometimes said to be giant killers; and that's just with treble adjustment. I'm thinking of getting another simply as a spare as the price is such a bargain. The parametric settings I need are 30Hz +6db q=2.8 (bw=0.5), 5000Hz +4db q=5.4 (bw=.25), 8000Hz -8db q=6.4 (bw=.2), 12400Hz -6db q=6.4, and a touch decrease on overall treble (to taste, in my case -7db). Rockbox uses 'Q' but other parametric equalizers use bandwidth (bw) and they are not the same numbers though they have the same function of defining the width/spread of the targeted equalisation.

Keep in mind that they are semi-open: a lot of sound leaks out and they aren't much good in a noisy environment. Supposedly this increases soundstage. And they have a lot of that.

Out of the box, 3 stars. Toilet tissue= 4 stars. Equalisation = 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones, high quality build
Really good headphones and at a low price, they are very durable and I often wear them out in the rain, great sound quality with a large spectrum of sound. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Merlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice, now i bought HD661
For this price 20 - 60 pounds, the best headphone ever. I mean quality of sound and quality general. Headphones doesn t look nice but who care? Read more
Published 28 days ago by Tymon Piorowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Big ugly and plasticky, but incredible sound quality
They look and feel cheap, and they're not the best looking headphones in the world. But boy is the sound quality good, really really good. Incredible value for the price.
Published 3 months ago by LukasNeal
4.0 out of 5 stars HD681
Found these to be a good buy for the price. Quite toppy on frequency response but settled in nicely after a few hours burning in. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P.C.Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent really good value for money. As good as more expensive ones I've have had in the past. Very pleased.
Published 4 months ago by S. Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
These sounded unbearably bright on first listen as many have reported. After breaking them in almost non-stop for 4 weeks (24/7) I have only started to listen to them now and I... Read more
Published 4 months ago by African-Brand
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage
I have had these headphones for less than 1 year and like so many other pairs, all of a sudden--one cup stops working. Read more
Published 4 months ago by iancampsall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality, great performance, great price!
These are probably the best solution for headphones under 100$. Sound quality is amaizing, built quality too, and are super confortable, I can use them for 10h strait with out... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Diogo Aguiar
2.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed better than reality
These headphones are absolutely terrible. They are not comfortable, and I quite honestly prefer my crappy speakers over these headphones. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sizzler
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch, especially considering the price
First of all I bought these at the recommendation of a fellow music producer who said that its lower and mid-range flat frequency response is excellent (always an area of... Read more
Published 6 months ago by theinfamousmielie
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