Good for fans of R&B but not so good if you're into rock,
This review is from: Final Audio Design Adagio III Headphones (Electronics)
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What attracted me to these headphones was the interesting, bullet-shaped design on the earbuds. I wondered if they would comfortable, and I note that some reviewers didn't think so. However, these buds are possibly the most comfortable ones I have tried so far - I guess they just fit my ear shape. I also really like the lacquered effect - red on one side, white on the other, with the `Final' logo on a vintage-style font (I have a thing for fonts). The cable does look a bit average and flimsy, not dissimilar from what you'd expect from cheaper sets, and there is no case provided - only a few extra buds. For this price I would have expected a case to be included.
In terms of sound quality, like all the other reviewers have pointed out, these are very bassy headphones. It can be a good and a bad thing at the same time. On classical music, I could hear every instrument really clearly, including the lower pitch ones like the cello. However, as soon as I tested them on rock music (which is what I listen to the most) the bass was overwhelming and tended to drown everything out. For example, Soundgarden's King Animal album sounds as if Chris Cornell's voices has been turned down a few notches, and the bass is very distracting. On acoustic performances recordings, where no electric bass is present, the other instruments still seem to drown the singer's voice.
As for spoken word recordings, I am pleased to report that the human voice on its own sounds very rich and clear - perhaps because there are no sources of bass to interfere.
These are good headphones, without a doubt, but probably best for fans of R&B, dance and rap music. If you're into rock or anything acoustic, I would not recommend them.