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Best Closed 'Hifi' Sound Up To £300 - So Far!
on 13 November 2012
Best Closed 'Hifi' Sound Up To £300 - I know it's quite a statement, that's just my experience so far. I can't claim to have tested all the closed back headphones in this price range but I have tested quite a lot. Beyerdynamic DT770 (80Ohm), V-Moda M-100, Denon AH-D2000, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, Philips Fidelio L1, GermanMAESTRO GMP 8.35D, AKG K550, Beyerdynamic DT770 Limited Edition (32Ohm).
Now that last one is really rather amazing but it is £300 and there is still something that I prefer from the SoundMAGIC as I keep coming back to it.
Now I call the HP100 one of the best 'Hifi' headphones because what it excels at is detail, especially in the high frequencies, which most lesser headphones from shy away from. Some may dislike the slight emphasis towards the upper midrange and treble, but it is very revealing and generally very smooth at the same time. The best bit about the HP100 is that it does high end really well but bass possibly even better while remaining extremely balanced. The bass goes extremely deep and kicks hard for a sound like this. Considering it's price this is one of the best value bits of audio equipment I've ever heard.
I see a few people giving this headphone low scores due to manufacturing issues, now I think this is rather unfair considering that the manufacturer has great customer service and a 2 year warranty. I suspect that most people just demanded their money back through Amazon and then gave a poor score - well shame on them because they gave up a truly stunning pair of headphones. To anyone looking at getting the HP100 who is concerns about the poor scores, just ignore them.Not only would SoundMAGIC replace the headphone if there were any issues like this but they have worked made alterations to new versions of the HP to eradicate any issues like this, so buy with confidence - and no I don't have anything to do with SoundMAGIC.