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Starting with the sound, i didn't expect it to be this good.
on 14 March 2015
5 stars are not enough.
I'm struggling with how to write this review.
Words like superb, fantastic... come to mind but they seem cliched.
Well starting with the sound, i didn't expect it to be this good. I'm surprised at the clarity, i can hear everything, every instrument.
Listening to music again is new, i hear what was there but unheard by me before.
It's not just clarity but body as well, solid is a word that comes to mind, each instrument is solidly reproduced, it's not a case of more volume but more content - if that makes sense. I used to want to turn up my old RS170's, you don't need high volume on these to get more.
Connected to a TV - absolute clarity of voice and well of everything, voices are so distinct and clear that it transforms enjoyment of films and TV.
Very importantly not even the tiniest hiss, rumble or interference of any sort, absolutely beautiful, really - i mean it.
I have terribly keen hearing which has it's disadvantages, that's why i use the word beautiful to describe the sound from these.
Try a pair and note the base, it's very sophisticated in it's variety, the way it climbs and drops rather than being a narrow set of pounding sounds on my ears.
Very comfortable too, felt slightly heavier than the RS170's, but they feel snug and firm without applying a lot of pressure.
I think that's partly because the ear pads are so well designed.
And they let sound from outside in but reduce it so you can be aware of what's going on without it interfering with music or distracting from it.
I've read some criticisms, range, well i can go in my kitchen - say 15 ft - and there's no sound loss, i think it's a bit much to expect to be down the bottom of the garden with them, be realistic. I say that because i could have passed these up and not known what i would be missing.
The pleasure of sound is real now i have these.
Well worth the money - markedly better than the 170's.