@pmarin I’ve got these, and the ones that were sold last winter. Different builds, but they’re all very nice (I have all 4 types). The main problem is they’re literally ear-ringingly clear after listening for a bit, even at low levels. These remind me a bit of my old pair of hearing-test headphones.
@finalremix In my audiophile days, I remember the term « sibilence » which is an unpleasant effect heard on high frequencies. Do you think it was that? or just « too much highs » which is common in new music because it is often produced with boosts to make up for the poor headphones or bluetooth speakers (sold here!) that many people have.
So when listening with « better » audio equipment, like these may be(?), the mixes can sound
« wrong. »
@radi0j0hn these are the not the wood ones. The wood ones are the n501 model which are better than these. And you prob didn’t like it like the other guy said Bec it doesn’t have overpowering bass like someone else said.
Too many people don’t understand that most headphones and earphones made today aren’t actually studio level but add bass and subdue the lows and meds of the sound which isn’t actually the way the song was produced.
The wood ones are unbelievable headphones for the price and has very high quality sound and super clear highs lows and meds just not overpowering ok the bass but still enough bass. Idk about these selling now but prob not as good as the wood ones
@radi0j0hn@zach_kay392 Some complained about the n500 having a hinge on one ear cup but not the other, but I got the n501 so I don’t know much about that. I love the way mine sound, crisp and clear. I hear things in songs I’ve never heard before. I paid the same for them as these. The only thing I wish mine had is a mic, so I could use them for other things than just listening. The cables are removable and I’ve looked and not seen any replacements anywhere, with or without a mic.
I like meh… and don’t usually talk negatively about the gamble of half of these things on the site. Usually, I am pleasantly surprised but these headphones are in my top regrets for buying. I tried to “break them in” but they just sound dull. The mids are too muddy and lacks energy.
The only pros is that I did hear a few nuances in the highs that I had never noticed before in songs that I listen to a lot but other than thinking oh that’s cool for a few seconds I just wanted to take them off and move on.
Maybe electrostatic has potential but just looking at the materials they used you can tell they didn’t put a lot of effort.
@Num1Zero currently $50 on Posh and seller losses 20%. If seller could only charge 50 this makes me a believer these are not worth buying at even $40. Quality headphones cost hundreds. Quantity is much cheaper yet lacks ingenuity.
@Num1Zero I got 3 pairs last time, two had issues, so i combined them into one working pair and got a refund for the other. They sounded pretty good out of the box, but really improved with a digital audio converter/headphone amp. really heavy for phones tho.
@whomeyesu maybe I am spoiled by more premium headphones. So if someone is in need of headphones at this price then maybe they will be happy. But if you are like me and was excited to experience the electrostatic and have a collection of headphones then these will be a let down. IMO
@Num1Zero@whomeyesu quality doesn’t cost hundreds lmao. What costs hundreds is the marketing and branding that goes behind the headphones. Do you have any idea how cheap it is to make headphones? Thise big brands with price tags of 250-500 don’t cost more to make than these. You are paying for marketing and branding and their massive team of employees.
These headphones are not the ones they sold before. These aren’t the wood ones. You prob didn’t like them Bec it didn’t have high bass. These headphones are high quality with tech in the sound that is hard to find. It’s not for bass heads but someone who would listen to vocal tracks and classics as the highs and lows are super clear just not overpowered with bass. Happens to be some of my favorite headphones cost me the least and lasted the longest.
You sound like you get fooled by price tags meaning quality. There was a brand called soul by Ludacris before he sold it to a Japanese company where they changed everything and some of the head and earphones from there was 10 times any other pair I’ve ever used including real studio headphones for a fraction of the price.
You want bass heavy headphones? Stick to boss headphones famous for heavy bass in cheap drivers with a hefty price tag because this generation thinks the more bass means better headphones which means it justifies the high price when in realty the big bass sound is cheaper to make than quality drivers that deliver clear sound
Hm, so I picked up N500 and was initially pleasantly surprised at the sound quality, but very disappointed with the fit, which seemed designed to droop…I don’t know what gargantuan mug they would fit, but my moderately large one wasn’t it. And then they started having a very noticeable hum with softer volume and silence. So refund it was!
But now I’m tempted to give these a try. Looking at the comments is talking me out of it though.
@brainmist the n501 is better than these.the comments are clowns who don’t understand sound and just want heavy bass without clear high and lows. This company doesn’t make bass headphones. It’s more clear. Fit will prob be the same though. But idk about these the n501 Is better than these sound wise. No one in comme ts are talking about these they are talking about the wood ones that was sold before
@brainmist The other commenter obviously is sum seller of such or gets a hefty commission. Read all comments and take a few with a grain of salt. Stick with your gut on this and don’t make the purchase. You have been warned by eye.
I bought a pair of the N100B headphones that were on here about a month ago. They are nothing special and disappointingly mid-rangy. Bass response is fairly for an enclosed earpiece and there is no brilliance at all on the high end.
I prefer the sound from my cheap OneOdio Studio Pro-10 ($35) headphones I have. Wider sound.
Maybe better than the Tascam TH-200X headphones though which sound hella bright by comparison, but swapping back & forth, the Verisonix just sound muddy.
The Tascams are the most similar to my great-25-years-ago Sony MDR-CD580 headphones, both of which are crisp and clear.
If this doesn’t sound right for the Verisonix, maybe I got a bad set.
The short cord is a pisser as well and I wish I went with the model that had a removable/replaceable cord.
I bought the woodgrain version of these on MorningSave, and I will try to share my thoughts. I am mostly comparing them to Audio Technica ATH-M50. I listen mostly to bass heavy music - metal and electronic - but I find the bass on the Verisonix to be adequate. I think the M50s win that, but I can appreciate the rest of the spectrum, too. I really don’t have any sound issues with the Verisonix, they have a nice sound stage and as much as I love my M50s, I find myself wanting to switch back and forth.
My main complaint is comfort out of the box. The ear cushions aren’t great, and the headband is not very padded at all. Having ordered replacement pads for the M50s, I knew it was a problem I could probably address. I have Brainwavz microsuede pads on the M50s, so I tried those on the Verisonix. The pads are thicker, and it moved the drivers too far away. So, I sprang for the Brainwavz ProStock pads that are actually designed for the entire ATH-M line. They are a few mm thinner and just a tad smaller than the standard oval pads. Also, I knew they would fit the M50s if it was a bust. They almost completely fix the comfort issues I’d had, provide much improved isolation, and aren’t too thick to affect sound.
Second, the headband. I made several measurements and decided that a band wrap designed for Beyerdynamic DT880 / DT990 phones should work. It is a damn tight fit, to the point that I thought I might tear the material, but it does JUST fit. The added padding is great, but I do have to max out the slide adjusters to fit my head.
With those two issues fixed, they are quite comfortable for me. I have noticed that the design of the yokes that hold the earcups is a bit dumb. They are almost complete ovals instead of the more traditional Y design. The bottoms of those ovals, which serve no actual purpose other than aesthetics, actually prevent the earcups from swiveling as much as they could. Before I added headband padding and needed to extend them more, this actually meant they put pressure on the bottom of my ears. For anyone with a smaller head, I can’t imagine this not being an issue.
Finally, and not to drag on these too much, the provided cord is… aggressively meh. It’s entirely replaceable, but the clearance on the headphone end is narrower than most after-market options. Overall, with about $30 of comfort improvements (improvements I would consider for any headphones, to be honest) these work for me.
@mschuette Thanks, this is good info. The lack of swivel on the 500 was already a problem, exactly as you described. I really don’t want to get another set and deal with having to address modifying the band and yokes.
Yeah the mids and frequency range and all that sounds… Uh great. But let’s get down to where the rubber meat and potatoes hits the brass tax business: Will these or will these not improve my porn watching experience?
I bought the N100B headphones when they were on sale here a month ago. Nothing special, but I needed some cans for work (I work in a radio newsroom…yes, those still exist) and I only use them for spoken word editing, which they’re suitable for. Can’t imagine using them to bump DMX (RIP) or mellow out to some Pink Floyd.
I’ve read just about everything I could find from the description, comments and the 2 listed reviews. Maybe I’m getting too old but I’m still confused as to whether these are just corded or there is Bluetooth and a cord? Someone please help me out?
I got the woodgrained ones and I also did some research and got Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones from the Amazon, I also have the wireless Libratone Q adapt (great for mowing lawn, so so for sound) I recommend you spent $20 more and get the Philips, those are very nice, very comfy and sound as good as far more expensive headphones. The Verisonix are a 3/10, Libratone are 5/10 and the Phillips are a 7/10. I hope I helped someone
I bought the blue chrome headset a month ago, and I’m very happy with it. Their necessary plug in cable works fine with my desktop PC. I have a severe hearing loss (must wear hearing aids) but I don’t need to wear them with these; in fact, almost too loud, and I have to lessen my PC’s audio volume. Speech is more important to me than listening to music. and they fit my head OK. Much clearer/louder than the blue tooth Libratone headset I bought here prior.
I bought the blue chrome ones and just now got around to testing them and they are so cheaply built compared to my other headphones… For ones that are priced as high as they state I honestly thought they’d be a little better in build. Super unfortunate.