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I bought and returned a pair from the Living Social deal. These sound decent to someone with highly discerning ears and an audiophile. The thread over at Head-Fi is mostly right, Incase Sonic places much more emphasis on the mid-range and high-range frequencies. If you are used to listening to bass-heavy music, then steer clear of this, as you will likely be disappointed.
With that said, I would classify this as a poor man's Sennheiser HD 595. To give you an idea of what to expect, the typical value-oriented headphone pumps up the bass in order to mask inaccurate midrange and highrange sounds. JVC Marshmellow, for example, does a great job at this. The typical Skullcandy and V-Moda fall in to this category too. Sonic doesnt attempt to do this because their midrange and highrange reproduction actually sound remarkably accurate. The problem though, is that some people mistake this with a "balanced" sound. My biggest problem with Sonic is that sure, it plays back midrange and highrange very well, but it has very little bass and struggles with lowrange. What that translates to is that this pair is great for acoustic vocal tracks, but terrible at bass-heavy hip hop, metal, electronica genres.
So that was the long answer. The short answer is: if you dont listen to much bass-heavy music, then Incase Sonic is great for you. But if you do care about your base, I would stay away from this one since the moment you hear the relative lack of bass, you would wish for something different.
Also, a major killer is the 3% THD (total harmonic distortion). A pair of good headphones nowadays keep it at 1% max. That is the standard to expect for anything $50+. In fact, most sub-$50 cans have that.
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grtgrfx wrote:Who cares what the pros use? They need really loud and isolating headphones, not musical headphones. And how many pros are there in the world...a few thousand? Sheesh. Never liked Sony headsets, the ones I tried emphasized too much bass or too shrill treble.
You must be very young, only knowing so-called DJ's at clubs. Real pros include people like me who produce radio news, talk shows, production videos, CDs and more. A lot requires very clean sound which is not loud. And yes, I use Sonys.
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Monoprice 'dj' style, $21.59.
The rebranded versions of these cans go anywhere from $60 to $125. Buy three for about the same price, and you won't be as mad at yourself when you break them. (They also have the detachable cable, which imho is a must have for headphones you want to keep for years to come)
Also, they are quite comfortable to wear with glasses. And I have a big giant head.
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Ok, so maybe I'm an tadpole here, but the pictures mention microphone controls. However, I don't see a microphone on these? The description also mentions a microphone in the specs box.
Can someone tell me where the mic is?
Buccaneers of Caribbean #1 9-18-2012 (1 of the the Honest 200)