Pisen is a Malaysian company usually associated with power banks and other consumer electronics, so it came as something as a surprise to see these pop up online earlier this year. And by earlier this year, I actually ordered and received these March. I was fully intending to review them immediately, and on a cold […]
I’ve been after a pair of these for a year or so now, but as is often the case with hyped up headphones, the price increased and I couldn’t justify it. A few weeks ago mp4nation.net had a 25% discount on everything in their store, so I decided to jump on it.
Somic have recently revamped and re-released two pairs of headphones that originally came out a couple of years ago. The Somic MM163 have become the Somic V1, and the Somic MH463 have become these, the V2.
Somic are one of China’s golden boys of the headphones industry – they are capable of manufacturing headphones that easily rival big name Western brands costing two or three times as much money. In 2012/13 they released two “high end” monitoring headphones, the open back MH463 and the closed MM163. I recently reviewed the MM163 and […]
Superlux have been around since 1987, they’re a Taiwanese based company manufacturing a wide range of microphones, intercoms, speakers and of course, headphones. The Superlux HD681 open back headphones were first released in 2009 and very closely resemble the AKG K240 in all but price, and maybe sound. I’ve had these cans on my wishlist for a […]
The first budget headphones I bought were a pair of Somic MM163. I bought these from fasttech.com for around $50 and I’ve had them for a couple of years now. Being the first pair of cheap headphones I’d own, it was something of a make or break for me. If they’d been terrible then the […]
The HD681 headphones from Superlux have been available for some years now, and reviews across the board praise them for their fairly neutral sound and cheap price. If you’re after headphones with a premium look and feel then these are not not for you – they’re pretty lightweight, plasticy and fairly cheap feeling. Having said that, […]
Pisen are a name that comes up regularly when browsing for USB gadgets, powerbanks and cheap headphones – in fact the Malaysian company were the first pioneers of the portable powerbank back in 2004. They supplied their prototype powerbanks to the 137 Chinese scientists and researchers who journeyed to the South Pole to build an observation station 4039 metres above […]