Monday, December 28, 2015

LyxPro HAS-30 Professional Over-Ear Headphones

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I've only had these headphones for a couple days now and I can't stop wearing them. For the price ($70 at the time of writing this) these headphones blow competitors out of the water. They're big and the completely engulf your ears. What's better is that they are without a doubt the most comfortable headphones I've worn in the last 15 years. I work eight hour days behind a computer and pretty much listen to music, podcasts, or audio books all day long. If it wasn't for the loud music blasting in my ears, I would completely forget I even have them on my head.

The leather (maybe it's pleather?) that surrounds your ears is so incredibly soft but yet it seems to breathe very well. I never get sweaty or too hot wearing them. The part that goes over your head is equally comfortable and only needs to be readjusted every few hours. The last thing I liked about the comfort of the headphones is that the ear pieces can rotate 90 degrees in either direction. This means that you're not stuck with whatever position they were put in from the factory. To me, that increases comfort significantly.

Since these are pretty big they have a protective case that is equally as large. It definitely provides reasonable protection and comfortably fits the headphones and all included accessories. One thing I'd like to point out is how smart someone in the design department was. First off, these come with two interchangeable cords. You get one straight one, and one curled one. Some smart guy in the design department came up with this brilliant idea to notch the plastic piece of the cable that goes into the opening on the headphones so you put the cable in and turn it to lock it into place. Guess what's not coming out accidentally? Yep, the cord. It's also a huge positive to have screw threads on the opposite end of the cable to allow the included 1/4" adapter to go on snugly and not come off in a receiver.

So you might be saying, "Alright Jered, you talked about how comfortable they are and how some smarty pants said it was a great idea to notch the cable but how do they sound?" I'm glad you asked. These sound AWESOME. Pardon my excitement, I'll try to be as objective as possible with this part.

These are obviously designed with professional intent so although they provide very good listening from your phone or PC, they'll shine the most when plugged into a receiver or something that is amplified. Every sound comes through as clear as a whistle. I can't remember what song I was listening to last night, but I heard background lyrics that were whispered that I had never heard before. It's going to bug me that I can't remember what song that was. Anyway, the music actually sounds full, inclusive, and immersive. I also believe that since they aren't ear buds or on-ear headphones, the music is allowed to flow more freely and naturally into your ears giving you a greater appreciation of the music as it doesn't sound forced into your head.

When you have these plugged into an amplified source, the bass can quickly rattle your brain. It can definitely get pretty deep but it always seems to maintain a tight punch to the response. None of the sounds seem to get muddled with the others and nothing seems to get lost at high volumes. It wasn't until I hit the last 3-4% of the volume ceiling on my receiver that they started to hit their limit and sounded pretty rough. I tried all sorts of music on these and not a single song sounded bad. Hip-Hop was deep and had punchy bass. Rock was loud, clear, and incredibly responsive. Country let all the highs and lows shine through. Classical music gave every little twinkle on the piano its own spotlight.

Overall these headphones are comfortable, versatile, and an absolute knockout for the price. I finally have something I can listen to all day long at the office and not have to take a break from them due to wear fatigue. Although I received this product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions expressed are my own and reflect my personal experience with this product. Feel free to ask me questions about this product and I'll respond within 24 hours. I hope my opinions help to enhance your purchasing experience!