Superlux HD-681 EVO Professional Monitor Over-Ear Headphones Review
What’s So Great About The Superlux HD-681 EVO?
The next and most recent in a line of reputable, reliable yet affordable headphones from the relativity unknown headphone company Superlux, the HD-681 EVO offer amazing sound at an even more amazing price. While being on the cutting edge of fashion isn’t a strong-suit of the Superlux fame, this is quite possibly the coolest looking of their line, and the most reminiscent of a high level Sennheiser headphone vs their standard AKG look-alikes.
The Superlux HD-681 EVO offers a nicely balanced sound profile while offering a level of bass you wont find in most “audiophile” headphones. Generally I have been left missing a bit of that thumping bass that’s so quintessential to the type of music I listen to most, House. With the Superlux, the HD-681 EVO I’m not left missing anything. While it’s not the type of THUMP THUMP THUMP bass you can actually feel, it IS a pleasant and fairly balanced amount. While the mids on these headphones are indeed slightly recessed, they can be made slightly brighter by removing some of the padding between the driver and your ears.
HD-681 EVO Mod Heaven
One of the coolest things about the Superlux EVO, the HD-681 and indeed the whole superlux line is that their relativity easy to customize and with such low price points they are not so scary to mess with. Would you ever remove factory padding from a $700 headphone and experiment with stuffing other materials in their place to see how the sound changes? Probably not…but what if your audiophile quality cans are only $50? You’d probably stuff a bologna sandwich in there if you thought it would make the sound better. Point is, with a not so prohibitive cost, these headphones offer 100’s of possibilities for audio enthusiasts willing to experiment a little.
That being said, messing with the Superlux, the HD-681 EVO to get them to sound right is certainly not a requirement. Right out of the box, even pre-burn in the EVO’s sound great and deliver a bright yet warm and lush sound. Their semi-open design makes for amazing sound-staging and the closed part lends it self to blocking out enough outside noise so you can enjoy your music peacefully.
For the price of $49.99, there are not too many headphones that can effectively deliver that which the Superlux EVO brings in droves. Precision sound, value and a touch of class and style. Get yours at Audio46.com or here at HandBDigital.com today!
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