Summary: The Incase Sonic headphones are a standout first effort for Incase. Their elongated earcups and memory foam lend a supremely comfortable fit, and the powerful titanium drivers inside add sweetness to their sound that earns them a universal recommendation for all types of music fans.
Pros: A unique collaboration of matte rubber, memory foam, and micro-fleece materials snag the, over-ear headphones extra points for comfort and durability, while the 40mm driver sharpens acoustics with impressive detail.
Cons: Space-conscious travelers might lament the lack of a folding headband.
Excerpt: In case you were in the dark, Incase has its very own line of headphones and they are very promising. You might know Incase as one of the biggest names in the case, sleeve and bag business and rightfully so. My very first protective case years ago was an Incase Slider for the first ever iPhone, I fell in love right there and then. Incase might be new to audio, but it has incorporated everything it knows about good design into its new headphones.
Conclusion: Incase’s first go at the headphone business is a pretty strong one. The full-size Sonic headphones are so well designed, they make you want to love them; but some occasionally shrill treble could be a deal breaker for some picky listeners. On the whole, we think Incase did a great job. The company has shown that it is every bit as capable of superior headphone design as the folks behind those celebrity endorsed models.
Conclusion: At $180, the Sonics are significantly cheaper than most of the other head- phones on test. The audio quality makes them a good buy, so long as you can envis- age yourself going out in public with the bulk and retro design.