Summary: Onkyo's entry into the headphone game
After selling my V-Moda M80s due to discomfort and trading my Shure se215s due to finding ergonomic issues with IEMs in general, my search for a portable headphone continued.
Pros: Sound quality, good isolation, great modern looks, sturdy build quality, good value performance
This was an impulse purchase. Not that it was hyped much (trust me, it isn’t), I just wanted to buy an on ear headphone, and these sort of showed up. They’re relatively new so I wondered if they’d be a diamond in the rough among some pretty stiff competition (V-Moda M80, UE6000, Martin...
Excerpt: Onkyo is a well-respected, well-established name in the hi-fi industry. When they announced the release of the ES-HF300 headphone, it was surprising to realize that this is their first foray into headphones. While known more for their receivers and hardware, they have produced speakers in the past.
Summary: Onkyo’s first foray into headphones is a great success. Sounding and looking beautiful, all that’s missing from the package is an in-line remote for mobile playback control. A well balanced tuning, they’ll compliment many different genres of music, and look cool while you listen.
Excerpt: I en tid, hvor Gud og hvermand laver hovedtelefoner, er det ikke underligt, at Onkyo også vil bidrage til det lukrative marked for bærbar lyd. De er bedst kendt for fremragende hi-fi-komponenter og receivere, men har også lang erfaring som højttalerproducent.
Pros: Åben og balanceret lyd med tydelig detaljegengivelse. Meget komfortable, solidt bygget og konkurrencedygtigt prissat.
Cons: Bassen kan ikke altid følge med det stramme og fokuserede lydbillede, og der er ikke kontrol/mikrofon på den aftagelige ledning.