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 Logan Mikros 90, ATH M50, ATH WS99, MDR -1R, and many many more).
Build Quality, Aesthetics, Comfort, Gripes:
First off I’d rate the build quality as very good.
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. As a subscriber to Innerfidelity, I opened youtube one day to see Tyll's new review of the ES-FC300 and ES-HF300 headphones from Onkyo. Portables! I knew Tyll typically only reviews things he likes, so I gave it a watch. He sure seemed impressed with them!
Pros: Sound quality, good isolation, great modern looks, sturdy build quality, good value performance