Excerpt: The RHA SA950i headphones are designed to deliver professional audio in a compact and lightweight form factor. Featuring 40mm titanium-coated mylar drivers, a detachable 1.5 meter fabric braided cable, adjustable chrome sliders for a better fit, and gold plated connections, it certainly seems like a lot of thought went into the design of this headset.
Summary: The RHA SA950is pose an alright value for money ratio if you use Apple i-devices. Unfortunately, there is no Android option, although it would only take minor modifications to the already separate cable. The bass on these supra aural headphones is quite good if you can get a good seal between the cup and your ears, which is a bit tricky because the ear cups are fixed rather than on a ball-joint like on any Sennheiser PX-series on-ear headphones.
Pros: i-device remote, 3 year warranty, Good bass, Good wearing comfort, Light weight, User replaceable cable, Durable cable
Cons: Comfort not perfect, Midrange and treble performance not ideal, No Android option, Build quality less than desirable for the price
Summary: It is a simple affair to adjust these headphones to fit and when placed over the ears they are quite comfortable. The lightweight construction coupled with the soft material that lines the speakers makes it easy to wear them for an extended period of time. Noise isolation is good, although it isn't outstanding by any means. The on-ear design doesn't provide as much coverage as say an over-the-ear headphone, which can seal out background noise to a much higher degree.
Excerpt: Not everyone here can afford professional grade studio headphones that will rock your wallet up in the high hundreds, but I could be wrong. However, what I can promise is that nobody is coming to us to find the cheapest and worst quality headphones available. Now here's the twist: RHA's new SA950i offer surprisingly amazing audio quality for an even more amazing price point. Head on past the cut to check out our full review and if these are worthy of your ears.
Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the RHA SA950i On-Ear Portable Headphones a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that they are better or worse than a similar set of headphones that have been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a...
Pros: Detachable braided cable, Inline Remote and Microphone, Good design, Excellent bass response, Reasonable value, Small and lightweight and compact, Bass doesn't cloud high and mid range, Sound leakage kept to a minimum
Cons: Lack of horizontal pivot adjustment, Not as comfortable as they could be, Need amplifying to really shine, Ear pads don't appear to be replaceable
Conclusion: The SA950i’s are a well-designed pair of headphones that look as good as they feel. While we noted some apparent limitations, mostly having to do with inconsistency at the extremes of the frequency spectrum, what you do get from the 950i is clear and well-balanced. And, at $60, it’s hard to ask for much more than what these headphones deliver: approachable sound in a tidy, stylish package.
Pros: Approachable, quality sound, Smart styling and features, Light and convenient, Excellent value
Cons: Lack of definition in high-end, Inconsistent performance among music genres, Generally narrow frequency response
Conclusion: The RHA SA950i is solid headphone option for bass lovers on a budget.
Pros: Quality audio performance with no distortion at top volumes. Affordable, but doesn't feel flimsy. Removable cable adds value. Cable has inline microphone and controls for iPhone, iOS and Android devices.
Cons: Can be uncomfortable over long listening periods. Highly-sculpted frequency response not for purists. Vocals on certain genres can sound a bit muffled.