Reid Heath Audio has been pushing out headphones these past year that many are beginning to take notice of. They are still new to the world of headphone audio and don't have too many headphone units out yet, but they do have a passion for audio, making it available world wide, and at affordable prices. Today I have a newcommer (late 2012 to early 2013) to RHA's lineup. Their new portable headphone, the SA950i($60) is what we will be looking at today.
Summary: Hey guys, so I recently had the pleasure of receiving a review sample of the recently released RHA SA950i (can be found at Apple stores and online for only $60) and wanted to share my thoughts on this can. Here are some impressions:
Bass: Starting with the low end, these give a nice tight bass response without being overpowering at all. Plenty of punch, impact, and decent extension/articulation also.
Pros: good sound, awesome price, lightweight, comfortable, detachable iPhone cable, isolates pretty well
Cons: ear pads could be better quality, highs a little subdued although this is better in protecting your hearing in loud environments
Summary: *Disclaimer!: I've spent the last month with several top-tier headphones and iems, most of which are priced over $1,000. This review may come off as somewhat unenthusiastic as a result, but bear in mind that I think this is a fantastic product, and RHA has achieved a great price point with the SA950i. Let's begin...
The SA950i is an interesting proposition.
Pros: Great sound for the price, lightweight and comfortable, remote/mic.
Summary: I bought these kind of by accident when meaning to purchase the AKG K451s, but thought it might actually be a fortuitous mistake. Sadly I didn't last longer than 24 hours with them. After one afternoon's use I noticed my ears were hurting a lot and no amount of adjusting could change that. I then gave them another try the following day and didn't even get through an album before having to take them off due to the pain.
Summary: I bought these as a gift for my husband who is very sound quality snobby. I had read other reviews which were very positive on the sounds quality considering the price and took a chance. He is incredibly impressed with the headphones. He says the sound quality is amazing for the size and price and has commented everyday on how good they are. Highly recommended.
Summary: Amazon reduced the price of this product by £14 the day after I had placed my order, but are one of the few big companies to recognise 'good customers' and refunded me the difference promptly despite being under no obligation to do so. Having received the item, I would not have felt hard done by spending £50, as these are without doubt the best set of head phones I have owned.
Summary: Ok, I bought these in the Lightning deal before Christmas for just £34 which considering they are £50 everywhere I think is an absolute bargain. I'd been after these for a while but they'd been discontinued by RHA for a few months now (I think July '13 is when RHA stopped them) so I'm guessing these last ones were Amazon running old stock out but my god they're good!
Summary: I received these a few days ago and have had about 4 hours use out of them so far, so they are not fully burned in yet, if the sound changes once they are I will update this review. Thanks to working in Hi-Fi in the past, I've had the chance to play with headphones ranging from throw away £5 pairs to high end £500+ so have a good feel for what you can expect at the various price points.