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: Absolutely love these headphones. Comfy and great sound at an affordable price. They handle all genres of music and they don't look bad either! The only thing I'm a little disappointed about is the in-line remote not being totally compatible with my Note 3, although I knew this would almost certainly be the case as they are made for Apple products.
Bought these on 2nds August and have been delighted with them
Richard C. Otter "Rick Otter", Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: Bought these on 2nds August and have been delighted with them. Crisp clear high notes and excellent low notes. Read in a previous review that someone was having problems with them fitting to the ears badly and recently had the same problem, when I investigated I found that each of the earpieces could be turned through almost 360 degrees but were stopped going completely full circle and ended up slightly raised against the ear so that they did not lay flat.
Summary: Far too small. They don't reach the ears of a normal adult. I don't know on whose heads these were tested. This is a problem I keep coming across: XXL shirts which fit a 13 years old boy, XXL coats much smaller than normal M ones. If you import from Asia you should keep in mind that Europeans are bigger than Asians. Also on the box is clearly written "for iPhones, iPads, iPods", which means you can't increase the volume on android devices. You couldn't read it here.
Summary: These headphones are a jack of all trades. They are (in my opinion) stylish, lightweight and very listenable. Easily driven by iDevices and other portable means and dont feel too out of place plugged into a stereo jack amp (although they dont need the additional power, do provide good clarity) They are a good "go to" pair of headphones that are reasonably comfortable in long listening sessions. Its no wonder Apple sell these as they make their products sound good.
Summary: Great value cans. Bought for 'all day wear' and my son loves them - prefers them to his Dr Dre's as the bass is firm but not excessive. Big bonus is the fact that the lead detaches at both ends, meaning they can be taken off while leaving the (concealed) lead in place under his shirt.
Summary: Better than everything I tried at Sevenoaks at twice the price. Do get warm after an hour on ears though, personally not enough to annoy me. Quality response across the range and do have a sound good fun factor.
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.