Summary: I've had these now for about 2 weeks now. I got these for a good price on ebay, they were open box, meaning the box was all beat up but the headphones were fine and in new condition, it's a win-win! :D I'm not as experienced as some members on here so if you'd like, take my review with a grain of salt. I also won't go into much depth as some reviewers do. My sources are Laptop>FiiO E10 and an ipod nano 5th generation.
Pros: Bass, midrange, highs are all good. Isolation both in and out is also decent. Pretty flat frequency response considering the -25 dip in the mid range.
Summary: Sound Magic HP 100 ($165 Used)
In the search for a can with the dt 880 sound and the isolation of a closed headphone I came across the sound magic hp 100!
Pros: Comfort, isolation, carrying case, detachable cord, clean sound, wonderful sound stage
Cons : lack of lower mids and upper bass [easily fixed by the w1000x Pads], also needs to be modified for bass improvement
Closed operating principle
Driver: Dynamic 53mm...
After enjoying my re-branded Brainwavz HM5s for around 6 months, I decided that it was time to move onto the next best thing. Not that I got tired of my HM5s, but I just knew that there was something better out there. After looking around on Amazon, Head-Fi and a couple other websites and stumbled onto the Soundmagic HP100s.
Pros: Wide Soundstage, Clarity, Great Bass Response that doesn't drown out highs and mids.
Cons: Pads can get sweaty on my ears after a couple hours, but the pleather is primarily to blame.
Summary: SoundMAGIC HP100 review
I would like to thank tony at soundmagic for asking me to review their First full size circumaural headphone, and I must say they have done a very good job.
I will try and write as honest a review as possible, and any opinions expressed are my own and others may not agree.
These have had 100 hours of burn in, as suggested by soundmagic, and differences were noticed, so do not judge them straight out of the box.
Summary: We are all different, and thus we all like different things. But there are likely only so many possible combinations in the world. So if you happen to be like me and like sleek, low profile, comfy, feature filled, well deigned, well made, amazing sounding shiny bits… Then maybe these will also be your new favorite cans?
Lets start with the physical, as eventually you will have to admit this is where all love starts. Attraction.
Summary: Read all the reviews here on headfi and you'll get a very accurate idea of what you'll hear.
I have been buying portable earphones since the early 90s, mostly Sony and their $100 models.In the past several years I've gathered Klipsch S4(great budget gear) then the V moda M80 for my first headphone and its great in a warm smooth way with plenty of great bass for my taste, and because it was on sale the Klipsch X5 which opened my eyes with the astonishing detail it...
Pros: Soundstage, detail, and balanced sound that isn't bass shy.
Summary: I'm just going to jump right into the review.
Driver: Dynamic 53mm
Frequency response: 10hz-30khz
Sensitivity: 95db at 1Khz/mw
Max input power: 100mw
Cable length: 1.2m (4m extended)
Price: Around $200
Build Quality: These headphones are built very well. The headband is a very strong, and slightly flexible. It is made up of a metal and plastic. it is about 65% metal, and 35% plastic.
Summary: Having owned a pair of Soundmagic E-10's for a year it was a logical conclusion to consider the HP100's as a replacement for some ageing Beyer's. The HP-100's are an extension of the E-10's with all their positive attributes and more - with a controlled deeper bass - but not too deep along the lines of the Beats range.
The sound being very precise and detailed in the upper range was exactly what I wanted and I chose the HP100's above the B&W P3's and P5's and AKG K550's.