CES 2015: AAudio Luxury Headphones
About a year ago I received a pair of the AAudio Legacy over-ear, noise canceling headphones. The truth is I found them fairly good sounding in the non-bass enhancing modes. But my, these headphones are, to my eyes, extraordinarily gaudy. At the time, I just couldn't bring my review them.
That was poor logic on my part. Taste is an individual matter, and while the look of these cans got in my way, others might certainly like the design. Who am I to discriminateat least too heavilybased on the look of a headphone. It's fine for me to comment, of course, but my job is really about sound quality at a fundamental level, and since these cans did sound pretty good, well, I kinda missed the boat. And I apologized to Christian Iacovelli, President of AAudio, for my short sightedness.
He was understanding, and pointed out that the line now includes a (slightly) lower-key "Phantom Black" versions to go alongside the "Liquid Chrome" livery of the original cans.
AAudio has three version of headphone models: the wired, passive, on-ear Lyric ($199)_; wired, around-ear, ANC w/bass boost Legacy ($299); and wireless, around-ear, Bluetooth, ANC w/bass boost Icon ($399). They also make an in-ear model called the Elite HD ($99).
I'll be giving these another shot in the not-to-distant future. Until then you can get the scoop from Christian in the video.
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