Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Closed Back Over Ear Headphones Review.

The Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Closed Back Over Ear Headphones were kindly provided to me by KS Distribution (Final Audio Design’s Authorised UK distributor) in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk, no additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.

 

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During this review I make more than a few passing comparisons between the Sonorous VI’s and the Sonorous III’s which I reviewed a few months ago. I realise this is a less than ideal comparison given the difference in price points, but with the only other set I had to hand at the time of writing this review, was a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO’s so seemed a better comparative baseline than none at all for my claims, comments and opinions.

The 8 Ohm impendence means that no additional hardware is required to drive the Sonorous VI’s and they are as happy connected to a HiFi as they are a laptop, tablet or phone. That said and rather curiously the 16 Ohm Sonorous III’s are easier to drive on some mobile devices, most notably my Tab S2.

While the Sonorous III’s are an impressive set of cans there are notable chinks in its armour, specifically with tracks that encroach into the upper echelons of the high range such as Dido, White Flag and Quindon Tarver, Everybody’s Free, by comparison the VI’s frequency across the range is more competently and consistently handled.

For prolonged use, however the Sonorous III’s do have the edge on comfort, not just in the physical sense (due to the additional 70g of weight on the Sonorous VI’s) but also due to often bright highs with a range of tracks (the most common culprit being cymbals and snares) that can become fatiguing after an hour or so without a few minutes break.

There is no doubt that the Sonorous VI’s are expensive, they are however an investment and like a good quality hand made pair of leather brogues, they will last you a lifetime. Sure, they may need a new pair of soles from time to time (or rather pads) but the audio quality produced will if anything only get better with time.

The lack of a bundled carry case with the Sonorous VI’s is a little disappointing and will mean those seeking perfection on the go will need to make an additional outlay to protect their investment with the Final Audio Design Semi Hard Carrying Case.

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Final Audio Design Sonorous III Closed Back Headphones Review

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The Final Audio Design Sonorous III Closed Back Headphones were kindly provided to me by KS Distribution free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk. No additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.

The Final Audio Design Sonorous III’s are available in the UK from Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £299 with free P&P. In the US the Final Audio Design Sonorous III’s are available from Amazon.com at a cost of $399. (Prices correct at time of posting).

 

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One of the most relatable comments I have read about the Sonorous III’s (a review on sonicelectronix) was “My only complaint is these headphones are addicting” and with all my heart, I couldn’t agree more, trying to write the sound quality section of this review was quite honestly an annoyance as all I wanted to do was listen to the music. For me this is a rarity as I oft far more enjoy writing about products than I actually do using them.

The 16 Ohm impendence means that no additional hardware is required to drive the Sonorous III’s and they are as happy connected to a HiFi as they are a laptop, tablet or phone. An example of just how easy they are to drive, I am yet to take them above 30% volume on a laptop and very little further on tablets and phones and I seriously struggle to see what benefit a headphone amp would offer.

Considering how easy they are to drive they are very well suited to those seeking to attain the best quality possible from their portable devices without compromise. Unfortunately, while the isolation is impressive during playback considering the closed back design there is significant leakage more akin to an open back and the lack of a bundled carry case will mean those seeking perfection on the go will need to make an additional outlay to protect their investment with the Final Audio Design Semi Hard Carrying Case.

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SoundMAGIC Vento P55 On Ear Headphones Review

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The SoundMAGIC Vento P55 On Ear Headphones were kindly provided to me by KS Distribution free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk. No additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.

The SoundMAGIC Vento P55 On Ear Headphones are available in the UK from Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £149.99 with free P&P . At the time of writing the Vento P55’s do not appear to be available on Amazon.com (Prices correct at time of posting).

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PACKAGING & CONTENTS.

The SoundMAGIC Vento P55’s come supplied within a high quality retail style cardboard packaging. On the front is an image of the headphones along with SoundMAGIC branding, some product bumpf, a QR code and a SoundMAGIC authenticity sticker. Continue reading

Pen Recorder Pro SL200 Voice Recorder Pen Review

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The Pen Recorder Pro SL200 was kindly provided to me by Tenton Webstores free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. No additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.

The Pen Recorder Pro SL200 is available in the UK from Tenton Webstores UK Fulfilled BY Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £107 with free P&P. In the US the SL200 is available from Tenton Webstores Fulfilled BY Amazon.com at a cost of $129 with free P&P  (Prices correct at time of posting).

 

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PACKAGING & CONTENTS.

The SL200 Voice Recorder Pen is supplied within a rectangular plastic flip top case with a cardboard branding sleeve securing the package together. On the top of the sleeve is an image of the SL200 along alongside branding and model information. On the back there are details about the key features, specifications as well as warranty information and certification symbols (CE, FCC etc).

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