I have a confession to make; I’m now a member of the “my mom bought these for me headphones” club. Yes, I picked up a pair of Beats headphones.
I spend most of my day in front of my computer, but I'm also away from my desk quite frequently. While I work, I like to listen with a pair of corded headphones. However, they tend to get caught on my office chair plus I frequently forget to take them off when I get up which leads to a lot of pulled cords.
I finally had enough and decided to pick up a pair of around the ear Bluetooth headphones. I didn’t need noise cancellation but it’s often a mandatory feature on this style of Bluetooth headphone.
I heard some good things about the AKG K845’s and picked up a pair for myself. If I were to describe them I’d have to use the “N” word - Yes, they’re too damn Neutral. While they do allow you enjoy music in a way you couldn’t before, the bass was too neutral and I usually wished they had a bit more oomph to them.
Next up, where the Parrot Zik 2.0
’s which I reviewed here. They are powerful with bright trebles and deep bass - I had a lot of fun with them. They also had outstanding build quality and just look amazing. However, they were also very expensive, overly complicated and just lacked a certain something in the sound quality department. To be honest though, at $400 USD/$430 CDN, it was mostly the cost that kept me from buying a pair for myself.
After that, I decided to give the Beat Studio 2.0 Wireless a try. While they normally cost about the same as the Zik’s, I found a pair for $300 (taxes included) and decided to pull the trigger.