DJ turn the music up, up, up!
As soon as I got home from a long weekend work at the mall, I quickly opened the package that welcomed me on my desk. I was surprised to see a headphone by the popular UK-based record label Hed Kandi, which looked classy and sturdy at the same time.
So apparently, Hed Kandi has ventured into the earphone and headphone business (or the audio market to put it simply), since these products are very much related to music and parties anyway. What an excellent way to up the value and awareness of their brand, isn't it?
What came in the package is a black (a la DJ headphone) called the Hed Kandi Discotheque. Other colors were more leaned towards girls, unless guys can properly wear/carry the other colors Purple, White, and Baby Blue.
The headphone has matte ear cups and comfortable ear pads, connected together by a thick head band with metal touches. Its adjustable height can be very useful to whoever will wear it - big headed or small headed folks. *Is that how we call it? Lol!*
- Driver diameter: 40mm
- Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
- Impedence: 32 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 108 dB
- Max input power: 100 mW
- Cable length: 1.5m
Hed Kandi Discotheque is comfortable to the ears. However, I felt that it's kind of overly tight after long duration of usage. For some reason, once I put it on, I need music to keep on playing. I need sound to come out, or else, I'd feel the tightness even more. It may be the case that the headphone is still new (and needs more using) or it just needs a little getting used to.
The headphone is admittedly bulky. It's not foldable like other compact headphones, but I guess it's the way it was focused for specific audience/market.
In the sounds department, there's definitely nothing to be wary about. With a brand that's on top, the sound quality of the Hed Kandi Discotheque has an edge too.
I can clearly hear the distinct sounds of the instruments and the vocals combining altogether with a crisp rhythym. The bass level is fantastic - you'll easily be swept off your feet and start dancing to the beat.
Overall, it's a great accessory for sound tripping. Whether you're doing a house party, a run off in the subdivision or just plainly listening to music in your workstation, the Hed Kandi Discotheque is a good buy. In addition to just using it for listening, I'd be using it also when I do voice over recordings, because I can clearly hear the sound of my voice as I speak and record.
Suggested Retail Price: Php1,190
Available in the following stores:
- Power Mac
- Power Hub
- Mobile 1
- 8 Telecom
- Digital Hub
- Digital Walker
- Beyond The Box