This is the Armin Van Buuren endorsed A5 Pro DJ style headphones by Philips.
Metal music is my juice; so naturally the A5 Pro took a load of death and thrash metal tunes through its drivers. Although my first reaction was that the A5 Pro sounded flat and lightweight, I soon had my head bobbing to the beat and audio reverberations. I mean these cans had the tone spot on once warmed up. No fatigue. And as I adapted to its very balanced signature with a slight tilt to the brighter end I began to hear the audio blossom. This is a really fun headphones to listen to. To top it, the built quality and finishing is very good. Extremely sturdy, comfortable and light. The head band and ‘clasp’ are snug and they’re stylish to boot. Everything about the A5Pro is solid. After I put it through the paces, I was happy indeed. They performed more than adequate honestly. In fact I was very impressed.
The downside is, it’s a little hefty on the price tag. For most Malaysians, RM2119 (inclusive GST) is steep but Philips did make the A5 Pro for the high-end market; so in terms of classy looks, audio performance and functionality the price is valid I reckon.
I invite you to come audition the headphones over at Amplified; the Headphones Store to judge the capabilities for yourself. Those of us who have, are singing plaudits for the headphones!
For more details click here.
The thinksound wood house ON1 headphones and their range of earphones are not only cool looking but they produce immaculately crisp audio. The wood accentuates a certain characteristic personality to my music that I do not find prevalent in other drivers. The ON1 headphones boast a 50Ω impedance 40 mm driver – which is perfect for audiophiles who want to hook their gear to external amplifiers/DACs.
I learned through auditioning various types of headphones/earphones, that wood housed gears, in general, do very well for extreme metal music. And it’s definitely true for thinksound ON1 headphones. If the reverberation from the sonic avalanche of Vader’s ‘Reborn in Flames’ were surreal or Slayer’s slow boil intro of ‘Seasons in Abyss’ chilled your spine before; then hook these tracks to a thinksound audio gear and your head-banging experience goes up a notch!