This model was the first headphone I purchased when I started being a serious Head-FI fan. It can be driven nicely by an iPod Touch and also via a dedicated headphone amp. Both prividing sufficient bass and detailed soundstaging.
Comfort wise, overall is very comfortable. But for long hours (I have uesed them straight for 4 hours), can feel a bit exhausting and too 'clamped' on.
A Grado its not but for that price, its value for money.
I had a set of these, received as a present, but I found them to be bass-heavy and not in a nice way, it seemed to dominate everything, especially speach.
They fell to pieces after a daughter sat on them on the sofa and cracked a small plastic clip that holds it together.
Putting a positive spin on it - if you you like your base big and juicy and are very careful with your posessions then these may be for you!
The reality - overly bassy and not built to withstand real-life knocks.
My ever faithful Sennheiser 414s from last century are still soldiering on however
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You might suffer a few app grumbles but you won’t get better-sounding streaming anywhere else
Not so very far from the last word in external digital-to-analogue converters
The gorgeous retro design is hard to resist, but the TEAC fails to deliver an engaging and musical performance at this price
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