Which would you get over the other: the Focal or the Sonys?I think Beats emphasize the bass at the cost of the detail and control but I haven't heard any of the new generation models. They have suspect build quality for their over ears in comparison to their cost from what I understand. You're buying them for style and then for Apple pairing second before sound or build quality. I can't rag on Beats because my only experience with them was pre-Apple.
Bose though.. Bose has kind of lost their way a bit for me. Their sound signature was suppose to bring a more open and acoustic experience to music but as time has gone on their sound signature seems to have tinniness or hollowness combined with a flat tune that's not neutral, it's flat. Bose by most people standards make very comfortable headphones with great noise cancelling.. however their software seems to be a problem. As is their lack of support for high fidelity bluetooth streaming like AptX. They seem to have been usurped by Sony's WH1000s but the Sony sound while clean.. is muddled in bass.
So out of Beats, Bose, and Sony, I'd take the Sony's because of their overall comfort, build quality, and if I had to live with a sound, I'd rather the dynamics of Sony and EQ what I don't like out. Plus Sony has caught up to Bose with the ANC, but Bose has everyone beat for overall mic quality.
I still wouldn't shell out for a pair of 700s, I'd stick with the Quiet Comfort if I had to go with Bose. Beats I would avoid all together.
But honestly I think I'd go with TaoTronics over Bose.
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I bought another pair of TWS earphones but this time they're for the wife. I got her the Votomy V-22s. For 50 bucks you get:
- 7 to 8 hours per earbuds
- 100+ hours of charge time from the case
- independent usage (use the left or right solo)
- waterproofing (IPX 7 rating I believe)
- full touch controls including volume
I figured since she's working from home she can use them for calls, meetings, and workouts. I've only listened to them briefly but I will say they have impressive soundstaging. To the degree I was not expecting. And they're a very comfortable fit though they do not have securing hooks. That's something to consider if you were planning on using them for CrossFit or extremely passionate homosexual sex with several men at a time.
Not sure I could recommend them for the latter. I'd test it myself but I'm a clam-man.
Anyway.. consider this a solid value proposition alert from me.
Depends if you need the ANC. I'm not taking any closed back over the Focals. Only thing I can knock them for is the clamp pressure because I wear glasses but that sound signature is unbeatable.Which would you get over the other: the Focal or the Sonys?
I like Apple's mics, I think I'd prefer the Power Beats Pro to the Air Pods form factor. Same sound quality, better battery life, and to me the mics sound better. But you're paying for style over substance. If you're spending that kind of money I think the 1More ANC are the better buy but I'd take the Power Beats, hooks and all, over the Air Pods.That Apple ecosystem has me hooked. I want some of the Google ones that translate spoken language. I may go with those.
It's all the same sort of thing. I love cooking too don't get me wrong, but I don't go so overboard with my kitchen paraphernalia. Oh you best believe I have some nice knives (which I sharpen by hand) and some expensive cookware.. but it's very much settled. Cooking is a very old school thing where I think I find that tech never really demonstrates to be as good as the more traditional methods.I appreciate your enthusiasm. I will never quite understand it probably. I’m the guy that’s just amazed at his AirPods.
I have however, spent 800 bucks on a pizza oven, so I too have a passion that lots of folks might roll their eyes at.
Thanks man. That is a deal. Plus you can add the protection plan. I've been dragging my feet on getting some because I actually want some over-the-ears and some workout bluetooth buds for exercise.Just throwing this out here because I'm a nice guy. Ask your mom.
On Amazon you can get the Sony WH-1000mx3, likely the best ANC cans on the market, for about a 100 dollars and some change less IF.. you buy the international version. This would mean no Warranty by Sony US. So if you want a discount at the cost of warranty here's the link:
IMO, not a bad deal if you need noise cancelling headphones that can pretty much do it all for music.