Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Hisoundaudio Wooduo 2 Quick Review

Hisoundaudio Wooduo 2 Quick Review

Thanks to Hisoundaudio for the sample.

Brief:  Gargantuan bass meets quality.

Price:  RRP of US$129 or about £82

Specification:  Type: Dynamic, Driver Size: 7mm, Impedance: 16 ohm, Sensitivity: 108db Frequency Response: 19Hz – 22kHz (?)

Accessories:  I got a few pairs of tips but I don’t have a production set.

Build Quality:  Very nice.  I’m not a fan of the flat style cable but it does feel of a good quality and the jack feels super solid.  The buds look nice too.

Isolation:  Good but nothing stellar.  They are pretty good for dynamics which is fast becoming the norm.  It’s enough for normal use out and about or on a bus.  Not really what I’d go for visiting New Zealand but surely enough to make you road kill if you don’t look where you’re going.

Comfort/Fit:  Very good.  Fit I had a touch of bother with air pressure and venting but then I was pulling them out my ears every ten minutes.  With Comply’s on it was great.  Comfort too was great despite my wearing them up which they weren’t really intended for.

Aesthetics:  Depending on how you look at it good or so so.  These look very much like the Popo’s which are much cheaper.  Also they are wood and the cable is bright red and flat so very visually noticeable.  You either like that flashiness or you don’t.

Sound:  It’s all about the bass, the bass is why you’d by these or not.  No question.  The bass is nothing even approaching balanced, it’s vast.  You either like and want that or you don’t.  If we assume for a moment you do want that then these are superb.  I’m close to calling them bass cannons but that usually has negative connotations which is undeserved.  The quality here is such that I cannot fault it really, sure it can get a touch soft and flabby as you go really low but it goes lower than pretty much everything while giving you vast amounts.  The quantity is just massive and given that the quality holds op really marvellously well.  Mids are a touch distant but remain very open and clearly audible and in no way are subsumed into that big old bass.  The highs are very good too, a little behind that bass of course but once your ear gets used to it there is a very good amount of detail and clarity, it’s just not so obviously noticeable at first.  Still it won’t suit treble junkies.  It really is all about that bass.

Value:  With an RRP of US$129 or about £82 then there isn’t anything around there I can think of with the same attributes, i.e. that bass.  It may not be what id personally pick but if you love huge bass then the quality here is pretty much without compare at this abundance.  I’m not sure you’ll find a better sounding bass monster.

Pro’s:   Bass abundance, Bass quality, Bass depth.

Con’s:  Not in any way balanced.

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