Superlux HD662 EVO Quick Review by mark2410
Thanks to GearBest for the sample.
Brief: Closed, cheap and highly impressive.
Price: £30 or US$40
Specifications: Headset type: Dynamic, Connectivity : Wired, Application: Computer, DJ, Mobile phone, Portable Media Player, Plug Type: 3.5mm, Driver unit: 50mm, Frequency response: 10Hz-30KHz, Impedance: 32ohms, Sensitivity: 98 dB (S.P.L at 1KHz), Input Power: 200mW
Accessories: 1 x Superlux HD662 EVO Monitoring Headphones, 1 x 1m Audio Cable, 1 x 3m Audio Cable, 1 x 6.3mm to 3.5mm Jack Adapter, 1 x Cable Clip, 2 x Earmuff, 1 x Carry Bag, 1 x English and Chinese User Manual
Build Quality: While the constriction seems good the materials are not what one might call premium. In particular that head band strap, yeah it’s pretty el cheapo looking and feeling. Over all while it is solid enough it’s all a pretty plasticky looking affair.
Isolation: Pretty reasonable. They are closed so they do isolate depending on how well your ears and the pods seal. I’d say fine for out and about, probably on a bus too but Tube and flights I’d skip unless desperate. Naturally enough to get yourself run over if you don’t look where you going near traffic, so please do remember to.
Comfort/Fit: Well fit was fine and easy. Comfort, well they are round pads so they will sit on your ears a bit and that gets tiring after a while. Also do keep in mind that these clamp quite bit, very much more considerably than their 681 siblings. If you want to use them all day be warned they are ear squishy.
Aesthetics: From a distance they look pretty nice, up close they are what they are. Cheap and plasticky. So they arent what I’d call lookers but then I don’t care and if you pick headphones based on what they look like rather than what they sound like, you’re reading the wrong reviews.
Sound: Wow. Yeah while in absolute terms they may be nothing super special, their abilities are adequate, enough to be pleasing to the ear and enjoyable. Then you take a gander at the price tag, that Super lux are pulling off this good for this price is a marvel of cheap Chinese manufacturing. Despite their being closed they haven’t ramped up the bass, they have in fact tamed it a bit, toned it towards a bit of a middle to upper bass hump that can come out to play if provoked. Though it does go reasonably deep but doesn’t rise up in scale as it does so, which many closed cans like to do. The mids are rather capable too. A little bit over shadowed but they have a nice clear focus. They try to keep a bit of breadth and clarity which they just about pull off. Then the treble comes in and if you power them well, that treble can really show off a bit too much. It wants to be hard, crisp edged and do what it can to give you the air of their being lots of, errr, air. For a closed can it has a stab at being more spacious and well, its so so. Not bad but that treble can be a little too hot at times for me. Pair it warm and softly though and it’s really rather impressive. The detail retrieval and nuance is fab for this price.
Value: Disturbingly good value.
Pro’s: Sound waaaay better than they should. Stupid cheap.
Con’s: Treble can be a little over eager and edgy. A bit ear squishy.