My New Macaws !!
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to receive a new pair of Mix1 Macaw headphones made by MTX Audio. Between March Madness games, I spent the entire weekend putting these babies through their paces and I must say, they passed with flying colors ... I LOVE these headphones!
As a long time Audio-Technica fan, I had to compare the Macaws with some serious competition - my favorite AT M50s. My first impression, since these are true over-the-ear closed-back headphones, was the excellent noise suppression characteristics, even at almost zero volume and sound leakage is virtually non-existent even when "cranked-up." The foam earcuffs are nicely padded, soft and very comfortable - The headset itself is lightweight, so no "pain in the neck" after long periods of wear.
I worked these Macaws out on everything from Buffett to Robert Johnson & Son House and Big Head Todd to Neil Young & Jesse Winchester ... Even on some old Sunday morning Windham Hill new age, I got great clarity & faithful reproduction all across the spectrum, even without the prerequisite burn-in period. These phones also have (apparently) a relatively flat EQ setting resulting in music as it should be ... the highs are crisp & clear without any periodic piercings, lows are full, deep & rich, never muddy. Midrange may be a tad recessed, but certainly well-controlled. Dispersal & separation are well above average for any headphones.
As I said, I LOVE these headphones & recommend them highly!
3/27/2014 3:17 PM
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