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Massdrop x AKG M220 Pro Headphones – Blue

Massdrop x AKG M220 Pro Headphones – Blue

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Verified Purchaser
These headphones are phenomenal for the price, I am hardly a audiophile, but I am pretty picky about headphones and these are probably the favorite set I own - and the cheapest. While not the most dynamic sound (they do get better with time) the sound stage is incredible, they are very neutral and clear, especially in the high ranges. The cups are very comfortable for long listening sessions, and auto adjust to your head. They also sound very good just plugged into your headphone jack, they don't need a separate amplifier. Remember, they are open-backed so people around you will be able to hear what you're listening to.
Verified Purchaser
I'm by no means a "true audiophile," but I do like my headphones and desk amps. These are a great pair of lightweight headphones with a pretty balanced sound. With how light they are I sometimes forget they're on my head. Its a worthwhile pickup if you need a pair of cans for listening to music/gaming.
The cable length is a bit much for desk use and the ear cups are a bit harder of a texture and feel. But those are personal gripes that can be fixed.
Verified Purchaser
For the praice they are great headphones . I'm using them with my Fiio E10k Olympus2 as a default setup connected to my laptop. In future I'll upgrade amp to O2 with ODAC but for now they're together doing pretty good job. It's really a noticable upgrade of sound quality. Long cable sometimes may be little frustrating but mostly it's not a problem. Massdrop did a really great job :)
Verified Purchaser
These are a fantastic pair of headphones. I have been using them for music and gaming primarily and they are great for both. They have an excellent sound stage and the sound quality is very high. As these headphones are semi open they will bleed a little bit of sound, so they are best used in environments where you are alone.
Verified Purchaser
First of all, ptice vs. quality ratio is amazing!!! The sound quality is outstanding within this price range. Very good choice if you listen to electronica and juicy hip hop. Best idea is to acquire decent DAC that will make it more crispy. They do the job with all kinds of music actually: hazy pop from Cocteau Twins, almost acapella tracks from This Mortal Coil or heavy, sub-frequencies of LCD Soundsystem's Someone Great. Surprisingly, theys sound exceptionally well on my LG g7 ThinQ with biult-in DAC. Thanks Massdrop - for the opportunity to purchase these little wonders!!!
Verified Purchaser
For the price given? Killers, a notch better than my previous K240, their sound characteristics are rather same but M220 have more details in their sound, slightly deeper and even more alive bass plus they behave better in higher frequencies. Worth as hell.
Verified Purchaser
I'm not an audiophile. I don't know what most people are talking about; "impedance", "sound stage", "reference sound", "drivers" - none of it makes any sense to me. I came here because of a Reddit ad that said "studio quality headphones" for $50 and everybody seemed happy with them. So, take what I have to say with a grain of salt; I don't know anything about headphones. I've had mine for about 2 weeks now and I think the headphones are amazing, they sound better than any headphones I've ever owned (again, that doesn't really say much). I've never realized before how many small details are in the music that I like to listen to, because they were always drowned out and overpowered by other instruments, but these headphones are incredible in the way they allow the listener to "search" for instruments in the music. I can hear everything at once but still pick out individual parts of the music. Listen to something really wild, like 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) or Dogs, or something dynamic like Stairway to Heaven and I think what I'm trying to say will make more sense. If you're like me and you just want a decent pair of headphones, I can't imagine a better value than these. Note: I wouldn't take these into my office; I listen to music about 60% volume, and they are very loud and emit a lot of ambient sound. Other details:
  • The headband is super light, you may even call it flimsy. There isn't any padding on it, it's just a leather band. I do not find it uncomfortable.
  • They are branded as "self-adjusting" - this means that they grow automatically to the size of your head, but they can't be tightened. I have a pretty small head and generally I would wear them tighter than the default, so that took a bit of getting used to.
  • The cups themselves are really big. I know the measurement is there, but I was still surprised; they cover a large portion of my head
  • The cups don't try to suck to your head, and because they are so big, there are some small gaps. I don't really like the feeling of that, but I got used to it fairly quickly because they sound incredible.

Note for Canadians: I'm Canadian, so they aren't actually as affordable as you think when you see "$50+free shipping" in an ad. After the currency exchange, shipping, and duty, they were more like $100. I still think they're worth the price. Just a warning if you're naive like me; nothing against Massdrop itself.
Verified Purchaser
Not bad, not fantastic either. Lacks bass and punch. Quite comfortable. They are uninteresting on a phone, a bit better with an amp. I have heard 30 $ headsets with a better sound.
Jmsaingery
would love if you told which headphones sound better at 30$, and is a gsp 300 much better for its 95$ price tag if you have any idea of-course thanks for your time in advance :)
Forge_Welder
Hello, I liked the Koss KPH30i Headphones sound better by example. No idea for gsp 300, I cannot help, sorry. I own a pair of Sennheiser momentum on ear, and I have yet found nothing that competes in punch on the whole spectrum for use with a phone. No amp needed, nearly undestructible and a sound that leaves you jaw open in pure bliss. Funny enough they seem unknown arround here. I use them as reference. Compared to these, the musical experience on the AKG 220 would get only 1 star, the koss 2 or three stars, a plantronics blackbeat pro 4 stars, and the momentum 5 stars. I would like to try the HD 5xx or HD6xx but it seems they need an amp, and now I have lost trust in that review and star system on massdrop, so i would have to physically test one from the serie before buying anything. Whatever the tests or curves say the AKG 220 are not flat. They are deficient in bass and in far tremble. I tried to correct them using an equalizer like neutralizer, but it does just make a poor lazy bass louder, not better. It feels like being at the farther seats of a concert, as opposed to first ranks. This said, I am not an audiophile, whatever that means, I do not care if the sound is "true" or not. I just like to trip on the music I listen, have a bass that makes my headbones vibrate (as should bass do) , mediums with a clear definition and trembles that slice air. Hope I helped.
Verified Purchaser
Very dissapointed. I have a Sennheiser MX 365 In-ear (14€) and they sound much much better :(
Verified Purchaser
Really good headphones for the price. I can definitely tell a difference between these and my old corsair voids.
Verified Purchaser
Product not as advertised, the red color is a lot darker and the text on top is almost purple. I do not remember ordering a purple headset. It sounds great for the price, it's just a shame that the picture doesn't match the product.
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I also got additional customs fees without any warning and the delivery was absolute chaos since I had to call DHL multiple times to find out where my package went. It said "delivered" on the tracking number but appearantly they had to transfer my package to postnl(even though DHL also delivers packages to me regularly) which didn't deliver it to my doorstep but to a postal center near me. Overall not a really good experience but the sound is good enough to keep me from giving it 1 star.
AnimeFreak0710
I wonder if there is some color inconsistency. Mine are a lot darker than yours.
AnimeFreak0710
My headphones are just as inconsistent as OPs, it's like a red purplish color. Funny thing is that I didnt notice it till I saw this post lol... It's quite an improvement compared to my Turtle Beach Recon Headphones both in comfort and sound quality.
Verified Purchaser
Great audio quality for the price of the product.
Verified Purchaser
Great tonally balanced audio quality for the price point
Verified Purchaser
These headphones sound as good as they look. Which is excellent. Sound is clear and neutral and the ear cups cover the ears very well and without pressing the earlobes. One thing I see as a downside is the cable connector which on one end is a normal 3.5 mm jack but the other end is some weird proprietary looking connector which I've not seen until now.
nairotearP
The connector is mini-XLR.
Amin.M
Thank You. I'll make sure to check this thread hopefully a long time from now to see this tiny bit of good information.
Verified Purchaser
I love these headphones, even though if loud enough people can hear what im listening to, but good quality, so far ive had them for around 5 months and they still work brand new.
Verified Purchaser
This is a well crafted headset. If it had a couple xords, one with a mix it would be perfect. Beautiful sounding music. It is very light and I can use it for a long time.
Verified Purchaser
Too hard to drive with an ordinary phone. Needs proper amping to sound decent. Good for studio use.
Verified Purchaser
These are very nice, neutral headphones for the price, but their usefulness is somewhat limited. First off, they are a bit boring, not because they're flat (I have the T60RPs which are flat, but are very, very fun to listen to) but because they lack detail. It's good for referencing a wide-range of frequencies when you need a reference open-back solution (they sound more open than semi-open), but I'll often reach for my 58X instead because even though the 58X is technically less neutral I still I want that detail. I don't think I'd really ever recommend these to anyone? The mixers and musicians I know would already have other better options in mind, and they sound too boring for casual listeners and gamers. Their low cost might point them towards serving the niche of, say, large group settings where a ton of people need headphones, like editorial pits, recording rooms, or classroom settings, but their open-back nature makes them hard to recommend for these options as well because they bleed sound pretty badly. I'm not sure who these are really for. They fill a niche no one was clamoring for. But hey, I bought them, so it must appeal in some capacity. I don't think you'd necessarily be disappointed if you bought these, I just think that if you're looking for a better all-around headphone, there are better low-cost solutions than these.
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DRaGZ
Could you suggest some cheaper alternatives ?
diyanko
For neutral, Status CB-1. They are close-backed, so they don't sound very natural, but they are very neutral and extremely detailed. They used to be $50, they're $70 now on Amazon, which is still a really good deal for how good these headphones are: https://www.amazon.com/Status-Audio-Closed-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B01BDX1IVW For open-back, don't care about being neutral, Koss KPH30. They're more designed for being portable, hence the really short cable and most models having an inline mic and phone controls, but they sound really good for the price, just not neutral at all (more bassy, but open-back keeps the bass from being oppressive, decent amount of detail for their size). Only $30. https://www.amazon.com/Koss-KPH30ik-Headphones-Microphone-Lightweight/dp/B075FBRYM1
Verified Purchaser
Amazing headphones for the price. I added a USB amp to my PC for a little boost. It makes music sound awesome. It is more comfortable than my Sony Bluetooth ones that are priced over $110.
Verified Purchaser
Full shit
Yevgenii
Why?!
Yevgenii
Oof