For those of you who don’t yet know about Audiofly, now would be the time to have a look into what they are doing. This trendy audio company is producing earbuds and over-ear headphones that deliver in a professional and consumer based market across a range of needs. Having supplied the in ear monitors for X-Factor last year, you can be sure these guys know how to produce a quality product. But, it doesn’t stop there; I am currently wearing a pair of their AF240 over-ear headphones right now as I write this. They were released last year in black, and now are also available in white. Sure, I’ve been listening to Morrissey for the last hour, but he’s sounding pretty good right now.
Let’s first start by talking about the feel of these cans. The first thing you will notice with them is that they don’t have any adjustment points to x the headband. I was a little confused at first, then I realised I was over analysing it all. You simply place them over your head and pull the cups down until they sit over your ears. There’s no further adjustment or locking, they simply hold in place. You literally have to take them off for them to return to their resting position. The soft ear cups effectively reduce environmental noise when you place them over your ears, so you can use these to listen at low volumes and not be distracted by what’s going on around you.
STUDIO TO STREET
These headphones sound great when listening in a studio environment for tracking and critical listening, but they are not confined to just this level of use. The supplied woven cable for these headphones, a very nice touch in itself, has a little something extra to offer. A microphone is built into the cable just a few inches along its length from the cans with an answer button included on the microphone housing. The terminal end of the cable features a TRRS connection allowing it to interface with smartphones and offer not only stereo audio going one way down the cable, but a microphone signal sent back to the device. So, you can use these headphones just about anywhere, listening to music from your smartphone and never miss a call at the same time.
For more details, head to audiofly.com.
Hits and Misses
Super comfortable fit
Effectively reduces external noise
Great low frequency response
Only one short cable supplied