Gadgets LindyHF-110

Published on November 25th, 2015 | by Greg


Feast Your Ears On The Lindy HF-110 Headphones

Last minute Thanksgiving shopping is in full swing, which means it’s almost time to prepare for the onslaught of family. And while you might not be able to stop them from coming, or from heading to join them, you might just be able to make the time a little more peaceful. When the noise and bustle get too much, you can always retreat to music. And a good set of headphones is probably the best way to enjoy your music without pressing it on the rest of the guests.

If you don’t need noise cancelling or a closed-back, sealed set, you might want to take a look at the Lindy HF-110 Open-Back Hi-Fi Headphones. They aren’t sexy, they are a little bulky, and you probably don’t know the brand. But this UK-based company has released a solid, comfortable, and great-sounding pair that won’t hurt your wallet or pocketbook. They’re tuned to be neutral monitors, and come with a surprisingly large carrying case and a single detachable cable (more expensive sets come with extras, sometimes coiled ones). They do come with an extra set of earpads though, a bit unusually.

Cushy, cozy faux leather earpads fit nicely on most testers, and they are fairly adjustable. They aren’t particularly portable though, and don’t fold or flip closed, nor do they offer a microphone. They aren’t wireless and there’s no Bluetooth, but they offer 42mm drivers that the firm claims use “dynamic, neodymium magnets and copper clad aluminum wire (CCAW) coils”. They are plastic, black matte, and won’t attract much attention- and neither does their sound profile, not boosted in the the low end but surprisingly rich with a good soundstage. They are certainly worthy of use with a decent DAC and/or amp, especially capable of showcasing rock tunes, though even the new Adele was detailed and rich, better than most others in this price range. There’s not a lot of finesse or warmth, they’re not forward-sounding or aggressive, but the HF-110′s impressed us overall.

Available now, though not widely here in the USA, expect to spend around $160 for the Lindy HF-110 Headphones. The next time you need a break, you can enjoy your music- or pass on the gift to others.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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