Published on November 25th, 2015 | by Greg0
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.