SoundMagic is a company that you won't find on every high street, but it has gained a big following in the headphone scene for its low-cost, high-quality earphones. The SoundMagic HP100 are its first full-size headphones, and they're pretty special.The design won't wow you, and several of its styling choices are a bit suspect, but it excels in every other field. The SoundMagic HP100 are very comfortable, using generous synthetic leather pads and a lightweight frame, and sound quality is top-notch.They offer the perfect balance between detail and a smooth, friendly-on-the-ear listen. These headphones won't leave your ears feeling tired after half an hour of music. The SoundMagic HP100 headphones also use a removable cable that locks in for extra security. As closed-back headphones the SoundMagic HP100 offer decent isolation from the outside world. Functionally, they take on the double roles as outside and inside headphones very well. The only question is whether you have the cojones to wear them out and about. Not only are they fairly large, they don't exactly look cool either. Care more about sound than anything else? Then these headphones are top-notch.
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