Subtle, slick, solid
By Rob de Luca June 30, 2010
Trust this: you can't tell how nice the Plattans are until you have them in your hands. They have a high-quality, sturdy feel from top to bottom, like that 'thunk' when you close the door of a German luxury sedan, but made into a headphone. The drivers, headband and cord are all matte finished, and the logos are ultra-discreet. Even the wire clips that hold the cans are finished to match the color scheme (I have the black ones and the wires are gunmetal chrome, which you can't really tell from the photo). Great-looking headphones, period.
Sound is pretty tight. Not mind-blowing audiophile quality, but I haven't heard anything better at this price, or that looks this good or packs down this small. Good efficiency; plenty loud with my laptop volume at 60% and iTunes around 50%. Decent bass, and the highs are rounded off, never shrill.
Fit is tight and secure, and the pleather earpads are plush and smooth. My only complaint would be that the cans don't swivel horizontally, but as it stands they're comfortable enough for all-day use.
Overall, these are awesome. If you want good sound, but you don't want to spend a mint and/or walk around looking like an escaped studio producer, you'll have a tough time beating the Plattan.
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