Friday, 29 June 2018

Review: Superlux HD-681

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The Superlux HD-681 Evo is a financial plan estimated combine of earphones planned for proficient utilize. Their semi-open outline implies that professional utilize will probably be restricted to checking blends and overdubs, and not live-room following, but rather they likewise just twofold as finished ear earphones for anybody searching for superb sound on a financial plan.
We've seen different costs for the HD-681 Evo, however they're accessible for $42.95 from Amazon, which is a madly low value given the nature of sound they convey. Of course, the assemble quality doesn't feel all that incredible, however in the event that sound execution is your best need, you'll be unable to locate a more moderate alternative.

Ok Superlux, my finely tuned spending well disposed earphone maker are back again with another report on their great HD681, the Evo version or HD681 Evo. The lines are sleeker, the bundling is refreshed and the jars currently stink of purchaser greatness with a white and dark version just for the royal aggregate of around $70 or neighborhood P1950.00. How an earphone can get any less expensive and not suck is past me so testing the HD681 Evo I had no desires other than what I experienced before from Superlux and they were documented under the "enhancing value for money" classification.

Well I said refresh on the bundling, however better to simply say diverse in an eco cognizant sort of path as its generally cardboard with a little bright weight slide overlay on the best that enable you to unpack it. You wont win any prizes yet please try to remain patient and make an effort not to tear the thing since it will unload in the long run and uncover the substance which fortunately now incorporate a pocket, a short and long link ended with a 3.5mm jack and a quarter connector. The short link is for a more versatile arrangement and the long is fundamentally for work area utilization.


Accessible in dark or white, the circumaural HD-681 Evo earphones doesn't resemble a deal combine. The leatherette earpads and headband may not shout extravagance, but rather the plan abstains from looking shabby. Be that as it may, the lightweight plastic edge feels somewhat missing, however the general fit is very secure and moderately agreeable. The headband's underside needs cushioning, however it can be balanced with the goal that it doesn't put much weight on the scalp while the earcups still fit safely.

Inside, each earcup houses a 50mm stomach neodymium driver. The earphones likewise have a semi-open outline—not something we normally find in the financial backing estimated scene. Superlux claims the recurrence run for the HD-681 Evo is 10hz to 30kHz, with an impedance of 32 ohms.

Superlux HD-681 Evo inlineThere are some outline peculiarities that emerge. The links are separable, however rather than a common association on one of the earcups, there's a hardwired link ending in a 3.5mm male association that dives approximately 1.5 crawls from the base of the left earcup. The included link at that point joins to this dangling association, which is an odd outline decision that we once in a while observe on earphones. There's an included link clasp to shield the association from pulling separated incidentally.

So, there are two separable links of various lengths, 3.3 feet and 9.8 feet. That is a liberal consideration in this value go, however the absence of an inline remote control on both of them is probably going to pester some who may have favored a solitary link with a remote and mic for calls. In any case, given that the earphones are apparently planned for proficient observing, this is a pardonable oversight.

Superlux additionally incorporates substitution velour earpads, a quarter-inch earphone jack connector, and a dark drawstring tote sack. Taking all things together, it's a decent pull for under $50.

Mind all of you that kind of pales out of sight when you see these jars as they have had a noteworthy restorative update looking unmistakably customer amicable in high contrast. They appear to be similarly as large as the HD681 unique however obviously better complete on the off chance that you ask me. They don't pass on an incredible same foreseen gravitas as I had trusted from taking a gander at the promoting spiel and pics yet they gaze blast upward to date in their twin shading plans. What's more, kid are these light jars to hold and wear and I am exceptionally appreciative they don't have the protected cinch of death acquired from the HD631 DJ with greater and milder bonded leather cushions on the containers. They are semi-open with a little measure of spillages and foundation commotion so not the most worker neighborly given the as of now Princess Leia's haircut enlivened size yet there is sufficient there for wonderful indoor segregation and long haul tuning in without an excess of perspiration and beside no inconvenience.

Much like the Monitor's I viewed a week ago these come in at 98db so more grounded fueled DAP's or a little amp will get the most out of the HD681 Evo and its bigger than normal 50mm driver despite the fact that its appraised at 32ohms. My own decision was the Cowon X7 unamped given it's tight and punchy interior amp being fairly better than the normal ipod DAP inner amp. Anybody pondering what to spending plan for if choosing to tie an amp, well very little to be completely forthright, a FiiO E6 should suit most or an E07K for a touch of adaptability in DAC and amping. Anything past that is simply pointless excess.

Straight off those protests about the hot highs on the more seasoned HD681 appears to have been tended to with a greatly improved carried on if to some degree moved off treble multiplication on the new Evo release. This would be a super new improvement if not for an enormous fat sloppy mid-bass protuberance commanding everything. A 50mm driver will give you sections of land of room to fill and Superlux filled it with a buyer profile so dependent on the old attempted and tried mid-bass protuberance it appears to be fairly odd to significantly consider moving off the treble in any case as it battles for any headroom on extremely solid vocal tracks, for example, Emeli Sande's "Paradise" from her ongoing "Our Version of Events" collection. You can't generally move beyond it and poor old Emeli is lost some place out of sight when her vocals are frequently the most grounded purpose of the track. Gotye's "Some person that I used to know" has a lot of bass thunder yet again the reverb is a touch high for me and the vocals somewhat lost. For this size of driver and sound stage potential I might want to have seen more forward midriff and vocal proliferation. There is a touch of rise on the upper mid's nevertheless its simply over the vocal execution for a portion of my tracks and that tragically swarms out male vocals and marginally less so on female vocals for me.


On tracks with serious sub-bass substance, as knife The's "Quiet Shout," the earphones convey exact, intense low recurrence profundity that is adjusted pleasantly with the highs. Those searching for overstated uber bass will be disillusioned, yet nothing sounds thin or weak—when there's bass in the blend, the earphones convey it without twisting.

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Bill Callahan's "Drover," a track with far less profound bass in the blend, gives us a superior feeling of the HD-681 Evo's general sound mark. The drums on this track get a little included bass profundity, yet nothing excessively solid—truth be told, they sound near perfect, with completion and a roundness that sounds great, yet limited and characteristic. Callahan's baritone vocals get the perfect measure of extravagance in the low-mids, combined with a fresh higher recurrence nearness that considers strong lucidity. The acoustic guitar's strums and higher enroll percussive hits get a strong high-mid and high recurrence nearness—they aren't overflowing with shine, yet there's a decent harmony between the bass reaction and the highs.

On Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," the kick drum circle gets the perfect measure of high-mid nearness to help highlight its assault, while its manage gets a good aiding of bass profundity too, giving it some strong pound. The sub-bass synth hits that accentuate the beat are conveyed with astounding profundity. To the extent bass goes, you get bounty, however it's conveyed with limitation, for a sound mark that favors something far closer to exactness than most bass-forward earphones we test.

Symphonic tracks, similar to the opening scene from John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, get some additional lavishness nearness that draws out the lower enlist instrumentation a bit in the blend without giving up the general adjust. The higher enlist metal, strings, vocals still have a splendid, fresh nearness to them that keeps things perfectly clear, yet you get some additional body for the lower enlist instruments here. The bass boosting is inconspicuous, and the blend still sounds common.

On the other side credit to Superlux for subduing the highs which was one of my real protests on their prior HD661 from 2011 which I thought was super hot and forceful and very exhausting to be reasonable. The HD681 Evo is much smoother and considerably less demanding on the ear giving you the possibility for any longer listening periods. Presently on a few classifications that will work out fine and dandy, for example, surrounding and electronica where mid-bass mounds work great on a melodic level and everyday easygoing listening level. They are much excessively hued for any genuine reference tuning in. On soundtracks, for example, the King Arthur "Street to Ruin" (2004) it fills out and gave a quite pretentious reaction from the bass upwards. On the off chance that only somewhat more adjusted in its tuning it would have really been extremely intriguing contrasting it with say the SoundMagic HP100 and HP200 yet it just does not have that cognizance and best end to truly take off on complex accounts. The HD681 Evo truly prefers you to like bass and will readily perform to your souls content if that is your pack in an exceptionally easygoing manner.

Last Thoughts.

Regarding sound execution, the HD-681 Evo earphones are shockingly strong at the cost, conveying a wonderfully adjusted, rich, clear listening knowledge for under $50. The main downside is the eccentric outline—there's the odd fitting decision, and in spite of feeling good finished long listening sessions, the earphones do feel somewhat efficiently made. Be that as it may, hello—they're additionally inexpensively evaluated. What's more, sonically, they are overachievers at this cost extend.

Under $100, we're additionally enthusiasts of the studio-accommodating Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro, and also the much less expensive Shure SRH145m+. Music darlings searching for generally precise, moderate earphones—or studios on tight spending plans—can rest guaranteed, in any case, the HD-681 Evo is a strong combine at the cost.

For the individuals who need the HD681 without the hot treble then the EVO is for you. It is a darn locate sexier looking, has a bass protuberance to match a camels back and a customer amicable profile that will wow the uninitiated on introductory impression. At the cost it is extremely difficult to thump it, for a first time redesign its significantly more remunerating than any knock off which can be regularly more costly however for the individuals who hunger for a bit more detail and a comment legitimize those tremendous 50mm drivers should think about setting aside some more and getting the SoundMagic HP100 or HP200 which is an unmistakably adjusted recommendation.

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