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Review – Cresyn CS-HP500 Headphones

Cresyn CS-HP500 2So after looking for a new set of cans as my old ones were slowly murdering my ears, I was about to pull the trigger on some Sennheisers.  But at a recent trip to, of all other places, Wal-Mart, I decided to look at some headphones.  There were a lot of Sony, Koss and no-name headphones but after searching I saw a black box with the Cresyn CS-HP500’s inside.  Other than looking cool, I thought that these would be just like all of the others.  I thought they would be average.  But for $30 CDN and one of the most lenient return policies, I thought what the hell.

Driver size: 38 mm
Impedance: 35 Ω
Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
Max input power: 1000 mW
Frequency response: 20 ~ 20000 Hz
Weight: 124 g (without cord)

So what first caught my attention was the 38 mm driver.  I new that they weren’t using the same 30 mm driver as most cheap headphones, like my Sony MDR-V150’s.  The fact that they fold up was a bonus, and the clear outer wall looked really good.  To reaffirm the portable status, a carrying pouch is included in the box.

On to the sound.  I’m a little bit of a bass head but I do like the mids to be noticeable and the highs pronounced.  After putting them on for the first time I new that I would like these headphones.  These are the first headphones to actually shake my ears.  They go low.  Real low.  Not muddy low either.  But you can still make out cymbals and hi-hats in up-beat rock songs while the keeping the mids great.  I’m not sure if its just for looks, but there is a cone shape in between the driver and the clear outer wall that moves air to no end.  It feels like there is a nice sound system in front of me with a powerful sub thrown in for good measure.   I’ve had them for about a week, so there will be an update if anything changes (otherwise known as “burn in”).

Cresyn CS-HP500

Like most headphones that sit on top of your ears, these headphones are noticable when you are wearing them.  But because of the pleather on the ear pads and the headband these headphones are great for 3-4 hours of use.

If you are on the fence about what headphones to get, and want to try something cheap, with great sound to boot before you spend $150+, try these.  Your wallet will thank you.

Bottom line: For Bass heads who want high quality sound

4 out of 5

All of my music is encoded at 320 kbit/s .mp3 files and I am using a FiiO E5 with the bass boost set to on.  My EQ is set to 2 out of 4 bass boost on my Samsung P2 with the rest left untouched. For larger versions of the photos, check my Flickr stream (the link is on the right)


May 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment


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