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March 17, 2011 The Kicker HP541: There Is No Better Deal
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Brent from West Bloomfield, MI
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Now if all the other reviews haven't convinced you to buy these headphones, this one should. I have owned Bose earbuds and other brands of over-the-ear heaphones. These are simply the best I have heard. They are easily comparable to Monster Beats and many other headphones. Lots of my musical and audiophile friends have been amazed by them when I bring them to school. Usually it's "damn these are crisp", or "holy sh*t..the bass!". The funny thing is, I haven't even bought a pocket amp for them yet. Buy these, and your mind will be blown, but lets get into the more technical aspect of them.

Let's start with accessories. The Kicker HP541 comes with a general use iPod/MP3 cord and a thicker and longer studio cord. I use this studio cord plus the provided adapter to hook up to the mixer when I'm recording and I use it to hook up to my desktop computer. It comes with a nice handy dandy bag to help keep the unit from getting blemishes.

Now onto the looks and design. The headphones do look a bit bulky, but they are quite comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The ability to plug/unplug the audio cord from the headphones has totally removed my fear of owning an expensive pair of headphones. Your cord gets sheared in half? JUST GET ANOTHER ONE! Kicker really got it right with this feature. The unit is a nice black that can easily match with any outfit that you might want to wear (I'm a trendy guy). The inside of the earphones look sweet as well. The headphones fold all the way up and stow away nicely, but one of the coolest features is the ability of the ear cups to swivel around. When I don't want to fully put them away, I just hang them on my neck. This is made very easy because all you have to do is flip the cups and swivel them out and the speakers rest on your chest, the sweet inside of the ear cups face outwards, and they look f***ing boss. These headphones are very versatile.

Now on to the sound of them. The highs are crisp, the mids are snappy, and the bass rolls out like a b****. They are a very balanced set of earphones and deserve to be put on the same level as Monster Beats if not better. Do not get me wrong, these headphones SOUND GREAT WITHOUT AN AMP, but it is nice to have one if you want to really bump. To get technical, these headphones can take up to 100mW of power. An iPod puts out 60mW. They sound great without any external amp, but as you can see..a little pocket amp would add that extra 40% of power you may be looking for. I'm bumpin my iPod turned almost all the way up WITH my bass boost ON and they rarely distort. But I am probably going to get a pocket amplifier just to have cleaner audio, it can't hurt! Unlike many other headphones with "subs" in them like the Skullcrushers, these speakers actually hit the low notes and don't just shake the ear cups. When the volume is turned up and you listen to some bassy music, these do shake on your head, but it is because of the sheer power of the bass that is being produced. Bass drops sound epic as f***. These are great for rap, metal, or any genre! The ear cups are completely noise cancelling. You can't hear anything on the outside, and no one on the outside can hear anything until you take the cups off your ears. These are truly great sounding headphones. Whether you're looking to have great sounding audio or just looking to impress your friends, these are the best headphones you can get.

I am endlessly impressed with these headphones, and I'm sure I will be only more impressed once I pick up a pocket amp. The Kicker HP541 has endless potential, and for $55-$75 it is the deal of the century.

Conclusively, GET THESE HEADPHONES OVER ANY OTHERS.
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