Black Hed Kandi Pure Kandi Headsets
After the unfortunate zipping of my Samsung headsets on my jacket during my flight from Manila to Jakarta a couple of months ago, I had been in search for the perfect replacement headsets. I have had several headsets and in-ear earphones before, some of them went to waste, some of which are still with me and I occasionally use whenever I feel using them.
There are several criteria that I consider when choosing my perfect headsets. I usually listen to R&B when I’m on the road and Acoustics while I’m at home. Both genre’s require good responses at very low frequencies for powerful bass effects and good responses at very higher frequencies to distinguish instruments operating at higher frequencies.
Hed Kandi’s Pure Kandi headsets operates at 20Hz to 20KHz. When buying new headsets, I usually look at 16Hz to 22KHz frequency ratings. Headsets of this range are usually pricey but it’s the best way to determine that you get the best bass and treble quality. Pure Kandi’s frequency range are still in the good range.
Aside from the frequency response of my headset, another major consideration is the comfort. I bought a pair of Audio Technica in Japan and I’m having a problem on sweaty ears after an hour with the headphones on. It’s kinda messy and often leads to discomfort. The Pure Kandi snugs right on my ears. I tried using it for a long duration and it didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.
Lastly, one of the most important thing that I have to take into consideration when choosing my headset is its durability. More often, my headsets would stop working after a couple of weeks of using it due to damaged cables. Keeping my phone or iPod in my pants’ pocket often causes twisting and stretching to the headphone’s cable.
The spiral cable design near the headphone’s jack of the Pure Kandi solves the problem of twisting and stretching cables. I pretty like that Hed Kandi did it this way. I spend thousands on headphones that doesn’t last long due to damaged cables. This design minimizes the effects of stretching and twisting and secures that the cables won’t easily break even when your phone or iPod is in your pocket. Also, say goodbye to jacks that accidentally gets disconnected from the phone when the cable is accidentally pulled.
Though the Hed Kandi may not the perfect headset choice for myself (after having learned acoustic engineering in my profession, you can expect me to have higher expectations), it’s not a bad choice at all specially if you’re looking for a headset that could do the basic functionalities plus longer life span. The audio-quality of this device is above your average electronic-shop headphones. The best part, if you’re looking for a good looking headset, the Pure Kandi headset comes in pink, purple, blue and black colors.
The Hed Kandi Pure Kandi retails for Php 1,990.00 and you can get it on the following outlets: Power Mac, Power Hub, iStudio, Astrovision, Technoholics, Bratpack, Mobile 1, Xsite, 8 Telecom, Abenson, Electroworld, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, and Beyond The Box.