Review: AblePlanet True Fidelity PS400BG Headphones
February 7, 2013 by Beatweek
In this era of flashy expensive celebrity endorsed headphones, the $99 True Fidelity PS400BG headphones simply aim to deliver a quality listening experience. They feature an all black design save for a silver logo on each side, and offer more comfortable cup and headband padding than most headphones in their price range.
The audio from the PS400BG is solid across the bass and treble ranges, and in my tests sounded appropriate on the various music genres I tested. The bass stands out as being particularly high fidelity for $99 headphones, both on the traditional bass lines of rock songs and with the synthetic bass of hip hop.
Included are a quarter inch stereo adapter, airline adapter, and drawstring carrying pouch. The pouch isn’t as sophisticated as the zippered hardshell cases which often come with two and three hundred dollar systems, but in fairness the majority of headphones in the price range of the PS400BG don’t come with a carrying case at all.
Built in to the cabling is a volume wheel. iPhone users may end up wishin AblePlanet had more familiar up and down volume buttons instead, but that’s perhaps not the specific market being aimed at here. Regardless of whom the PS400BG is marketed at, they’re highly impressive headphones and feel underpriced.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 • Price: $99 • ableplanet.com