Review: Ferrari by Logic3 Cavallino T350 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
February 10, 2013 by admin
If you were to say that the Logic3 Cavallino T350 is the Ferrari of headphones, you’d be speaking literally, as these active noise cancelling headphones are Ferrari-branded and even sport the familiar luxury car logo. At $399 the T350 is priced a bit like a Ferrari as well, but it makes great strides in the name of earning that price tag.
The black design with prominent silver brushed metal highlights, bold curves, and use of metal grille as a secondary highlight makes the T350 among the coolest looking headphones I’ve tested, and that’s before you get to the prominent Ferrari logo on both cups. Three cables are included: one with three buttons and a mic for Apple users, one with a single button for secondary mobile devices, and one with no built in controls for traditional listeners. Also in the box are a zippered black hardshell case which is coated with what appears to be reflective carbon fiber, along with stereo and airline adapters.
The audio quality is crisp across the board, with the bass sounding excellent, and the treble sounding particularly strong. But in comparison to other high end noise cancelling headphones, the T350 falls in line with the best in the $300-$359 range, which means you’re paying a bit extra here for the Ferrari logo and styling – not necessarily a bad thing, considering how sleek these headphones look. I did find in my tests that even though I had a comfortable and tight fit, the noise cancelling functionality is more or less average; I’ve encountered stronger and weaker noise cancelling abilities on competing headphones.
The functionality is a bit unusual in two ways. The first is that while most active noise cancelling headphones can still be used for listening to music in the “off” position (without noise cancelling) for times when a user needs to be attuned to outside noise or when the batteries have died, the T350 is completely off when in the “off” position. If you’re out and about and the batteries die, you’ll need to wait until you can get home or get fresh ones before you can go back to listening. This is something that may be a deal breaker for some users, but will be of no consequence to others. The other unusual functionality is that the Ferrari logo on the right cup is actually a large button which, while held down, mutes the audio entirely – which may be more easily activated than fishing for the pause button on the cable when someone is trying to get your attention.
In all, while the Cavallino T350 may not be quite as perfect as the companion Ferrari stereo docks, this set of headphones still commands attention and features phenomenal styling.
Rating: four stars out of five • Price: $399 • ferrari-by-logic3.com