Headphones and Earphones
- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 26 August 2009
Design and Setup
The Pro 900’s come packaged in a very nice case that keeps everything secure
and makes it easy to safely pack them with you on a trip. Inside the case you’ll find the Pro 900’s, two sets of earpieces (silver and black in color, though identical in performance), two cables (coiled and straight, 3m each), and the owner’s manual with a demonstration CD.
Both of the cables are terminated with a high quality Neutrik ¼” stereo headphone jack and a ¼” to 1/8” (3.5mm) adapter is included in the package. The Pro 900’s feature a removable cable which will make it easy to replace if a connection starts to go bad (a constant issue I have with headphones), or if you wanted to get an aftermarket cable with a 1/8” connector so you could avoid using an adapter.
The Pro 900’s are a relatively large, over-ear headphone that offers plenty of padding and a very comfortable fit in daily use. (Fig 5)The head-strap has plenty of padding so that I didn’t notice any pressure at all on the top of my head, and the ear pads provided plenty of cushioning, as well as a reasonable amount of isolation. While larger than anyone would probably want for portable listening, packed inside of their case I could throw them into my laptop bag for carrying between work and home, or for listening during a cross-country flight.