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  • Cleer Closed Back Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

    One of the heaviest and technologically advanced headphones I ever used. Built from high grade aluminium with C logo light up in red colour makes more attractive. In few words, it’s not just premium look but truly premium that goes on par with iPhone or latest Samsung Galaxy craftsmanship.

    I’ve been using this extensively for more than a week. I wanted to make sure to offer the most accurate opinion of these headphones in short span of time. Made sure to burn in by playing music in moderate levels for more than few hours continuously before started listening, which I always do with speakers,amplifiers & earphones.

    Regarding durability, if there is any change in opinion I'll come back and update. But for a wired headphone, I don't think opinion will change unless there is a problem with build quality.

    Designed to fit into modern over the ear headphones style, good looking in dark aluminium & steel and stylish headphones. Comes with really good quality cables with inline microphone to have the hands free function for both android and iOS. Cables are relatively thick, and will not tangle up due to the flat design.

    Sound Quality and sonic signature is really personal taste, I’ll try to compare with my Audio Technica ATH-M50X, SONOS and Adam A77X studio monitors. On head or holding, ATH-M50X feels like a toy and plastic. And with music, Cleer ANC headphones is definitely coloured. This is understandable as there is electronic circuits for active noise cancellation and their own proprietary PASC technology.

    But for R&B / POP, Electronic music and Hip Hop the story is different. You will definitely going to have a smile on your face when you activate PASC. You get that chest pounding bass, crystal clear highs and good mid tones. I only can compare to my SONOS Play:5 II here - Cleer headphones gives a tighter bass, while SONOS is slow otherwise pretty much same in rest of frequency range.

    Leaving out Classical music, tested out some incredible remixes of Rihanna’s BBHMM and Drake’s Controlla sounds absolutely wonderful. Also tried out some of Alan Walker’s Sing Me To Sleep & FADED which I felt wrapped up in the music. And for R&B / POP genre, Adele’s When We Were Young is always the top track I test with. The richness, power and colour - a real test for headphones. Yes, the Cleer headphones delivered an authentic sound with active circuit switched off or in PASC on, though slightly coloured. The transitions are smooth and convincing. Really pleasant and interesting to listen. Please note that only Adele’s track was available in full lossless, rest are mp3s / Spotify streams.

    Few notes: The headphone is slightly quieter comparing to other over ear headphones. PASC is like an amplifier with bass boost, if the technical term is confusing

    Overall, great pair of over ear headphones - Solid construction, comfortable to wear and beautiful sound. Please do check out the pictures to see what you get and how it looks

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