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Superlux HD681

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 reviews of Superlux HD681. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The comfort and sound also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Superlux HD681 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Superlux HD681

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Superlux HD681 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and bass quality. The comfort and sound are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability. Views are divided on the portability.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Superlux HD681

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 user reviews of Superlux HD681 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Views about the bass quality and durability are generally positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback. Opinions about the noise isolation and reliability are mixed.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Superlux HD681 headphones review

 

While the words "audiophile" and "budget" are usually mutually exclusive, this is an area we're keen to explore here at CNET, especially in the Audiophiliac blog. Products like the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers and the Lepai LP-2020A+...

The Superlux HD681 semi-open headphones approach hi-fi quality with a very detailed sound, and have a very even bass response; also, they are well-constructed, comfortable, and insanely cheap.

So ugly; not very dynamic and can compress some music; can sound shrill with bright material; open design means they don't work well in loud environments.

Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Superlux HD-681 Evo

 

The Superlux HD-681 Evo headphones deliver pro-level audio quality for an entry-level price.

Excellent audio performance with rich, full bass and crisp highs. Comfortable. Detachable cable. Ships with replacement earpads.

Cable lacks inline remote. Semi-open design means some sound leakage. Somewhat cheap-feeling build.

In terms of audio performance, the HD-681 Evo headphones are shockingly solid for the price, delivering a beautifully balanced, rich, clear listening experience for under $50. The only drawback is the quirky design—there's the odd plug choice, and...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Superlux HD681 headphones review

 

While the words "audiophile" and "budget" are usually mutually exclusive, this is an area we're keen to explore here at CNET, especially in the Audiophiliac blog. Products like the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers and the Lepai LP-2020A+...

The Superlux HD681 semi-open headphones approach hi-fi quality with a very detailed sound, and have a very even bass response; also, they are well-constructed, comfortable, and insanely cheap.

So ugly; not very dynamic and can compress some music; can sound shrill with bright material; open design means they don't work well in loud environments.

Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Superlux HD 681 EVO HEADPHONES

 

The Superlux HD 681 EVO are a slightly better-designed version of the . They sound about the same although the EVO has a bit more bass. They're also budget and affordable headphones for the quality of audio reproduction they deliver. Unfortunately,...

Good audio reproduction. ; Lightweight design.

Plasticky build quality. ; Sensitive to noisy environments, by design.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Superlux HD 681 HEADPHONES

 

The Superlux HD 681 are very similar to the in shape and sound. They're a bit more comfortable thanks to the different headband design that's not as tight on the head. They also sound better than a lot of pricier headphones, but they're not very...

Good sound quality. ; Lightweight design.

Sensitive to noisy environments, by deisgn. ; Plasticky build quality.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Vic (technoodling.net)

Superlux HD 681 EVO Headphones Review

 

When Superlux contacted us and offered to send Technoodling a review unit of the HD 681 EVO in a choice of either black or white, I instantly said “White!” And as you can see from the photos, I was not disappointed by my choice. The white HD 681 EVO is...

The EVO has a hefty dollop of bass (maybe even a liiiiiittle too much), which depending on your listening tastes, may either delight or disappoint you. I lean more towards bass-heavy music so I was pretty enamored with it. And for late night movie and...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Value

 

If you are on a tight budget, are unwilling to spend a lot on a headset, or are just looking for a cheap travel companion, these headsets are for you. They perform well, don't break the bank, and, if you do break them, they are easy to replace. You...

These headphones are well tuned to perform straight out of the box. The bass is there, the mids are clear, and the highs are are acceptable. Obviously, these aren't meant to go toe-to-toe with $150+ headphones, but I don't believe that you will find a...

The only real cons that I have come down to personal preference ; I prefer velour, these only come with pleather ; The clamping force is just a little too high for extended comfortable use (2+ hours)

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

HD681 Open Back Headphones

 

If you have a few extra bucks, I would recommend the HD668B instead: It has the features that the 681s are lacking. However, if you are like me and don't really care about the few cons that I listed, then these are probably the best value headphones...

The HD681 is a great buy for the price. Right out of the box, the bass is warm and not overpowering, the mids are great, and the highs are pretty decent (though, not great). They are surprisingly comfortable and very durable. I have dropped them a few...

The clamping force on these are just a little high for my liking. I don't notice it until after a couple of hours, but they do become fatiguing. The included earcups are nice, but I personally prefer velour (I didn't factor this into my rating because...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Budget DT990 : Same studio experience, V-Shaped Sound, killer treble

 

Hello! This time I have a completely different review from the ones I've been bringing you lately because I'm going to review a full sized headphone! This time we have the Superlux HD681 a full sized circumaural headphone from Taiwan, which reaches on...

Good build quality / bass that extends down low / good soundstage / absolute killer for the price

Treble can be too sharp / Questionable Aesthetics

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

The underdog of audiophile semi-open headphone (from my perspective)

 

*review this right after i have this headphone. burn in test not yet available **I will add more info after i receive velour pads ordered online. any changes in sound or improvement, will be added Lost my AKG K403, my very first HD headphone (to me)....

Great low to mid frequency, deep yet tight bass (punchy), HD sound, semi-open, Extremely affordable for sound, Mod-able

High pitch sharp, Cheap-feel, Looks unattractive for nowadays, Comfort is questionable

Mar, 2017

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