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6 MONTH REVIEW - GHOSTEK SODROP 2
July 29, 2017
When I originally bought this, I had in mind that this would be a good mid-range substitute, stepping stone, to the wireless Bose headphones that I wanted but wasn't ready to pay for yet. My old headphones had finally kicked the bucket so I decided to go with Ghostek after a ton of research. I have had these headphones for 6 months now and not only has it been flawless, it has blown my expectations away. I use it everyday and I take it everywhere.
I have not had any external comprises in regards to the overall build quality of these headphones (ie. the cushions coming off, or the headband breaking or buttons breaking). I have had these headphones for 6 months and it works and looks just like the day I unboxed them. They are extremely sturdy; needless to say I have dropped them by accident here and there and my heart does stop a little thinking "this is it for these headphones, it will either not work now or have all kinds of rattling inside". Nope, they worked just fine after picking them up. No rattling, no signs that something came loose.
-Personal taste but I think these headphones look great. They are clean and sleek, easy to use, low profile and very sturdy.
-These headphones are very comfortable to me. The cushions have nice soft padding. At 6 months I have noticed that the padding has compressed a little from the constant use but still plenty of padding left and still very comfortable.
-The headband is adjustable and so are the ear cups. The ear cups can be moved slightly to different angles to better fit your head and ears
-The sound quality is my highlight for these headphones. It is also very very good for the price. It has great bass, sound is clear. I have to note that I have seen some people complain about crackling and static. Honestly when I first tried these on, I had a similar experience but realized that the occasional static sound and stutters was the quality of the device and connection that these headsets were paired to. To test this, Ipaired it to my PC that has much better performance and internet connection. After that the sound was flawless and the static and stuttering went away. In addition, stream quality also varies. I get a lot of stuttering and crackling when I stream lower quality YouTube songs or from certain music apps. Playing music from Spotify, or iTunes where the stream quality or download quality is set at max also yields no static or crackling sounds.
-I love the hard case that it came with, the case itself is also very well built
-The headband is tight. It holds onto your head very well. I have used headphones before where they were so loose, a quick turn of the head or a jump and they come flying off. This Ghostek headphone stays on just fine. Usually at the 1 or 2 hour mark though I do adjust them because the band can get a little tight and start to discomfort my ears.
-Great battery life as advertised.
-Solid connectivity, never had a problem connecting to any device. It gets discovered and paired pretty quickly with every device that I have used it on
-None that I have found although I wish the power on/off was a switch function rather than a hold down button function. I have had times where my backpack or something else would compress the headset case and it would push against my headphones inside and it would turn the headphones on and kill the battery overtime without me realizing it. Really small issue and easily fixable (get bigger case, or just not stuff it in a backpack =p ) but it has been the only problem I have had with these headphones.