HedKandi is widely known around the world as a successful dance music and lifestyle brand so I’m not surprised that they finally came out with their own set of audio accessories. What better to listen to their music with their own products, right?
The HedKandi Discotheque Headphone comes in a pretty little packaging, with its iconic, signature artwork on the front and back of the box.
Inside the box is the headphone. And that’s it. No manuals. It took me a while to figure out how to adjust the headphone. Oh, and it would have been nice if the headphones came with its own case or pouch.
No doubt about it, the HedKandi Discotheque Headphone is pretty stylish!
The headphone comes in 4 colors: Black, Purple, Blue/Pink and White/Coral.
- Driver diameter: 40mm
- Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
- Impedence: 32 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 108 dB
- Max input power: 100 mW
- Cable length: 1.5m
This headphone might be better used by people who have small heads. If you have a large head, or a wide skull, you might find the headphone a bit tight initially.
I had the HedKandi Discotheque Headphone on for quite a while. After 2 hours of listening to music, my ears were a teensy-weensy bit sore from being squished by the earphones, even with the paddings.
For testing the bass, I listened to the following songs: ‘Hollaback Girl’ by Gwen Stefani and ‘Brass Monkey’ by Beastie Boys.
The bass is pretty good! Huge and boomy.
However, the bass slightly breaks and cracks when you put the volume at full blast. But considering this is a headphone we’re talking about, listening to music at full blast is really not recommended. (Unless you have plans of going deaf any time soon)
For testing the clarity, I listened to the following songs: ‘Don’t Know Why’ by Norah Jones and ‘Para Sa Akin’ by Sitti Navarro. For testing the clarity of speakers or headphones, it’s always advisable to listen to songs sung by females with high voices.
The sound clarity is average. The voices are clear but I would prefer more sharpness and crisp.
For testing the quietness of the headphone, I listened to the classical music ‘Clair de Lune’ by Claude Debussy. Believe it or not, speakers and headphones need to produce silence as much as they need to produce sound. Listening to classical music is a good test.
I was a little disappointed in this aspect. At high volume (around 75%), I could hear some hissing and buzzing during the pauses and rests.
For over all sound enjoyment, I listened to ‘Carribean Blue’ by Enya. If a speaker or headphone is good, the song should leave you feeling like you’re floating. And the HedKandi Discotheque Headphone did not disappoint :)
- Bass: 4/5
- Quietness: 2/5
Total Sound Rating: 3/5
Geek Girl’s Verdict
For the price of P1,190, the HedKandi Discotheque is a decent headphone with good sound quality and chic style.
I would BUY one if I didn’t have a pair of headphones yet.
As for the durability… well, YOU might have to help me with that.
With that said, here’s the part you’ve all been waiting for!
Like I promised, I’m raffling out this pretty little headphone! One (1) lucky reader is going to be a happy owner of a purple HedKandi Discotheque Headphone.
To join the HedKandi Discotheque Headphone Raffle:
1. Follow GeekGirlManila on Twitter.
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3. Comment on this post with your real name and Twitter name. (Don’t forget to leave a valid email address so I can get in touch with you if you win!)
4. Only one entry per person.
And while it’s not mandatory for the raffle, I hope you can like the GeekGirlManila’s Facebook page, too.
Contest is open to Philippine residents ONLY. Raffle will end on July 17, 11:59PM. Any entries received past will not be included in the draw. Winner will be announced soon after. I will be using a randomizer to choose the winner.
HedKandi Discotheque Headphones and other HedKandi products are available at the following stores and distribution outlets:
- Power Mac
- Power Hub
- Mobile 1
- 8 Telecom
- Digital Hub
- Digital Walker
- Beyond The Box