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Designed by Covent Garden-based Angle and Curve, the Classic MkII's are sure to make an impact.
Coming in a range of colours including gold, silver and other metallic hues, the Classic's retro stylings have already lent them favour among trend setters.
On closer inspection, the lightweight construction and cheap price £59.99 come at a cost. Although looking like a premium set of cans, the Classics feel flimsy at best. Rather than metal, the metallic looking ear cups are actually plastic, and a very thin 3.5mm input cable and headband also add to the delicate feel - these aren’t headphones you’d want to chuck in your bag.
In addition, the lightweight headband causes other issues. Unlike cans that push the earcups onto your head, forming a seal and reducing sound leakage, the Classics are almost too gentle, allowing sound to escape and unwanted noise to creep in - not what you’d want from a £60 set of cans.
Despite this, in ideal conditions Angle and Curves latest headphones do give very respectable sound. What they lack in rumbling lows and well defined mids they make up for in high end detail.
A set of headphones for the style conscious, the Classics are designed for those that like tunes and love to stand out - but serious music lovers should probably look elsewhere.
www.angleandcurve.com | £59.99