I have always been one to use little, low budget, in-ear style headphones. I thought that smaller must be better. So when I had the opportunity to try out the new T.N.T. line of Low Profile headphones from Subjekt, I was skeptical. I had no idea how much better my listening experience could be. I used them on our last flight cross country for watching a movie on my iPad, and in short, I won’t be using in-ear buds much in the future.
I had thought that they would be cumbersome and get in the way, but they were really comfy, not too tight nor too heavy. These aren’t high end noise-canceling headphones, but it was surprising how much the ambient room noise was cut down just by putting them on.
The main concern is, of course, sound quality. And it was great, actually much better than what I expected. They produce a full range of sound with good solid bass. I quickly forgot about the headphones and was able to fully enjoy the movie.
When listening to music on your iPod you can use the inline switch for play, pause and jumping to the next track, which is really convient for skipping thru a song or two that you wish hadn’t incuded in your playlist. There is also a microphone for voice memos or the phone. The cord is a good length (4 feet), not too long nor too short and doesn’t get tangled up too easily.
Compared with the small in-ear style they are bigger of course. However, when it comes to over the ear style headphones, the T.N.T. low profile design are on the smaller side. They don’t take up too much space and they seem to be holding up well but lets make no mistake about it, they are a bit cheap feeling. Mine have already survived a few flights cross country without any problems but it would have been nice if it was more travel friendly by being able to fold.
If you are looking for some cool headphones with good sound without shelling out several hundred dollars, these are a great choice. At $50 a pair, you wont be disappointed with Subjekt’s T.N.T. Low Profile headphones. And with 8 styles to choose from, you can pick the one that’s just right for you.
The Good: Great sound for the price; very comfortable.
The Bad: It would be nice if they were foldable; construction of the headphones feel a tad on the cheap side.