The Sound of PortaPro
- Bass/Lows -
The highlight of the PortaPro! It dishes out an amazing amount of bass which really helped to liven up your music. Of course it doesn’t go as low as fully-fledged headphones like the Denon D5000, but it certainly not too far behind, letting you savor those bass guitar riffs. The bass can get A bit muddy due to its sheer amount of bass, but its still very enjoyable! Great bass impact. It really works well with bass-centric tunes for you to headbang!
- Mids -
Its pretty good in this department, displaying melodies such as guitars sufficiently well. Vocals are well represented as well, but without the sparkle that other much much more expensive headphones like W1000 exhibits. Makes listening to melodious music enjoyable!
- Trebles/Highs -
Highs do get somewhat rolled off, but they do not having piercing highs. But its sufficient for casual listening on the go.
- Clarity -
Good clarity and instrument separation. Again, cannot be compared with other expensive headphones like the Sony PFR-V1.
- Isolation -
Due to its nature of being a pair of supra-aural headphones and resting on your ears directly and not covering the ears completely, its not going to isolate much. Its still pretty much okay in the train, but old noisy cranky bus engine noises will mix into your music. A small amount of music will leak out as well, being a semi-open pair of headphone.
- Overall -
The sound signature of the PortaPro suits the general casual listener a lot, which works really well with mainstream pop, and also with songs with ample amount of bass including rock anthems, metal, hip-hop, rnb and various electronica genres.
The PortaPro is very easily driven, and sounds great straight from MP3 players, including Ipod. It also works wonderfully well with the PSP. Its bliss playing DJ Max games on the PSP with my PortaPro.