Youtube review: Photo: Photo: Sources: iPhone7-plus, iPod Touch, iPad Pro Mini, Macbook 12-inch, AudioQuest DragonFly Red. Hecq - Enceladus With Skyence : Prodigious deep bass and clean at that. The W2-Codex brings these unique sounds to life. Crystal Castles - Wrath of God: Atmospheric tune with vocal sound effects and strong bass line, plus some unique treble percussion sounds. The drum or tom-tom hits here have a very realistic skin-tone, the female vocal is seamlessly integrated into the driving beat, and the synth effects also blend well - the W2-Codex just owns this. The vocal mix here is awesome and the bass is solid. Not to mention the crystal-clear vocals that round out your listening experience.
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch: I first heard this in The September Issue film and soundtrack, as the backdrop for the opening catwalk watch Andre grinning at 1:51 - all you need to know - the W2-Codex plays this amazing tune perfectly. This is the W2-Codex at its best. Note that the W2-Codex was evaluated above and below without tone controls or equalization. Earbuds are great for listening to music when your exercising, but if you really want to hear what music actually sounds like at its zenith, high-quality over-ear headphones are the only way to go. With thick heaps of memory foam padding along the hexagonal earcups, putting the Codex on your ears is like being gently sandwiched between two high-tech clouds. That equalization results in a rougher less smooth sound, not to mention that in Passive mode, the unequalized sound isn't as good as Active mode.
This pair of padded headphones has everything you need to take your listening game to the next level. . The W2-Codex's Active and Passive sound are the same. Armin van Buuren - J'ai Envie de Toi Orig Mix feat Gaia : Decent bass impacts, breathy vocals, lots of fun noise - the W2-Codex plays this perfectly. Anamanaguchi - Planet: A complex mix of percussion sounds and hummed vocals. This tune's melody is more abstract than most of the others here, but the W2-Codex makes it a real adventure. The W2-Codex's headband has an adjustment range of about one inch, where my average-size head fits in the middle of that range.
While sound is the most important part of any good pair of headphones, comfort is a close second. On the left and right of that button are the volume controls. Lee and Malinda - Truth Will Set You Free V-Moda Mix : Lee Kalt is the master, this is the masterpiece. Zoe Johnston : A very nice tight but impactful bass with crystal clear vocals - the W2-Codex plays this with great ambiance. I've found that it's best to always finger the center button first, then slide your finger left or right to access the volume controls.
It also comes with a 430mAh battery capacity, allowing for up to 14 hours of continuous music playback. Dino Lenny-Lino Di Meglio - We Will Make It: Atmospheric tune with mixed vocals - the female vocal is a special treat with the W2-Codex. Giuseppe Ottaviani - Lost for Words On Air Mix feat Amba Shepherd : Strong bass impacts behind a female voice - a large-scale sweeping sonic image reminiscent of epic adventures in an exotic land. In previous reviews I've included music examples with comments about how the headphones sound with each track. Share on Facebook Tweet this Share Not all headphones are the same. The W2-Codex is playing on a whole new level here. The bells and other high-frequency percussion are highly detailed, the bass line has good impact, and the bass detail is surprisingly good.
Enter for your chance to win below, or take a for more information. The W2-Codex's isolation tested 10 feet from a rumbly air conditioner is very good, and would satisfy me on everything but a worst-case airplane ride. With an integrated foldable design, you can transport them easily and enjoy that impressive wireless performance anywhere you go. Katy B - Crying For No Reason Tom Shorterz Remix : Oh myyyyy, I love Katy B. Avicii - Feeling Good: Classic female vocal in movie-theme style - the W2-Codex brings this to life like nothing else I've heard. The earpads fit my average-size not small ears perfectly - and very comfortably, but if your ears are much larger than average, you might have to get the larger earpads. Note that before Apple started manufacturing Beats, the quality wasn't up to the high standards that Apple applies to the headphones now.
Carl Kennedy-Tommy Trash ft Rosie Henshaw - Blackwater Original Master : Nice strong tight bass impacts, female vocal, rendered delectably by the W2-Codex. Markus Schulz - Mainstage: The granddaddy of bass is in this track, and the W2-Codex plays it smooth and clean. My suggestion is instead of reading each one as an absolute unto itself, you could compare my notes here to other reviews and see how the W2-Codex compares to other headphones with each track. I discovered this tune at the time I purchased my 3rd M100 - the W2-Codex makes this even better. The Studio3 has a bit of recess from ~3 to 5 khz, which makes the presence region softer or more mellow than the W2-Codex.
The leakage is fairly low, but if playing the W2-Codex in a library or a quiet office at very loud volume levels, persons adjacent to you may hear faint sounds coming from the headphone. The Studio3 has a slight peak around 8 khz that adds some sizzle, whereas the W2-Codex is more neutral there. There are a lot of different brands out there — Beats by Dre, Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser, just to name a few — but not all brands have the same features. I don't use the case unless I'm traveling, because it's much more convenient to carry it around my neck when not listening. You can buy them for15 percent off the retail price with our exclusive code from our friends at V-Moda.
Getting straight to the sound, I decided to use 3 other headphones for my comparisons, although in an absolute sense the sound of the W2-Codex is fairly energetic on both ends, with no significant peaks or recesses in between. With a deep, clean bass and ultra clarity, you can feel and hear the precise vibrations of your music without bloated boom or muddy mids. One of the things that makes the W2-Codex my preferred headphone is the detail, and a good way to hear that is in comparison to the Beats Studio3. . .