7E Reviews Frends Taylor Headphones
In addition to our engineering/art blog, we also own and operate a Los Angeles based pro audio company Meris. Terry is an electronic engineer, founder and musician. Our partner, Angelo is a DSP Engineer with 15+ years of experience in the pro audio world. I decided to do an honest review of high end audio accessory company geared towards women. Our assessment is from the best audio engineers/designers in the field.
When I stumbled upon Frends Taylor Headphones, I was stunned by its beauty. I consulted my husband Terry to discern the sound quality through online reviews. But we couldn’t find a single constructive review about the audio quality. I figured I’d fill that void.
Quality - The quality and craftsmanship is superb. Leather is soft and the stitching is clean and tight. With interchangeable headphone caps, my gold headphones look high quality. Slightly heavy feel. Truly is a jewelry inspired design. Designed in Los Angeles and made in China.
Sound - Full, rich and robust in bass. I find it a bit bassy and louder than my Sony Pro MCR-7506. Fun with R&B or Rap but not quite a balanced equalization for all types of music.
Comfort - Not nearly as comfortable as my Sonys that I’ve had for 8 years. The Taylors do not cup over my ears but rather smash my earlobes. Ear set is made of memory foam and adjusts in length however this does not ease the slight tension. I find this to be one of the key deciding factors.
Features - Includes a built in 3 button mic for volume, music + phone control with thin soft fabric cord. Comes with a zippered carrying case and jewelry box packaging. Made for all Apple IOS products however not sure how it works well with Android devices.
Fashion over Function is the question. The sound quality is good however comfort scores lowest. Similar to sexy look of high heels, I’d say it’s worth the slight discomfort in this case.