Feel the beat

Written by Sudhir Chowdhary | Updated: Dec 6 2012, 09:14am hrs
Top Notch Infotronixs Zebronics Phenom headphones are a great pair of audio devices for the money. What makes them great Well, for starters, they wont burn a hole in your pocket; they are priced at an affordable R749. These headphones are well-built and have a sturdy design that looks and feels like it will hold up well over time. They are light, fit nicely and are comfortable to wear. However, since these are over-the-ear headphones, they will make your ears pretty steamy on warmer days.

Aside from the build quality, the Phenom headphones signature quality is their sound. These headphones are nicely balanced and offer impressive detail and good tight bass that is ample but not overpowering. That bass may not be quite big enough for folks who are looking for a booming low end with big thump, but I tend to prefer headphones that are a bit more laid-back, well-balanced and accurate.

The multimedia headphones come with digital volume controller, mute button, mic on/off and inbuilt microphone. Designed to look and feel like the headsets worn by gaming enthusiasts, these headphones are ideal for powerful, immersive PC gaming audio. Other than playing movies, these give good all-round performance while listening to music and watching movies.

The headphones deliver superior sound isolation, with full size (circumaural) ear cups. In my experience, they did a good job of passively sealing out the sound from the outside world. The headset is built with foam ear cushions that mold to the shape of your ears for maximum comfort over extended use, making it the most vital weapon for your total PC gaming and music enjoyment. Whether blocking out the loud noise made by a bus driver, the construction work just outside the home or any other ambient sounds, users will hear nothing but the sweet, immersive sounds of music or of any other audio and video experience they are engaged in.

The Phenoms 1.8 meter long cable has an attached multifunction remote control for even more relaxed use. It features padded soft contact surfaces, digital volume controller and movable Mic for optimum usage comfort. With a frequency response range of 20 HZ- 20,000 HZ covering the full aural spectrum, the headphone has been designed to provide excellent audio quality while playing games, listening to music and making calls.

Intended to appeal to style-conscious users and match individual usages, these headphones are available in black colour that would suit the personality of any kind of usergeneral users, professionals, gaming enthusiasts, rock music lovers and so on.

Highly recommended, particularly for those looking for full-size headphones.


Speaker dimension : 40 mm

Mic dimension: 6 x 5 mm/58 2dB

Impedance: 32 ohm

Sensitivity: 102dB SPL at 1KHz

Frequency response: 20-20, 000 Hz

Maximum input power: 100mW

Cable length: 1.8 meter

Estimated street price: Rs 749