I have reviewed Audio-Technica products before, like the ATH-CKX5iS and other SonicFuel in-ear headphones. Now I am reviewing the SonicFuel over-the-head headphones.
There is a reason that the ATH-AX5iS by Audio-Technica is labelled “over-ear headphones for smartphones”. I used this on my computer, and I found that I had to turn up the volume. I will have to say that the sound is terrific, with deep bass tones. I found that I didn’t have to do any more volume adjustment when I plugged it into my Galaxy S III.
Of course, it is always tricky to review headphones, because it really is all about the sound and all. I’ll talk about the other features like the in-line mic, and the volume and track controls on the cord. The cord is nice and flat in order to resist tangles, and this is starting to become a standard in headphones. The only feature that I wished it had was a glowing Audio-Technica logo on the sides, sort of like the SteelSeries Siberia Elite.
If you want the ATH-AX5iS SonicFuel Over-ear headphones for smartphones, check it out on the Audio-Technica site in black or gun-metal gray for $89.95.
I have to admit that I am pretty biased when it comes to Audio-Technica products. After all, I really liked the SonicSport earbuds, and I have no had a chance to try out the Sonic Fuel headphones.
Now, the SonicFuel headphones are definitely designed for those who are active, as they have some earbuds that have a unique shape. They are designed to stay in the ear, thanks to the “C-tip configuration”.
This is about the most original thing that I can say about this. I have said before that it is difficult to earbud reviews, as eventually, you realize that most of them are the same.
It has the in-line control with mic for answering and ending calls. Yeah, everyone has one of those, too.
If you are interested in getting the SonicFuel, head on over to the Audio-Technica site and lay down about $49.95.