LSTN is known for their high-quality headphones, and their latest product, the Encore, is definitely no slouch. We recently got the chance to test them out, and they not only look stylish, but have the sound quality to back it up. The first thing you probably noticed was the vintage-inspired casing that features real ebony wood, along with its sleek aluminum headband. Best of all, each sale helps those with hearing impairments. Product page. Continue reading for our first look and some hands-on pictures.
It comes in a heavy duty cardboard box, and once opened, you’re greeted with the beautiful headphones, secured inside a velvet-like casing, an instruction manual, tangle-free stereo cable w/mic, and a carrying bag. While the combination of real ebony wood with a nice glossy coating and aluminum headband may sound heavy, we found these headphones to be very light, but sturdy. Simply insert in the stereo cable into the L/R jacks, plug the headphones into an audio source, and you’re ready to listen.
After spending hours listening to a variety of music, as well as watching a movie, we can safely say that these headphones provide excellent balanced sound. The bass was decent, without being overpowering, while mids were bright and highs very crisp, especially when listening to dance music. As far as comfort, the leather ear cups were not too tight, yet they enveloped your ears enough for immersive sound. Bottom line is that these headphones are perfect for those who want luxury combined with a high-quality audio experience. More information.