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PROS: Interesting aesthetics.
CONS: Middle-of-the-road sound quality, especially for the price.
The new Maze headphones from I-MEGO are a head-scratcher. They look kinda neat, they sound kinda OK, they’re sorta comfortable and they’re priced somewhat between low-end cans and serious, professional studio monitoring headphones. So this reviewer is left wondering where, exactly, these are supposed to fit. They just left a “blah” impression all around, and their lack of clear positioning in the market leaves a question mark as to their intended purpose (and target audience – I mean, are these for musicians and engineers, or consumers, or both?).
Simply put, they don’t sound good enough to be taken seriously as pro audio gear, and they’re a bit pricey for your average iOS/Android consumer looking to replace their stock buds (and, unfortunately, not pricey enough to compete with the brainwashed Beats crowd). For pretty much the same price, we’d recommend you get a pair of Grado SR-80’s or Audio-Technica ATH-M50x’s if you’re a true audiophile who doesn’t want to drop $1,000 on headphones. Either choice is going to be better sounding (by leaps and bounds), more comfortable, and better looking.▼ Article continues below ▼
Yeah, the design is somewhat interesting (their retro vinyl look is touted in all of I-MEGO’s marketing materials) and they fold neatly like sunglasses, but that doesn’t clear up the Maze’s identity crisis, or make them sound any better than just “OK.”
Driver Diameter: 40mm x 2
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000Hz
Sensitivity: 121 +/- 3dB
Cable: Detachable 1.2m cable
Connector: 3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
Controller: In-line microphone