- Band Management
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- Best Instruments
- New Music & Video
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.
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