Hands On Review: A-Audio Legacy Truly Outclasses The Competition
Headphones can’t just be about the looks, they have to sound good too and the Legacy sure delivers. I even went as far as to borrow a pair of Beats Studio headphones to compare the sound quality. While both sound good, there’s no doubt that the Legacy sounds better. Everything sounds clearer, fuller, more vibrant. It was just a better listening experience partly due to the natural noise cancellation provided by the excellent padding on the earcups as well as the audio modes that were easy to switch between. There’s the normal Audio mode, the Bass mode, and the Active Noise Cancellation mode. All work exactly as described and provided noticeably different listening experiences. In other words, the modes aren’t gimmicks, they actually work.
My other test for the Legacy was how it would feel during a long listening session. A lot of headphones, including Beats, tend to give me a headache after about 30 minutes due to insufficient padding on the headband. For the Legacy, I had a 1.5 hour session and then a 2 hour session to try and give myself a headache (weird, I know). However, I was extremely happy to find that the Legacy did not hurt my head. In fact, I didn’t want to take them off, I wanted to keep wearing them.
This little company has a gem of a product here and they deserve all of the press they’ve received. For the same price as the directly comparable Beats, the A-Audio Legacy is a better experience, it’s that simple. And, if this matters to you, you’ll be the only one of your friends to have a pair of these…at least for now. Go check the Legacy headphones out, you won’t be disappointed!