A-Audio Legacy Review: Impressive Noise Canceling Headphones
The A-Audio Legacy headphones deliver wonderful sound in a premium package that offers active noise canceling and an optional bass enhancer mode that helps the headphones deliver the pounding low-end on many of our test tracks.
For $299 users get a pair of stylish, well-built headphones that deliver marvelous sound quality and good noise canceling abilities.
After a month with the A-Audio Legacy headphones there’s no denying that they deliver impressive sound quality across a wide range of music with a comfortable fit.
I do miss the wireless freedom of the Plantronics BackBeat Pro, but the A-Audio Legacy does a better job for bass-heavy tracks like Kanye West’s Love Lockdown and Jay Z’s Blue Magic thanks to the optional bass mode and still offers a more balanced soundstage with active noise canceling (ANC) on or off.
A-Audio Legacy Design & Features
Find out why I like the A-Audio legacy headphones.
The A-Audio Legacy headphones feature a metal and leather design that is bold but not boisterous. The frame is metal with chrome plating or in phantom black like our A-Audio Legacy review model. There is a leather band at the top and leather ear cups.
The band is snug without being too tight, and it keeps the headphones on and in place while I am walking downtown or dancing in the house. The ear cups are large enough to seal around my large ears, but at high volume those near you will hear some of what you are listening to. The headphones fold flat when around your neck or to carry in an included carrying case.
A-Audio includes two headphone cables, including one with an in-line microphone and remote control. The body of the control is also metal and it is easy to grab and control the headphones.
There are headphone jacks on both ears so you can choose which side your cord hangs from and so you can share audio to another pair of headphones. This sounds like a small feature but I love the option to run the cord down my left side while working and down my right side while on the go. Plug a second pair of headphones into the other side to share during a flight or car trip.
I wish there was an auto-off option, as I ran down one pair of AAA batteries when I left the ANC mode when i ran out the door in a hurry. Thankfully the headphones still work without power, but there is no bass or ANC mode. A small cover slides off one side to swap batteries.
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