- Light and strong build
- Good sound for the price
- No pouch or bag supplied
- Bass can overpower proceedings
Design and AppearanceThe LX-10's black and silver finish is reminiscent of far higher value models such as those made by Bowers&Wilkins, and would certainly share the same market, but for their diminutive price tag; the LX-10 is a status symbol only if the purchase price is kept secret. The buttons for volume adjustment and track-skip are shared between the two functions, so any minor volume changes are tricky without changing the track.
Durability and Build qualityOut of the box, the movement of the earcups and headband is smooth and solid when adjusted. Headband/earpad padding is generous. The supplied 1.2m cable is good if a little thin, but it's certainly in keeping with the portable flavour of the LX-10.
ComfortClamping pressure is not high, but the headphones stay in place very well and the full earpads make the LX-10 very comfortable. Ears are fully enveloped in the earpads' marshmallow-like softness and should be well protected from the winter wind!
Sound isolationWith no audio playing, isolation is fair - exterior sounds are muted but not to any great degree. However with music on, the LX-10 steals the aural limelight and the outside can be virtually ignored.
PortabilityBy their nature, the LX-10 headphones can be taken wherever the wearer wants them; however there is no pouch included and although the headphones can be worn around the neck and the earcups folded so they're flat, they only fold with the pads facing upwards. Not a bad thing, just unusual.
Sound characteristicsThe LX-10 is tuned for the end user rather than anything specifically studio based, with accentuated bass and a warm presentation overall. They are still very well detailed however, and will suit many.