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Written by Ami Young   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Oblanc NC2-1 UFO Headphones OG-AUD63042
Closer Look: Oblanc NC2-1 UFO Headphones
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

I have used these headphones for a couple of weeks now, both on the computer, on my cell phone, listening to music, playing games, using voice chat on the computer, and making phone calls. Oblanc designed these headphones with many different uses in mind, and it definitely fills those uses.

Test Hardware

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Smartphone (Play Music)
  • Windows 7 and 8 Based PCs
  • Linux Based PCs
  • Apple iPod Touch
  • World of Warcraft
  • EVE Online
  • iTunes
  • Mumble/Ventrilo/Teamspeak/Skype

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Results

One of the best ways to test headphones is to use them daily, for all the tasks that they are designed for (and then some). After repeated use of these headphones, I thought I would break the results up into three categories; Comfort, Sound Quality, and Microphone Quality.

Comfort

Comfort is one of the main concerns of any gamer or audio enthusiast, as we wear headphones for long periods of time. The Oblanc NC2-1 UFO headphones are comfortable, and the padded headband and earpads are a nice touch. One of the few things that I would have liked to have seen was a little bit less pressure on the ears. When wearing this headset with my glasses, I noticed that after a couple of hours they would start pressing my glasses into my head in an uncomfortable manner. A little less tension on the headphones would have been nice, although that would also cause them to lose some of their noise-cancelling ability. Other than the pressure, they were very comfortable headphones to wear, and I only noticed the pressure when wearing my glasses. Someone with a slightly smaller head than me also wore the headphones and didn't notice the same problem, so those with larger than average heads, these may pinch your glasses a bit.

Sound Quality

Next on the list of desired features in a good pair of headphones is good sound quality. The NC2-1 offers 50mm drivers, and this is evident the first time you turn the volume up on a bassy song. These headphones have very enjoyable bass, while still retaining clarity across the mids and trebles, and all through the transitions. Game sound was clear and crisp, and voices both on the phone and on the computer were clear. Through multiple people talking over each other, you can pick out voices as well as to be expected. Transitions from very low bass to mids were clear and consistent, and these headphones really provided an enjoyable audio experience.

Microphone Quality

Last, but not least, is microphone quality. On cell phone calls, the microphone worked well, with the recipient of the call able to hear and understand me clearly. On the computer, when listening to the microphone through the windows sound management, I sounded clear, although a little quiet. Through Mumble/Skype/Ventrilo/Teamspeak everyone can hear me fine, although the main complaint was that I was quiet through windows mic boost and maxxing out my volume in the program.



 

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# Good ValueBruce 2012-12-09 19:36
Definitely sound like good value.... Was your phone able to drive them well, IOW, did they sound the same on your phone as they did when driven from a PC? Thanks.
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