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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Friday, 19 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
RHA CA-200 Black Noise Isolating Headphones
Closer Look: RHA CA-200
RHA CA-200 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Headphones Final Thoughts

The RHA CA-200 headphones come with a 3 Year warranty as standard, for a sub $30 pair of headphones this is a great reassurance that you are actually getting a quality product. I am very impressed by the sound quality offered by these headphones, value for money is an understatement! The plastic construction is a necessary evil in regards to keeping production costs down and making the CA-200's light and comfortable. I have a similar pair of Sennheiser HD 407 headphones (slightly cheaper at $26) that I thought were impressive for their price but the RHA CA-200's literally blow them out of the water, and in addition to that the CA-200's have a detachable cable, so it's win win all round.

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RHA CA-200 Black Conclusion

Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the RHA CA-200 Black Headphones a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that they are better or worse than a similar set of headphones that have been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or lower score. It is however a good indicator of whether the CA-200 Black Noise Isolating Headphones are good or not. I would strongly urge you to read the entire review, if you have not already, so that you can make an educated decision for yourself.

Performance and value go hand in hand with the CA-200 headphones, if I were to do a blind test on them I would assume they were more expensive than they are. There is a level of bass than is not only heard but also felt, complemented nicely by the undistorted and well delivered mids and highs. If you want better sounding headphones then be prepared to spend more than double the price of the CA-200's.

The appearance of the CA-200's match its price point perfectly. The silver accents compliment the glossy black plastic construction and ensure that the CA-200's are not just another bland black set of headphones.

Although they are made from plastic, the CA-200's feel quite durable and flexible. The leather effect ear pads and headband cushion along with the lightweight construction ensure a pleasurable wearing experience.

As far as functionality is concerned the RHA CA-200 Black Headphones deliver on their marketing promise. The fabric braided detachable 3.5mm stereo cable adds a unique touch that you won't find in many headphones at this price point. The range of adjustment, along with the pivoting ear cups, ensure that these headphones will fit just about any size of head. The ear pads are somewhere between over ear and on ear (RHA call it 'around ear') and provide a satisfactory level of noise isolation while also preventing sound leakage.

As of October 2012 the RHA CA-200 Noise Isolating Headphones are available for $29.95 (Amazon) / £29.99 (Amazon UK). The RHA CA-200 Black headphones represent outstanding value for money, and with a 3 year warranty as standard you can't really go wrong.

If you have the chance to, I would urge you to give the RHA CA-200 Noise Isolating Headphone a try. If not, and you are looking to buy a inexpensive set of headphones, then these deserve a place on your shortlist.

Pros:Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award

+ Excellent bass response
+ High quality audio for this price point
+ Excellent value for money
+ Sufficient noise isolation and low sound leakage
+ Comfortable and lightweight
+ Detachable fabric braided cable
+ Low price
+ Very loud

Cons:

- Plastic construction is a necesary evil
- Fabric ear pads would be better than leather effect
- Ear pads don't appear to be replaceable

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.00
  • Appearance: 8.00
  • Construction: 8.25
  • Functionality: 9.00
  • Value: 9.50

Final Score: 8.75 out of 10.

Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award.

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