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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Thursday, 01 November 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
RHA SA950i Portable Headphones
Closer Look: RHA SA950i Headphones
RHA SA950i Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

RHA SA950i Detailed Features

In this section we will take a closer look at the RHA SA950i On-Ear Portable Headphones and discuss the more detailed features.


Despite their light weight the RHA SA950i Headphones feel like a premium product. The balance between metal, plastic and synthetic leather added to the quality craftsmanship also give the SA950i headphones a premium look.


The ear cups pivot on the chrome adjustment sliders but they only allow for vertical adjustment, horizontal position is fixed in place so that the ear pads don't quite sit flat on your ears. There is a little bit of compensation offered by the cushioned ear pads but it is not quite enough. This shouldn't be a deal breaker though as the SA950i Headphones have other features that make up for this.


The cable plugs into the left ear cup which should ensure correct orientation of the SA950i Headphones during use, the inside of the headbands also feature R and L symbols for correct orientation.


The 1.5m detachable fabric braided cable is prominently displayed in the product packaging, The supplied cable has an inline remote and mic featuring multi-click control over call, music and volume functions on Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad devices. The inline remote also supports full call control and track selection for most Android and other smartphone platforms.


The RHA SA950i user guide provides the above image (also available on RHA website) as guidance for using the inline remote, there are no written instructions but I think the pictures tell it all perfectly.



# RE: RHA SA950i Portable Headphoneskzinti1 2013-02-06 11:37
I just had an idea.
It would be helpful if you could place headphones you're testing on a full-sized mannequins head and show a pic of it. That would give a nice perspective of the relative sizes of such products.
Why a mannequin rather than a real person? People vary in size. Mannequins are of standardized sizes and everyone has seen mannequins in stores. So, such an image should be relevant to a review.
Of course, we'd still need your excellent descriptions of the comfort level and quality of these items in fit, finish and operation.
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# RE: RE: RHA SA950i Portable HeadphonesOlin Coles 2013-02-06 11:41
That's not a bad suggestion, but outfitting all of our staff with mannequin heads could be costly. What if measurements were given, instead?
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# MrMalcolm Shakesheff 2013-06-14 03:55
I bought these & use them with Poweramp on my Sony Experia J. The result is fantastic over a wide range of different types of music from Mozart to White Stripes.Plenty of noise,even though I am bound to be a bit deaf after
60 years of ear bashing. For some one who dreamed of owning a Ferrograph reel to reel in my teenage years this is a miracle combination of wonderful sound unimaginable back then,2nd half of the 1950's.Ok they could be more comfortable but at 50 an excellent buy.

Retired in Brittany, france
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