Music is a muse of many movements, emotions, and creativity. One thing music has also incited is a fashion movement not only in genres of music for specific culture types but actual music products are becoming fashion statements in themselves. Companies like iFrogz are jumping on the bandwagon as it were and allowing the consumer to create their own style from their large range of custom options. The Dj series is no different, although the customization has been cut back to 5 different choices of style compared to the thousands of possibilities with other lines of headphones like the Fallout series we reviewed before, the iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones make up for the lack of customization with their quality of components let’s see if it made a difference:
Provided by: iFrogz
As with the Fallout series the package is nicely designed and allows you to see the product before you buy it. I hate when companies use pictures instead of products windows I want to see with my own eyes what I get before purchasing it. The folks at iFrogz got it right with this package design style.
There are no extras in the packaging just the headphones; being that these are “DJ Style” headphones I would have liked to see a ¼ adapter in order to use these with mixing equipment but most of us musicians have 5 or 6 of them sittings around so I guess it isn’t that necessary. One thing I did like was seeing the use of gold plating on the connector which the Fallout Series headphones didn’t have. The iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones are very slick looking and I love the fact that you can pack them up so they are a bit more compact.
The iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones are very comfortable I love the over ear design it is much more confortable then on ear style headphones. Another notable point to the Hustle headphones is that they have a substantial 50mm driver on them. This will ensure higher dB performance over the fallout headphones.
Let’s check out the specs and testing:
|Impedance:||32 ohms +/- 15%|
|Sensitivity:||105dB +/- 3dBz|
For testing I will be doing a movie, gaming, and music test and I will be speaking about the range the headphones have as well as there over all quality. The headphones will be given a score out of 10 to some up the over all performance for each section.
As always I used Appleseed for the movie testing. Apple seed has a great range of sounds because it is a CGI movie the sound department has to work extra hard to fill in the gaps. Explosions, shell casing drops and gun shots range very clear. The scraping of metal and the shuffle of feet were incredibly crisp. The iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones were very isolating for movies compared to the on ear style of the fallouts making for a much more immersive movie experience. Over all watch the movie was pleasant and impressive with the Hustle headphones I also liked how comfortable they were compared to the fallouts.
Although these aren’t 5.1 headphones, my Asus Xonar sound card emulates a 7.1 experience using only regular headphones. The combination of the two worked very well I was surprised that it was only one 50mm driver per ear was dispensing the seemingly room filing sound that was produced. For gaming quality I like to use creepy thriller type games like bioshock in order to feel the full effects of scurrying and scratching running in front and behind you. Even though the The iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones were not design for gaming they performed very well. Using them in other FPS’s showed the clarity of gun fire in the game very well and made it easy to pint point opponents. Again I was surprised by the performance.
Music is the reason you buy headphones like the iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle’s if a headphone says DJ it better be able to step up and perform very well. To fully test these headphones I went to classics and modern legends to get the full range and I tested these things for a good week of listening so they were well broken in by the time testing rolled around. I have easily clocked 96 hours of burn in on these already. I decided to hit up some jungle brothers because these are “DJ” headphones after all. I also went with some Yo Yo Ma, pennywise, Ti, the game, Yael Naiem, and to round it out some Nightwish and Tenacious D.
Over all the bass was not bad at all but not quite what I would expect from a 50mm driver. On the flip side the speed response from the headphones was a lot better then I would expect a 50mm driver to perform. Punk music performed very well with every bass and snare hit achieving a clear and crisp hit while not blending the tons to make it sounds monotone. I must say Yo Yo Ma’s cello sounded incredible on these the deep bass rang nice a clean and actually rumbled the headphones quite well. Over all they did a really good job when it comes to music.
Let’s see the final thoughts:
Over all the iFrogz EarPollution DJ Style Hustle Headphones surprised me for a $50 pair of headphones in fact so far iFrogz as a whole has surprised me with there product quality as a whole. I look forward to trying out more of there products. The only other company that offers a similar product that I can think of off the top of my head is Skull Candy and based on specs alone the iFrogz products are a way better product. Even though there are not as many customizations for the DJ series the 5 designs available are pretty awesome looking and definitely stand out in a crowed.
Would I recommend these? For $50 you will hard pressed to find a better, more stylish headphone than the DJ series of headphones from iFrogs. If you are looking for a unique headphone with great specs I strongly suggest getting yourself a pair.
- Speed Response
- Gold Plated Connector
- Not as Customizable as Fallouts
- No 1/4 Converter