The Wicked Audio Solus headphones' appearance fits right into the trendy style of the DJ/Dance/Rave crowd and are built to as sound good as they look. Visually stunning, they come in matte-black with red logos on the L/R ear cups and a matching red, soft headband cushion. The thick, braided cord is brilliant red and looks like it's made from ballistic nylon or Kevlar. For extra ruggedness, it is firmly anchored in the right ear cup.
The Solus headphones are a solid-working tool and come with an inline volume control and DJ switch module located about halfway down the 4-ft. cord. The DJ switch is for toggling between stereo and mono playback so both sides have the same sound for cueing using either ear. Both ear cups swivel out of the way easily and, while doing this, the phones still feel comfortable on my head.
These phones are made for clubbing; they are lightweight, comfortable to wear for long hours, have plenty of low frequencies and are capable of extreme volume levels. They have large, low impedance (32-ohm) 40-mm Neodymium drivers and come with a 6-ft. extension cord and 1/4-inch gold-plated adapter.
Wicked Audio Solus Headphones sell for $100 MSRP. For more about them, check out http://wickedaudio.com
By Barry Rudolph
miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com