My MySTtory (history with MyST) goes back to 2012 when Musica Acoustics asked me to check out the original MyST PortaDAC 1866. I’m still a fan. TENTO’s PortaDAC 1866 sounds killer for everything but low-Ω earphones and headphones.
Everything and Fit
But IzoPhones-60 is something specialer. Special-est are its stripped-from-parking-pylon-support fulcrums, which could double as the BMW windscreen-cracker if you’re down on your luck. The headphones slide freely up and down on it. The headband is wrapped in thick, rough-and-tumble nylon. The faux-swayed leather padding that covers your bald spot is somewhat less impressive. Kind of cool is how it freely slides left and right at your beck. Heavy-duty elastic thongs fasten it to the headband.
The ear pads are hot-swappable. They are frictioned into place by the sort of elastic ring you see in heavy-duty waterproof camera cases. Actually, I wasn’t sure they were properly swappable. But in reviewing things, I go against the normal code of conduct. I yanked and pulled and twisted. As it turns out, four fingers prised under the lip of the pad, and a thumb on the metal cup is all that’s needed to pop them out. Since they lack both guiding pins and bayonets, there’s no need to double-check that you’ve got them going in right. Brute force is a simple thing.
The cups rotate 360º around their axes, and those axes themselves rotate 360º around the thick-as-your finger fulcrums. If you can’t get the IzoPhones-60 to fit, see a specialist.
The cable that comes packed in looks, and feels, like an IEM thing. Thin, light, and practically invisible in all but amazing light, it’s a bit of a downer when you think of what you paid. But it works wonderfully. Because it’s so light, it won’t flop around or off your desk. And it makes no noise at all when tapped. Best of all, it attaches to each cup in 3,5mm stereo plugs. If you want to use something else, your options are myriad.
Here is what I think unfortunate about how the IzoPhones-60 are built/fit.
That’s the entire non-sound story of the IzoPhones-60.
And in an nutshell, the above perfectly describes what comes out of the IzoPhones-60.
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