If I am honest, I had not heard of KitSound until a few months ago and I have to admit, I was really looking forward to receiving a pair of their iD headphones to review. I was asked what colour I would like and I simply replied “surprise me”. I had the green pair arrive, which I was pretty happy about as green is my favourite colour!
The box that the headphones arrived in is pretty minimalistic. The colour scheme of the inside of the box, which is visible through the window matched up with the colour of the headphones, so it all fit together rather well. The text on the front of the box provides the information that you would more than likely like to know before buying the headphones – there is a microphone and control button, an adjustable headband, and earcups that swivel. The back of the box shows information about the iD headphones, as well as box contents, and a list of features and specifications.
Upon removing the headset from the box, I was impressed with how lightweight the headphones were. I also noticed that the 1.2m cable is the same green colour as the headphones – I really like the fact that everything matches so that nothing looks out of place. This cable does attach to both earcups, rather than just one or the other. Also, the earcups contain the KitSound brand logo, as well as the L & R so you know which way around they go. On the cable is also a multi function button and in-line microphone which makes handling phone calls and volume control so much easier when in use. A list of specifications will be included at the bottom of this review.
Comfort wise, the iD headphones are easy to wear for long periods of time. There have been a couple of occasions that I have forgotten that I have had them on, mostly because of how lightweight they are. The earcups themselves have a very soft padding to them so that they do not start to cause discomfort on the ears when in use. The downside to the earcups having 40mm drivers is that they will be quite small for some peoples ears. Luckily, mine are reasonably small so I didn’t have an issue with them. The headband also contains an area of nice padding which contributes to the comfort factor. It is worth mentioning that the padding on both the earcups and headband is also green, which again ties in nicely with the whole colour scheme of the headphones.
Sound quality wise, I didn’t notice any distortion or tinniness. When it came to the bass side of things, there is room for improvement. It would have been nice to have a button or switch that could be used to increase the amount of bass for certain songs. Saying this though, the bass that there is did do the job, albeit noticeable depending on the song in question. The in-line microphone picked up my voice well and I was informed that I came through crystal clear on the other end of the phone call.
Would I part with my money to get a pair of these KitSound iD headphones? Considering that they can be picked up for around £19.99 GBP on Amazon UK, and due to the fact that they are available in a large variety of colours, I would definitely pick up a pair of these – both for me or as a gift.
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 105 dB
Drivers: 40 mm
Cable length: 1.2 m
Speaker magnet: NdFeb
Jack plug: 3.5 mm