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Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Theo Nicolakis | Aug. 16, 2016
Mediocre mid-range and top end takes some of the luster off the Bravo’s superb bass performance.

The Bravo’s (left) noice isolation was good.  Thankfully the Bravo’s ear cups had a much deeper ear cup padding than the Sony MDR-1A (right).

Should you invest?

Crowd-funded audio gear means you don't get a chance to try before you buy, you put your faith in what the manufacturer says it will to deliver. There will be some sure-fire hits and some blazing misses. If you are one of the hundreds of backers that put Sharkk’s Bravo headphones over the top, rest assured that your investment hasn’t been misplaced. 

Every pair of headphones in this price-range has trade-offs. And that’s OK. Whether or not these Bravo cans are right for you will depend on the acoustic attributes you value most. The Bravo hybrid electrostatic headphones are incredibly easy to drive (any smartphone will do) and they nail the low end.  While the midrange, top-end, and attention to cosmetics do leave a bit to be desired, anyone in the market for a pair of cans priced less than $250 should give these a listen.

 

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