Takstar TS671. Open-back circumaural headphones.
The TS671 is the last headphone you’d expect to find for 44 €. With its huge soundstage, very linear response and an excellent accuracy and naturalness, it comes close to the AKG K701 or Audiotechnica AD900 much more than its price suggests.
Based on Takstar 53mm driver which has given so much joy to the owners of the HI2050 and Pro80 models, they have raised the impedance up to 120Ohm, which on one hand makes it “harder” to drive without amplification and on the other hand, it gives them more control and precision. Yet, it is not difficult to drive them with any amplifier. Its high sensitivity ensures that any amp, sound card, or even a simple iPod’s move would drive them easily.
Focusing on the sound, obviously we are not facing a headset that enhance the bass but it doesn’t fall short, especially if we have a good amplification. They have far more than the AKG K701 and even more than the AD900X, both in quantity and scope. Medium frequncies are more advanced than in the K701 and without reaching the quality of its timbre (which very few headphones below 600€ actually get) sound extremely natural, with excellent reproduction of instruments and voices both male and female. Treble is very accurate and comes up quite high, which supports the general feeling of sharpness and clarity that TS671 transmits.
As mentioned before, the scene is very wide and well structured, which together with the precision and detail that reach these headphones allows significant focusing and separation of instruments. They also have excellent dynamics giving their best with high quality recordings: acoustic concerts, soundtracks, classical music, blues, jazz, and in general all the natural styles that prevail naturalness get TS671 to shine.
Comfort and quality construction: These are a bulky headphones, yet very comfortable thanks to a setting system as old as well resolved, they adapt well to almost any head size. The construction is not as luxurious as Pro80, is almost all plastic. The pads are lined with a synthetic fabric durable and with metal headband. In any case, they are well finished, they are not heavy for their size and are solid, perfectly fulfilling their function and ensuring good durability.
In summary, the TS671 is a new and great taste for Takstar collection. Amplitude, great scene, naturalness, dynamics, good timbre and balanced sound for a headphones range at this price. There is no excuse for missing in the arsenal of any hobbyist.
- Cable: Ø 4mm x 1.2m coiled cable (cable length tension: 4m approx)
- Adapter: gold-silver plated stereo plug Ø3.5mm + Ø6.3mm.
- Driver: Dynamic
- Driver Diameter: Ø53mm
- Impedance: 120Ω
- Sensitivity: 102dB/1mW
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Stipulated Power: 500mW