There is nothing worse than being asked to review a product by a company you have never heard of so I thought it best to give you the info I found out about Fanny Wang before I go on to give you the review in full.
Who is Fanny Wang? Fanny is an iconic representation of the merging of technology and fashion. No where is this more prevalent than the big cities in China where fashion trends are emerging as fast as NYC or LA. Is Fanny real? In our minds, yes. But she’s best thought of as a sexy Betty Crocker. Iconic, Strong
Fanny Wang Headphone Co. takes the trend started by ‘Beats by Dr Dre’ to the next level in terms of fashion, sound, and price. Consumers will be blown away at the superior sound quality which rivals Beats by providing a forceful bass without loss of clarity. The same sound engineer in China who designed many ultra high-end headphone acoustics tackled the Fanny Wang challenge to create a superior sound that compliments urban hip hop while offering enough range to satisfy the diversity of modern consumers. The boom of the headphone industry is lead by fashion, and Fanny Wang is designed from the ground up to grace the covers of Cosmo and Vogue. Headphones are the most visible accessory you wear and Fanny Wangs are the hottest must have accessory. You want beautiful music – look the part – stand out from the crowd – rock your Wangs.
For me the statement “Fanny Wang Headphone Co. takes the trend started by ‘Beats by Dr Dre’ to the next level in terms of fashion, sound, and price” is an awfully big statement considering the popularity of the Beats by Dr Dre brand however I wasn’t gonna let this influence my review.
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Headphones in Category:
Beats by Dr Dre Solo
- Driver Unit: 40mm Plated Titanium
- Frequency Range: 10Hz – 20kHz
- Style: On Ear
- Cable Length: 1.2m
- Weight: 204g
- Tri-Fold Design
- Duo Jack
Headphone Band (Comfort on Head)
On Ear Cup Padding
No Volume Control Unit on Cable
In The Box:
Fanny Wang On Ear Headphones
1.2m 3.5mm to 3.5mm Cable with Duo Jack
Felt (maybe cotton) Storage Bag
It’s difficult to review headphones on a blog as the most important part of having headphones is sound quality which again it an inhibitor in itself as no two people have the same listening capabilities so it really just comes down to personal preference.
With luck I was able to get my hands on a set of Beats by Dr Dre Solo Headphones when carrying out this review. If it was going to be compared to them then it made sense that I had both available.
The first thing to note is just how alike both headphones actually are, they both feature Tri-Fold technology and aesthetically are very similar until you actually start to look at the finer points and build differences.
The build quality in general is strong plastic on both sets of headphones however I felt like the Fanny Wangs had a stronger plastic on the Tri-Fold area which the Beats headphones were lacking.
The Fanny Wang Headphones have up and down (top to bottom) movement in the cups of the headphones where the Solo’s have almost 360 degree movement which does make for more comfortable wearing, that is until we look at the headband. The Fanny Wangs have a far greater comfort factor on the head thanks to the padding on the underside of the band.
When wearing the Dr Dre headphones for over 30 minutes I felt like it was almost too much and had to remove them to give myself a break though with the Fanny Wang headphones it was almost 2 hours before the uncomfortable feeling came.
The big plus for me for the Beats over the Wang’s was the inline control which allowed volume and track control direct from the untangle cord whereas the Wang’s only offered the Duo Jack to allow other people to listen in by inserting a 3.5mm headphone jack into it. I have been advised though that there is a controllable cord on it’s way for the Wangs so this this may well win it’s point back if this is the case.
In terms of listening the Beats by Dr Dre Solo’s offered a far clearer and more powerful bass which for certain listeners is the primary need whereas the Fanny Wangs gave an almost balanced equalised sound which didn’t feature so much on the bass levels.
So we know the Beats by Dr Dre branding is far superior to the Fanny Wangs however this is proof that branding does not always mean you get the best product. Whilst the cup oscillation and inline cable on the Dr Dre headset was far superior to the Fanny Wang headset the sound quality on the Fanny Wang’s was an all round better experience.
If you want or value my opinion then overall I would choose the Fanny Wang headphones (yeah I was surprised too) as they offer greater value for money and a better and more comfortable listening experience all round.
Thanks to Total PDA for supplying this review unit.