Subjekt TNT Headphones Review
Sean Gibson / Dec 24th, 2012 No Comments
The Subjekt TNT heaphones are designed to provide rich and crystal clear sound while being ultra-comfortable and lightweight. On most online retailers they run approximately $49.95 (USD) and feature a 40mm driver, 60-inch chord length and plug in via the standard 3.5mm stereo jack. The unit reviewed was ultra-black and tested with an iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation) and a Bose PC speaker setup to a gaming PC. The Subjekt TNT headphones performed extremely well, offering excellent sound quality, a sleek look, comfy cushioning and an extremely lightweight feel.
When wearing a set of headphones, design definitely comes into play. Nobody wants to be wearing something that makes you look like a freak of nature. Put frankly, headphones have become an extension of fashion over the last few years. The design of the Subjekt TNT headphones is sleek and aimed for a more masculine feel. Could a gamer girl pull it off? Sure, but there’s little doubt that most of the people that wear the Subjekt TNTs will be guys. For them, it’ll look great and there’s enough of a variety of styles available to find exactly what a gamer will want to wear.
Historically this has been a category that carries just as much weight as sound quality. Why? If a set of headphones isn’t comfortable, consumers won’t use it, rendering the quality of the headset completely moot. Comfort is also a huge factor with gamers that tend to put in ridiculously long sessions for gaming or music. That said, the Subjekt TNT headphones perform extremely well. The official website didn’t yield an official weight and a search at Amazon said that the headphones shipping weight is 1 pound, which felt unhelpful when evaluating the actual product. Going the extra mile, Gaming Illustrated busted out our own measurements which showed that the Subjekt TNT headphones *actually* weight only 4.5 ounces, making them extremely lightweight. The headphones also, more importantly, feel light when being worn and don’t get uncomfortable at any time. There’s nice cushioning on the ears and at the top, coupled with a smart design making the Subjekt TNTs a very comfortable set of headphones.
These are not powered or noise-cancelling headphones, so keep that in mind. That said, Subjekt touts that these headphones sport 40mm ultra-premium drivers. Testing the unit out with games and music alike resulted in the same conclusion, that these headphones simply sound great. Bass is definitely pronounced to a degree that gamers should be sufficiently pleased with them and will note how well they do even without the power. Treble, highs, lows – they all sound great and for the price, gamers will get their money’s worth to be sure. The Subjekt TNT headphones are a great sounding headset whether you are playing video games or listening to music.
The Subjekt TNT headphones cost approximately $49.99 (USD) putting them in the not-so-cheap category for gamers. Nevertheless, all gamers have seen headphones (not headsets) go for much more so this unit falls in a really nice category where they don’t represent a huge investment but offer a nice bang-for-your-buck factor. For a few bucks more with another vendor gamers could do a lot worse, so these do represent a really solid price value. If it were $10 cheaper, it’d be an amazing deal and if it were $10 more, it’d probably be slightly overpriced. Kudos to Subjekt for pricing it just right and not giving gamers a shoddy product as these badboys perform great and can be had at a decent price.
The Subject TNT Headphones are a comfortable, fashionable, and well-performing set of headphones that gamers would do well to invest in. They look great and fit on a wide variety of head shapes/sizes with ease while also sounding great. For gamers on the go using iPhones, Android devices, Tablets, or even mobile platforms like the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, the Subjekt TNT Headphones are a great solution at a decent price.
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