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Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones   (Open Box)
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Product# H72918
OVERVIEW

Affordable circumaural headphones.

The Gear One G100DX is a circumaural (around the ear) isolation headphome designed for playback, monitoring, and recording. They're lightweight and have a 40mm Neodymium driver, soft leatherette earpads, and self-adjusting headband.

FEATURES
  • Compact, lightweight and portable design
  • 40mm Neodymium driver
  • Plush leatherette headband and earpads
  • Closed cavity structure
  • Self-adjusting headband

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SPECIFICATIONS

G100DX Isolation Headphones

  • Earcup: Circumaural
    Trandsducer type: Dynamic
    Driver size: 40mm
    Impedance: 32 ohm @ 1kHz
    Sensitivity: 98dB SPL (1mW) @ 1kHz
    THD: <0.25%
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Max input power: 200mW
    Cable length: 10' (3M) straight
    Plug: 3.5mm plus 1/4" adapter
    Net weight: 7.1 oz. (200g)
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Gear OneG100DX Isolation Headphones
 
3.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (28)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Great sound (20)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Good bass (10)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Unattractive design (4)
  • Poor sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (22)
  • Home audio (18)
  • With my computer (12)
  • Portable devices (8)
  • Relaxing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (8), Gear head (5), Musician (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Value!

All these one star reviews are ridiculous! You need to compare apples to apples here folks. I got these at the "stupid Deal of the day" but 25 and under and...Read complete review

All these one star reviews are ridiculous! You need to compare apples to apples here folks. I got these at the "stupid Deal of the day" but 25 and under and these are a steal. Good sound, nice isolation, solid construction and a nice long quality cord. I've been using then in my drum practice room and they are just fine.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Worth Much

Thought I'd try these when they were on sale for less than the "standard" studio cans.

About all I can say good about them is they are very light,...Read complete review

Thought I'd try these when they were on sale for less than the "standard" studio cans.

About all I can say good about them is they are very light, about half the weight of my regular phones.

The problems are many...
-These are NOT circumaural unless you have ears the size of a two year old. That means, for me anyway, they are half on and half off my ears making them extremely uncomfortable. It also means they will never seal properly, so much for isolation.
-The isolation is bad. Sealed against my temples (to avoid the ear problem listed above) and playing at a moderate volume, they are easily picked up by my studio condenser mics. About the same as a set of open backs.
-They feel like they're going to crush your head. I suppose they did that to try to get the lousy design to seal on your ears. You can probably stretch them out, but that would make the seal even worse than it already is.
-The frequency response is not very good. A big peak in the mids, and rolling off pretty fast both high and low. Makes for loud but thin vocals, and really weak instruments. The talent will be pointing at their instruments and motioning to you to "turn it up! turn it up!".
-The build quality is terrible. To Musicians Friend's credit, they tell you when you order these that there are no replaceable parts, a red flag that I foolishly ignored. The cord is stiff and hard, the plug is cheap, the 1/4" adapter is heavy but designed so it will only work with the plug on these phones, and the ear pads are cheap and stiff. I don't think these will last more than a few months if used regularly.

I have had on worse headphones, but not in the price range these are pretending to. Since I can't imagine ever using these, I'm sending them back even though the shipping will eat a third of the price I paid. Bummer.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value!

By BBJ

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Relaxing
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    All these one star reviews are ridiculous! You need to compare apples to apples here folks. I got these at the "stupid Deal of the day" but 25 and under and these are a steal. Good sound, nice isolation, solid construction and a nice long quality cord. I've been using then in my drum practice room and they are just fine.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not Worth Much

    By Kraig Shaw

    from NC

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    Thought I'd try these when they were on sale for less than the "standard" studio cans.

    About all I can say good about them is they are very light, about half the weight of my regular phones.

    The problems are many...
    -These are NOT circumaural unless you have ears the size of a two year old. That means, for me anyway, they are half on and half off my ears making them extremely uncomfortable. It also means they will never seal properly, so much for isolation.
    -The isolation is bad. Sealed against my temples (to avoid the ear problem listed above) and playing at a moderate volume, they are easily picked up by my studio condenser mics. About the same as a set of open backs.
    -They feel like they're going to crush your head. I suppose they did that to try to get the lousy design to seal on your ears. You can probably stretch them out, but that would make the seal even worse than it already is.
    -The frequency response is not very good. A big peak in the mids, and rolling off pretty fast both high and low. Makes for loud but thin vocals, and really weak instruments. The talent will be pointing at their instruments and motioning to you to "turn it up! turn it up!".
    -The build quality is terrible. To Musicians Friend's credit, they tell you when you order these that there are no replaceable parts, a red flag that I foolishly ignored. The cord is stiff and hard, the plug is cheap, the 1/4" adapter is heavy but designed so it will only work with the plug on these phones, and the ear pads are cheap and stiff. I don't think these will last more than a few months if used regularly.

    I have had on worse headphones, but not in the price range these are pretending to. Since I can't imagine ever using these, I'm sending them back even though the shipping will eat a third of the price I paid. Bummer.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    ssurprising quality

    By James E Barr

    from Saint Helena Island, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None to mention
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    I bought these as backup for recording (i use imac/logic pro/apogee interfaces). The quality was a huge surprise. Above average seperation, balance, fidelity and presence. I a/b'd them against my KRKs, Sony, and studio speakers, and mixing with them is safe, that is, what you hear is what you get in EQ and levels. I do not use Bose, dr. dre or any of the high end pop headsets because they distort eq so radically, mostly by boosting the low end.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Cheap Price and Cheap Speakers

    By BronzeLand

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Music

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    I think I look silly using these headphones on my computer (they're designed for use with drum recording and click tracks) but I don't want to waste my money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not adjustable

    By Jeremy Odom

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    These headphones have finally gotten me frustrated enough to buy a very expensive and well known pair. They are extremely uncomfortable, cheaply made, and sound awful.
    These headphones are completely unadjustable. The headband idea is probably the worst I've ever seen or worn. For "padding" there are solid rubber pads that either 1. pull your hair if you move at all or 2. rub like crazy if you're bald (at least I assume, as I've never been bald before). The band isn't long enough and so I can barely get these on my ears with a stretch. Stretching them to my ears makes the rubber pads pull my hair painfully. There is no winning. The headphones themself look like something you'd get for free on an airplane 20 years ago. Like someone else said also, the adapter is shaped in a way to make it worthless with any other cable. After testing it, too, it didn't work. I had to manually put pressure to push the cable into the adapter hard enough for it to make contact.
    Build-wise, they seem moderately sturdy. My old plastic Seinhessier's lasted me a few years of moderate use and so I bet these would last a while too. They are bulky and inconvenient and so not good for travel. As far as sound, these headphones are completely awful. The bass has a nice kick but the treble loss is astounding and anything in the mid range sounds like complete mush, there's no clarity at all. These headphones are horrible in every way.
    If I had known about these headphones I probably would have been willing to pay half as much. My cheap sony ear buds have better sound quality and comfort than these.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    yeah, I guess it was a stupid deal

    By Lee Robertson

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    they're lightweight, kinda cheap, kinda small, and the least comfortable headphones I've ever put on.
    They're fine for what I paid, but nobody should ever under any circumstance pay the regular price. The sound is fine, pretty good actually, but I've got a pair of sonys that sound better. But it is a good clean sound for tracking, good tone, so I'm gonna use them. The only real problem is the size, they're so tight, and I have a normal size head. I had to stretch them and reshape them, didn't enjoy that, but now they fit. "hours of comfort"??? Really??? My advice is to keep looking,

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Need quality? Invest in a better pair. Casuals only!

    By NorthernDrums

    from Minnesota

    About Me Audiophile, Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Lightweight
    • Okay Noise Cancellation

    Cons

    • Lacks Adjustability
    • No Low End
    • Poor Sound
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • With My Computer
    • Working
    • Working Out

    Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

    To start off, I bought these headphones just to have a secondary pair around for when I need to show somebody new material that I'm working on. My primary is a pair of Bose over-ear headphones (the 150 model).

    Now, to say that these headphones are adequate isn't totally a lie, but it's bordering on stretching the truth. They're hardly adjustable, the rotation of the portion that goes over your ears is minimal at best, my ears feel like they're smashed and mangled inside, and the sound quality with my instruments is muffled and hollow. There is zero low end in these things, so if you're an electro/dance/rap/bass fanatic, you're out of luck.

    I would have to say that the only 2 redeeming features about these headphones are the length of the cord and the capacity to nullify ambient noise in the environment. Once there's sound flowing through them, there's not much (if anything) that comes through. I used them when I was playing my electric drum kit, and the sounds of the pads didn't cut through until I turned it down to a pretty low volume.

    To wrap it up: If you're someone who is looking for pure audio quality, do NOT buy these headphones. If you're just looking for something temporary to feed the need and listen to things while you're busy doing other stuff, go for it. That being said, I feel like you could get better sound quality for less, so if you're buying these, buy them for the hoise reduction and cord length. If you're an audiophile. just bite the bullet and save up for a better pair. 100 will go a long way these days, and for 1/3 of the price you're getting 1/20 of the quality.

    I will be returning these.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great product.

    By phil

    from iowa

    About Me 30 Years Playing Guitar, Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Personal Recording
      • Sounds Great

      Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

      I was a little sceptical about this. cause the price was so low. but when they arrived I used them and I was blown away. Their great head phones. I was shocked. I've been playing and recording for over 30 years. I would totally buy this a gain. great deal.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not very good

      By SM

      from OBX

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

        Uncomfortable
        Not adjustable
        Mediocre sound

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Ray Henderson

        from Dunwoody, Geogia

        About Me Audiophile

        See all my reviews

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Gear One G100DX Isolation Headphones:

          The sound quality is incredible.

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