By Robert Rowzee
There’s an old saw about not saying anything unless you can say something nice. So this will be a short review. (Editor: Don’t care for headphones that look like ersatz headgear from an orthodontists office?)
I got the Blue Lolas to try out a few weeks ago. When I pulled them out of the box, all I could think was “It’s the 1970s meets steampunk”. So I am going to coin the term…steamdisco.
The big selling point with these headphones is how the design creates a great fit. I’m not sure of the engineering really provides that much of an advantage over more traditional designs. After a while, they just felt heavy. The ear cups are well padded and large. But my ears hurt after being squeezed for so long.
Ok, so let’s talk music. These headphones require lots of bass to really shines. Deadmau5 Some Chords and Faxing Berlin really show off the capabilities of these cans. Once you get into some more lyrical content, the Lolas kind of fall on their face. Meghan Trainor – Watch Me Do, David Guetta – Titanium and I Just Wanna F. all have a good mix to driving bass and lyrics that will confound the Lolas.
I am not the guy who will spend loads and loads on oxygen free cables that were made by virgin elves in Norway. Most of the time something in the middle/high end is a fit for me. But these cans are not the choice I would make. If you listen to lots of driving bass, these are for you. If you even have an inkling that your musical taste might include something lyrical, give these a pass.
So if you have a time machine and plan on making a statement when you go back to 1973, take $250 from your time machine budget and complete you roller skating outfit with the Lolas.