TDK ST750 Review – Best Headphones
TDK is bringing more quality headphones to their arsenal. Finally the latest TDK ST750 model was first seen October 29, 2012 on Amazon .
This new headphone are similar in shape to the well knows Shure SRH240A Professional , have a look at it , you will be surprised. It’s a modern design that combines quality build with beauty.
A built in amplifier is very practical when using it with mobile devices like mp3 players or other portable devices.
The sound quality is ensured by the use of a 40 mm driver that adds a wonderful bass response specially as this is a closed design headphone that isolates outside noise.
Ear cushions ensure a long listening experience that enables the listener to examine and test it to the limit.
TDK ST750 Design:
When you look at it first, you think that this is a noise cancelling headphone, but in fact it’s a sound isolating headphone, the battery inside (AAA) is for the build in amplifier not for noise cancelling capability.
It gives a boost of for sound of about 6 dB, very effective and transforming the sound quality of many mp3 players with low power output, it adds a real sound quality. It gives indeed a bass boost that makes you feel like you are sitting in front of a powerful sound system live.
The bass boost that i mentioned above does not overlap the treble response that is very crisp.
The sound isolating is achieved by the memory foam that creates an acoustic seal that blocks incoming noise from outside, but in fact that people that are surrounding the listener are the one that are listening of any detail this headphone delivers.
One of the main differences between the TDK ST750 and the Sure SRH 240 that the first one includes a metal protector that adds more beauty to this headphone.
What people are saying about the TDK ST750 headphone ?
I used my ST750 Headphones none stop for the last two month and they are just amazing! They have one of the best sound qualities i’ve ver experienced – and I used a lot of high prize headphones in the last years! Especially the built in Amplifier boost sound quality enormously if e.g. used with an iPhone! The only thing I don’t like about them is the Isolation….
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Powerful, bright, crisp audio performance. Battery-operated internal amplifier enhances bass response, increases volume. Can be used passively without batteries. Comfortable fit.
Can be overly bright and sibilant on certain tracks. No inline remote or mic for mobile devices. Light on accessories.
Bottom Line :
The TDK ST750 headphones deliver bright, clean audio that’s also quite powerful, thanks to an internal battery-powered amplifier.
I hope that this TDK ST750 review for closed headphones was informative, feel free to comment and tell me your thoughts about the post, your experience with these headphones.
It should be noted that while the ST750 has an internal amplifier to boost volume and bass response, these headphones sound pretty solid without the power—they just don’t get super loud. In passive mode, their sound signature is close to flat, but spiked a bit with bright, crisp highs. The bass response is steady and clean, nothing booming.
With the batteries in and the power on, however, these headphones get very, very loud. They also do not distort at top volumes, even on tracks with intense sub-bass content, like the Knife’s “Silent Shout.” Some headphones manage not to distort on tracks like this by simply not delivering the very deepest bass frequencies, but the TDK ST750 does indeed deliver deep low-end, it just doesn’t boost the lows dramatically.
On Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild,” the star is actually the mid-high and high frequency response—the kick drum loop’s attack is crisp and punchy. Sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the beat are robust but not comically intense, while the vocals and other high-mid content take center-stage.
Bill Callahan’s vocals on “Drover” are imbued with a nice treble edge that helps them stay in the forefront of the mix. This track can often sound muddy on bass-boosted headphones, but here, Callahan’s vocals, as well as the guitars, remain bright and clear. And the low frequencies enhance the drums only subtly—there’s not nearly as much thunder to their low end as you hear on the Velodyne vTrue, for instance. Occasionally, however, the vocals sound a bit too sibilant, on both this track and the Jay-Z/Kanye West track.
On classical tracks, like John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances,” the higher register strings and percussion steal the spotlight, and they also can sound a bit overly bright at times. The lower register strings are graced with a touch of added bass response, but nothing intense. At the end of the piece, large drum hits that can sound unnatural on bass-heavy pairs sound powerful and real here—just enough low-end presence to bring a little thunder, but nothing that sounds unnatural or amplified, as the drums do on heavy-bass options like the aforementioned vTrue headphones.
In the $250 price range, you have a few options that offer different sound signatures. The Yamaha PRO 400 has a clean bass response but focuses more on the midrange content than the highs. The Denon Urban Raver AH-D320, meanwhile, offers a far more intense bass response—not unlike the Velodyne vTrue. If all of these are out of your price range, the Editors’ Choice Sennheiser HD 558 is a more affordable gem, with a balanced frequency response and plenty of power.
For the price, the TDK ST750 delivers two different experiences—the quieter, less bass-enhanced passive mode, and the powered-up, louder, bass-heavy active mode. The ST750 is quite unique, in that it’s a headphone pair with a powered internal amp but no extra features like Bluetooth streaming or noise cancellation. Forgetting about this factor and focusing on the audio delivered itself, the ST750 still stands out as a powerful audiophile-friendly pair that errs on the side of brightness, not booming low-end, when it errs at all. It’s light on accessories or extra features beyond the internal amp, but it offers solid, clean sound.