Ferrari by Logic3 P200 review: Ferrari by Logic3 P200

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Typical Price: $349.00
3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Designed after pit crew headsets. Kicking, snarling bass. Reasonably comfortable.

The Bad Treble lacks sparkle, with a restricted sound stage. Adjustment mechanism is stiff enough that it requires you to remove the headphones before adjusting. Red plastic looks cheap. The same money will get you better sound, just without the Ferrari brand. Short cable.

The Bottom Line At AU$349 one fact remains — you're paying more for the brand than the sound, and you can get better audio elsewhere. Still, if you're the ultimate Ferrari fan, we're guessing you won't be too disappointed with these.

7.0 Overall

Just like the R200s , the P200s take place in the Scuderia collection — except this time, it uses the design of pit crew headsets for inspiration. The mock carbon fibre, shiny silver and red plastic riffs further off the Ferrari theme, and if red doesn't suit you, you can get a black version instead. If you're all things Ferrari, this is likely what you're aiming for in a set of headphones. If you're more on the subtle side of design, you may want to steer clear.

It's not obvious in the images above, but it must be said that the red plastic that Logic3 has elected to use makes the headphones look like a cheap toy, with only the leather-like ear cups offsetting the impression.

The headphones come in a mock carbon-fibre carry case, which has a handle, but this feels a little weak and flexes easily to the touch. Logic3 has included quite a few accessories on top of this, including an airline adapter; a quarter inch adapter; a detachable 2.5mm/3.5mm metre-long cable; the same, but with a volume rocker; and the same again, but with an iPhone answer call button. The length of the cable, along with the low impedance means that these circum-aural headphones are intended for portable music players.

The headphones themselves feel chunky and solid, although due to the stiffness of the mechanism, we found that we had to take the headphones off to height adjust the ear cups. The ear cups can be rotated almost flat, apparently so that you can comfortably hang the headphones around your neck, while also conveniently showing off the Ferrari logo to passers-by as well.

Playing back Karnivool's "Simple Boy", the bass immediately growled and snarled, an impressive start — even if it felt like it needed more definition. The bass drum kicks just enough without blowing in your head. While the bass was almost right, the high end lacked sparkle and the sound stage could have done with being more expansive. Isolation could be better, too, with sound leaking out of the cups at only a moderate volume.

At AU$349, one fact remains — you're paying more for the brand than the sound, and you can get better audio elsewhere. Still, if you're the ultimate Ferrari fan, we're guessing that you won't be too disappointed with these.

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