6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Incipio's $30 f38 headphones are a sound buy

About Video Transcript

First Look: Incipio's $30 f38 headphones are a sound buy

1:46 /

A knock-off of the $70 Fischer Audio FA-004s, Incipio's respectable-sounding f38 headphones are a relative bargain.

Hi. I'm David Carnoy, Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here with the Incipio F38 headphones. This is an affordable model that is actually a little bit of a knock-off of a Fischer audio headphone. That Fischer audio headphone cost around $70, this one cost around $30 online. I haven't tried that Fischer audio model but this one certainly sounds good for the money. It offers good clarity, good amount of bass, also good comfortable level and doesn't offer a super amount of detail and it is really super tight bass but for $30 you can expect the world, and these are very good headphones for $30. They come in a variety of different colors. I do like this Espresso version, the best probably. There's also a black model but this one has a nice tone to it. In terms of their design, they do have this nice retro design and certainly from afar, they actually look like more expensive headphones. When you do handle them however, you will notice that the headbands in the ear cup do have that kind of fo-- vital quality to them but all in all a comfortable headphone. I did wear these for about an hour straight without any problem and I didn't experience any listening fatigue. Again, not super detailed but a good amount of bass and not the tightest bass but for $30 a very solid headphone unless there's no integrated remote with a microphone so you can make cellphone calls a lot people like that feature. This model does not have it. But all in all, a good sounding solid budget headphone and I could certainly recommend them at $30. I'm David Carnoy and those are the Incipio F38 headphones. Thanks for watching.

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video