CNET First Look
The Status Audio CB-1 headphones are no flash, all soundThe generic looks of these on-ear headphones belie their excellent bang-for-the-buck audio quality.
If someone said on air headphones to you, the picture in your head would probably look a whole lot like the status audio CB-1s. They're just completely generic looking headphones, and that is completely on purpose. The company's slogan is no logos, no celebrities, just sound, and that's what you get. There's no branding to be found anywhere on the monitor-style headphones. And these ergonomic pads and extra cushioning up here make them comfortable to wear for hours. But all that cushioning results in less sound isolation. [MUSIC] The sound is full but flat. So, while you can hear all the highs and lows and everything in between, nothing is pushed. So, they sound good with different music styles. The best part is they're a bargain at $79 for what you're getting. And really, who doesn't like the sound of a good deal? [MUSIC]