LTB Magnum 5.1 AC97 HeadphonesFormer staff writer - August 12, 2007
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I’ve tested many headphones in my short time on this earth (41), mostly back when I was growing up and was a big time music buff. I never could seem to find a set that wasn’t too bulky or wasn't too big for my head and fell down to my neck with them adjusted to the smallest setting. I could also remember that some of the bass was too low while the treble hurt my ears. Headphones have come a long way since then, and with the advent of personal computers and HTPCs, headphone manufacturers have found another market to try. Computer Stereo Surround Sound headphones can top the $300 mark if you’re willing to spend that kind of money, but where the heart of the market is would be the $50 to $150 price range.
The LTB Magnum 5.1 AC97 headsets are both a price and performance competitor. They have a stylish lightweight design and can be very comfortable during long hours of use. As with any headphones they do at times require a little tweaking from your music control panel to achieve the sound you desire. I have never found them to be too tinny or have overwhelming bass. They work just the way they are supposed to.
The AC97s have a ten foot cord and the ear pieces are very tactile with the rubberized paint (maybe they could make them in purple). The built-in microphone is a plus, no more broken teeth, but the microphone also has a flaw, it picks up too well and at times was a hindrance until I adjusted its settings a bit lower. The LTB Magnum AC97s perform well and are at the right price; they are a definite competitor even when compared to some of the $150 headphones on the market today.
- Light Weight
- Rubberized Paint for Extra Grip
- 10 Foot Cord
- Volume and Mute Adjustments on Earpiece
- Built in Microphone
- Poor Color Selection for Mini Jacks
- For Some the Cord Can Be Too Long