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Noontec Hammo S: Headphones Review

Noontec Hammo S

Noontec has released an updated Hammo headphones. As I have reviewed the earlier version, I decided to test the new Hammo S to hear the difference.

 

Noontec Hammo S

 

The design is identical to the Hammo, even the hard travel case. The Hammo S includes an additional cable. The difference, apparently, is on the sound, as Noontec claims the new Hammo S is the result of a 2-year development and “over ten thousand professional tunings”, as well as changes to the materials to improve durability. To me, the Hammo S is certainly an improvement over the Hammo.

 

The Hammo S is best enjoyed at moderate audio levels. It delivers good bass presence without too heavy or boomy. The treble is adequately clear without sounding fatigue, while mid-range level is enough to offer some warmth to the listener. Sound staging is tight. The Hammo S is ideal for listeners who favour treble over bass.

 

Noontec Hammo S

 

But when I turn up the volume hoping to enjoy my music to the max, the bass beats sound hard, the treble is marred by emphasis of mid-treble, unrefined sibilance, and messy high-treble, which can get uncomfortable.

 

Technical Specs

Driver type: Dynamic
Plug type: 3.5mm
Driver diameter: 50mm HD500 Votrik driver
Frequency response: 5 – 30,000 Hz
Sensitivity at 1 KHz 1mW: 105dB
Input impedance: 32Ω
Max power: 100mW
Performance: High definition
Cable-microphone: Yes
Audio cable length: 1.2m
Weight: 240g
Product dimension(L x W x H): 195 x 185 x 74 mm
Colors available: Blue, Black, Red, and White

 

Verdict

The Hammo S is a pair of fashion headphones, comfortable to wear, with good sound isolation to cut off noise of playing children in the same room while I typed this post. I enjoy the comfortable bass presence, clear treble but can get messy at loud volumes. Foldable headband is great for travels, and the flat cables prevent any annoying tangles.

 

Noontec Hammo S

 

The new Noontec Hammo S headphones are now available in blue-orange colour at recommended price of SS$149. Black, red and white versions of Hammo S will be in stores at a later date. They are available at Sprint-Cass outlets at Changi International Airport Singapore, at T1 Transit area (Sprint-Cass and E-Gadget), T2 Transit area and iSound (T2 public area), and T3 Transit area and eHub (T3 public area).

 

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