All audiophiles keep searching for a perfect sound from headphones but we’re never satisfied with our current setup. Interestingly, there is a Taiwanese headphones manufacturer called PerfectSound and I had a chance to test one of its most expensive headphones, the PerfectSound M100 headphones.
Design & Features
The PerfectSound M100 has a simple packaging with the headphones, a carrying case, an audio cable, a 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter and an airplane adapter inside. I was surprised when I took the headphones out, they were very lightweight at just over 0.4 lbs, lighter than any on-ear headphones I’ve ever used.
The reduced weight contributes to a great comfort during a long listening session. The M100 is among a few on-ear headphones that could stay on my head for over 1 hour without causing unpleasant feelings. It doesn’t press hard against my ears to make them hot and hurt like many other headphones.
However, we have to sacrifice the build quality for the comfort. The SoundPerfect M100 doesn’t look like a premium product as most parts are made of plastic. The headband and earpads are covered in PU leather which is cheaper, less durable and doesn’t feel great when you touch it.
What makes the headphones stand out of the crowd is its interchangeable body. The design allows us to change drivers or headband easily. You can pull the yoke and remove the whole earcups and replace them with others. I expected PerfectSound could include some extra drivers inside but there are none, so you will have to spend more money for the drivers and they are not easy to buy. Therefore, the customization is not really meaningful in my case.
Another build issue I had is that the music gets interrupted each time I move my head. I think there might be a loose connection to the driver on the left earcup of my headphones.
I was a little disappointed with the build quality of the product, so I hoped the audio will help justify its hefty price.
Fortunately, the sound is better than I expected. Its sound signature is similar to the more expensive Master & Dynamic MH30 as the overall sound is very warm with punchy bass. However, the mids are not as strong because vocals are laid back. Sometimes, I feel the bass becomes too prominent, so the sound is not suitable when listening to classical music. Even when you play pop or EDM tracks, you will lose some details in the mids as well.
Besides, I don’t really like high notes on the headphones. The treble is recessed and sounds like a processed sound, especially at high volume. The M100 manages to produce a good soundstage as compared to other on-ear headphones, I can hear the instrument separation very well.
I can see that the headphones will be suitable for music listeners who prefer a warm sound. If you are looking for well-balanced headphones with clear mids and airy sound, you can try other ones like the Beyerdynamic T51i.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Good bass
- Poor build quality
- Recessed mids and highs
The PerfectSound M100 is available on GearBest for $184. I expect a better sound and build quality from such expensive headphones. GearBest is also offering a lot more affordable headphones and you can check them out on the website.