Gear Review: iFrogz EarPollution CS40 and Mogul Headphones
By Hector Cortez Nov 7, 2011, 2:20 GMT
The CS40s and Moguls are both viable options that are unique in their own ways and priced accordingly.
Today I'll be reviewing two of Ifrogz' EarPollution headphones—the CS40s and Moguls. The CS40s feature 40 mm speaker drivers, while the Moguls feature 50mm drivers, which deliver a deep level of bass, along with a pretty good mid/high level. If you like to hear the bass in your music you'll enjoy both these headphones. If your preference lies in clearer vocals and highs, you might be a bit disappointed as the bass clearly outpowers them. The high level of bass isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on the type of music you're listening to. Overall though, the sound quality is adequate for headphones in these price ranges ($39.99 CS40, $69.99 Mogul).
The design of the CS40 is simple, ergonomic, lightweight, and above-all comfortable, due to the use of iFrogz' AeroFoam ear cushions. They also fold up for convenience and to protect the ear pads from damage. The Mogul headphones are noticeably larger than the CS40s due to the padded band and bigger, thicker cushions, along with spring-loaded hinges that allow you to rotate the ear pads. Lastly, both models are available in a variety of colors.
Both the Mogul and CS40s are compatible with just about every device you can think of as it uses the universal 3.5mm jack. Iphones, iPods, Nintendo DS, PSP, and even video game consoles (if you acquire the appropriate adapters/cables) are all compatible.
All in all, both headphones are unique in their own ways and fall into two separate price levels, so it all depends on what you're looking for in terms of size, design, and sound quality. If I had to pick one over the other, I'd go with CS40s because of their smaller size and sleeker design.