Fanny Wang 3001 Customs Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Fanny Wang Model 3001 Customs
Headphone Type Noise cancelling Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 175 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 0 Cable Length (cm) 150
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$350
Buy from Amazon.com  
Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.0 Bass Impact 6.0
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 5.0 Portability 8.0
Isolation 8.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 7.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 5.0    
Overall Score 5.6 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality4
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality5
Detail5
Comfort8
Durability7
Value5

Fanny Wang sent customs headphones to us for review. They're good looking headphones made of a soft and slightly bendable plastic, and seem quite robust.

You design you own color scheme for the customs on the Fanny Wang website, they're custom made for you. There's a wide range of colors, and each part can be a different color. That's a nice touch. We were very tempted to go with a bright orange color scheme, but settled on a tasteful black and silver, with red accents.

One useful feature of these headphones is the duo jack, so someone else can plug in and listen to the same music as you. Another useful feature is they still work as regular headphones when there are no batteries or the batteries have gone flat.

We tested them with active noise cancellation turned on, without bass boost. This is mostly because without the built in amplifier they sound quite flat. I suspect there's a built in equalizer, which makes up for the deficiencies in the drivers, which is a good thing to do. The headphones were left plugged in for 24 hours before testing to burn them in.

Overall the sound isn't bad. They don't come close to our reference Audeze LCD-2 headphones, but at 1/3 the price I wouldn't expect them to. We also compared them with the Beats by Dr Dre, noise cancelling headphones in the same price range. They have quite a different sound signature from the beats, to my ears they're a bit flat and the mids sound a bit muffled, but they're in the same class.

Bass isn't bad. It's not as low as it could be, it's slightly too strong, and the quality just seems slightly below what it should be at this price. With bass boost turned on bass is definitely too loud for me, and i'm a bit of a bass monster. It becomes boomy and just too loud, drowning out the rest of the music. There's probably a demographic who'll like the bass boost though. But overall bass is ok.

Midrange and vocals seems slightly muffled when compared with other headphones, but in their own right they're not too bad. They won't win any awards for sound quality, but they're not bad.

Highs and detail are decent. Nothing to write home about, but not bad either. Cymbals are there, and I don't feel like i'm missing anything major. You will miss small details compared with audiophile headphones.

The music, taken as a whole, is enjoyable. The bass, mids, and highs work well together, even though none are best in class.

If you want clarity and detail, look elsewhere, but if you want good looking headphones with decent noise cancellation and fun sound then these headphones are worth a look.

Fanny Wang 3001 Customs
Fanny Wang 3001 Customs