Aedle VK-1 headphones review

Interesting headphones for 25,990 rubles: a lot of metal, a lot of leather, but what lies behind all this magnificence? Is it comfortable to wear and how does the brainchild of French enthusiasts sound?

Design, construction

Headphones have already appeared in a good film by Luc Besson "Lucy", where the main villain listens to them while he is getting a tattoo. I haven't seen such a frank product placement in a movie for a long time - all the phones and tablets there are nameless, but the VK-1 is quite real and recognizable.

At the moment there are two versions - this is the Classic Edition, as in the review, and the Carbon Limited Edition, black leather, black aluminum, look great.

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In general, these headphones are a godsend for someone who loves minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here at all. Cups from one piece of metal, headband sheathed in leather, ear cushions, of course, leather. Instead of hinges for adjustment, there are pistons, the metal has a cool texture, the cable is matched to the headphones, and it is sensibly chosen. The only pity is that there is no cable with a remote control for Apple technology in the kit, because most of the VK-1 consumers probably use this model with smartphones, tablets or laptops. The speakers are covered with fabric, the cover is also made of fabric, made unusually. Gift packaging - a large white box, inside there is a metal card with a serial number. All this is great, but I immediately have another question - is it comfortable to wear?

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Удобство ношения

Регулировка тут самая простая, короткие направляющие прячутся в пазах оголовья, оголовье же мне показалось жестковатым, но потом его просто не замечаешь. Чашки пусть и небольшие, но удобные, уши прикрывают не полностью https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr, но дискомфорта нет. Удивительно, но при всей простоте регулировок VK-1 сразу садятся как надо, и не хочется ничего поправлять или дергать. Кожа – не самый лучший материал для лета, но не могу сказать, что мне было жарко или неудобно, все в порядке.

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Yes, the instructions say that the headband can be unclenched if you suddenly experience discomfort. I didn't.

Aedle VK-1

History

You can see the history of the brand in this video.

In short, two enthusiasts decided to make the best headphones in the world, no compromise between sound quality and design. A few years ago, this was unimaginable - the development of new headphones was the lot of huge companies. Well, now and in the future, stubborn loners may well realize this, if there is a desire and money, and we are not talking about some incredible amounts. Previously, production cost a pretty penny, now everything is not so scary. I think there will be more brands like Aedle in the coming years, and that's a good thing. You can choose something special for yourself if you don't like beats or senhas.

Design is not always good, materials go hand in hand with thoughtful functionality. The main purpose of headphones is to please us with good sound. In principle, appearance is secondary. And so it was very interesting to listen to VK-1 paired with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Nowadays, it is these sound sources that are becoming the main ones, home systems and expensive players are the lot of audiophiles, that is, hundreds, not millions. And it is unlikely that Aedle counted on this audience.

I don't know if it's necessary to heat the VK-1, I didn't do it. At first, I used it with a laptop in the office for several days. Passive noise isolation is not bad, the voices of people from the next room are not heard. The sound is very rich, there are many details that are invisible with other headphones, the low frequencies are not bright, maybe there is even a little bust, especially when listening to electronic music - the low ones clog everything else. I didn't use equalizers. But all the same, the middle part doesn't disappear, the vocals here are also quite interesting, it just turned out to be a reason to listen to the new U2 album. By the way, I do not share the opinion that it would be better if they did not release it - great work.

Aedle VK-1

But for us, this album is more interesting in terms of the sound quality of VK-1, I would like to note the only drawback - these headphones, like an overly emotional merchant on the market, try to show you one product, then another, while you are trying to look around the whole counter. On the example of Every Breaking Wave from the already mentioned U2 album, for no apparent reason, the focus is on the guitar, but right there he switches to vocals. Why? Who knows. And with other headphones, I did not notice this, this is a feature of the VK-1.

Another question is that both the counter and the goods can show headphones very well - while listening, I enjoyed it.

With the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, the impression is about the same, but it seemed to me that the detail was not so good. But, nevertheless, listening to music is very cool, the VK-1 has its own signature style. I highly recommend that you do not spare ten minutes before buying and start your favorite playlist or just listen to different genres - the model is quite versatile and will cope well with techno, jazz, and classics. This is a big plus.

Conclusions

In Russia, headphones cost about 25,990 rubles, they are sold exclusively in re:Store, you can safely buy them as a gift, but if you decide to treat yourself, I advise you to listen with the main sound source first. It seems to me that the headphones are worth their money and a successful compromise between sound quality, design and convenience is really found here - I did not notice any pitfalls. Very comfortable to wear, nice to hold and a pleasure to listen to. I would like the cable to have a remote control for Apple technology - apparently, the company has not yet received MFi status.

The author expresses his gratitude to the re:Store chain of stores for providing headphones for the test.

Aedle VK-1 headphones review

Interesting headphones for 25,990 rubles: a lot of metal, a lot of leather, but what lies behind all this magnificence? Is it comfortable to wear and how does the brainchild of French enthusiasts sound?

Design, construction

Headphones have already appeared in a good film by Luc Besson "Lucy", where the main villain listens to them while he is getting a tattoo. I haven't seen such a frank product placement in a movie for a long time - all the phones and tablets there are nameless, but the VK-1 is quite real and recognizable.

At the moment there are two versions - this is the Classic Edition, as in the review, and the Carbon Limited Edition, black leather, black aluminum, look great.

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

In general, these headphones are a godsend for someone who loves minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here at all. Cups from one piece of metal, headband sheathed in leather, ear cushions, of course, leather. Instead of hinges for adjustment, there are pistons, the metal has a cool texture, the cable is matched to the headphones, and it is sensibly chosen. The only pity is that there is no cable with a remote control for Apple technology in the kit, because most of the VK-1 consumers probably use this model with smartphones, tablets or laptops. The speakers are covered with fabric, the cover is also made of fabric, made unusually. Gift packaging - a large white box, inside there is a metal card with a serial number. All this is great, but I immediately have another question - is it comfortable to wear?

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

Удобство ношения

Регулировка тут самая простая, короткие направляющие прячутся в пазах оголовья, оголовье же мне показалось жестковатым, но потом его просто не замечаешь. Чашки пусть и небольшие, но удобные, уши прикрывают не полностью https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr, но дискомфорта нет. Удивительно, но при всей простоте регулировок VK-1 сразу садятся как надо, и не хочется ничего поправлять или дергать. Кожа – не самый лучший материал для лета, но не могу сказать, что мне было жарко или неудобно, все в порядке.

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

Yes, the instructions say that the headband can be unclenched if you suddenly experience discomfort. I didn't.

Aedle VK-1

History

You can see the history of the brand in this video.

In short, two enthusiasts decided to make the best headphones in the world, no compromise between sound quality and design. A few years ago, this was unimaginable - the development of new headphones was the lot of huge companies. Well, now and in the future, stubborn loners may well realize this, if there is a desire and money, and we are not talking about some incredible amounts. Previously, production cost a pretty penny, now everything is not so scary. I think there will be more brands like Aedle in the coming years, and that's a good thing. You can choose something special for yourself if you don't like beats or senhas.

Design is not always good, materials go hand in hand with thoughtful functionality. The main purpose of headphones is to please us with good sound. In principle, appearance is secondary. And so it was very interesting to listen to VK-1 paired with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Nowadays, it is these sound sources that are becoming the main ones, home systems and expensive players are the lot of audiophiles, that is, hundreds, not millions. And it is unlikely that Aedle counted on this audience.

I don't know if it's necessary to heat the VK-1, I didn't do it. At first, I used it with a laptop in the office for several days. Passive noise isolation is not bad, the voices of people from the next room are not heard. The sound is very rich, there are many details that are invisible with other headphones, the low frequencies are not bright, maybe there is even a little bust, especially when listening to electronic music - the low ones clog everything else. I didn't use equalizers. But all the same, the middle part doesn't disappear, the vocals here are also quite interesting, it just turned out to be a reason to listen to the new U2 album. By the way, I do not share the opinion that it would be better if they did not release it - great work.

Aedle VK-1

But for us, this album is more interesting in terms of the sound quality of VK-1, I would like to note the only drawback - these headphones, like an overly emotional merchant on the market, try to show you one product, then another, while you are trying to look around the whole counter. On the example of Every Breaking Wave from the already mentioned U2 album, for no apparent reason, the focus is on the guitar, but right there he switches to vocals. Why? Who knows. And with other headphones, I did not notice this, this is a feature of the VK-1.

Another question is that both the counter and the goods can show headphones very well - while listening, I enjoyed it.

With the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, the impression is about the same, but it seemed to me that the detail was not so good. But, nevertheless, listening to music is very cool, the VK-1 has its own signature style. I highly recommend that you do not spare ten minutes before buying and start your favorite playlist or just listen to different genres - the model is quite versatile and will cope well with techno, jazz, and classics. This is a big plus.

Conclusions

In Russia, headphones cost about 25,990 rubles, they are sold exclusively in re:Store, you can safely buy them as a gift, but if you decide to treat yourself, I advise you to listen with the main sound source first. It seems to me that the headphones are worth their money and a successful compromise between sound quality, design and convenience is really found here - I did not notice any pitfalls. Very comfortable to wear, nice to hold and a pleasure to listen to. I would like the cable to have a remote control for Apple technology - apparently, the company has not yet received MFi status.

The author expresses his gratitude to the re:Store chain of stores for providing headphones for the test.

Aedle VK-1 headphones review

Interesting headphones for 25,990 rubles: a lot of metal, a lot of leather, but what lies behind all this magnificence? Is it comfortable to wear and how does the brainchild of French enthusiasts sound?

Design, construction

Headphones have already appeared in a good film by Luc Besson "Lucy", where the main villain listens to them while he is getting a tattoo. I haven't seen such a frank product placement in a movie for a long time - all the phones and tablets there are nameless, but the VK-1 is quite real and recognizable.

At the moment there are two versions - this is the Classic Edition, as in the review, and the Carbon Limited Edition, black leather, black aluminum, look great.

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

In general, these headphones are a godsend for someone who loves minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here at all. Cups from one piece of metal, headband sheathed in leather, ear cushions, of course, leather. Instead of hinges for adjustment, there are pistons, the metal has a cool texture, the cable is matched to the headphones, and it is sensibly chosen. The only pity is that there is no cable with a remote control for Apple technology in the kit, because most of the VK-1 consumers probably use this model with smartphones, tablets or laptops. The speakers are covered with fabric, the cover is also made of fabric, made unusually. Gift packaging - a large white box, inside there is a metal card with a serial number. All this is great, but I immediately have another question - is it comfortable to wear?

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

Удобство ношения

Регулировка тут самая простая, короткие направляющие прячутся в пазах оголовья, оголовье же мне показалось жестковатым, но потом его просто не замечаешь. Чашки пусть и небольшие, но удобные, уши прикрывают не полностью https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr, но дискомфорта нет. Удивительно, но при всей простоте регулировок VK-1 сразу садятся как надо, и не хочется ничего поправлять или дергать. Кожа – не самый лучший материал для лета, но не могу сказать, что мне было жарко или неудобно, все в порядке.

Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1 Aedle VK-1

Yes, the instructions say that the headband can be unclenched if you suddenly experience discomfort. I didn't.

Aedle VK-1

History

You can see the history of the brand in this video.

In short, two enthusiasts decided to make the best headphones in the world, no compromise between sound quality and design. A few years ago, this was unimaginable - the development of new headphones was the lot of huge companies. Well, now and in the future, stubborn loners may well realize this, if there is a desire and money, and we are not talking about some incredible amounts. Previously, production cost a pretty penny, now everything is not so scary. I think there will be more brands like Aedle in the coming years, and that's a good thing. You can choose something special for yourself if you don't like beats or senhas.

Design is not always good, materials go hand in hand with thoughtful functionality. The main purpose of headphones is to please us with good sound. In principle, appearance is secondary. And so it was very interesting to listen to VK-1 paired with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Nowadays, it is these sound sources that are becoming the main ones, home systems and expensive players are the lot of audiophiles, that is, hundreds, not millions. And it is unlikely that Aedle counted on this audience.

I don't know if it's necessary to heat the VK-1, I didn't do it. At first, I used it with a laptop in the office for several days. Passive noise isolation is not bad, the voices of people from the next room are not heard. The sound is very rich, there are many details that are invisible with other headphones, the low frequencies are not bright, maybe there is even a little bust, especially when listening to electronic music - the low ones clog everything else. I didn't use equalizers. But all the same, the middle part doesn't disappear, the vocals here are also quite interesting, it just turned out to be a reason to listen to the new U2 album. By the way, I do not share the opinion that it would be better if they did not release it - great work.

Aedle VK-1

But for us, this album is more interesting in terms of the sound quality of VK-1, I would like to note the only drawback - these headphones, like an overly emotional merchant on the market, try to show you one product, then another, while you are trying to look around the whole counter. On the example of Every Breaking Wave from the already mentioned U2 album, for no apparent reason, the focus is on the guitar, but right there he switches to vocals. Why? Who knows. And with other headphones, I did not notice this, this is a feature of the VK-1.

Another question is that both the counter and the goods can show headphones very well - while listening, I enjoyed it.

With the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, the impression is about the same, but it seemed to me that the detail was not so good. But, nevertheless, listening to music is very cool, the VK-1 has its own signature style. I highly recommend not to spare ten minutes before buying and launch your favorite playlist or just listen to different genres - the model is quite versatile and will cope well with techno, jazz, and classics. This is a big plus.

Conclusions

In Russia, headphones cost about 25,990 rubles, they are sold exclusively in re:Store, you can safely buy them as a gift, but if you decide to treat yourself, I advise you to listen with the main sound source first. It seems to me that the headphones are worth their money and a successful compromise between sound quality, design and convenience is really found here - I did not notice any pitfalls. Very comfortable to wear, nice to hold and a pleasure to listen to. I would like the cable to have a remote control for Apple technology - apparently, the company has not yet received MFi status.

The author expresses his gratitude to the re:Store chain of stores for providing headphones for the test.

Aedle VK-1 headphones review

Interesting headphones for 25,990 rubles: a lot of metal, a lot of leather, but what lies behind all this magnificence? Is it comfortable to wear and how does the brainchild of French enthusiasts sound?

Design, construction

Headphones have already appeared in a good film by Luc Besson "Lucy", where the main villain listens to them while he is getting a tattoo. I haven't seen such a frank product placement in a movie for a long time - all the phones and tablets there are nameless, but the VK-1 is quite real and recognizable.

At the moment there are two versions - this is the Classic Edition, as in the review, and the Carbon Limited Edition, black leather, black aluminum, look great.

In general, these headphones are a godsend for someone who loves minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here at all. Cups from one piece of metal, headband sheathed in leather, ear cushions, of course, leather. Instead of hinges for adjustment, there are pistons, the metal has a cool texture, the cable is matched to the headphones, and it is sensibly chosen. The only pity is that there is no cable with a remote control for Apple technology in the kit, because most of the VK-1 consumers probably use this model with smartphones, tablets or laptops. The speakers are covered with fabric, the cover is also made of fabric, made unusually. Gift packaging - a large white box, inside there is a metal card with a serial number. All this is great, but I immediately have another question - is it comfortable to wear?

Comfort to wear

The adjustment here is the simplest, short guides are hidden in the grooves of the headband, but the headband seemed harsh to me, but then you just don’t notice it. Cups, albeit small, but comfortable, ears do not completely cover https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr, but there is no discomfort. Surprisingly, with all the simplicity of the adjustments, the VK-1 immediately sits down as it should, and you don’t want to correct or pull anything. Leather is not the best material for summer, but I can’t say that I was hot or uncomfortable, everything is fine.

The adjustment here is the simplest, short guides are hidden in the grooves of the headband, but the headband seemed harsh to me, but then you just don’t notice it. Cups, albeit small, but comfortable, ears do not cover completely https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr https://cars45.com.gh/kERBF9EnMIZ3wMScHdNQt3Qr but no discomfort. Surprisingly, with all the simplicity of the adjustments, the VK-1 immediately sits down as it should, and you don’t want to correct or pull anything. Leather is not the best material for summer, but I can’t say that I was hot or uncomfortable, everything is fine.

Yes, the instructions say that the headband can be unclenched if you suddenly experience discomfort. I didn't.

History

You can see the history of the brand in this video.

In short, two enthusiasts decided to make the best headphones in the world, no compromise between sound quality and design. A few years ago, this was unimaginable - the development of new headphones was the lot of huge companies. Well, now and in the future, stubborn loners may well realize this, if there is a desire and money, and we are not talking about some incredible amounts. Previously, production cost a pretty penny, now everything is not so scary. I think there will be more brands like Aedle in the coming years, and that's a good thing. You can choose something special for yourself if you don't like beats or senhas.

Design is not always good, materials go hand in hand with thoughtful functionality. The main purpose of headphones is to please us with good sound. In principle, appearance is secondary. And so it was very interesting to listen to VK-1 paired with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Nowadays, it is these sound sources that are becoming the main ones, home systems and expensive players are the lot of audiophiles, that is, hundreds, not millions. And it is unlikely that Aedle counted on this audience.

I don't know if it's necessary to heat the VK-1, I didn't do it. At first, I used it with a laptop in the office for several days. Passive noise isolation is not bad, the voices of people from the next room are not heard. The sound is very rich, there are many details that are invisible with other headphones, the low frequencies are not bright, maybe there is even a little bust, especially when listening to electronic music - the low ones clog everything else. I didn't use equalizers. But all the same, the middle part doesn't disappear, the vocals here are also quite interesting, it just turned out to be a reason to listen to the new U2 album. By the way, I do not share the opinion that it would be better if they did not release it - great work.

But for us, this album is more interesting in terms of the sound quality of VK-1, I would like to note the only drawback - these headphones, like an overly emotional merchant on the market, try to show you one product, then another, while you are trying to look around the whole counter. On the example of Every Breaking Wave from the already mentioned U2 album, for no apparent reason, the focus is on the guitar, but right there he switches to vocals. Why? Who knows. And with other headphones, I did not notice this, this is a feature of the VK-1.

Another question is that both the counter and the goods can show headphones very well - while listening, I enjoyed it.

With the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, the impression is about the same, but it seemed to me that the detail was not so good. But, nevertheless, listening to music is very cool, the VK-1 has its own signature style. I highly recommend not to spare ten minutes before buying and launch your favorite playlist or just listen to different genres - the model is quite versatile and will cope well with techno, jazz, and classics. This is a big plus.

Conclusions

In Russia, headphones cost about 25,990 rubles, they are sold exclusively in re:Store, you can safely buy them as a gift, but if you decide to treat yourself, I advise you to listen with the main sound source first. It seems to me that the headphones are worth their money and a successful compromise between sound quality, design and convenience is really found here - I did not notice any pitfalls. Very comfortable to wear, nice to hold and a pleasure to listen to. I would like the cable to have a remote control for Apple technology - apparently, the company has not yet received MFi status.

The author expresses his gratitude to the re:Store chain of stores for providing headphones for the test.