Lock and Load
Munitio is a brand you’ll most likely never heard of as their reach hasn’t really reached the lands of down under. They first created interest when they released these wild looking earphones shaped like bullets. It’s from that product, the brand gave out this whole ‘military’ design feel which sets it apart from other audio manufacturers. So with it’s imminent launch or would I say invasion of down-under, they provided us with their newest PRO40 ‘High-Performance’ headphones to try out. With many audio brands already pumping out their own lifestyle proclaimed professional headphones, can the newcomer rise through the ranks?
I’ve never been a fan of fashionable headphones because they are mostly intended to look good than sound good with a hefty price attached to them. The Munitio on the other hand looks incredibly sleek and stealthy. It does come in a variant of colours though, mostly just the highlighted rings in the ear cups which are available in Gold, Silver or Black depending on the level of attention you want to get in public. The rest is wrapped in a nice flat black ‘aircraft grade’ aluminum and a very strong polymer.
Sitting on top of your head, the ear cups provides plenty of cushioning for comfort during extended listening. The head band however doesn’t have the same padding as the ear cups and options a much more flatter rubber material which adds a little stress over the top.
The PRO40 also comes with two sets of detachable cables – one half-coiled studio cable minus the remote control and the other a standard use cable with the remote control attached. The detachable cable is always a great feature in my opinion as it helps transportation. Also if the cables do get worn out or broken, it’s easier to replace than buying a whole brand new headphone.
With a big price tag, the PRO40 is aimed highly at pure audio performance and these pair of cans don’t disappoint. Everyday listening like Drake and your standard pop chart hit, the PRO40 delivers excellent clarity with vocals and sub bass. Turning up the headphones to full volume presents zero distortion and still manages to present a clear sound stage. Songs like Lorde’s Royals which is a brilliant mix of vocals and lower end bass represented the best of headphones punishing the lower end bass without affecting Lorde’s clear lyrics over the top.
The premium headphone market is filled with pretenders – brands that seek out looks over audio quality. This is where Munitio’s PRO40 stands well above the pack. It has both style and a ‘way better’ audio performance than other ‘fashion’ headphones on the market around the price range. If you’re after an audio product that represents true value for money – the PRO40 is a definite contender.
Review unit provided by Bluemouth Interactive
A premium headphone that not only looks good but provides excellent grade audio on the move.