Blue traditionally is known for their quality microphones, but last year, they introduced the Mo-Fi headphones to much acclaim for their sound quality, comfort, and clarity. While the Mo-Fi were active headsets using integrated powered amplifiers, Blue has come out with an unpowered version called the Lola.
Like the Mo-Fi, the Lola uses their 4 point hinge system to keep the 50mm drivers in the perfect position over your ears. The huge cabinets behind the driver deliver optimal performance by maximizing the volume of air around the drivers, and their design results in a very full-range response with highly accurate sound. The soft foam fitted ear cans themselves are shaped like ears to provide a great fit for improved isolation and reduced sound bleed.
The headphones themselves are a weighty 397g (14oz), but overall are comfortable and the 4 point hinge will accommodate a wide variety of head sizes.
The most impressive aspect is the sound quality. With 50mm fiber-reinforced dynamic drivers, the Lola provides 15z-20kHz of sound response with one of the cleanest reproductions across all the spectrum I’ve seen. Most notably is the lower frequency response, allowing me to feel the dulcet low tones, but not in a way that implies a muddled subwoofer attached to your head. Even the mid and high ranges reproduce with a detail I’ve not heard in many headsets.
Listening to podcasts with the Lola is actually bittersweet as I can clearly hear every recording and editing imperfection I never noticed before even with mp3 formats.
You can purchase the Blue Lola in Black or White at various online retailers for $249.99.