Torque t402vby Torque Audio

  • Torque t402v
  • Torque t402v
  • Torque t402v
  • Torque t402v
  • Torque t402v
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
78%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • These customizable headphones offer both on-ear and over-ear wearing styles--and you can switch easily back and forth.
  • The t402v provides eight different sound experiences, according to the tonal balance you're after.
  • The design quality is impressive, and the headphones provide a decent amount of padding.

CONS

  • The midrange purist might be disappointed in the t402v's audio quality.
  • Depending on the size and shape of your head, the headphones may feel top-heavy after a while.
  • The audio port on the t402v's earpiece restricts the earpad's movement.
Sometimes it's worth the price to have it all: Torque Audio gives you over-ear and on-ear wearing options with its unique modular t402v. The snap-on pads, which are held in place magnetically, deliver four customizable bass level options. With two sets of earpads, you can choose from eight different listening options. You customize the sound by turning your earpad. The headphones are made of reinforced spring steel and SoftRide memory foam. The price includes an iOS-compatible inline microphone/remote, an extra-long 1.4-meter Mylar-shielded cable, and two carry pouches--one for the headphones and a smaller one to store the pads that are not being used.
NameTorque t402vEL-8 HeadphonesHE400iBowers & Wilkins P7Mo-Fi
ManufacturerTorque AudioAudezeHiFiManBowers & WilkinsBlue Microphones
Techwalla Score
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List Price$400$700$499$399$350
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[T]he Torque Audio t402v delivers an unprecedented audio quality that’s personalized. Generally speaking, its audio quality is crisp and cle…

[T]he Torque Audio t402v delivers an unprecedented audio quality that’s personalized. Generally speaking, its audio quality is crisp and clear throughout the audio range – so it simply boils down to how much bass you want to hear.

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Compared to the slew of portable offerings out there, I find this design almost perfectly executed. If there are design flaws then you will …

Compared to the slew of portable offerings out there, I find this design almost perfectly executed. If there are design flaws then you will need a microscope to find them.

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In “Bolivia,” from Sam Jones’s Something in Common, the definition and drive of Jones’s double bass was outstanding, Cedar Walton’s acoustic…

In “Bolivia,” from Sam Jones’s Something in Common, the definition and drive of Jones’s double bass was outstanding, Cedar Walton’s acoustic piano sounded detailed and spacious, and the trombone, trumpet, and tenor sax had that dynamic, swinging-for-the-fences sound embodied by this great album.

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The pads themselves are very soft and comfortable…The over-ears are a bit large for smaller noggins as my own, but with a little fiddling I …

The pads themselves are very soft and comfortable…The over-ears are a bit large for smaller noggins as my own, but with a little fiddling I was able to get a seal, even with their unique square shape.

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The t402v headphones have a great sound that really brings to life anything you listen to, but especially classic rock. I thought that Mick …

The t402v headphones have a great sound that really brings to life anything you listen to, but especially classic rock. I thought that Mick Jagger was sitting in the room with me at times! If you are more of a fan of over-ear type of headphones, just snap those ear pads on and the soundstage instantly becomes wider.

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[C]hoose between over-the-ear or on-ear pads, which magnetically lock in place. The over-the-ears offer the best isolation, though they’re m…

[C]hoose between over-the-ear or on-ear pads, which magnetically lock in place. The over-the-ears offer the best isolation, though they’re more likely to make you hot after wearing them for a long time. On the other hand, the on-ear pads don’t block out the outside world as much, but are easier to wear for long periods.

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Just when I thought that I’d seen almost everything with regard to high-end headphones, along come the Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-…

Just when I thought that I’d seen almost everything with regard to high-end headphones, along come the Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones to show me that I know nothing, Jon Snow.

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