The Vapor Headphones are the latest premium headphones from Stillwater, OK based Kicker Audio. Kicker Audio have been designing Audio products in America’s heartland for over 40 years with an emphasis on re-creating live performance and great bass.
The Vapor headphones are Kicker’s top of the line headphones. They are black with yellow trim. The ear cups are a rather unusual trapezoid shape and feature very soft leather ear pads, I found them very comfortable even for extended use. The leather means they are better able to cope with perspiration, and likely to last better than synthetic coverings. The headband is padded and has a stainless steel trim. I found the padded headband took a little getting used to (most of my headphones don’t have padding here), but once I adjusted to it I found it was very comfortable and helped keep the earphones in place during extended wear.
The detachable audio cable is flat, bright yellow, and has an inline microphone and 3 button remote control. When connected to your iPhone you can use the inline control to answer calls, access Siri, increase or decrease volume, pause, and resume. I found the flat cord design really worked well for avoiding tangled cords. I really like having detachable cords on headphones- if it gets caught on something it avoids damaging the cord, and if the cord fails it is much cheaper to get a new cord instead of a new set of headphones.
The headphones fold for transport and come with a great hard-sided, zippered, carrying case which protects them when not in use.
For listening the audio quality is very good – crisp, clear sound with lots of detail and a a strong bass. I listened to a variety of different genres and really enjoyed the sound quality. If you are not a fan of lots of bass, these probably not the headphones for you, but for everyone else I would highly recommend them.
The Vapor Headphones from Kicker Audio are an awesome pair of headphones. They are light and incredibly comfortable, with soft leather trapezoid ear cups and an adjustable padded headband. The audio is clear and detailed with thumping bass. RRP $199.95 available from Kicker.com, Amazon and other retailers.
NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.
Drive Components 1.58″( 40mm)
Frequency Response 20-20kHz
Sensitivity 103 dB SPL/mW
Impedance 40 Ohms
Input Connections 0.138, 3.5mm
Weight 6.35oz (180gm)
Accessories zippered hard case; detachable flat cable
Frequency Response 50-10kHz, ± 10dB
Sensitivity -44 dB/1mW, ± 3
Impedance 2 Ohms
Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).