Mashing around the corner careening toward the heavily guarded GR compound–hugging the bend’s contours with a tenacious grip only a lasting lover could appreciate–is the new Ferrari P200. Oh sorry! Not that kind of Ferrari–an Italian beauty of a different fashion. The new officially licensed Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia P200 Classic Black Over-Ear Headphones have arrived. Let’s see if the set is hitting on all cylinders.
The unit ships with a large hard black protective case with carbon fiber trim and traditional Ferrari emblem on the face. Within we have the main Scuderia P200 headphones and three detachable cables. The cables are housed in a zipped net pouch attached within via velco. So it can be removed for additional portability. There’s one cable with a 3-button in-line remote control + mic for Apple iOS devices. You get another with a 1-button in-line control + mic for Android, Windows, Blackberry etc. The third cable is for general music listening and is without an in-line control or mic. You also get an airline adapter, 6.3 stereo connector, quick start guide and warranty. It’s an honest and fairly standard bundle.
The main headset is sure to grab attention. The shine from the chrome-on-black design is striking, without a doubt. The metal arms, for size adjustment, are lightweight but very rigid to move. This is good once you’ve set the fit you like, since slippage is not an issue. But getting there takes a bit of strength. The earphones are also angled forward and create a sportier look than most over ear offerings. The headband is textured with both glossy and black matte styles above, and black padding underneath. There is an excessive amount of chrome used for my taste. But the use is understood to convey the sport’s car origins.
Logic3’s Ferrari Scuderia P200 headphones use an open back design. It’s a vented enclosure that makes use of 50mm speaker drivers. The resulting performance is laudable. Bass is deep and rich while clarity and pitch are retained with distinction. The soundstage favors mid-to-low tones more than high tones that lend themselves to more acoustic and live performances. Hip-hop, Dancehall, R&B, Soul, Caribbean and the like benefit more greatly than Jazz, Metal, Country and other more acoustic-based genres. But again a good equalizer can balance some of the difference.
Other notable points are centered on calls and comfort. Call quality over the P200 is solid. Callers can be heard well and the reception on the other end is sufficient. The inline controls also work as expected. The 3-button iOS control uses rocker style buttons that are responsive and function well. These traits married with lasting comfort lead to a well-rounded and highly stylish set of cans. The earpiece and headband padding are made from breathable materials , which serve comfort to prolong your music experience.
Bottom Line: The Logic3 P200 Ferrari Over Ear are better performers than they are eye candy and that’s a good thing. But undoubtedly they’ll turn the heads of those looking for a sporty yet classic look, which Logic3 nails without question.
- Incredibly pleasant audio reproduction
- Comfort in spades
- Striking sporty design
- Styling is not for everyone
- Rigid metal arms
You can buy the Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia P200 Classic Black Over-Ear Headphones at Amazon for $249.99.