Testing and User Experience
Testing System: Desktop PC
- Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
- Processor: Intel i5-4670K
- Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz 16GB
- Boot Drive: Kingston 120GB M.2 SSD
- Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 770OC
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W
- Cooling: Custom Watercooling
- Audio: ASUS ThunderFX External DAC/Amplifier
Other Audio Gear in Comparison
- DUNU DN-2000 Hybrid In-Ear Monitors
- Sennheiser PC 363D Gaming Headset
- Audio Technica ATH-PRO500MK DJ Headphones
- LUXA2 Lavi S Over-ear Wireless Headphones
I use a series of tests for all audio gears I review. You can check out the benchmarking tools at audiocheck.net. The headphones’ drivers underwent a 72-hour burning process to ensure they are on the best condition.
As far as audio quality is concerned, the Lavi D is on a safe average. Pumped it with maximum amplification from my ASUS ThunderFX and the cans weren’t rattling even with EDM songs like those from Approaching Nirvana in lossless format, 943kbps. The highs aren’t as crisp as the other audio gears I have. The lows are okay but it lacks a punch in my opinion. Overall, it is pretty much an average wireless headphones in terms of quality. Not bad but not as good as those coming from Sennheiser or Audio Technica.
The Lavi D also functions as a working headset as it comes with a microphone. Using my android phone, I called a friend and conversed using the Lavi D. Even without a microphone boom, the recipient was able to hear my voice. In fact, it was loud compared to just using the phone. Apparently, the microphone is so sensitive that it picks up everything in the environment during the call even the dogs barking outside the house. I wasn’t expecting it to pick up sound very well. In fact, it was picking up audio too well. Using the Lavi D could work well in a quiet and enclosed environment but elsewhere, you’d rather use the phone itself for a clearer conversation.
LUXA2 Groovy Audio Center
LUXA2 have their own media player application. Although you can use your phone’s Bluetooth manager and media player, I’ll go a quick guide on how to connect your phone to the Lavi D using the Groovy Audio Center.
At the dashboard, turn on the Bluetooth with the Bluetooth icon on the lower-left of the dashboard.
Wait until your phone finds the Lavi D wireless headphones. Make sure you have turned on the Bluetooth connectivity of the headphones as well with a long press on the power button.
A list will appear and select the Lavi D wireless headphones to begin pairing the devices. Once connected, you can use the app’s own media player or your media player of choice.
When charging the Lavi D wireless headphones, red LED lights will turn on. It will go blue once the Lavi D is fully charged. When Bluetooth pairing, the blue and red LED lights will have a blinking effect. Once connected, a slow blue LED blinking will continue.
Let’s wrap up this review on the next page.