Rosewill Prelude Lite Headphones (review)

Rosewill Prelude Lite Headphones

If you’re like me, then you realize that music is a great way to pass the time, whether you’re working, working out or using the bathroom. Music is a great way to drown out our distractions and keep focused. With today’s technology, music is simply accessible with almost everything we have, and if you love music, then you’re going to want something that can give you some great audio quality.

Recently for the past few weeks, I’ve been using the new Rosewill Prelude Lite Over the Ear headphones. Now I’ll admit that I personally own a wide array of headphones, so I was intrigued to see how these headphones would stack up against the competition.


At first glance the prelude lite looks nice. The ear cups are made from genuine beech wood with the Rosewill name engraved on each side. I’m not familiar with beech wood, and I was expecting the wood to add a little bit of weight to the headphones, so I was surprised when to the touch, the beech wood felt like plastic. The ear cups and adjustable headband are comfortable. Each lined with adequate padding; it took a few hours before I started to notice a slight discomfort on my ears. The headphones come with two different cables. You’re standard audio cable and an audio cable with an inline control with a mic for your smartphones.   Each cable has a rigid quality to them to prevent the cable from tangling in your bag or pocket, and each cable is threaded to give your cables an added sense of protection from everyday wear and tear.

Sound Quality

Over the last two weeks, I’ve listened to different genres of music to see how these headphones hold up with sound quality. I wanted to really test out to see how the prelude lite will do with the mids and highs. When it comes to music, I’m a person who likes to hear music that has some punch, so I want to see if these headphones can deliver that. These headphones are built with a 40mm micro dynamic driver, which means that if you enjoy listening to electronic music that really hammers the bass, then you’ll be disappointed. Now I’m not saying that these headphones don’t have bass to them. They do, just not a lot, but what it does bring is a nice sense of balance to your music. The vocals or bass doesn’t overpower you, but at the same time your music doesn’t sound flat. The prelude lites are built to give your music just enough dynamic scope so that whatever you’re listening to, you can enjoy it, and if you listen to podcasts, these headphones are perfect for you.

If you’re an audiophile and you’re looking for headphones that can maximize the music you’re listening to, then I would have to tell you to pass on these. If you’re looking for headphones that won’t empty your bank account, then I would recommend that you check these headphones out. With the wood grain look on the ear cups, complemented with the black headband, these headphones are stylish enough which can guarantee a few head turns when you’re out in public. The headphones are comfortable, allowing you to wear them for long periods of time. They squeeze nicely against your ears, which greatly reduce the amount of sound leak, so you can listen to your music at the highest volume without bothering the people around you. The sound quality is passable. Nothing comes out extremely punchy so you lose a sense of dynamics to what you’re listening to but still giving you enough auditory satisfaction to where you don’t want to immediately throw these in the garbage.

Depending on what you’re listening to, the audio quality can drastically change at high volumes. I noticed this when I was listening to The Dark Knight soundtrack. At a decent level, the music was quite enjoyable, but at the highest volume the music was quite the opposite. I began to notice that some of the instruments used to create some of the songs, were starting to be mashed together to a point where it just felt like I was about to blow out my ear drums.

The Rosewill Prelude Lite will be available soon and will run for a retail price of $89.99

Rating: 3.5/5 Atoms

NR 3_5 Atoms - B-

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