UNBOXED: Reviewing the Tidal Force Wave 5 Planar Magnetic Headphones
A couple of things stand out about the Tidal Force Wave 5 Planar Magnetic Headphones. First and foremost is the design of the product. These are much taller than your average headphone, but that’s what you can expect out of cans in the open back segment. Of course, you can find plenty of normal-looking open-back headphones, but a quick Google image search will give you a good sense of what we mean. Companies, for whatever reason, like to really extend themselves up and over the user’s head. It makes for a cool look, but it takes a truly confident person to be able to pull that off in a public setting.
Beyond the high-stretching bar, these are an incredibly beautiful pair of headphones. The materials feel premium, from the leather head strap—which is super comfortable—to the soft ear pads, to the brushed metal casing on the earpieces. These feel like an expensive pair of headphones, but they come at a reasonable price of $299.
Then you get into the audio technology built into these things.