Pendulumic Stance S1+ Headphone
The Stance S1+ is the PENDULUMIC™ flagship product.
Get the Freedom of wireless Bluetooth® 4.0 aptX with great audiophile sound.
These steam-punk inspired wireless headphones feature enhanced sound profile for a richer, deeper bass, closed back design, amp, phone control, and 30 hrs. of battery life.
The Stance S1+ is a great immersive over-ear sonic experience.
Four Listening Modes with high versatility
1. Wireless CD-Quality Bluetooth® with aptX
2. Amplified Mode (Wired)
3. Passive (Wired)
4. Phone Control in all modes.
The wireless headphone includes an internal rechargeable battery and replaceable AAA battery backup, so you can instantly get back to wireless listening.
The newest Bluetooth 4.0 technology delivers wireless audio with “wired” quality.
Built-in Phone Control & Amplifier so you can make, answer & control calls seamlessly with a single knob. Turn on the amplifier for studio-tuned dynamics and volume.
Professional-quality, gold plated 4ft (1.2m) braided cable, with in-line call and playback control buttons.
Standard USB-to-Micro USB charging cable.
Gold-Plated UNIVERSAL 1/8”(3.5mm) to 1/4”(6.5mm) Adapter.
Gold plated 2-Pronged flight adapter.
All of which fit perfectly alongside your Stance S1 in a high-quality carrying case.
Pendulumic Stance S1+ Headphone Features
Enhanced Sound Profile for Deeper Bass and New Larger Ear Pads
Wireless, Amplified, Wired, and Phone Control = Versatility
30 Hours of Wireless Playback – Rechargable Internal Battery + AAA Battery Backup
CD-Quality Wireless Sound, BlueTooth® 4.0 aptX®, Easy Auto Pairing + Range up to 50ft
Built-in phone control, stylish design, Top-Quality Accessories
Over-Ear Design + 40mm driver, 10hz-24khz with aptX® technology
The Stance S1+ comes packaged nicely with a smallish headphone case, as the headphones themselves are able to fold flat. Also included is a micro USB charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable with in-line remote/mic, cover in a nice braided fabric as well as an airline adapter and a 6.5mm adapter. Inside the case is a detachable pocket, which will hold all your accessories too.
The Stance S1+ headphones have a lot of features, so I will break it down for each side of the headphones. The left headphone houses the rechargeable battery, which will give you up to 18 hours of playback, with the option of adding 2xAAA batteries as a backup, to extend the playback to 30 hours, which is great if you can’t recharge within a day. Also on the left side is the power on switch, up is for AAA battery and down is for rechargeable. The micro USB port is also on this side.
The right headphone features all the audio controls. You have a microphone for calls, as well as a 3.5mm socket for your headphone cable. There is also the switch for the 3 types of audio playback options, which are wireless, utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 aptX for CD Quality wireless playback. The next option is wired with an amplifier, which uses the internal batteries to boost the sound for a more colored sound and the last option is for wired, without power, which is your reference option, giving a natural flat response.
The last feature on the right headphone is the volume and control dial. It’s used to control the volume up and down, as well as pause/play and answer calls by pushing it in. I found the response for volume was a little slow. I would turn it a few clicks for on minor volume changes, when the volume should change per click of the dial. But all in all, a lot of options and features to use with ease and change the way you want to listen.
After a simple pairing to my phone, by holding down the volume dial, CD quality sound was streaming though the Stance S1+. My first though was to see if I actually had a cable plugged in, because it sounded so clean and natural. Bass response was punchy and clean, mid range a little forward and the treble extended nicely, with no hit of harness. This is not your typical Bluetooth headset, with the over powering colourisation of bass and treble. This is for the purest who wants a wireless option, that also looks clean and sounds natural.
When changing to the reference wired option, there is very little difference, almost non compared to the Bluetooth option. For the people who want more bass and treble support, kind of V shaped listening experience, wired with amplification is available. I found it to be similar to the loud option on car stereos, boosting the top and bottom, to give more punch, but this does colour the sound. For me, Jazz, blues, folk and even classical music is this headphones strong point. The sound is warm and non tiring, reserved but not restrained.
A couple of points to consider. Noise isolation is not the best, compared to other closed back headphones, similar to the AKG 240mkII. I also found sound leakage from the headphones when listen at high volumes, but these are minor points which are easily outweighed by the rest of the positives.
Pendulumic Stance S1+ Headphone