A-Audio Icon

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  • A-Audio Icon
  • A-Audio Icon
  • A-Audio Icon
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Specs / Features


Bluetooth 4.0 functionality for wirelessly connecting to mobile devices with range of up to 30 feet. Can also be used in wired mode, and comes with a detachable phone cord with remote/ mic for connecting to your iDevice. | Closed circumaural ear cups for isolated sound includes discreet panel for remote control of your music including volume up, volume down, play, pause, answer and end calls, and track forward and backwards. | Complete with chrome-plating, steel construction with zinc hinges. Premium soft leather and memory foam padding for comfortable long wear. | Active Noise Cancellation &... More

Bluetooth 4.0 functionality for wirelessly connecting to mobile devices with range of up to 30 feet. Can also be used in wired mode, and comes with a detachable phone cord with remote/ mic for connecting to your iDevice. | Closed circumaural ear cups for isolated sound includes discreet panel for remote control of your music including volume up, volume down, play, pause, answer and end calls, and track forward and backwards. | Complete with chrome-plating, steel construction with zinc hinges. Premium soft leather and memory foam padding for comfortable long wear. | Active Noise Cancellation & Audio mode | Comes with luxe travel case, warranty card, charger and polishing cloth.

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Specification

Specification
Brand A-Audio
Model A21
Warranty 24 months
Size 8 x 19 cm (3.2 x 7.5 in)

Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


Android Guys

Superb build quality, amazing sound reproduction

from Android Guys

I found that these headphones are amazing. They are not perfect by any means, but if you’re looking for great sounding and long lasting headphones and a $379 price tag does not deter you, then look no further than the A-Audio Icon Bluetooth headphones.

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I found that these headphones are amazing. They are not perfect by any means, but if you’re looking for great sounding and long lasting headphones and a $379 price tag does not deter you, then look no further than the A-Audio Icon Bluetooth headphones.

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PC Magazine

Incredibly powerful audio output

from PC Magazine

The Icon Wireless is super bass-heavy, and if that's your thing, you won't be disappointed, but the sound signature is, at times, wildly weighted toward the lows and not terribly accurate. Beyond that, the noise cancellation is merely so-so. You get the sense that A-Audio (like several other manufacturers before it) tried to do too much with the Icon Wireless. Why not forget the noise cancellation, reign in some of the accessories, and shave $100 off the price? At $380, the Icon Wireless is a major investment that is hard to enthusiastically endorse. The headphones are powerful, and they don't sound awful, but in this price range there are plenty of wireless options that offer a far better listening experience.

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The Icon Wireless is super bass-heavy, and if that's your thing, you won't be disappointed, but the sound signature is, at times, wildly weighted toward the lows and not terribly accurate. Beyond that, the noise cancellation is merely so-so. You get the sense that A-Audio (like several other manufacturers before it) tried to do too much with the Icon Wireless. Why not forget the noise cancellation, reign in some of the accessories, and shave $100 off the price? At $380, the Icon Wireless is a major investment that is hard to enthusiastically endorse. The headphones are powerful, and they don't sound awful, but in this price range there are plenty of wireless options that offer a far better listening experience.

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Sound Guys

Very comfortable, good sound

from Sound Guys

The Icon Wireless headphones have a good sound and a fantastic build quality, but we wouldn't exactly consider them a good 'bang for your buck' option.

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The Icon Wireless headphones have a good sound and a fantastic build quality, but we wouldn't exactly consider them a good 'bang for your buck' option.

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Gear Diary

Attractively aggressive style, excellent for people who love bass

from Gear Diary

The A-Audio Icon headphones have 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 2403MHz to 2480MHz. They sport bluetooth 4.0 but, unfortunately unlike the Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones, which have outrageous range, these seem to have the typical 33ft of wireless connectivity. The active noise cancellation works well. These aren’t the quietest headphones when it comes to nixing sound but were good enough to block off most of the sound coming from the dryer running a few feet from me while writing the bulk of this review. When music is not playing they do put forth a bit of the noice cancellation hum often associated with active noise cancellation. This is not an issue but is something of which to be aware. The sound is good when the extra bass is turned off and better when the bass boost is active. For standard listening I think I prefer the BackBeat Pros with the active noise cancellation turned on (they are pretty lousy when the ANC is off) but bass-heads will want to opt for these. The BackBeat Pros also have a larger sound stage. If you want your music “right there in your head” you will want to go with the A-Audio Icon headphones.

If you are looking for a pair of wireless headphones with ANC and want headphones that look and sound aggressive and bold, you will want to check these out.  

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The A-Audio Icon headphones have 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 2403MHz to 2480MHz. They sport bluetooth 4.0 but, unfortunately unlike the Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones, which have outrageous range, these seem to have the typical 33ft of wireless connectivity. The active noise cancellation works well. These aren’t the quietest headphones when it comes to nixing sound but were good enough to block off most of the sound coming from the dryer running a few feet from me while writing the bulk of this review. When music is not playing they do put forth a bit of the noice cancellation hum often associated with active noise cancellation. This is not an issue but is something of which to be aware. The sound is good when the extra bass is turned off and better when the bass boost is active. For standard listening I think I prefer the BackBeat Pros with the active noise cancellation turned on (they are pretty lousy when the ANC is off) but bass-heads will want to opt for these. The BackBeat Pros also have a larger sound stage. If you want your music “right there in your head” you will want to go with the A-Audio Icon headphones.

If you are looking for a pair of wireless headphones with ANC and want headphones that look and sound aggressive and bold, you will want to check these out.  

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PhoneArena

Bass heavy audio quality, really expensive cost

from PhoneArena

Anything over $300 for a pair of headphones will warrant deep scrutiny to uncover its worth. Quite frankly, the $379 sticker price attached to the A-Audio Icon Wireless is a tough sell – more so considering other comparable priced headphones offer a deeper set of features. Plus, we’re not necessarily won over by its particular styling. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of bass heavy headphones, you won’t be disappointed by this.

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Anything over $300 for a pair of headphones will warrant deep scrutiny to uncover its worth. Quite frankly, the $379 sticker price attached to the A-Audio Icon Wireless is a tough sell – more so considering other comparable priced headphones offer a deeper set of features. Plus, we’re not necessarily won over by its particular styling. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of bass heavy headphones, you won’t be disappointed by this.

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Magnetic Magazine

Good but not stellar

from Magnetic Magazine

I think these headphones are good, not stellar. So many people buy headphones for asthetic these days and that’s definitely a big play they are making with the Icons. If you are looking for a design with a lot of flash and a variety of features for all situations, these are a good bet. If you are a bit more concerned about sound across the board, you might look elsewhere.

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I think these headphones are good, not stellar. So many people buy headphones for asthetic these days and that’s definitely a big play they are making with the Icons. If you are looking for a design with a lot of flash and a variety of features for all situations, these are a good bet. If you are a bit more concerned about sound across the board, you might look elsewhere.

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9to5Mac

Sound quality is great, possibly among the best

from 9to5Mac

Overall, I don’t have anything to complain about. The Icon headphones are well-built, flexible/durable, feature active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, great battery life, and all the accessories I could ever need. So what’s the catch then? Well, a lot of people will be turned off by this next part…

A-Audio’s Icon headphones retail for $379. I realize that is a pretty penny to pay for headphones and the price point will turn many away, but they are priced semi-comparably with the market, given their feature set. I definitely recommend these headphones, but at this price they aren’t for everyone. Check out the above video for a closer look at them.

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Overall, I don’t have anything to complain about. The Icon headphones are well-built, flexible/durable, feature active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, great battery life, and all the accessories I could ever need. So what’s the catch then? Well, a lot of people will be turned off by this next part…

A-Audio’s Icon headphones retail for $379. I realize that is a pretty penny to pay for headphones and the price point will turn many away, but they are priced semi-comparably with the market, given their feature set. I definitely recommend these headphones, but at this price they aren’t for everyone. Check out the above video for a closer look at them.

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Business Insider

A commuter's dream

from Business Insider

The Icon headphones really do have it all: A powerful, accurate soundstage, a comfortable design, and they’re wireless, which is truly liberating on many levels. If you’re willing to throw down nearly $400 on a pair of headphones you’ll love, there are plenty of great headphones out there, but what A-Audio has achieved with the Icon headphones is nothing short of exemplary. Audiophiles and casual listeners will love what they hear from these phones.

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The Icon headphones really do have it all: A powerful, accurate soundstage, a comfortable design, and they’re wireless, which is truly liberating on many levels. If you’re willing to throw down nearly $400 on a pair of headphones you’ll love, there are plenty of great headphones out there, but what A-Audio has achieved with the Icon headphones is nothing short of exemplary. Audiophiles and casual listeners will love what they hear from these phones.

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Business Insider

A commuter's dream

from Business Insider

The Icon headphones really do have it all: A powerful, accurate soundstage, a comfortable design, and they’re wireless, which is truly liberating on many levels. If you’re willing to throw down nearly $400 on a pair of headphones you’ll love, there are plenty of great headphones out there, but what A-Audio has achieved with the Icon headphones is nothing short of exemplary. Audiophiles and casual listeners will love what they hear from these phones.

Read full review

The Icon headphones really do have it all: A powerful, accurate soundstage, a comfortable design, and they’re wireless, which is truly liberating on many levels. If you’re willing to throw down nearly $400 on a pair of headphones you’ll love, there are plenty of great headphones out there, but what A-Audio has achieved with the Icon headphones is nothing short of exemplary. Audiophiles and casual listeners will love what they hear from these phones.

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Android Guys

Sound absolutely wonderful

from Android Guys

I’m enamored with these headphones. They may very well be the most comfortable, warm-sounding, headphones that I’ve ever used. The fact that they’re wireless only further elevates their prestigious status. They look, feel, and sound like class — even though wish I could get a model without the logo so prominently displayed. The flip-side to luxury, however, is the price. Retailing at $379.00, these are no impulse purchase. If you’re on the fence about dropping nearly four hundred bucks, do yourself a favor and try them out. A fair warning, though: You may never be able to go back to life without them.

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I’m enamored with these headphones. They may very well be the most comfortable, warm-sounding, headphones that I’ve ever used. The fact that they’re wireless only further elevates their prestigious status. They look, feel, and sound like class — even though wish I could get a model without the logo so prominently displayed. The flip-side to luxury, however, is the price. Retailing at $379.00, these are no impulse purchase. If you’re on the fence about dropping nearly four hundred bucks, do yourself a favor and try them out. A fair warning, though: You may never be able to go back to life without them.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

15 from Amazon.com

15 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the A-Audio Icon. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

6.2/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

1 from Amazon.ca

1 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the A-Audio Icon. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

6/10

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