Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
I got the SoundSurge 60 for myself a few months back and have really enjoyed them. When I saw a new version was out I jumped on them. The SoundSurge 90 is a definite upgrade.
Sound - Like the SS60's the soundstage is very neutral. In fact, these sound very similar. One big difference with the sound is the crispness. No muddiness at all. The bass is deep, the mids are punchy, and the highs are sharp. For my ears, no need for an equalizer. Just smooth all over. Every genre I have played through them has sounded just right..like I'm playing it on a stereo. They have enough bass to satisfy my techno and rap needs, and enough brightness that oldies and classic rock sound solid.
Noise Cancellation - HUGE UPGRADE over the SS60's. My SS60's have a hiss when you activate the noise cancellation in certain circumstances. Not so with the SS90's. These work everywhere. I mainly use them in my office with a ceiling fan. Not only can I NOT hear the fan, but I can't hear the hum from the computer or the click of the keyboard. So nice.
Form - Like other TaoTronics, these fold in various ways. When you take them off your head and put them on your neck, the cups rotate to lay flat on your chest. They fold essentially in half for easy storage, too.
Case - As with other TaoTronics, these have a really nice case. I mean...Not much to say. It's a good case. Haha
Comfort - No complaints. The cups are more plush than the SS60's. These don't have memory foam in them and are much lighter. Keeps my ears a lot cooler. I like that.
Battery - First off, these tell you how much battery is left when you turn them on. I really like that. Second, the battery does last right around 30hrs. On my first full charge I got just over 35 hours at medium volume of non-stop music. I left them on during lunch break and even when I wasn't around. This was without noise cancelling. Second full charge with noise cancelling got about 25 hours. Your mileage may vary.
Looks - They're not very stylish. They look okay, but I'm more a fan of round cups. I'm old fashioned, I guess, but I appreciate function over form.
As I said, I mostly use these in the office at the computer. When I'm not working, I'm editing videos, playing games, or watching movies. Can get great sound from these for games...Very immersive. Not gonna replace a good gaming headset, but they work just fine. Movies sound fantastic, though, and my voice in my videos sounds much better than just listening through the computer speakers.
I really like these. They're a really nice upgrade to the SoundSurge 60's.