In our musical house, the four of us have a total of 12 pairs of earphones/ headphones between us (the majority being Sennheiser models). A pair of earbuds for each iPod, a lightweight set for the laptop and a pair of full-size cans for tv and stereo. I still have my pair of Sennheiser HD 414 that I bought new 20 years ago (awaiting a new cable) so I listen to 2 or 3 different pairs per day. All are squarely in budget territory, £30 - £40 and they have been great. But I have been reading too many top-end reviews and always hankered after a really good set of headphones. But could I justify the expense?
Then I was reading a great review site, the Wirecutter, and came across their review of the best $150 headphones, [...]
And when I saw their test winners were only £69 on here Sold by Appods and Fulfilled by Amazon with Super Saver Delivery I thought I'd splash out.
I was aware that there were some fakes out there and checked out some unboxing videos on Youtube which clearly show the differences in packaging and product. I am glad to report that the set I received from Appods are genuine.
I have been wearing them for the last 4 hours and they sound great, head and shoulders better than all our other headphones. A very balanced sound with smooth, deep bass, a clear mid range and detailed highs without being too harsh.
They are lighter than all our other full-size cans and very comfortable. They isolate well, preventing outside sounds coming in and also not leaking much out.
I'm very pleased with these Sony MDR-7506 headphones.