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on 18 January 2007
Bought these as an affordable alternative to the standard ipod phones. They appeared to have roughly the same sound quality as the ipod ones, possibly slightly improved bass; but to me it's a major bonus not to have the white ipod cable that simultaneously makes you a walking advertisement for Apple, and screams "Please mug me, I am stupid."
However, after under two months of light use, the left (or right, I forget) phone started cutting out, and that was the end of that. I realise that I shouldn't expect the world from a £15 pair of headphones, but I was hoping they'd last longer than that. I had a £5 pair of Phillips once that lasted for two years, so who can tell?
Anyway, my question now is do I buy a more expensive pair in the hope that they'll last longer, or just assume that all headphones are inherently flimsy and unpredictable; and stay with the cheap ones?
By the way, the "anti-kink" feature? A joke. These are the kinkiest, twistiest headphones I've had, which no doubt would explain why the connection popped after six weeks.