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Very average headphones, poor bass is a particular disappointment
on 23 January 2014
First impressions whilst listening to these headphones is the distinct lack of decent bass frequencies. I previously owned the older PMX40 headphones (as my ears simply don't accommodate earbud type 'phones) as they were of an acceptable build standard, comfort (relative to price), but more importantly they sounded not half-bad considering. In fact the pair of headphones I owned before the PMX40 was also a pair of PMX40s as I was rather satisfied buying them again after mine failed, due to having them so long. I bought them twice consecutively due to being tried and testing- and very acceptable for the price.
However as soon as I felt the PMX60 ear section where the drivers are housed I noticed they were a lot thinner than the model before it and significantly less comfortable due to a protruding speaker and inadequate foam covering it but nonetheless hoped the sound quality would be acceptable.
Unfortunately this was another area for disappointment, there are simply no decent lower frequency bass notes produced. They sound incredibly tinny- they certainly do not live up to the claim of "bass-driven sound". To use them I have to employ an equalizer on my phone to produce a sound that is semi-acceptable but obviously to the detriment of sound quality and defeats the purpose of having allegedly "bass-driven sound".
Aside from this, as I feel unfair to not include some positives, the neckband design is great for running/walking and keeping the 'phones in place and the cable length is very good and is a right angle 3.5mm jack this time- which while not of great importance to me I feel it is better than a straight jack.
I would usually say you get what you pay for but if previous models of the same price were pretty decent relative to price then why has this model suffered a serious detriment of quality? Very disappointing to say the least and for that reason I cannot really recommend these to anyone- spend a little bit more as every time I put these on I know realistically it's a wasted purchase that will have to be replaced ASAP if for nothing more than the reminding annoyance of spending £15 on an sub-standard product, especially when the previous model was most acceptable.