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Good sound, but a problem with the cable?
on 20 November 2010
If it were down to sound quality alone, these headphone would rate very highly, they certainly compare very favourably with my considerably more expensive and much larger Sennheiser headphones. However there are a few less positive aspects to consider.
A relatively minor quibble but extricating the headphones from packaging is very fiddly. Then I had to use a magnifying glass to work out the left channel from the right, it was only under a glass that it became apparent that it is an Old English typeface that us used to identify the channels, I'm sure there could be a clearer means of marking them. The information printed on the packaging is very small, and again a magnifying glass was required in order to read it.
But the biggest problem, which as far as I am concerned makes them less than satisfactory, is that the slightest movement against the headphone cable transmits as a very audible rumble. I compared these headphones with other similar sets, and they did not produce this noise. My conclusion is that it is the nature of the cable casing, which is textured and so creates feedback when it rubs against anything, all my other headphones have smooth cable. As long as I keep perfectly still they are fine, but the slightest movement produces very noticeable rumble. I asked my wife to try them and she found the same problem. It may be "tangle free" cable, but that seems to come at a cost. If you listen to music that is constantly loud you might not notice this problem so much, but I listen to primarily classical music, and in quiet passages this rumble is enough to drown out the music. This is a great pity for otherwise this is a good headset.