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Very disappointed after four months and two sets...
on 10 July 2012
I know, I know, what do you expect from a set of sub £30 headphones..... however, I did a bit of research and eventually opted for these to use daily on my commute to work. Not too big/chunky, the sound was good/clear and they were comfortable, so I was happy.
The sound quality was better than my colleagues Pioneer over-ears but somehow not as good as my wife's Sennheiser IN EAR phones for bass response, given the frequency responses listed in the spec... but I stuck with them.
They were mainly to be used on an older iPod Nano or iPhone 4 so not incredibly loud due to EU restrictions and my age, and for continuity I opted for the Denons to go with my DM38DAB unit in the living room.
They lasted just four months before the left phone started crackling and failing with almost every note at lower and lower volume.
Amazon to their credit swapped them straight away after a simple online chat, which was brilliant.
However, the latest pair have lasted just three weeks before the same issue has happened again. Most of my music is a mix of 192k to 320k MP3s but the cans have been tested on an old HiFI (before EU regs) with a CD and still the left phone is VERY scratchy and distant. I work in IT so know about component failures here and there. Perhaps I have had a couple of pairs from a duff batch, but I will not be getting another set, I'll opt for another brand.
Also VERY squeeky with the plastic rubbing.
Just feel very disappointed and let down byt them.