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comfortable, great sound, great look
on 26 May 2011
For a mid-range price headphone these are spot on.
The sound is excellent.
Obviously some of that will come from the device youre listening with - but I tried them on my Archos mp3 player, samsung galaxy phone, pc and psp and was very pleased with the sound from all of them: its a great, rich sound at both low and high volumes, and not at all basey or tinny. I also noticed very minimal "sound leak" compared to my other pair; when I asked a friend to use them, sitting next to him I couldnt hear the usual "tss tss" of second-hand music at all - which would mean you annoy less people on the bus!
In terms of design -
Theyre very small and tidy, and a very sleek, neat design with high quality finish. I particularly like that the left earphone has discrete "braile-like" bobbles on it, so if youre fumbling or rushing or its dark, you can easily and quickly tell which is the left and right bud.
Theyre also remarkably comfortable to wear and a great snug-but-not-too-tight fit (ensured by the three size option interchangable buds, though thats something you would expect to get these days), you really do 'forget' that theyre in - apart from the sound of course!!
And strangely Ive found theyre less prone to tangling than my last pair - whether thats by design or chance I dont know!
On that note, the connection cord is a strange fabric material, which I was a little unsettled by being used to the usual plastic on standard phones - you get used to it quickly though, and it feels much more robust than the plastic type too.
Overall VERY impressed and will certainly be using these as my "main" headphones from now on!
So - devastated; I managed to dip my headphones in my tea. Don't ask. Point is they died. Based on how great I found these though for the 2 years I had them, I ordered some more to replace the dead ones.
Now: a really nice touch with this "new" edition is that they are EXACTLY the same headphones, but now instead of just the different sized interchangeable buds, they also come with a memory-foam pair - and these are both far more comfortable than the plastic ones, and also somehow enhance the sound too. I would've "highly recommended" these before: I wouldn't be without them now.