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Finally what I was looking for :)
on 17 March 2015
As you will see by my previous reviews I am gradually reviewing the low budget headphones.
The sound on these are good with clear mid & treble. Most importantly these have decent bass. The low end headphones (£5-£8) I have reviewed up to this point have all suffered producing bass. These have a distinctive rumble to the bass not quite as defined as the Sony’s ex110’s but these are half the price with a better build quality.
The volume is very good. Out of the headphones I reviewed these required a lower volume setting for comfortable listening.
The buds are light and the fit is probably the best of all the in-ear headphones I have owned. These lock into the ear canal so well that I can see these would be ideal for running and gym work. Also, because of the fit the noise isolation is very good, it is not total because you can still hear cars driving past but other than that it is just you and your music. So when I need to concentrate on a complex task at work these are now my go to pair of headphones.
The build quality is a touch above the other headphones I have reviewed. It appears the manufacturer actually thought about the design to maximize functionality. The buds themselves are covered with a slightly rubbery coating which aids the fit in the ear. This also gives the impression that they will stand up to some abuse (in pockets etc). The part which goes into the ear canal is off centre so the bud actually almost locks with the ergonomic shape of the ear. Aesthetically they don’t look like budget headphones.
These headphones are great for the price. In my opinion they outperform the Panasonic RP-HJE125E-K on Bass, build quality and fit. Even though these wouldn’t stand a chance against high end headphones, these still get a 5 star rating because for the price you are getting a big bang for your buck. I will be buying back up’s.
Headphones are one bit of technology which is highly personal. It appears that one persons "awesome" is another's "total £$%£". I feel this is partly due to music taste as I can see some headphones are suited for a particular music type rather than all round performance.
I personally have a wide music taste ranging from Dubstep, Classical, Punk, rock, Ska, Pop to Acoustic so my requirements for headphones are that they are all round performers. My headphones have experienced death by kitten after 2+ years of use. Unfortunately, they were very good headphones which are now obsolete. So it has a been a trial by "Nails on a chalk board" finding alternatives on a tight budget. So I have decided to review all my recent headphone purchases to hopefully help others avoid my audio pain.
To ensure fairness I used the same track to test all the headphones which is Versus official music vol. 1 because it covers Bass, Mid range and Treble.