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Overrated - don't be fooled by overly generous reviews
on 7 April 2016
Headphones are much better than the rubbish you get with mobiles and MP3 players but I'd strongly suggest spending a little extra and take your music to a much higher level. You can get great deals with the now discontinued Sennheiser Momentum 1 on ear which will blow these completely out the water. Alternatively, Sennheiser px100 have a much cleaner sound for around the same price.
I've used these headphones with iphone6, iPod classic and Fiio x3ii with and without Fiio e12 mont blanc amp attached playing FLAC or Apple lossless. Regardless of combination the sound can only be described as boring. What irritates me in no particular order:
1. They are leaky. Those around you will hear what your listening to.
2. Very poor sound isolation. Unless you pump up the volume you'll hear what's around you. I travel on the tube daily so these are useless for my commute.
3. Sound is very dull and music fails to engage. I find the headphones suck the life out of my music - the biggest issue for me is that the mids are missing, the low frequencies are just so 'muddy', treble fails to sparkle and soundstage is non existent.
I'm a big fan of AKG headphones - I own the 550 and 702 for home use - and love the analytical sound their products usually produce. These headphones fail to deliver and are just not near AKG's usual high standards.
Treat your ears and buy something else. You don't have to take my word for it - demo a few headphones and let your ears be the judge.