Top positive review
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on 9 November 2012
(Bought on 24th Sept 2012)
When I looked at the price of these earphones, I was sceptical due to the price, but I trusted Amazon from numerous experiences. I bought these earphones having only experienced the SHE8000 in the past few months, so I was expecting something different. To my surprise, these earphones have a very good design, look nice, have good treble and good bass (not excessive... like beats.) The audio produced by these earbuds is more in my opinions more natural feeling, so it is something that I like a lot. The earphones also have magnets embedded on them which makes it very easy to sort out the cables. The cables are also very hard to tangle due to their flat wires.
Another good feature that I have used on occasions is the split wire design. This allows me to share music without the problem of having cables that are too short. The integrated microphone with these earphones has a plastic casing, but the sound it picks up should be good as I've never had any difficulty having a conversation with someone on the phone with these earphones plugged in. The earphones have 3 pairs of ear bud tips which are made of silicone and are very easy to use in my opinion. If you are looking for a new pair of earphones and don't have cash to splash, I would highly recommend these earphones!
UPDATE (4th February 2014):
I have had these earphones since late September 2012 and it is now early February 2014. The silicone tips became a bit loose on the actually earphones after about 7-8 months use, so I have now replaced them with Comply Foam Tips TSX200. The sound produced is now still as good as they were when I first bought them. The left earphone is damaged slightly (the purple plastic piece has split just underneath the who earphone as a module, so the earphone module is in 1 piece, with a piece of plastic hanging on the wire.) However, this hasn't had any adverse effect on the sound quality. The microphone is still working as it should be and the button still functions.
These earphones have so far lasted me over 1 yr and 4 months, which is far better than any of my previous pairs of earphones (The best I've had previously is 8 months.) I am still using these earphones on a daily basis and they just keep working. The tips may have become loose, the left earphone may have be slightly damaged, but these earphones are made to a very high standard. I'm hoping to see these earphones last me for another few months before I expect to change to a new pair of SHE5105BK/10s! Once again, if you're looking for a pair of new earphones and don't have cash to splash, then these are the earphones for you!!! They will last if you take care of them properly, trust me!