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Buy Sennheiser HD201's instead
on 18 January 2016
Having had time to reflect (and also time to experience Philips diabolical customer service), I've downgraded my original 3 star review to 1 star.
The trouble with these headphones is two-fold:
Firstly, they aren't suitable for their claimed purpose (or at least not out of the box), which is supposedly DJ-ing. The cable is just way too short (a fraction over a metre), and the headphones don't come fitted with a 6.5mm jack or include an adapter. That's just not good enough.
Secondly, sound-wise, while they are OK, they aren't as good as some of their contemporaries.
Comparing them to Sennheiser HD201's, the 201's sound far clearer and more articulate, come with a 3m lead (three times that of the Philips) gold plated 3.5mm jack AND 6.5mm adapter and a 2 year warranty. And at the time of writing are cheaper than the Philips.
I own both. Listening to the Philips on their own, they sound adequate though not great. Listening to them side-by-side with the Sennheiser's there's no competition, so whether you're considering these headphones for DJ-ing or general music listening, stop considering them right now and buy the Sennheiser's.