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5.0 out of 5 stars Loud, 11 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Marshall Major Headphones with Mic - Black (Electronics)
These were by far the nicest phones I demoed at around this price range. Comfortable, clear, nice bass and excellent build quality. The biggest, most apparent difference however is that these headphones are LOUD, especially when A/B compared with the Sony range. I can listen comfortably on the tube with my volume set at 10 or 11 out of 15 whereas before, using my sennheisers for example, I would have to crank it right up.
The sound is still very detailed, drums sound great for example, toms and kick drums sounding big and round and dynamic. You can hear the space between sounds far better than the competition, which sounded compressed and flat in comparison.

I bought these at full price in the shop where I demoed them so as to avoid delivery times, missing the package etc and I can happily say that despite the price tag I am totally satisfied.

Important note! I decided to write this review becuase the previous reviewer stated that the mic only works with apple products. I am using a Samsung Galaxy SII and it works fine. Only thing that doesn't work is three clicks is supposed to skip back a track, which it doesn't. Two clicks to skip to the next track does work though and is very useful.

Here are some other points I noted:

Sony: Quiet and plasticky but have a detailed sound.
Audio Technica: Nice enough sound but flimsy build quality
Sennheiser: Sound deteriates as you go up the range! £45 model was quiet but had nice bass, these are the type of folding headphones I had before. £55 was maybe more detailed in high range but was lacking bass and the £99 model sounded horrible, thin and phasey... steer clear!
Shure: Great sound but too bulky for my taste and not cheap!
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2012 15:52:13 GMT
J Maddison says:
do they have a one or 3 button mic?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 16:58:18 GMT
In answer to this and the main review, the mic only has a single button. One click pauses the track, two clicks goes forward one track and three clicks goes backwards one track. A long press announces the track and artist name. There is no fast forward nor volume control, the lack of the latter meaning you still have to fish out your device to lower or raise the sound. Annoying if it's buried deep within your pockets or bag!

I have a Nokia N8 and the remote & headphones don't work natively with that or my Creative Zen Micro. The box description states the mic/remote only works with "Cell phone (or devices) using 3.5mm plug unprotected two way standard". However, there is a "neutral stereo plug adaptor" included in the box which allows the headphones to work with non-remote compatible devices. Be aware that IMO, the look is impaired though and the jack safety spring rendered useless. I've uploaded photos to the product showing devices with and without the cable.

Sound quality is unaffected using the mini cable so at least that's okay.

Posted on 13 Jan 2015 17:37:03 GMT
Marek says:
Umm.... everyone that believes the lower part of his review knows nothing about headphones and is the type of person that thinks beats sound good PS the reviewer is no audiophile and probably thinks the more bass the better
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