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This review is from: Jabra Rhythm Corded Stereo Headset (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I've used many a pair of headphones over the years.
And take audio quality seriously. Hence I have a couple of pairs of Shure in ear headphones which I use as a bench mark.
The Shure's however, cost from £80 to £130 for the two pairs I have, so how would a pair of £20 odd pound pair of Jabra's compare?
Firstly, I'd like to state that I don't bother using my Shures to listen to music on a mobile phone, but via my amplifier when at home or plugged into my Sony Walkman MP3 player (which has far superior audio quality to the Apple iPod and iPhone range (I have the 2nd gen (Mac only) iPod and the iPhone 4) And the difference is huge between run of the mill headphones such as the cheap rubbish white buds supplied with iPods and iPhones (and between the better quality Sony headphones supplied with the Walkman).
So the jabras have a tough act to follow, though I never expected much.
I was pleasantly surprised, very much so, the sound isolation worked very well, and the quality was excellent, there was hardly any sound leakage - (when on the tube or on the bus cheaper headphones stand out as everyone can hear the music emanating from them), and fitted comfortably. Build quality is also pretty good, and it has additional bells and whistles such as a small control box which enables answering phones and skipping tracks (which I didn't use). The sound is full and rich with a good bass and treble range.
Ok, they're not Shures, but for the price, you can't go wrong, and they'll definitely be an improvement over any mobile phone headphones whether Nokia or Apple.