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Excellent in almost every respect,
This review is from: RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty (Electronics)
I purchased these headphones over the Sennheiser alternative. While similarly specc'd, the made in the UK stamp and aluminium construction drew me to the Reid and Heath headphones, and I wasn't disappointed.
They arrived in beautiful off grey and orange packaging. The standard size ear buds fitted fine and are comfortable for prolonged listening sessions so I haven't tried the smaller or larger ones which also come with the headphones. The sound quality and noise isolation is very good, as a result they are 'loud' compared to other headphones, I run my iPhone on minimum volume when listening to music at work.
The bass response is subtle and articulated, not too overpowering, while mids and highs raise no complaints. Compared to stock iPod headphones you hear a lot more detail in the music and in the basslines and background, which is really exciting. Compared to my other headphones, Grado SR80i, they perform admirably, they are not as subtle or colourful and the bass is a little muddier, but they are a quarter of the price, have go anywhere appeal and the Grados are a really tough benchmark to compare against!
The cord has a braided cover which helps reduce tangling and gives a quality feel. This matches the aluminium buds - they feel much more robust than the standard plastic variety on most ear bud headphones.
The only negatives I can find is that the headphone lead feels a little short, it works fine if your MP3 player is in your trouser pocket, but if you have it on a desk it has to be close. The other negative is you hear yourself a lot when eating with these headphones on, I think it because the are noise isolating and brushing the braided cable across clothes is loud as well - the noise travelling directly up the lead to you ear.
These two points aside, I really recommend them, they are good value and good quality.
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2011 20:41:51 BDT
"Designed and engineered in Glasgow", but not actually made in the UK ... they're actually made in China according to the box. But what isn't these days? Nothing wrong with that, so long as our Chinese friends follow the spec properly ... which it looks like they have. Good kit.
Posted on 10 May 2012 13:16:14 BDT
The sound of eating happens with nearly all of these in-ear designs. I've had it with sony, creative and Sennheiser ones. Sometimes just changing the angle or tip helps.
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