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These are a nice set of middle of the road headphones.
on 27 February 2015
Sound – The sound quality of these headphones is not bad but not great either. Like the title says these are definitely “middle of the road” not over performing in any area. Lacking in bass for my tastes but not bad for the price. Volume is good you don’t need to have it particularly high to hear the music. If you like acoustic (lumineers, mumford and sons etc) then I can see you would be fine with these headphones. If you are more into Dubstep or bass heavy music then these are unlikely to provide the depth required.
The build quality is nice. Aesthetically they look nice and current. The flat cord gives the feeling that these may not suffer with tangling and the inevitable “yank and die” of the earbuds. The headphones themselves are light and fit in the ear well creating the noise cancelling effect.
Overall I would say these are great as either back up or gym headphones. But for primary headphones then these just don’t have the range.
Headphones are one bit of technology which is highly personal. It appears that one persons “awesome” is another’s “total £$%£”. I feel this is partly due to music taste as I can see some headphones are suited for a particular music type rather than all round performance.
I personally, have a wide music taste ranging from Dubstep, Classical, Punk, rock, Ska, Pop to Acoustic so my requirements for headphones are that they are all round performers. My headphones have experienced death by kitten after 2+ years of use. Unfortunately, they were very good headphones which are now obsolete. So it has a been a trial by “Nails on a chalk board” finding alternatives on a tight budget. So I have decided to review all my recent headphone purchases to hopefully help other avoid my audio pain.
To ensure fairness I used the same track to test all the headphones which is Versus official music vol. 1 because it covers Bass, Mid range and Treble.