Having read the previous reviews I thought I had to give a hands up for Denon, as these are the best in ear headphones I have ever bought.
Having owned these headphones for 12 months, this is a fairly long term review also. I bought these headphones to replace some Sony EX range headphones where the cable had twisted and pulled out of the union with the jack.
I am a consciousness explorer and use various sound based brain wave entrainment tools to assist consciousness development while sleeping also. So I was a little dissapinted with the sony headphones costing £60 and only lasting 6 months. When I saw these had the right frequency response (5hz-24khz is very wide response range) at a similar price in John Lewis I decided to go for them and I'm glad I did for the following reasons.
Build Quality/Durability 9/10 - Is excellent I've been using these headphones pretty much every night for 8-10 hours per night for over 12 months and they show no signs of wear, the cable hasn't kinked a bit.
Sound quality 9/10 - I like headphones that act like monitor i.e. with a faiirly neutral response because different studios have differnt production values with different soundscape emphasis, which means there is a great variation in quality of production, I've found for long time monitors reveal the entire package, from artistry to production values I want to hear it all and these reveal as well as going deep.
Aesthetics 9/10 - These are a great looking unobtrusive, Ipod earphone New Apple iPod touch 8GB (4th Generation)New Apple iPod touch 32GB (4th Generation)New Apple iPod touch 64GB (4th Generation)
replacement, with a reasonably low profile look if you want loud looks look elsewhere. These phone say listen to me not look at me!
Overall satisfaction 9/10 - AS I said can't fault them really although I do understand the previous comments regarding cable length problems, I haven't found this to be the case.