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Good, but not perfect
on 5 February 2013
I was a little nervous ordering this earphones as they were listed on Amazon at the half the price of John Lewis - would I end up with a set of shoddy Sennheiser fakes?
Once I saw the packaging and looked over the earphones I was able to breathe a sigh of relief. From my job, I could see that the product packaging was expensive and high end and certainly not the sort of thing you get from cheap imitations - it's a small thing but something I know to look out for.
The earphones themselves, were initially a bit of a disappointment. I had previously had Klipsch S4's and Shure SE215's, and my initial thoughts were that MM80i's didn't compare well. The sound was a bit hollow, the cable and earpieces lightweight and the noise isolation terrible - particularly for so-called travel headphones. But I persevered, first I replaced the eartips with a set of Comply TX400. The noise isolation sorted and as a result the clarity of the sound vastly improved - there is a lot more to hear than could be picked up with the supplied silicon tips. Secondly, with repeat wearing the cable started to hang more comfortably behind the ears - as a wearer of glasses the supplied hooks were a nuisance, but the cable is quite flimsy and and doesn't hold it's shape well to begin with. It took some time before the cable stopped jumping over my ears.
I have now had the MM80i's for 3 weeks and can honestly say I like them - although I doubt I would be able to say that had I not £20 on the Comply eartips. The remote is good and makes up for some of the initial deficiencies. Whilst I won't be rushing to replace, I seriously doubt I could justify spending £105 (£85+£20) on these again