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A bit of a bargain.
on 17 October 2013
I left my good set of earphones on the train a few weeks back and really got quite upset about it, so I decided to buy a cheaper set that I would not be so worried about losing again.
This set seemed to fit all my requirements.
They are by no means expensive.
They are made by Sennheiser - my personal favourite manufacturer for earphones/headphones.
They come in a pretty simple clear plastic box that was easy enough to open (I really dislike that welded plastic kind of packaging).
The earphones themselves are fairly standard looking with a red/gold design. They come with a couple of pairs of foam covers and more importantly a set of rubber grommets.
I found that fitting the grommets made a big difference to the sound - they help isolate outside noise, helped me get a much better fit in my ear, and had a big impact on bass especially.
The cord is possibly the most unusual thing - It is shiny and gold and on first glance it looks like a braided cord, but it is actually smooth - close up it almost looks like snakeskin. It is as if a braided cord has been coated in clear plastic. It does seem less prone to getting tangled than a standard rubber cord, but does not seem as good in this respect as a proper braided cord.
They also come with a really nice leatherette drawer-string bag with a Sennheiser logo tag.
Sound quality really is very good at this price. I found they were clear and bright throughout the sound range with really nice separation. Bass is sharp and punchy without being overblown.
Lastly, I didn't actually notice that these were supposed to be for smaller ears when I bought them. I don't think my ears are particularly small but I still find these fit well and are comfortable too.
All in all I am very impressed.
I've also taken a couple of photographs and added them to the user pictures.