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Need looking after, but you can make them more durable (see below)
on 23 June 2017
I bought a second pair of these headphones after the first pair snapped, after six months of use. They are not designed for people with big heads, and they have a design weakness that is documented by other reviewers - the plastic can snap after repeated folding and unfolding. But they sound good - not audiophile, let's be clear, but much better than equivalent priced headphones from well-known Japanese companies! They are light, which is good. And you can hear people call you or the phone or doorbell ring, which in my house is quite important! If you want headphones where you want to be able to hear what is going on around you, then these are great.
But most importantly, I think they will last longer, if you look after them. I made mine bigger, by bending the metal part with my fingers. And I took a Stanley knife to the sprung-loaded catch that always clicks them into the 'light' setting (for smaller heads). When this halppens, you have to press a button and unfold them, which weakens the plastic. To cut off the catch, you have to be confident that you can cut through a couple of my of plastic, but it is pretty easy. I don't suppose the warranty still applies but I think they should last a lot longer!
If they were stronger, I'd give four stars. I can't give five stars because they aren't audiophile, but then you'd have to pay a bit more. Given the plastic being so brittle and weak, I am knocking a star off. I'm still a happy customer mind you!