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great sound, rubbish construction
on 10 May 2011
To me the SR80's are light years ahead of the Bose I tried but if only the build quality was as good. There are two, linked design faults: to get to the earpieces, the cable is split with a Y-piece - fine except the individual earpieces are designed to rotate on their supports - but when doing so, twist the cable so it eventually breaks at the Y. I've had two pairs go the same way after about a year of use and you can forget about service in the UK - in my experience it's non-existent. I was told they'd "never seen that before" with a strong implication that I mishandle them. For the record, I treat them with great care but it will happen however they are handled. The moulded Y piece is a disaster.