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Good to begin with, though not so great in the long run.
on 2 February 2009
I've had these headphones for a few months now, since June 2008, so i thought I'd give my views on them, after plenty of experience with them.
When i first got these, i was more than a little impressed with them. The sound quality was clear and crisp, and the bass was also nicely suited for most of my music.
I noticed it took a little while to kinda 'break them in' though. They weren't amazing instantly, and to begin with the bass and treble sounded a little flat, though after a few days of vigorous use, I loved them.
Unfortunately over the past few weeks they've not been as impressive. I've noticed the sound quality gradually decreasing, to the point where some of my music is becoming hard to listen to. When there's heavy bass, it keeps becoming slightly distorted and can be very off-putting when listening to ambient tracks, though at the same time the treble is becoming more and more shrill/piercing, even when the volume is kinda low.
They still sound alright with a lot of my music, and there's some which still sounds as good as always, but there's also quite a bit which I've pretty much given up on, since these headphones no longer do them justice, or causes them to be almost painful to listen to.
Enya, for example, has some beautiful music and an amazing voice, but I can no longer listen to her work through these headphones because the treble becomes far too dominant and piercing, even with the treble-reducing EQ on my iPod.
I'd like to recommend them, but at the same time i wouldn't, since i don't know whether the problems I'm having are a common issue or not. They definitely gave me good first impressions, it's just a shame that they couldn't keep up their performance.
(I'll also note that i wrote this review whilst browsing Amazon for their replacements)