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Excellent sound but poor build quality
on 14 January 2013
Having done a bit of research, these headphones seemed to come out as a winner for the price. I've had cheaper earphones and also ones of a comparable price before. I'd have to say that for the sound you get out of them, they really are brilliant. The clarity is startling, and you really do notice new things in songs you've heard countless times before.
The bass has a decent thump (but you have to have snug fitting rubber pods in, because if they don't fit well you lose the bass frequencies and they sound very tinny) - but that's common to all in ear phones.
On sound alone I'd recommend these earphones without hesitation.
However, I bought these earphones in May, in November the left ear piece came apart at the seams. I did notice a number of reviews had mentioned this type of thing happening so wasn't too surprised. I simply glued it back together again and it was as good as new. A few months on and the dreaded 'only one earlhone works unless you wiggle the wire' problem occurred. Within a day or two, both ears were the same and the earphones are now unusable.
I have to point out that having suspected the fragility of these earphones, I treated them more carefully than I've ever treated earphones before, taking care to not wind them too tightly or to squash them in a bag etc. I'm very disappointed in the poor build quality, and having seen reviews before I'm convinced it's not something I've done to ruin them particularly rather that it's an inherent flaw in the way they are designed.
So eight months on from spending £60 plus on earphones I'm looking for another pair. I love the sound I got from these earphones but it's simply not worh it if you have to replace them every 8 months! I may as well have got a pair for £120 and they might have lasted me a full year!