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Perfect for some, but not for those who like balanced sound
on 4 August 2016
The purpose of this review is to help you decide whether these might be the headphones for you.
In short, if you like exagerated bass, at the cost of muddy mids and absent highs then go for it. Many people genuinely prefer the 'Beats' sound, but it is not an accurate representation of music. I found the bass overwhelmed all subtelty, and the sound stage was claustrophobic.
If you just want your music 'full on' this might be money well spent, as many others have enjoyed them.
For context, I've owned a great many pairs of headphones, including AKG 550's which I think do a great job for indoor listening.
I've got 3 pairs of sennheisers from px100's to hd 595's.
Almost all of these other 'phones appeal to me in illuminating the subtelties in music. These did not-it was like setting bass to max on an eq, with treble at min. I genuinely prefer the sound of a £10 pair of panasonics I bought to these.
In happier news, the phones had a heft and built quality that seemed reasonable for the price, and the included accesories were also a nice touch.