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Stylish, well made and well insulated headphones
on 10 February 2013
I decided to increase the rating to 5 stars after listening to them again after a long time.
My daughter had them for over two years now and they are still perfect, whilst the sound seems to have improved further. Regardless of price there are certainly better sounding headphones, but for this money these are hugely rewarding.
I bought these headphones for my daughter who will use them for her iPod.
I only listen to them on her iPod, my Samsung Galaxy S2 and an old but excellent Rio MP3 player using compressed 128 Kb/s and 320 Kb/s files. I did not plug them into my main HiFi (a Linn-Rogers system) since I did not have time for a proper burn in. My judgement on the sound quality is therefore only an initial impression.
Overall these headphones are an excellent buy especially at the discounted price. They are well made, use good material, are very stilish, reasonably confortable and sound certainly well especially for the price. It is easy to find many much more expensive headphones with inferior sound.
The detachable cable is a class act and extremely useful to avoid permanent damage. It is one of the best I have seen, being small, light and flexible. The positioning on the ears can be adjusted in very small steps, which is very important as the sound does change with incorrect positioning.
They are very well isolated and the sound does not leak.
The sound quality is very good. Rather than bass heavy they are better defined as lacking a bit in presence. This is however very dependent on the optimal position on the ear. The bass is of good quality, tight with good detail and extension. The mids are a little understated can loose control and voices can sound recessed. The highs are very dependent on positioning and once this is optimised they show good promise. At present they are a little harsh but I expect soundstage and highs to improve with burn-in. The soundstage is already quite good, the details are also very good (especially in the basses). Dynamics are good.
Overall they sound a little unbalanced across the frequency spectrum at present.
Nonetheless, these are classy headphones and are certainly good enough to deserve being fed with good 256 or 320 Kb/s files at least and good recordings. They show little mercy to bad recordings, as good headphones tend to do.