Sound is amazing, comfortable and mine have lasted for 2 years :)
Like alot of people here I got them as a part of a package from Orange.
I have had a couple of issues with them since I received them. The first problem was that they are very fragile, I've dropped them maybe three times in total (this being on soft surfaces too) and the plastic bit on the side has cracked.
The second thing nergative about these headphones is that they don't get any points for comfort. Wearing them for prolonged peroids of time can cause pain to the external part of my ears. It is to be mentioned that they are ok if you wear them for short amounts of time, but if you are an avid music listener, prepare for some slight pain/discomfort for your ears.
Ok now that I have got the negatives out of the way, I can list the good things about them. They look good! This might not seem important, but alot of people wear them out in public and I will admit they do look very good when worn.
A big positive for them is that they sound good (especially for their cheap price). The sound comes out clear and can accurately play all the sounds coming out in complex songs w ithout lowering in sound quality.
Another two small positives is that they are light and compatible with alot of things (just plug in and use), which doesn't seem like much, but you would be surprised how many headphones cannot do this.
All in all the headphones aren't bad, but I am heavily turned away from buying a new pair because of the few faults they have.
I was looking to buy my son his first mobile phone for his birthday in December last year and decided on a great package from Orange. I think it cost me around £60 and I got the phone, a piggy bank and these fab looking Angle and Curve Headphones. - all packaged in a big black oblong box...super stylish. I was very impressed, as was my son.
I had done a bit of research on Angle and Curve and belived them to be a really reputable company so was surprised that these headphones were offered as part of the deal and to be honest it was a bit of a deal breaker.
The headphones look great, really shiny, stylish and modern. I thought that big headphones would look silly on, but they didn't, my son looked liked a proper cool dude although he was reluctant to wear them outside the house and then got a couple of pairs of smaller headphones with Christmas money, so over time, they ended up in the posession of me and my hubby.
I use these all the time to watch catch up TV through my laptop and also listen to music. I have strange piercings in my ears and so am usually unable to wear the normal in-the-ear headphones so these have proven invaluable for me.
The quality seems really good, the cushined ear-pad on one ear has come loose a couple of times but its still hanging on in there 9 months in and so I think this is pretty good going, especially as we do use these probably 5 days out of 7.
Another great thing about these is that they are adjustable and comfortably fit everyone in our house, from my 6 year old to my big burly hubby.
The audio levels are great through these and I find that you can clearly hear all different types of audio from big blockbuster films with explosions and screaming, to conversations in soap operas, the loud instrumental rock music and soft tones of artsits like Paloma Faith...all sound great and really clear. My husband uses these to watch the football and has never had any complaints.
You can wear these completely over your ears and by doing so you will drown out most of the normal day-to-day noise, such as conversations, traffic etc or like me if you find these quite unsettling, you can wear them loosely so you can still hear if you are being shouted.
Would definetly recommend them, especially if they are coming as part of a bigger package. I believe that they retail at around £25 which for Angle and Curve, is a very low price so I think they are well worth it.
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At first when I ordered these headphones I was skeptical, what I saw was a pair of headphones for a reasonable price, which promised the same quality and performance as the higher end products associated with more established audiophiles. I was quick to order though as the styling and performance of the product really did promise to meet my requirements.
I can say that I am not dissapointed in the headphones in many ways. The sound quality is superb on a range of different MP3 audio tracks, when used in combination with my iPhone. They can play the deep bass of certain dance tracks and the highly acute notes and chords of a a rock anthem. I've never had an issue with being able to hear the headphones, even when out and about or on the bus or train, as they have always been loud enough to hear sufficiently, without leaking too much sound.
The only slight issue is the wear of the plastic around the headphone jack, it could lead to problems in the future but for now it is still working fine.
These stylish silver headphones would be a welcome addition to any entertainment geek's gadget selection, as they are well priced, good value and ultimately a useful product.
I purchased these headphones a while back, seeing them available at just £25 (I have seen retailers charging up to £60). I figured that because they were pricy for headphones, that they must be good and I had found myself a bargain. How wrong I was.
There really isn't much to say about these headphones other than that they look pretty. The sound is OK, but it's certainly nothing special. I've had earphones that cost me less than half what I paid for these give me just as good sound. I tested these with a different range of music types, and they worked best with things like Dubstep and Drum and Bass. The sort of things that I do not listen to, unfortunately. So if your musical range is beyond these 2 genres, you should probably consider looking elsewhere. Of course, if you want to look stylish while you listen to your music, then by all means go for these.
When it comes to cancelling out noise however, they are fantastic. There is a notable difference when comparing these to products that do not cancel out noise very well, and this can enhance your listening experience.
In conclusion, they're probably not worth your time unless you want to look fashionable.
Some of you may remember the deal that Orange had at Christmas 2011 where you bought any pay as you go phone over a certain value and you got a box of goodies free with it. The main attraction in this box was a pair of Angle and Curve headphones which were meant to be worth over £60. I had never heard of the brand before but was prepared to give them a try, they are currently selling on Amazon for £34.99.
The Angle & Curve headphones look good with their black and chrome construction but due to their size they are not designed to be worn out and about. In my house we mainly use headphones when using computers so as not to disturb other members of the household when in a communal space and this is the type of use which is ideal for big headphones. The adjustable size means that they will fit everyone no matter what size your head is and a vinyl strap sits on top of your head to keep the phones in place. I found the earpieces of these headphones to be slightly smaller than I would like as they did not cover my whole ear. The fact that the padded bit on the ear pieces is covered in vinyl is a big minus from me as it made my ears feel hot and sweaty if I wore these headphones for too long.
These angle & curve classic are closed back headphones which are designed to keep background noise to a minimum when you are using them and also prevent leaking of sound into the environment. I have found that this feature works well to stop the sound leaking out of the headphones, they do block out some background noise but not all of it.
The sound quality from these headphones is ok but not as good as I would expect from a pair of phones costing £60 or even £35. There is a strong bass which makes them good for listening to certain music but the treble is slightly thin and tinny. Music sounds ok but could be better, everything is nice and clear to listen to but the weak mid-section sound means music could sound a lot nicer. They are reasonable enough for listening to speech but the sound can be a little thin.
Overall these are not headphones I would recommend, despite the reasonable sound quality they are so uncomfortable to wear that I never use them. For the same price as the Angle & Curve classic you can get an excellent pair of sennheneiser or Sony headphones which will be both better in sound and comfort.
Angle and Curve make some really high quality head phones. They also make these, there not bad by any means but these are the cheapest ones they sell of this type, and its easy to see why...
First of all they look stunning, a bit flashy but very angular, modern and sturdy looking. However although they look great there not nearly as sturdy as they look, the cushion pads have come loose on both sides and you generally get the feeling they were made as cheap as possible, which isnt the ethos you'd expect from a company with a reputation to consider...the reason for this I believe is because most of the sales of this product were through orange, as part of the free gift box they again offered last year. Basically orange use Angle and Curve's brand power to boost its share of the lucrative Christmas market whilst in return they purchase a vast amount of headphones that are in fact relatively cheap to produce.
That said the sound quality is still very good, more than adequate for your everyday iPod speakers, delivering deep bass and crisp audio at all frequencies within the ranges stated in the spec. There nice and snug on your ears and I'm sure they'll will fit all head sizes thanks to the flexible head band. They don't claim to have any noise isolation properties however they do offer significant reduction in background noise if snug to your ear, even at less than half volume you cant hear people talking next to you.
All in all I'd say these are decent headphones, and to get these free with a £30 phone really is a good deal. No there not quite what you'd expect from Angle and Curve but they don't cost nearly as much either, going for as little as £20 on eBay new.
I had these earphones 'free' with my Blackberry Phone as part of an Orange package. At the time, I thought, why don't they just make the phone cheaper, rather than adding a 'freebie'. However, I do use these headphones quite a bit now, so in a way it was a useful 'freebie'.
When I bought my phone I was informed that the package included free headphones worth £60. So when I dropped the headphones a couple of weeks ago (it wasn't a big drop, they just fell off my desk and onto the carpet) and part of the 'ear bit' fell off and wouldn't 'stick back on'; which made me think, these aren't of very high quality. Then when I looked on Amazon I could see that they were selling for £24. So perhaps they aren't worth £60 after all?
The headphones do look very smart and professional looking - although when I put them on I do feel that I look really silly in them.
One good thing about these headphones is the fact that they are very light, unlike the 'old type' headphones you can get which make your head feel really heavy.
The sound from these headphones are very good - very clear and of good quality. I find that when I listen to music, the songs sound of much better quality than when I listen to the music through my speakers. Also, another good thing, is the fact that when I have these earphones on I cannot hear anything outside of the headphones. I've seen myself many of times before, being able to have a conversation and hear the television whilst listening through earphones - not with these though.
One thing which I do not like about these headphones is the fact that they are quite uncomfortable and make my ears ache (my actual ears, not my 'ears as in hearing'). They have 'cushioned ears'. although when you first put them on, you think 'ah these are comfortable'. Although after five minutes of so, they become really comfortable. They also make my ears really hot, so that when I take them off my ears are burning and the 'leather bits of the earpieces' are left 'sweaty' from where my ears have been hot (I know, I didn't think that ears could sweat either?!).
They are easy to 'use'. Simply plug them into your computer and listen!! You can use them with ipods etc too, however I haven't tried this! They do look a bit chunky to carry around everyday though.
So all in all, they are good when they are good (sound etc) , but when they are bad (uncomfortable etc), they are very bad. So I wouldn't buy these myself, but as a freebie I think that they are ok-ish.
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