So, I have been trying various types of earphones to use when jogging. I had a pair of Yurbuds which seemed to be the best in ear I have come across but they started falling out after about 6 months. So, I thought I would try something different and gave these a go after seeing some of the reviews and the low price which meant I wouldn't lose much if they didn't work.
Well, I can say they stay on your ear rather than in them. They worked fine when I was wearing a hat, which helped to keep them on. However, as soon as I tried to wear them without the hat they didn't last five minutes. I spent my entire run poking them back in to various degrees, which was very frustrating. I have tried on a number of subsequent runs and each time it is the same. They may stay on your ear but they eventually pop out and start flapping around during your run. If the design allowed them to mould around your ear rather than just be a plastic fixed hook around your ear then perhaps they would be more effective. Who knows. In either case they don't work for me.
I am not too disappointed as they are pretty cheap. I have now purchased some Sennheiser PMX60 Open Dynamic Neckband Headphones. I have only used them once so far but they stayed securely on my head during my run. Fingers crossed they give me a better experience.
I read a lot of the reviews for this product before buying it. The majority of the negative reviews were unhappy about the sound quality of the other tones/frequencies but the bass. I will add an update later if necessary but at this point in time I have to say I am xxtremely satisfied with what I got.
It is all about the bass of course, but overall the sound quality is very good and, believe me, these phones are loud. If you are a demanding audiophile then you should not really be looking at this price bracket anyway. If, like the (majority) rest of us, all you need are phones that are:
-Comfortable to wear
-Well built and sturdy
-Beautiful to hold and look at
-Have a carry case
-Have extra ear pieces
-Have above-average sound clarity, loudness and, of course, xxtreme, xxplosive bass
Then this will be the best £15 you will spend.
If you are not interested in the bass I have found that I can nullify that somewhat with the EQ settings in my iPod. I also expect the sound quality to get even better as I run the phones through.
Negatives? I honestly, again for the price point, cannot find any. Some reviewers mentioned that the case is xxtremely difficult to open. This is actually true but I would rather have that than buy a product that is damaged on transit because of poor packaging. In any case, I was on the ready with my xxtreme scissors. Just be careful you do not damage the product or injure yourself.
I intend to graduate to a higher price bracket for my next phones but for now, I have no hesitation recommending this cheap but quality product. It is now even cheaper than the £15 pound I bought it for. I found further reviews on YouTube that helped make up my mind before purchase.
I bought these headphones a few years ago, before I went on holiday. I decided I had had enough of the small ear bud style headphones as they caused me some discomfort on long journeys. I saw these for £12.00 and decided to give them a try.
The headphones are cushioned and fit neatly over the ear. The main body of the headphones is plastic and to be honest they look cheap and unfashionable. The headphone parts spin round so you can share with a friend easily and they also collapse down quite small, making them good for travelling. They do not come in a draw string back though which is frustrating as I like to keep them safe rather than having the wire trailing around all my belongings in my handbag.
The length of the wire for the 3.5mm headphone jack is 1.5 m so it is amble, if not too long.
==Price and availability==
I paid around 12 pounds for these headphones but I bet you can get them a lot cheaper now. Technology has vastly improved and I would not want to pay over £8.00 for a model such as these.
Sound quality is not amazing in these; they sound very tinny and echo when the volume is at its full capacity. They seem to vibrate on my head which feels very irritating. The headphones are not noise isolating ones and let quite a lot of outside noise in, despite fitting extremely close to your ears. When base is played through the headphones it sounds dull and lifeless. Most songs, whether the genre is rock, pop or hip hop sound very similar. The headphones do not bring songs to life.
The headphones also throw out a lot of noise so you will disturb people on the bus if you wear these headphones and have the volume turned up loud.
In regards to comfort, I originally bought these headphones in order to escape the dull aching I get from wearing ear buds, however they do not provide the level of comfort I was hoping for.
I cannot wear these for long time as the plastic band fits very tightly across my head and the ear pads, although cushioned squeeze my ears too tightly. This is very disappointing as on looking at the headphones, they look very comfortable indeed. There is plenty of cushioned padding on the ear muffs.
Although having these headphones for a number of years, they still work as well as they did when I first bought them. Hurray! Disappointingly though, I think technology has moved on and the quality of headphones has greatly improved. The sound quality and comfort of these headphones are poor and these are very important factors when deciding on which headphones to choose. For this reason, I cannot recommend these headphones.