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I bought these headphones when I was on one on my business trips on the east coast in the US. Few years ago I pulled out whooping $150 out of my pocket to purchase this new trendy headphones.
The design of the headphones is very stylish. They are very well constructed - the flat ribbon cable appears to be very durable and does not twist so much like a cable my standard headphones. I bought them in light pink color - the only downside is that this color picks up dirt very easily so I would recommend to purchase them in black color. On the cable is a inline module with a microphone (works very well), a volume control and a multifunction button that answers incoming calls and controls your playback. Each earpiece has a famous "db" logo in lowercase on the side. The earbuds slipped sometimes from my ears quite easily.
These headphones provide a very good sound quality without any disturbing noises. However was this a good choice for me? Probably not. They offer a very stunning design and amazing sound however keeping them spotless clean is quite a hard task especially when you travel day to day in public transport. The other downside for me is that I need to put the earbuds three times per tube journey in the ears again since they do not hold properly.
After few weeks of having them I gave them to my aunt. She is happy with them but said as well that for the price they are nothing extra.
Having worked my way through various pairs of headphones over the last couple of years I did begin to think I must be bad at choosing the right earphones - until now. The Diddybeats in-ear headphones are from the music superstar that is Sean Combs. He has had various alias' along the years and is most popularly known as 'P Diddy'.
The first concern I had when I opened the packaging was the realisation that each earpiece had 'db' on it - I am not the greatest fan of David Beckham! This is only a minor irritation though, and the earphones soon spoke for themselves in terms of sound. The design is very different to a lot of other earphones I have used/seen in the past, and the cable is also unusual in that it is more like a ribbon with its flat profile. I opted for the white colour but they also come in powder pink and black. The earphones come in a very smart box, which also contains a black pouch for storing your earphones in. I don't use this, as I dont like getting the cable tangled (this happens VERY easily) - probably due to the rubberised construction and the ribbon-like design. It should be noted (at my cost) that the white style DOES NOT have the ability to adjust the volume on the cable, this must be done at source. This is a slight letdown for me, but if it is really important to you then I strongly advise you choose the black Diddybeats. These have a +/- on the hands-free mic.
One feature I am not too keen on is that there is a mouthpiece and button for recieving calls hands-free. Having paid over a hundred pounds for these earphones it is a nice addition if you talk hands-free, but personally I would have preferred not to have this feature and instead have the design aimed purely at listening to music. The quality of the earphones, however, is of a very high standard. I love the feel of the earpieces and the cable and every aspect of the design oozes quality and style.
Now onto the sound quality. The most important factor to me with high-end earphones is sound quality. Design is of major importance to some, but for me it is all about the sound quality. You may be thinking that the Monster Beats range is all about design and image - I fell for that trick at first. Until you have used any of the Dr.Dre ranges you could be forgiven for thinking that style is all they are. From my experience of the Diddybeats earphones I am blown away each and every time I use them. Yes, I paid £101.99 from Comet with a 15% online order discount, but I have found in the past that price doesn't always buy quality! The bass given out is very deep and rich, and the top end is also a worthwhile exeprience. I did read that these earphones took a while to 'break-in' but I thought this was a load of rubbish. I have found out though that this is true - they do improve after the first week weeks of use, a bit like a car engine.
I would most definitely recommend the Diddybeats earphones to anyone with this kind of budget. I would go as far as saying if you have a £50-60 budget then consider stretching that bit further and getting these. These really are Dr.Dre's greatest hit!