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I go through a huge amount of headphones as I use them for loads of things such as listening to music through my phone, my mp3 player and even my laptop when I am watching a movie in bed or the train. The biggest problem that I have is that I am always misplacing them or leaving them in cafes or on train seats etc.
I have found that cheap and cheerful headphones don't exist and if you want a decent pair then you need to spend the money on them but I am forever looking for the exception.
These aren't it though. They were cheap though from sports direct and cost just under a pound down from three. I have tried the poundland ones before and they were rubbish but I hoped since these were originally a little bit more they would be better quality than those ones.
These are pretty basic looking headphones in white but at least they are in ear ones and not those ones that just sit on your outer ear and are really uncomfortable.The rubber end make them sit securely enough in the ear and they are ok comfort wise and the cable is a decent length but that's about all they have going for them.
The sound quality from them is absolutely terrible and I was actually worried that there was something wrong with my phone originally because the sound was so bad and they were making a hissing and crackling noise from them.
I tried other headphones and my phone was fine and it was just these headphones that had the problem. Straight away the hissing and crackling made them unusable for me but even if they hadn't had that problem I would still have not used them as the volume level was so low. The volume was so low even when the volume was cranked right up on my phone to it's maximum. I should really have learnt my lesson with cheap headphones because all of the ones in this price range that I've tried have been awful and these were no exception and if anything they may even have been worse than any others I have tried. Not recommended and I would definitely consider just paying a few more pounds to get a much better set from a better quality brand as you will probably regret buying these and even though they are cheap it is still just money down the drain when you can't actually use them for their intended purpose.
Like the headline says they are just usual earphones if you just want to listen normal music without isolation of bas and everything. They are really cheap because the quality is not really that good, I mean the quality is for nothing. Quality is bad design is not that good but hey for £1 is not bad it is not for trash . So if you are searching for just an earphones that you would listen on your smartphone or MP3s MP4s is not bad choice but they have their expiring date. If you drop them once twice you can say goodbye to them. But like I said for £1 it is not that bad. I personally bought this because I am short on money and I like these type of earphones not those that you need to push through ear, you just put these on and you are good to go. Cheap and nice.
I was on the lookout for a cheap and cheerful pair of little headphones that I could use while exercising, and thought I was lucky when I found these Output Designer Earphones. Reduced from £2.99 to just 99p in Sports Direct, they seemed like a bargain.
Product description: "Output accessories in-ear earphones with rubber earbuds allow for a nuanced listening experience with MP3 audio. Specially designed to meet the needs of users on the go. These rubber earbuds reduce external sound and enhance the bass impact on compressed audio tracks, giving you access to a new, more exciting sound experience. The Output Earphones let you listen to your music on the move, featuring an in ear designed for maximum comfort and quality sound delivery.
> In ear design
> 1.2m cord
> 3.5mm audio jack"
The headphones are pretty standard looking with a simple design and no obvious branding or design printed on them. There were several colour options to choose from and I went for the pink ones, which have a black cord and white inner-ear pads.
I was pleased that the headphones are lightweight as I wanted to avoid anything heavy that could weigh me down or become dislodged as I'm exercising. The in-ear sections did not seem to fit me properly and I think the pads are a little on the small side. The actual design seems not as good as similar products that I've tried before as the fit of the ear pads was loose and needed readjusting often to get them into a comfortable position. Annoyingly, the cable seems to tangle immediately without any provocation, and it is impossible to keep it neatly arranged when I'm transporting the headphones around inside a bag, or even just when stored in my drawer.
The sound quality from these headphones is absolutely terrible. It turns anything and everything that I listen to into an annoying hum. The sound comes across as being very tinny, and there is a lack of clarity to the music which is down to the poor quality of the headphones. I have mainly been using them with my phone and the difference between playing a song through the speaker on my phone compared to playing a song through the headphones is remarkable - the headphones do not do my music any justice and it greatly impacts on the effect of the songs. The sound balance is also not quite right, and I have to turn the volume up really high before I can hear the songs properly. Amazingly they do not leak any sounds out, even with the increased volume level, which is nice as I know I won't be bugging people nearby with my inferior sounding music!
I have to say that I think this was a bad choice of purchase. I was suckered in by the ridiculous low price and I can see now why they are so cheap. I cannot get any enjoyment from listening to music through these headphones, although they do suit my needs in providing a cheap, lightweight set of headphones for use during exercise. I am going to keep using them for the time being but I'll be glad when the day comes that they finally break and I can justify getting a replacement set. I am definitely prepared to spend more next time and get a better quality product!