I've owned Phillips headphones before - except they were of the wireless variety. I thought they would be last word in convenience, but in fact they turned out to be more of a hassle than anything else! I've been looking for a reasonably priced replacement for quite some time and, whilst trotting around ASDA, I saw these lovely headphones for the princely sum of £5! I could not leave them on the shelf for that!
Needless to say the headphones look, and feel, much more expensive than £5. I'm shocked even Amazon only sells them for £10 or so! They really are the last word in comfort, astounding considering the price that I paid! The generous padding all around the headphones ensures a snug fit, and the adjustable headband means no more slipping-off, no more headaches from tightness, but a perfect fit, every time! You may find the material used for the contact areas of the headphones a little cold, and unpleasant. It is quite plastic-like in nature, and if you are prone to perspiration, you may find the material a little unpleasant to wear for any prolonged period of time. That said, it is easy to wipe clean and keep clean, so it is more of a personal preference than anything else.
Good fitting is essential for good listening, and the sound quality produced by these headphones is again, out of this world. Having bought headphones at this price point before, the tinniness and lack of bass was a massive disappointment to me. Having used these headphones with my laptop, and also with my MP3 player, I can assure you that the sound is replicated fantastically with a rich, warm tone that I find most pleasing to the ear. Following on perhaps from good fitting, or maybe indeed from good sound quality is the fact that background noise is reduced to a minimum, and you can really enjoy the music, movie, or whatever it is you're playing. Perhaps this can be more of a hindrance than a help, however; there have been many times I've missed telephone calls because of these headphones! Before you ask, I don't require music at ear-splitting levels either! You could also argue that I was too far from the telephone in the first place! The cord is two metres long and I've often sat back in my chair with the computer back on the desk, without any feeling of stress or strain on the cable.
In summary, if you're going to grab a bargain this year, grab a set of these! For what you pay you're getting an awful lot of quality for your money, and an awfully long cable to boot!
great headphones real noise cancelling I could not hear much of the outside world considering I was on a main street in London the sound is like nothing I have ever heard before, very comfortable on the ear normally the cheap headphones I can hear everyone really clear and the music in my ears not so well, this is just a great / awesome piece of engineering the cheap headphones also as you have encountered make your ears hurt very much i was just fed up with them i went to a friends house and he had a music player he said he bought these headphones and so me and him both tested them on comfortableness and noise and we both loved them. I knew i had to get them so as soon as I got home I went on to my laptop and went on the Amazon UK website I bought them and two days later they arrived , so there is the story of how I got these great headphones. I really do recommend them as I have had them for three months and nothing is wrong with the wire