I bought these about 2 months ago when looking for something to keep me entertained at my computer for long periods without distubing my fellow house mates. For the low price these things go for they're incredible, The sound quility is very nice and it does quite a good job at keeping it to your ears only. While I was researching what headphones to buy I found our that this pair of cans won a design award. Personally I can't see why... to they're definately not a looker. They're quite comfortable to begin with but after an hour or so you'll probably notice that your ears will be aching and sweating a little, but usually a little break or a readjustment of the headphones will sort that out. There are better closed cans out there, but if you're not looking to spend too much you won't find much else better than these until you reach the £50 mark.
I haven't tried these headphones for gaming yet and am surprised to find out that is its intended use. With respects to gaming this is probably not a very good set of headphones due to the poor bass response when compared to more expensive models. For casual music listeners (except bass hungry lovers) and especially digital piano and keyboard players these headphones are the best value for money that I have come across. The sound is absolutely crystal clear, you wont find a clearer sounding set of headphones anywhere no matter what price you pay and they are extremely comfy too since they go around your ear not resting on it at all which causes discomfort after a while. So why so cheap? Simply put, the bass is decent, and I'm forever listening to finish rock music on it, but is noticeably very different to other headphones in the 200-300 pound price range. Also, I sometimes feel the headphones are a little too quiet but that can vary from device to device, my laptop has no problem playing load music through it, my tiny mp3 player on the other hand just doesn't have enough juice to get the full benefit from these headphones. For those with digital pianos I would definitely recommend this product, my DGX-620 sounds better than some real grand pianos with these headphones. I expect some criticism for this remark but you have to try it for yourself to make an opinion. If anyone else wishes to add their own opinion on this please let me know and I will add it to the review. But for me they work perfectly with my digital grand piano. Over all these headphones are extremely good for the price and I would recommend them to anyone. P.s. Another member contacted me recently and asked a few questions so I'm adding the replies I gave here: Actual price I paid - £15 Quality of fit - Durable, though oddly if the cable breaks (my cat chewed through my first set) it wont work again after you reconnect the cables up, I have no idea why. Comfort levels - They go completely around the ears so extremely comfortable for long time listening Cord - not sure of measurements but very long Accessories - comes with gold plated jack conversion plug
The HD 201 Gaming is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones for the budget-conscious gamer, featuring powerful sound reproduction, good attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding comfort.