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As is the case with most of these fashion accessories headphones, the looks will not be to everyone’s liking. However, the HD 220 walks a slightly different line. The colour inspiration has been taken from the Adidas logo itself - a mixture of blue and white colours. Made of plastic throughout, the HD 220 does get some fake leather treatment for the ear-pads and the headband wraparound. While plastic does increase the risk of damage on the move, the positive side to that is the amazing comfort the lightweight build offers. In case you haven’t figured this out already, the HD 220 is essentially a remixed version of the HD 218. And the HD 218 did offer very good performance without costing a bomb. Admittedly, the HD220 will cost a bit more then the HD 218 in the market, but that is the premium for the Adidas branding and the stand-out-in-the-crowd looks. What we get with the HD 218 is a sound that is soft on the ear and not heavy either on bass or treble. Without the booming (and in most cases residual as well) bass, you can actually enjoy the notes at the higher end a lot better. While the HD 220 does have that pristine audio quality or the bass punch of a slightly more expensive Sennheiser headset. What is on offer is sound that is consistently warm and is an attempt to handle the lows and the mids better than most headphones in this price bracket. While those who are looking for thumping bass will be turned off, the HD 220 does appeal to a bigger demographic for a variety of listening purposes.
Good value for money a definite buy in my books