Product Type: Sony headphones
Newest Review: ... are very comfortable to wear, I would wear them for about 2-4 hours a day in work, and have never got sore ears from them. There is a... more
Sony MDR E818LP
Sony MDR E818LP
Member Name: carlmcq
Sony MDR E818LP
Advantages: Cheap, so far reliable
Disadvantages: Nothing special
Whilst watching the new series of Top Gear, I thought to myself it was time to write a new review...so low-and-behold, I've gone for the completely unobvious and not reviewed Top Gear, but a pair of headphones I've recently had to purchase to replace my beloved iPod ones that have perished through years of loyal service.
Now, how on earth do you realistically review headphones, just basic portable headphones for an mp3 player, which can even stretch over the 150 word limit for a Premium Review, let alone push past several hundred words? Well, lets find out...
They came in the seemingly mandatory plastic packaging along with a cardboard backing which is nigh on impossible to tear into. In big bold letters along with the manufacturers logo are the words "BASS SOUND" - so on that basis these should pack a musical punch. Now, I'm not a listener to anything heavily 'bass' orientated, much more of a guitar-band man, but nonetheless a good piece of bass emphasis can enhance even the worse piece of music. After a couple of weeks usage, they don't notably increase the audible bass level but at least they work!
So, here's a few technical details...
- Colour: Black, silver
- Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural
- Headphones Form Factor: Ear-bud
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Sound Output Mode: Stereo
- Response Bandwidth: 12 - 22000 Hz
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
- 16mm driver unit
- 1m cord length
- Item Weight: 5 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
Next stop, and here's a manufacturers product description...
"The fontopia in-the-ear design fits snugly, yet comfortably inside the ear so you can enjoy music while exercising, skating or dancing. Sony Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuitry uses sound chamber and ducts for improved efficiency, gets high sonic output from your portable stereo. Silent Cap prevents sound leakage, makes your music less likely to disturb your neighbors. Neodymium magnet assures maximum energy in minimum size. Neodymium is far more powerful than conventional Samarium Cobalt or Aluminum magnets."
Well that all sounds delicious and aerodynamically ingenious but it is clearly an over-hyped sales pitch. Far be it from me to question the intelluctual properties of 'neodymium' but I'm sure it's just inflated, absolute jargon.
You can pick up a pair of these headphones from Amazon.co.uk for just £6.08 (yes, that does appear an odd price) so extremely cheap for something you could end up using every day. It's also ranked 254 in the Electronics & Photo category, so a relatively popular piece of kit.
So, surely that must be enough for a review on a very basic pair of headphones? I'd like to think so, so on that bombshell, I hope you've enjoyed you read. At 464 words, I'd like to think so!
Summary: Just a basic pair of headphones...nothing more, nothing less
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