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I've had these headphones for about 4 months. I don't tend to use my MP3 player all that much and never use my Mobile for music - not sure why but i've never got into the habit of using it and also since it is an iPhone then I find it eats the battery with normal use instead of draining it more by listening to Music through it. My previous headphones broke and I lost the inner ear part which made them uncomfy to use, so I was just looking for a cheap pair but one that I hoped gave a good sound. I found these on Amazon and paid just over £10 and that had postage in that cost too.
These look like the picture on here. The ear piece part is soft and comfy and sits in your ear easy enough without it irritating or being sore. Although it is more of a Silicon kind of material which is not very thick I have used similar ones in the past which have hurt my ears after a while but these are fine. The cable for these is pretty long, and I can easily put my Mp3 player into my pocket without the cable being pulled tight. You can shorten this cable if you are wanting it a bit shorter.
The sound from these is good. Since the flexible parts on these is slightly angled then these sit in your ears securly, and you get all the sound into your Eardrum withough there being a gap in your ear. The sound is nice and clear and the Bass on these are good too. I know you can get Headphones much the same as these ones but can be a few pounds cheaper, but these seem to be worth the money and seem durable too so they will probably last long enough as well.
A good pair of Headphones which do a good job.
I used to think that headphones were headphones and they were one product I didn't see the point in paying extra for. I only really use my MP3 player when walking to work (10 minutes away) or walking into town (20 minutes away), so I always felt that a pair of £2.99 generic headphones would do me. The problem was of course, being cheap, I found they would break quickly and it got to the point I was going through two pairs a month even though they were getting fairly limited use. I decided to look for more expensive pair of headphones, but couldn't bear to spend too much cash. I stumbled across this Sony pair online and was very taken with the design. I paid around £10 which was more than usual but still cheap by most peoples standards. That was in July last year and these are still going strong which makes them the longest lasting earphones I've ever owned!
The earphones have a rather unique design -the outside of the earphones are round and a shimmery pink colour which I think make them look like pearls. They're very feminine and rather cute, which is why they appealed to me over other designs which were generally plain black or plain white and quite boring. Obviously pink will not be everyone's cup of tea, so you may be pleased to learn that silver, gold and blue versions are also available.
The cord and the actual ear buds themselves are white and I do prefer the white cord over black ones, as I just think it looks better. One thing which really pleased me when these arrived was that they come with three sets of ear buds. Without wanting to sound freakish I have incredibly small ears and often find in-ear buds can be too big and feel uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. The ear buds included in this set are sizes SS, S and M. Whilst small and medium are easy to decipher, I have drawn my own conclusion that SS is 'Super Small' and either these or the regular Small size fit my ears perfectly with no discomfort. No large size is included, so those who normally wear larger earphones may not get on with these.
Other features of the earphones you should be aware of are that the cord is 1.2 meters long and has a slider and they plug in with a standard gold-plated mini plug, so should fit most MP3 players.
Not only are the earphones comfortable to wear the sound quality is good too. They apparently have 'superb sonic performance with deep bass' and I do notice that the sound is much cleaner and crisper than with previous cheaper versions. Of course at this price, don't go expecting anything too top notch - if I compare these to my fiancés Sennheiser ones they don't come close - but I feel they are more than decent for the price you pay. Another thing I notice is that when I remove them, even if music is playing rather loudly, there is not a huge amount of sound from a distance, so hopefully if I was using these on public transport for example, I would not disturb the person next to me too much (although in fairness I always have the courtesy to turn my music down on public transport - I'm a nice girl like that!).
The ear phones are currently retailing at £11.47 on Amazon.co.uk. I wouldn't hesitate to pay that price again and think they offer good value for money.
To sum up, I don't really have anything bad to say about these earphones. They look pretty, the sound quality is good and I have found them to be comfortable to wear and durable. They get carried around in my handbag on a daily basis and where other ear phones have fallen apart by now, these are still going strong, so they get a five star rating from me!
In the past 6 months I've used up a good few pairs of earphones. Buying a cheap set is all well and good but when they only last a week or so before a wire slips out of place it can get a bit tiresome. I figured that maybe if I went for a pricier one I may just get better quality. Reading the reviews it appeared that for the majority of people this set of earphones were a good bet.
Arriving in plastic packaging, inside you will find 1 set of earphones, 1 information document, a cord slider and 3 different sized ear pieces SS, S, M or basically small, medium and large. You can get them in a series of different colours, green, blue, gold, silver, white, or pink.
The cord is approximately 1.2 metres long and you have the ability to shorten it so you can wear it at the length which is suitable for you. I also find that after I've finished using them the same sliding adjuster can help with the cable not getting too badly tangled.
The idea behind the design is that the phones get placed directly inside your ear canal. This means that it will block out any external noise, something which I hadn't expected it to do quite so well. Having to turn down my volume settings for sheer safety when I've been out and about. The coloured pearl shaped pieces help to stop the earphones falling out and give a different look to your typical set.
Obviously you're going to need these to be comfortable as they do fit quite snugly and the rubber ear pieces enable that. After choosing the size which you think would be for you, you need to firmly place them over the plastic piece of the earphone which sticks out slightly. They do feel quite flimsy as if they couldn't stand too much pressure but they won't fit on properly if you are too gentle with them.
The sound quality is really good, giving you a clear sound and as I mentioned blocking out all background noise. Unfortunately after a while I have picked up on a slight buzzing sound coming out of the left ear piece. It isn't too noticeable and after a while it does stop but it might get a little irritating if you are listening to a quiet song. You also need to be careful when removing them as there is the chance that the rubber ear piece might come off which could cause damage. Thankfully this hasn't happened to me but I am always very wary because of this. The fact that the coloured plastic section which you use to put the earphones in place is smooth doesn't help much either.
Overall I am satisfied with this Sony pair. They've lasted me quite some time now and nothing too bad has gone wrong. At first I wasn't too sure of the design as the idea of something getting stuck in my ear isn't too appealing. However I think that as long as you fix the rubber earphones in the correct position I should have nothing to worry about. I would say to prevent too much damage being occurred to your ear itself that you don't have the volume turned up too loud.
These cost me £9.99 from Amazon but for some reason they've put them up to £10.57 along with £1.44 for P & P. At the moment the product is under review because of a customer saying they weren't as described but for me they are exactly as I expected.