I bought these headphones a while back to use with my Sansa Clip+, because I wanted something with a bit more bass. First impressions were that the headphones are really well built, and feel like a premium product. They came with 3 different sized earbuds, and a little soft carry pouch. The flat cable was brilliant, and I only managed to get them tangled once in the time I owned them.
The main disadvantage to the fact they're so well built, is that for what they are they are quite heavy, owning to the metal plate on the back of each one. This means once you have them in your ears, you absolutely can't move, or they just fall out. They need to make a perfect seal with your ear for them to work properly, so this is not ideal. I found myself holding them in when on the bus, and they'd be useless if you wanted to use them in the gym. I tried every size of earbud, none managed to improve this.
Sound quality was great if you like bass. I can understand that others might find the over emphasis on bass not great, but for me they were exactly what I wanted, and gave a kick you wouldn't expect from something so small.
Then comes the biggest problem - one of them just stopped working. No amount of wire jiggling would get it to make any sound again. I looked after them really well, they still looked brand new when this happened, I had only owned them for a year. Upon googling the problem, it seems a fairly common issue with these headphones that one of them does just stop working. I have two pairs of older normal Sony earbuds that are still going strong, one pair 8 years old, one pair 4.
In all, these are great headphones, but don't last too long.
I bought these headphones very recently because I fancied a bit of a change, as you may have noticed, if you have read my other reviews, I tend to buy quite a few pairs of headphones - Why? Quite simply because they are normally quite cheap (as were these, which I picked up for just over £15 from Amazon; which is a pretty awesome price if you ask me) they look great but also they are a must have for many activities - from sitting on your bum to running around the world, maybe not the world but I am sure you get the idea of it.
Straight away as one can easily observe the product looks simple, but rather impressive. I personally liked the simple, non-brash, design and dark colours. I tend to try and buy the most colourful headphones I can find (like the Skull Candy range) however like I said I wanted a pair which weren't too garish. These are just that...
The dark colour scheme is complemented nicely by the white 'Sony' detailing, which I believe makes them more trendy however I am sure some would argue it is just for product recognition and therefore isn't really needed (as I am sure that is what my mother would say!)
The price at first seem rather good, especially for a sony product - which I presumed would perform like all sony products - that being well. However as I will describe later the price rockets these headphones into a league they cannot really compete in, measuring below the standard of other specialist brands such as Skull Candy and Panasonic.
£15 for a pair of headphones isn't that bad if I have to be honest, I for one have spent over one hundred pounds on a pair (Beats by Dre Solo's) however I realise that this price for some is slightly excessive and in that case I recommend looking on Ebay or Amazon for deals - which run rather frequently on items such as Headphones
The sound quality is acceptable for a pair of mid range headphones; the bass levels are adequate and though most of the lowest and highest notes tend to become distorted overall the normal notes are clear and precise - which of course is a necessity. However like the title suggests I feel that their performance is nothing special, nor is it worth parting £15 for.
==Improvements I personally would like to see==
To improve the performance I would have liked to have seen better capabilities within higher volume ranges as well as heaphones that could produce perfect clarity on most, not all, but most notes.
Not only this but additional features that would make the headphones more user friendly would also be nice.
In conclusion they are a comfy, well-made good looking set of headphones that easily walk the walk but tend to stutter and panic as they talk the talk. I personally would recommend saving the money and waiting until you can purchase other alternatives, or when the sales arrive where you can pick up a better pair for the same price.
*This review can also be found on my ciao account under the same name (BazzaBoyT)*
These earphones create a powerful deep bass sound. They are a closed type, angle structured bud which are ideal for reducing sound leakage.
The silicon material gives a great comfortable feel in the ear, the earbuds are compact and can withstand everyday stresses and not break. Aside from the good bass you get the price is quite cheap especially when compared to similar products. The earbuds are great when gaming on the go or in your home as you get good quality audio.
One flaw like many other foam type earbuds is that if you are moving around whenever the cord scrapes or hits against another surface this can be quite loud in your ears. However, most similar earbuds suffer from the same issue.
I bought my headphones off Play.com for a great price of £15 (delivery paid for), I would recommend searching online for the product as in HMV I think this item can be a lot more expensive.
I've worked my way through a more headphones over the past few years than most people do over a lifetime...partly because I use them for at least a few hours a day while commuting, and partly because I've got a bad habit of spinning them around my finger when I'm bored...it doesn't do the wiring much good!
I've found that Sony models tend to last the longest, and of all the ones I've used, these are by far the best.
When I first got them, I thought they looked a bit weird, but you quickly get used to them. The first thing you notice is the comfort: they're angled to just the right degree that they fit just snuggly in the early canal - in fact, they're so snug that it's difficult to accidentally pull them out of your ears (something which I used to do all the time with other models). The sound quality is by far the best I've experienced: it easily beats the other Sony and Sennheiser models I've used. The sound is crystal-clear and the bass outstanding. I've got to admit that the external sound-cancelling isn't quite as good as with other Sony models which I've used; you can still just about hear people talking around you, but not well enough to make out what they're saying - to be honest, this is a bit of an improvement, because at least it means you can just make out the sound of a car approaching while you're crossing the road. Nobody's ever mentioned that they can hear what I'm listening to...even when people sitting next to me in a silent library (and I've specifically asked because it annoys the hell out of my when I've got to listen to other people's music).
I've had them nearly a year now and they've outlived every model I've owned in the past. They still work perfectly. One of the Sony logos has scraped off slightly, but I'm really not bothered by that, especially since I tend to keep them in my pocket with change etc.
I bought a pair of these headphones off amazon about four months ago, and was instantly impressed by the improvement in sound quality in comparison to the ones I was using before. They were advertised as high bass, and they deliver. From the moment you put them in the difference in low frequency sound is instantly recognisable. They are also very good at blocking out external sounds which would otherwise detract from the listening experience.
The headphones come with a few pairs of earbuds in different sizes, so that they can be made to fit most ears. I have found that while you are stationary, they stay in just fine, but if you are moving about, then you need to push them back in a little from time to time.
The wire attaching the earphones to the jack is quite long, so it allows for a fair amount of freedom of movement. There can be an issue with the wire being so heavy it loosens the earphones from the ear, but I think this is the lesser of two evils, and can be remedied by tucking it in to your clothing. Overall, I found that this product matched my expectation, though they were fairly high, so this isn't an insult, and now I hate listening to music without them.
If you love bass these headphones are for you! Ordered them from play around 2 months ago, about a tenner with 2 days later delivery. The build quality is magnificent, they feel sturdy and supported whilst loose enough to be comfortable. I believe they are designed to fit deeply into your ears so if you do not like in ear headphones these aren't for you. However, they are excellent if you do, the sound quality is top of the range but as suggested by the name, they are mainly for bass. The bass is amplified to a satisfactory level so if you purchase these you won't be disappointed. The noise reduction really works a treat, Its where the "headphones on, world off" phrase really comes into play. However if you don't like being "isolated" from the world around you, once again these aren't for you. The product comes with 3 different size bud attachments incase the standard ones don't fit. hat more could you ask for? They may not be the best in the world but for an amazing pair of budget headphones pick these!