Product Type: Sony headphones
Newest Review: ... 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 ye... more
Fantastic - Until they died
Member Name: adam_d
Advantages: Great bass, great build quality, great price, good overall sound.
Disadvantages: Heavy enough to fall out of ears, not the longest lasting headphones.
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.
Summary: In all, these are great headphones, but don't last too long.
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