The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. I can't help but wonder how many people fall for that thinking "Wow! Noise cancellation!", when really the only noise cancellation they provide comes from the fact that earbuds are essentially earplugs with tiny speakers in them, so it logically follows that this is in no way a unique, defining or standout feature of that particular model. Having listened to a pair, this design seems to have legitimate merit. Granted, while I recognize and appreciate good sound, I don't have an in-depth knowledge of acoustics and other audio science concepts that would prove this design feature to be legit or a gimmick, so that was just my "gut feeling" as a skeptic of all marketing in general. At any rate, I picked up a few pairs because of a great Black Friday deal and knowing Audio-Technica has a reputation as a solid brand, but after having tried them out, I'd be equally happy with them had I paid full price. Highs - not bad. i really like the highs on here. Crisp and clear, but not over emphasized and no treble spikes. The highs are also better than the XB300, I'd say not as good as the M50's, but not that far away. Mids - these are the reason why i like these so much. not the best mids in an IEM, thats for sure, but compared the XB's, these are amazing. Compared to the M50's these are not as good, but for the price, i actually like these alot and you'll see why in a bit.
Although not a top brand name, Technika is well recognised and usually associated with quality. However, its slightly lower prices than brand names can sometimes mean that you get an inferior quality, and depending on what you want headphones for, this could sway your decision as to whether you buy these or not.
As with most earphones, these have an L and R to indicate which ear to put them in, but other than that there's nothing else. The cable doesn't tangle too much although it's not the best, but it's in using them that you will be able to make your decision. If you just want a standard pair of earphones to listen as you're sitting or walking slowly, then these might do; if you're after something that doesn't require distinct bass and high quality, then these are fine. However, if you're after phones to wear when running, or to listen in detail to the intricacies of a piece of music, then it might be an idea to look elsewhere.
These ear buds are basic - there's no control to adjust the volume when wearing them, so you'd need to operate them from the device itself, which can be a pain when running for example.Turning the volume up causes a few issues as the bass isn't well balanced with the rest of the audio when this happens. I'm not sure why, but you lose it a bit and the higher the volume the tinnier the sound tends to be.
The other issue when running is that these do fall out. There are some expertly ergonomically designed earphones that stay in no matter how hard you train, but if you're looking for something to get for fitness purposes I'd look elsewhere if I were you.
Ultimately, it depends what you're after. If you want something basic, this'll do the trick. If however you need something for more action based activity, look elsewhere.
I have gone through a lot of headphones over the years mainly because they always break, the cords break or i simply just loose them! Technika Premium in Ear phones definitely are one of the better headphones and they definitely fit their premium branding tag but at an affordable price . These cost me £10 which i think is an absolute bargain for a premium product! I use this to listen to music and when i am on the go- so i want something that is pretty powerful but also compact!
The shape of the headphones are basically a 'one size fits all' luckily the size in headphones doesn't change much. The only benefit of the foam ones is that you can mould them to your ear shape specifically whereas with these you cannot!
The are made of rubber , not foam, so they can be cleaned easily. The cable is a good 1.2m long which isn't too long- sometimes headphones can get tangled up and damaged if they are too long and that can get very annoying! The cord is also rubber so that is a reason perhaps that is doesn't get tangled up as often!
The sound from these phones is of very high quality I am very impressed with them. . They also manage to block out al the background noise swell especially at times when you just want to listen to your own music!
Overall I am thrilled with them and really recommend them to anyone wanted a premium pair of headphones.
These were probably one of the worst earphones I ever had. I did not buy the myself but got them as a gift from one of my friends.
The design of the earphones is awfully boring. The earpieces are simply black with no logo on it. There are just white L and R letters that you know in which ear you should put it. The cable is 1.2 meters long, it appeared to be quite durable and does not tangle too much when i compare it to other earphones. There is no volume control on the cable which is quite a shame. It is nothing worse than if you go for a run and you need to have your phone or mp3 player constantly in the hand to control your music.
I tested them out when I was going out jogging. I was running no even for 2 minutes and the earpieces fell out of my ears. In my 20 minutes run this happened about 3 more times. The quality of the sound is quite good but you really do not enjoy the music when you need to put the earpieces every few minutes again in your ears.
I used this earphones just about a month and they stopped working completely (and they have been used only so once a week for running).
I am so glad I did not invest my own money in these earphones. I would definitely recommend to buy these. There are far better earphones on the market.
well I think my headline sums it up really, these are by the far the most uncomfortable earphones I have ever worn , if you need them for going for a run or exercise it will only take five minutes for your ears to be sore. They are obviously designed to hold the sound in your ear , but the block like design of the earphone makes the inside of your ears really hurt and if you have had them in for a long period of time then it can be really quite painful to remove them from your ear. I wish I had hadn't bought them really as I hate wearing them because they makes my ears sore but at the moment they'll have to do. aside from the comfort aspect the sound is pretty average , they can go fairly loud but there are better and cheaper headphones out there, avoid them!
I purchased these headphones 2 months ago before i Went camping with my mates. (rather cold night). I chose these headphones because of there great price, i Wanted headphones that were well priced And that i wouldnt be too upset if they were to break or bet damaged. These headphones are currently £6.97 on the tesco direct website, i paid £8 I'm store, which I think is a good price.
Firstly, do not expect these headphones to be the best you have ever had, because there not. They are good for the value. Unlike other cheap headphones, they are not tinny and do produce a reasonable bass sound. I was expecting them to sound pretty poor, but I was extremely happy when I plugged them into my iPhone. They make a nice even sound. They also fit really well into the ear. They are not uncomfortable like other earphones I have had In the past! They fit in nicely and stay in, they feel good.
The best thing about the headphones is there looks! They look stunning. They have a right angled look and look far more expensive than they are. They come in black and don't look silly In your ears. They also don't stand out to much and not very noticeable.
As I said before, they are not amazing, but produce a good sound. They can cope with all sorts of music. I own much better headphones, but if I'm going somewhere and I don't want to lose my good ones, I take these because I wouldn't lose too much sleep if I lost them. They are do the job, with a bit of class.
They are called premium headphones, they probably aren't what you would call premium. They are average at best! Occasionally they make a crackiling noise on some songs, but that's me just being picky. I have paid a lot more for headphones In the past which aren't as good as these! So you can't complain too much about them. These days you do them to get what you pay for :)
Overall I am happy with the product, for the price you couldn't really go wrong. I think they are a good spare pair of headphones to have. I would recommend these also for young children, they will like them and you wouldn't have to worry too much if they left them on the school bus!
Hope you enjoyed my review! Thanks for reading :)
I have honestly lost count of how many pairs of earphones me and my other half have gone through over the years. One of the better ones we have used are the Technika Premium in Ear phones. These cost me £10 and we have one pair each. I like to listen to music of all kinds and it hales me to relax and take away the stresses of the day.
I have odd shaped ears but as these phones are designed to fit everyone with all sizes and shapes of ears I actually find they fit really well and are really very comfortable. They come with three different sized ear buds to ensure a perfect fit every time.
What I personally like about these buds is that they are made of rubber so that they can be cleaned properly if needs be, I'm not so keen on the foam ones. The cable is a good 1.2m long which I personally find just the right size. I also find that the cable rarely, if ever, tangles up, which is also a relief as I have found with others they just get in a complete mess, and I think the reason this one doesn't is due to the fact that the cord is rubber, so it won't tangle so much.
The sound from these phones is good, I have to say I am very impressed with them. Both bass and mid range sound pretty good to me and I like to use these phones if I am on my PC in the basement and I need some background noise. Turned to full volume the sound is still clear and sharp with no interference at all. They also manage to block out al the background noise for me and my other half agrees with me that these are indeed a high quality phone for the small price we paid.
Overall I am very pleased with them and really recommend them.
I love listening to music when I go to the gym so need a decent pair of in ear headphones. I am forever losing or breaking my headphones so needed to buy a new pair quickly so I made a trip to Tesco. The Technika premium in ear headphones were half price at just £6.97 and cheaper than the standard ones so I decided they were worth a try.
These headphones are designed to fit everyone with 3 differently sized sets of earbuds provided. They are rubber buds rather than foam so are cleanable, the only thing I don't like is the fact my headphones are shocking pink and the buds are black so they do not match. The cable is 1.2m long so just the right length for using a music device on the go. The cord is made of some kind of strange rubberised material and the fact it is flat means it never tangles. This is a huge advantage over most headphones, no more reaching inside my bag to pull out a tangled mess and having to spend ages unraveling them before I can use them.
So far so good, a nice comfy pair of headphones but how do they sound?
The sound on the headphones is reasonable enough but not half as good as the Sennheiser CX300 which I can pick up for around a tenner from Amazon. The bass is boosted so this sounds good but the mid range sounds slightly dull, almost muffled and it's a very hard thing to explain as I have not come accross it with other headphones. They also do not seem to turn up to a very high volume so no loud music but at least there is no crackling as you get louder. The sound is decent enough for the gym for half an hour at a time for both music or watching the TV built into the gym machines and they are better than some other cheap headphones but I can definitely tell the difference between these and my better phones I have at home and they would certainly not be my first choice to use to appreciate the subtelties of music.
The headphones do not do a great job at blocking out background noise which is a bit of a mixed bag. At the gym I would like to block out the noise of the grunters in the testosterone zone but if you are wearing them in the street then it is good for safety reasons to hear what's going on around you. The good news is that they do not leak sound so no annoying thump thump thump for those around you.
These are decent enough for a pair of cheap headphones to use occasionally, I like the flat cord and the fact they are comfortable to wear but the sound quality could be better.