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Fast forward four days and this beautiful piece of hardware was in my hands and I was beside myself with joy.
Unfortunately, this joy was short lived. Remember, this is a 2500Rs product so it should be evaluated accordingly.
The sound quality is underwhelming. JBL products are usually high on the treble. This one delivers an adequate but not impressive amount of bass that comes at the cost of clarity. The higher frequencies are strangely muted. The JBL does a better job when playing poor quality mp3s than FLAC or CD formats.
Some people have complained about tightness but this is not an issue even with my rather large head. The padding material around the drivers is soft and initially feels comfortable but after about 5 min of keeping the headphones on, your ears feel like they are each in their own personal sauna. In Bangalore this is something you can live with but in a hotter place using it in a non ac environment would be torture.
Do I regret buying these headphones? At this price, no, but to pay anything more than 900Rs for them would be folly. It would be better to buy an entry level Sennheiser.
If, like me, you're buying this as a stop gap option before splurging on an expensive pair, go for it. If this is going to be your only pair of headphones, look elsewhere buy generally from WS retail, but thought of taking a risk with new seller.
FX audio also rocks with the best quality delivered
I was bought these headphones after my sennheiser px100's gave up the ghost. I'd been after a pair of WESC for some time, having auditioned the Oboes.
The Bongo look great and also sound very good, though are probably better suited to bass-heavy & dance music, also performing admirably for most rock. Classical music can get a bit muddy, but generally overall they're good all rounders - definitely worth testing out.
You may find that after extended periods that they get a little uncomfortable, pressing on the ears - nothing a little adjustment can't fix & it's a small price to pay for keeping leakage to a minimum as well as providing a decent level of blocking out the outside world.
I get extended use out of these headphones, travelling to & from work, so was disappointed in the build quality - in less than 18 months the ear pads have fallen to bits, 2 sets of iPhone remote cables broke & eventually one speaker stopped working, probably due to a loose connection.
WESc don't seem to have any sort of customer service for repairs or spares so I'm left with an unusable pair of cans, this is pretty disappointing after less than 2 years of use, admittedly I need my hardware to be durable, which the sennheisers managed for 5 years.
It also has good earing quality sorry uys had to do this because it says its a express rewiew?
As far as unique names for companies go, the Swedish fashion company responsible for these headphones amongst others, certainly knows how to make a mark. Wesc or to give them the full name We are the Superlative Conspiracy were founded in 1999 and have a style that is influenced by the skateboarding scene. So immediately you know their stuff is literally what the cool kids are wearing.
Their range of headphones are determined by the build using different shapes such as squares which gives it a very firm, well built feel. However their main selling point is the use of colours and designs. Dooyoo have chosen the picture above of a black pair of 'Bongo' headphones which I can say without doubt are the most tame on offer. Colours and designs take in the whole rainbow. In fact you can go one stage further and make your headphones a part of your wardrobe. They are as much an accessory as your bag or shoes.
The pair I own are called Daffodil Yellow. To my eye they share the same colour as the Lance Armstrong 'Livestrong' bracelets so that was a nice, if unintentional bonus. Some designs are all the more desirable because they are limited editions, usually designed by DJ's, Skaters etc.
Their price is in kind of a middle ground for headphones. I paid £50 for mine which may raise some eyebrows but when you consider the competition such as the 'Beats by Dre' range which seem to charge in the region of £200 for no other reason than 'because they can'. They certainly aren't what would be termed professional. Headphones such as these are for people who want something more than just the standard iPod earbuds. It was quite a surprise for me after upgrading from the Ipod earbuds to the Bongos. Whereas previously I had to turn the volume right up to full on a morning bus, now it goes no further than half way. And with no noise bleed to annoy other passengers.
The only downside to them is they will hurt you after prolonged, maybe one hour or more. The build quality which is excellent, does have much give and they will flatten your ears. It is possible if you use them to much you may suffer the same fate as rugby players and end up with cauliflower ear. Maybe not.
They can be used with an Iphone as they have a remote control on the 2 metre wire.
40mm power drivers
1khz sensitivity:120 db
Frequency range:20-20 001hz
Plug:gold plated 3.5mm stereo
Cord:pvc 50cm + 1m extension + 10cm HTC/Sony adaptor