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      28.07.2014 22:56
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      Stylish and short-lived

      I bough these because they look like a very stylish alternative to some probaby more functional Bose headphones I had. For a price of £40 they have served me well, however my main gripe is their poor life span.

      so I've purchased these twice, only because the first set done what all headphones love to do and go in one ear. I thought that this was just going to be the case with crappy in ears or the regular iPhone headphones but I was wrong.

      don't get me wrong, these headphones produce excellent sound quality and love the base. mid tones are clear and concise and high notes don't screech but maintain its sound.

      I listen to a range of genres from rock and ro to dubstep and hip hop, it was essential that I have great sound quality. these were recommended to me by a friend who has gone through his fair share of headphones simply cause he likes the variation, seinheisser, beats, Bose.

      for there price they're quality bass ear muffs, and I say that because they suffocate your head and apply pressure. I found that I was getting headaches and they made you hot too.

      for the price maybe I shouldn't of expected too much and they are good for price. Overall I have been satisfies with these headphones but their lifespan has let them down, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who is not prepared to deal with the warranty information (definitely get a warranty, it should be around 3 pounds).

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      30.08.2012 11:59

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      So I have to say these headphones are the best!They have a very great sound and the bass until I buy nothing else.I can recommend these headphones to anyone!They are really worth the money. I listen for my life to music and have me taking advice in the media market and in other markets and electric because they cost Euro 70 and Euro 20 a few here.

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      09.02.2012 21:37
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      If you're on a tighter budget you wont find a better sound quality anywhere, plus they look awesome!

      I got given a pair of these headphones as a Christmas present just over a year ago, and their still going strong. They are, in my opinion anyway, a great looking design, with a wide range of different colors to suit you best. For the price of around £30 they are as good as any other similar designs that i have tried out when it comes to sound quality with a good bass, and the sound quality isn't compromised when you turn the sound right up. They are very lightweight and comfortable both on your head or around your neck. They also have a fabric coated lead, making the lead must more robust, and also comes with a lead extension, so you can either have your MP3 player etc. in you breast or trouser pocket without loads of loose cables. They have a good build quality about them, which has only ever been compromised when my girlfriend stood on them, however even then i managed to fix the by unscrewing part of it and applying a combination of blu tack and super glue (but i dont recommend it as you'll void the warranty!) All in all a great buy for the price, but don't expect them to compete with Beats headphones or anything like that.

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      13.09.2011 18:27
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      comfortable and good quality

      After years of the using the standard apple earphones and constantly un-twisting them from the bottom of my bag, I thought I would invest in a better pair. I knew I didn't want another in-ear earphone, so these headphones really got my attention.

      Yes, I was attracted because of the colours available, but also they looked so comfy. Fortunately I was right. They feel really comfortable on my head and do not slip like some other headphones I've tried. If anything they are actually a little tight after more than an hours use.

      There are a range of colours available (including magenta, vibrant yellow, cream, white, green, blue, black, grey, orange + more) - I went for the yellow as they wouldn't clash too much with my hair!

      The sound quality is excellent and comparable to some of the £60+ ones I tried. There is no volume control, (but i don't think that is necessary on the actual headphone anyway).

      The cord is short, but extendable.

      They are big, but not as heavy as I had expected - after years of using the iphone earphones, it took a while to get used to them, but I definitely wont go back!! + they don't get tangled up in my bag :)

      I bought them on amazon for £38, but you can get them for £30 if you shop around.


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      WeSC Oboe Technical Specifications

      * Type: 30mm power drivers
      * 1khz sensitivity: 120 dB
      * Impedance: 32 ohms
      * Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz
      * Plug: 3.5 stereo
      * Cord: 0.5m + 1.0m extension, fabric cord
      * Weight: 143g

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      08.04.2011 10:00
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      If you're into alot of music and will use them, go for it!

      After having trouble with my in-ear earphones, I decided to try these, as my friend's had some for a while and is always ranting about how great they are.

      Mine were £40 from the manufacturers website with free delivery. I chose the cream coloured ones, with purple on the actual speaker thingies. I love this colour because it's not stupidly bright, I think if i didn't care what anyone thought though i'd of got the gorgeous bright orange ones. They're available in other colours too, i'd reccomend checking out the website to see which are currently available if you're interested. The style of them is extremely modern but have a hint of retro, old-school in them too.

      The first time i tried them on was a bit of a shock. I'm used to lightweight ipod earphones, and these things felt huge, aswell as bein pretty tight around my head, however i soon felt used to them and didn't feel any discomfort. They have a very cushiony feel about them, which also helps hold the sound in nicely. Considering the size of them compared to your usual earphones/headphones they're extremely light. They're also very durable in my opinion and i've not had to panic about bein caught in the rain with them or that they'll get squashed in my bag.

      The sound quality is absoloutly breathtaking, highlighting sounds you'd never even realised were in a song before hearing it with these headphones. You don't have to turn your ipod up ridiculously loud to get a decent sound, either, although with them on a high volume it's absoloute heaven. The cord is covered in a soft fabric and can be extended to 1 metre, for example if you wanted to listen to your iPod but wanted to put it down on your table and move about/dance a bit without carrying it.
      I'd reccomend these to anyone who wants to get the most out of there music. These headphones highlight every lyric of a song and leave you amazed that you've never tried them before. I have noticed a few people looking at me a bit funny, but who really cares?!

      Driver: 30mm Power
      Input Connection: 3.5mm Plug
      Weight: 143 grams

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        28.03.2011 23:04
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        A fun set of cans, not for the purists.

        I am a self-confessed music geek, although I will refrain from going into detail regarding my tastes it is safe to say that my preferences cover a very broad range of genres, from R&B through to some classical and from pop to drum 'n' bass. People like me are not uncommon, and nowadays the typical music fanatic now demands more than ever from the technology they use. No longer does it suffice to be able to adjust the volume on your headphones. Unfortunately I will now mention that the WeSC Oboe Headphones don't actually have the ability to allow you to adjust the volume! There are other downsides to these 'cans' but I will start by giving you more of an insight into my first experience with this product.

        From the moment I started looking into getting a pair of the WeSC Oboe Headphones I knew there would be some reasonable compromises to be made feature-wise. Priced at around £30 (if you bargain hard) you will never get something as sleek and desirable as the top end brands. The quality feel is certainly there, as I found out immediately. Perhaps this is debatable but I thought the rather weighty feel to the cans gave the impression that they were a quality product. Obviously you could say that quality products are made from the lightest materials costing more, but I think weight has little or no effect on quality. Anyway, I felt they were of a better quality due to their weight, and they certainly felt the part on first impressions. The headphones do look great aswell. They are available in various bright and brash colours - guaranteeing you to stand out from the crowd on the daily commute. In the winter months they will double up as ear warmers, as I find they can often give you sweaty ears after prolonged use.

        The first negative I mentioned was the absence of a volume control, but your device will have this feature anyway, so it isn't too much of a downside. Obviously it would have been nice to have seen one, as they do come in handy. The headband of the headphones is also a little flimsy, but this is more through design than quality. I wouldn't say I am their biggest fan, as they do also get quite uncomfortable if worn for long periods of time.

        When you finally get around to testing them out for sound they will impress all but the most hardened music aficionado. The sound is rich and deep in the right places, and offers good quality throughout the entire range. For me, though, it is clear to understand there are shortcomings in this department, and it really makes you wonder if there are no better cans in the price range. If you are looking for a fun pair of headphones and sound quality isn't at the very top of your list then these are ideal. They are a lot of fun and not fussy at all, priced well it is clear to see why they are popular. Unfortunately due to the little niggles including the lack of a volume control and the sound quality, I must knock 2 stars off. 3 stars may seem a little harsh, but these are by no means the very best this kind of cash can buy.

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          05.02.2011 11:51
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          A well priced pair of earphones but are uncomfortable if worn for long periods of time.

          The WESC Oboes are a low end pair of headphones but have excellent sound and come at a great price. £32. The one thing they are really let down by is their tight grip on your head which is good for the first 10 minutes of wearing them because they don't move around but after that you develop a headache because of the tight grip. I think that if their grip wasn't so tight , then they would definitely be a 5* product.

          *Quality*
          Overall they are a very well made product. They feel well built and sturdy in your hands and if they are dropped , they will probably just get a scratch at worse. The only thing that I really don't understand about these earphones is the cord that attaches them to the device (I pod , Laptop etc..) It is about 15cm long? But lucky , there is a adapter which then changes the length to about 1m which I see completely pointless. If you know why this is , please leave a comment because I would love to know.

          * Reliability*
          I have had these earphones for nearly 6 months now and I haven't had any trouble with them at all. Nothing has broken as the contain no small / lose parts and seem to be robust.

          *Ease of Use *
          What could be hard about using these head phones? You simply plug them into your device and listen !

          * Sound Quality *
          For the price , the sound quality is great. Obviously their sound quality isn't the same as the top end headphones , but they are as good as some earphone iv'e had which cost me £80+. They also keep most of the outside noise out which makes they music better !

          * Ease of Transport *
          Not only are these headphones , they are also a fashionable. They look great worn around the neck as well as on the head. They are easy to transport on the head or neck but they do take up valuable space in a bag or could be crushed in a suitcase as they can't be folder down of dismantled etc.

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          27.09.2010 12:26
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          A Wicked Set Of Headphones That Make Me Look Like A (Feminine) Footballer!

          I won a pair of these WESC headphones in a competition online a couple of months ago, mine are the exact same ones as the headphones in the photo Dooyoo have got up. The colour is called Vibrant Yellow and they are bright but not stupidly bright so that people can see me coming down the road! I think they are a gorgeous colour and stand out nice but definately don't look over the top.

          I'm used to wearing in-ear phones so it was a bit of a shocker the first time I came to use these. They are comfortable but feel big time tight after a bit, I thought it was just me because I don't think I've ever worn cup headphones but when my mate tried them she agreed that the band holding the headphones together does hold them a bit too tight to the ears. It doesn't bother me all that much because I still prefer my in-ear phones so it's not like these really get all that much wear.

          The sound from these headphones is brilliant though and I can definately see the difference when I am wearing these to when I've got my normal iPod earphones in. You can feel the cups cushioning around your ears and that holds the sound in, with these headphones you can hear and feel a bassline that you didn't even realise was in the song before putting them on!

          When I'm wearing these headphones I've noticed I can turn the volume down slightly on my iPod and I'll still get an amazing sound, they feel a bit bulky because of me being used to wearing the in-ear type and when I first wore them my dad said I look like a footballer! Hope he wasn't referring to my thighs there! Anyway these are pretty dainty so at least I don't look like Jermain Defoe who wears headphones that look nearly as big as his head!

          The cord on these headphones is 0.5 metres but you can extend this to 1 metre. I've never had to extend it because my iPod is normally pretty close to me but it's dead easy to do and because the cord is covered in fabric it's dead comfortable even against my bare skin and doesn't feel irritating or itchy like some plastic cords can.

          The technical details mean naff all to me so all I can do really is tell you that the sound is brilliant and that they are comfortable to wear. Like I said they do get a bit tight after you've been wearing them for a while and when I was on a longish journey last weekend they actually made my ears hurt a bit after an hour but that's probably because I need to get used to wearing this style of headphones.

          These are available in a few different colours, the yellow is the nicest I think though looking at them so I'm glad this was the colour I won. You can also get them in black or white for a bit more of a traditional look.

          Here are the technical details if you can decipher them!

          * 30mm power drivers
          * 20 to 20 001 HZ
          * 3.5 stereo plug

          (See, it's just a list of random numbers!)

          Recommended..... these headphones look cool and give an amazing sound whatever music you like to listen to!

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          11.07.2010 19:52
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          Love style, love music, love WeSC.

          WeSC (We are the Superlative Conspiracy) are a Swedish clothing and headphone brand whose style is mainly influenced my skate and streetwear. It was founded in 1999 and has spread to many other countries including the UK.

          WeSC have a wide range of headphones and they seem to have broken into the younger generation of music listeners in the UK and cities such as Brighton and London. The headphones in particular that I shall be reviewing are the Oboe style headphones which are shown in the dooyoo picture.

          I first spotted these headphones in Brighton when I was on my way to university one day. A girl who sat next to me on the bus was wearing them and I was instantly drawn to them. I later went home and searched the internet as I had never heard of them before. Then Santa worked his magic and I had a pair for christmas.

          ***The look***

          They are so stylish and they come in a range of colours. I opted for the brown and gold ones. The Oboe style is shown in the picture and where it is yellow, mine are brown and also have the gold writing and gold mesh. Some people wear really 'out-there' headphones which make them stand out, but the good thing about WeSC Oboe headphones is that whilst making people notice them, they're not a major attention drawer! Well, the brown ones aren't as I have brown hair. You can, however, get bright blue or yellow ones.

          Another great part of these headphones that I'd not seen before is that the cord is made of fabric and has a break in it so that you can make the cord shorter or you can just unplug and remove the headphones without unattaching your mp3 player. Little things like this really make these headphones stand out from the crowd.

          ***The Sound***

          Obviously I wasn't just interested in how the headphones look. The most important factor in considering headphones is how they sound. I have never come across a better pair of headphones in my life. The sound is amazing, you can really feel the bass and the quality, it's just so crisp and clear. I tend to use mine for my ipod mainly and it just makes the music sound fantastic! It would be great if they had put a volume control on the actual headphones so that I didn't have to keep going to my ipod to adjust the volume but that really is nit-picking.

          ***Technical Specifications***
          * Type: 30mm power drivers
          * 1khz sensitivity: 120 dB
          * Impedance: 32 ohms
          * Frequency Range: 20-20 001 Hz
          * Plug: 3.5 stereo
          * Cord: 0.5m + 1.0m extension, fabric cord
          * Weight: 143g

          ***Durability***

          One thing I do want to point out is that these headphones seem to be very durable. I have been known in the past to leave headphones on the floor or on the sofa and they end up getting squashed by a foot or a bottom. But these headphones are always in my bag with textbooks an folders flung around and they are never damaged. They also have a really strong grip. This can be a good or a bad thing. If you want to go running in them then you can. However, I find after listening consistently for say 2 hours on a train they actually start to really hurt my ears. That's the only downfall of them but I guess I'd rather that than the flimsy headphones which always fall off when you move!

          ***Price***

          If you check out the wesc website at www.wesc.co.uk you can get a pair for £39.99 but you will probably have to pay shipping on top of this so check out ebay and amazon because they always list these headphones and usually for less than £40. There is also a list of stockists on the website so you can check out the places in the world that sell them. I know there is a WeSC store in London so you may want to check this out.

          ***Conclusion***

          The Oboe's are worth every last penny that you will spend on them and more! £40 is a mere price for the quality and style that you will experience with these on your head and your favourite tunes blasting out. They are aimed mainly at the teenage/young adult market but I would recommend them to older generations also as they are a bargain compared to most headphone manufacturers.

          A definite 5 stars for these beauties!

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            30.06.2010 13:15
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            Need some Trendy and strongly build headphones, this is it!

            Wesc is the abbreviation for 'We are the superlative conspiracy', which is an underground Swedish clothing brand name. The company was founded in 1999 and since then hey have established shops and distribution points around the world. They do not only produce underground clothing, they also produce trendy headphones. In there headphones there are numerous series such as Bongo, Conga, Maraca, Oboe,... The Headphones I got are part of the Oboe series.

            ***Specifications of the headphones***
            Type: 30 mm power drivers
            1Khz sensitivity: 120 DB
            Impedance = internal electric resistance: 20 ohm
            Frequency reach: 20 - 20 001 Herz
            Length cable: 0,5 meter + one extension cable from 1 meter
            Connection: 3,5 mm mini-jack
            Weight: 143 gram
            Guarantee: 1 year
            This headphone can be bought in numerous colour designs.
            Price: £35.99 on amazon.co.uk

            ***What's in the box?***
            Personally I love getting new things out of the box, it smells like fabric and has never been used before. In this box there were only 3 things, The headphones, the extension cable and a mini-poster with different models.

            ***The headphones***
            The headphone exists out of 2 earshells which hang together with a yellow headband. On the earschells there is a piece of round plastic, in this peace of plastic a metal bridge-piece can be found. With this peace the earphones can be adjusted to the size of the head. The earshells can be turned slightly left and right, which makes sure these phones fit well to the shape of the ears. The speakers have black foam pads in it. The yellow earshells have a metal mesh-like ornament running in the middle of them. On the side there is also a silkscreen printed WESC logo. This has no further use except for the looks of the phone.
            The cable has been made of braided black fabric, at the end of the cable there is a 3,5mm cable jack. This jack fits in most of the modern MP3 players, this makes the WESC Oboe to have a enormous device compatibility. The cable on the headphones has a length of 0,5 meters, if this is not sufficient, there is a 1 meter extension cable in the package.

            ***Quality***
            About the quality of the sound there is nothing negative to tell. With the first-time use of the headphones the clear and pure sound came to my attention. The quality is a lot better then the sometimes expensive in-ear phones I usually use. To understand the full range of the quality I had to search more information about the technical specifications. I will try and explain it.
            The impedance of this phone equalises 20 ohm. A standard headphone normally has a range between 2, and with the more expensive models 32 ohm. The maximum impedance of portable headphones is 64 ohm. Professional models have an electric resistance which can be as high as 600 ohm. The higher the resistance, the clearer the sound with higher volumes. The lower the resistance, the more the sound gets out of shape but the less energy is needed to transport sound to the speakers.
            A second important factor is the frequency range. Humans can hear sounds between 20 and 20001 Herz. Anything below or above that range can not be heard. When a person gets older, the lower the number of the ceiling Value. Anything in the hearing area is determinating for the different noises the headphone can deliver.
            The sound pressure of these headphones is 120Db. This is the pain barrier for human ears so I would not suggest these earphones for kids.

            ***How do I use these phones?***
            The building quality of these phones is solid. I've been using these for about 6 months now. I use them daily to go and take a walk with my dog. They way 143 grams so i can barely feel I'm wearing them. The phones are getting a bit dirty but they work just fine. The cable is attached strongly to these phones, as I walk I use the extension cable as the attached cable is a bit too short too put my mp3-player in my pocket. I've been tripping over those cables numerous times. When I go travelling, the headphones take the trip in my backpack. They have to tolerate quite a bit.

            Overall these headphones are made for a young public. The design, price and quality are the biggest proof. They can be adjusted to the size of the head and fit on any ear. The extension really gives a person the freedom to put the music player anywhere. A little disadvantage is it gives me sweaty ears. I also think they should have made hearing-saving function for these phones. I can imagine youngsters wrecking there hearing with this kind of noise. Considering the few disadvantages and the numerous positive points, I would surely say this is the ideal gadget gift for youngsters.

            Pro: Good price-quality
            Contra: No volume control, High sound pressure

            ---This review has also been posted on my own personal blog---

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