• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from LONDON

    After reading the stellar reviews for these earphones, I decided to get a pair. I returned it one day later.
    While they offer more detail throughout the entire sound palette than the Apple EarPods, they're very poorly calibrated by RHA, resulting in an extremely trashy, shrill and even hissing type of sound. The bass line is fine, but everything on the medium and higher frequencies is calibrated with such high treble that it makes for a very unpleasant listening experience. I listen mainly to classical music (especially opera) and the sound lacks depth and color. Brass sounds horribly shrill and completely overpowering. Same applies for voices, with lower male voices lacking any depth.

    Another big deal breaker for me is the poor isolation of the cable. RHA claims that the fabric around the wires is supposed to reduce entanglement. Nothing against that. However, not having any rubber between the fabric and the actual wire is a serious design fault resulting in all the noise resulting from the cable hitting something being transferred directly to your ear which is extremely unpleasant (thumps, scratches, everything).

    To sum it up, I think that for a lower price, the EarPods provide a better overall experience: I don't find them as detailed throughout the sound palette as these, but you can still hear everything and the frequencies are much better calibrated.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 6 months

    • Written by from Toronto

    I never have a broken headphone before.. (usually they are lost..). Despite coming with 6 different sizes of plugs, none actually fit well enough to my ears such that they don't fall out once in a while.

    And my right earplug is now broken after 6 months, the wire must have become loose inside.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ok sound, terrible longevity

    • Written by from Herts

    The sound was reasonable with these earphones. The cable is a good length and the remote worked suitably well. The silicon ear buds are very good and have a ridge so that the buds do not remain in your ear when you remove the ear phones.

    Sadly, my left audio channel stopped working after 2 weeks of minor usage. The earphones are now not worth using and I have to try and replace them with the manufacturers warranty.

    4 of 10 people found this useful