• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful - returning them to store

    • Written by from Bromley

    They look fine and are comfortable but sound is terrible. No bass whatsoever (I've tried with various songs and devices) and low max volume. I have a £30 pair of senneiser headphones which are much better, these sound like something that would come free with an mp3 player.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not worth £50

    • Written by from Newcastle

    After reading reviews, both here and on Amazon, I decided to buy these headphones from Apple today. When trying them out, my first thought was that they felt incredibly flimsy, however it's rare to find any headphones that feel particularly robust.

    However, when trying them with my iPhone, I discovered that the only way to get a good sound was by physically pushing the headphones onto my ears, which is quite inconvenient. Without doing this, there is little-to-no bass, and the treble sounds quite tinny. There is also a severe lack of volume, making these impossible to use in public.

    At nearly £50, I'd expect a little more from Sennheiser, since my £30 monitor headphones are much better, and feel a lot more robust.

    If you can find a way to secure these to yours ears constantly, they would be an excellent product. The remote is excellent, and performs all functions I would expect, including voice-control. However, in a busy environment, the microphone doesn't pick everything up.

    I'm sorry to say I will be returning these tomorrow.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good quality

    • Written by from Gloucester

    good quality

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately, there are better alternatives.

    • Written by from Sevenoaks

    I purchased these headphones in March, 2011.

    While I am pleased with them, I have come to realise that better alternatives for the same price are on the market. If you do not need the headphone volume control built into the headphones, then I would advise you find a pair without them. You usually get a better built and sounding pair for exactly the same price without them due to the licensing fees of encorperating this technology into third party hardware.

    I also felt the build quality could have been better. I am finding myself constantly aware that the plastic could snap at any moment, althought the probability of this happening is probably minimal. I would also suggest that the sound is somewhat muffled unless you push the headphones against your ears, but this may be a case of not fitting them correctly.

    I would strongly advise anyone looking to purchase these headphones to try them out for themselves before making any impulsive purchase. If you have any doubts, then they probably aren't for you.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    • Written by from London

    Picked these up yesterday at the Apple store, they didn't have any I could try but assured me that I could take them back if they were unsatisfactory, decided to give them a go based upon generally good user reviews.

    Pros: lightweight and comfortable, cheap.

    Cons: muffled sound.

    Anyone whose ever listened to a good set of cans is going to be mighty disappointed with these headphones, there's a distinct lack of clarity that I found impossible to ignore.
    Taking them back for a refund.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value headphones

    • Written by from BIGGAR

    Bought these today from Apple shop in Glasgow and am well pleased. Wanted low end pair to sit at home with while working and can say am astonished at the clarity that comes thro these £50 cans. Have been listening to the Beatles remastered albums, The Decemberists, Moody Blues, Clapton etc etc and was wowed by the sound quality, a real surprise to me. So if you have £50 to spend on cans take my word for it these will give higher priced Bose etc a real run for their money

    68 of 72 people found this useful