• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good overall sound quality, but flawed

    • Written by from Sutton

    I recently bought these as replacements for the original Ear Pods that came with my iPhone 5s. Sound-wise, they perform adequately, although not inspiring and the midrange is a little flat as another reviewer pointed out. Unfortunately, they are let down by the overall build quality, which seems somewhat flimsy, and the built in controls are fiddly to use, with awkward button placement, especially the centre button. Additionally, the controls will occasionally cease to function when plugged in to my iPhone and require removal and reinsertion to get working again. This could possible be a defect with my unit specifically, but it's something to note.

    The asymmetrical cord will favour some and irk others - I'm definitely in the latter group. With regards to fit, I found none of the supplied rubber caps to provide a comfortable and secure fit in my ears, and they have a tendency to completely block external noise, which again could be a plus or a minus depending on your preferences.

    Overall, if you have "compatible" ears and don't want to spend a lot on a pair of ear buds, these might be a passable choice, however I will personally be returning mine as there are arguably better options at this price point.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    • Written by from Thornton-Cleveleys

    Bought these 'unheard' on the strength of the existing reviews. Disappointed with them. All boom and fizz with a recessed (no, non-existent) midrange, which robs music of any texture and presence. If you like your equaliser in the V-position you're going to love these. Otherwise, avoid.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from WINSFORD

    I've used these for about 12 months and been very pleased. Feel classy, nice sound. Will buy again

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes! Great sound at a great price

    • Written by from Artane

    Bought a pair of these a couple of weeks ago and was really, happily, surprised at the quality as well as sound at this price.

    I'm sure there are better headphones available, but at 2 or 3 times the price of these.

    Perfect for everyday use

    12 of 12 people found this useful