Most helpful positive review
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2011
I purchased these headphones needing a microphone for speech recognition, as well as for listening to music. First, the good. The headphones fit fairly well after adjusting for my rather large head. The padding on top and around the ears was very comfortable, and I was able to wear them for about an hour before starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. Sound reproduction was surprisingly good, as all levels and tones were presented pretty accurately, from deep bass to high treble. I was able to turn up the volume pretty high, with no noticeable sound degradation. There's a volume dial on the cord, which was helpful and easy to reach. You can also hear ambient noise from the room while listening to music, though it's muffled.
The detachable microphone also works well. I fiddled a bit with speech recognition, and the mic seemed sensitive enough that it was able reproduce my input for the computer. It may be a bit too sensitive, as it also seemed to pick up ambient sound from the room. There may be a setting in Windows to adjust for this, but I don't know. Overall satisfactory results with the mic.
Now, the bad. The cord is very thin, and I can't help but think that where the cable plugs into the left earpiece is where breakage may occur. The cord was too long for my purposes, so I had to zip-tie the extra length (not really a big deal). The biggest negative I have with these 'phones is occasionally there's a popping sound when turning my head, most likely caused by the plastic casing being torqued by movement. Not really a big deal, but it's occasionally annoying.
Overall, I would recommend these headphones to anyone. For comfortable music listening or gaming at around $30, it's a pretty good value.