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Love - and mic/call/volume controls compatible with my Windows phone!
on March 19, 2015
Note - this review is of the corded version. I've been searching for an affordable pair of headphones that ticked off a few categories: durable, flat cable, over-ear, microphone compatible with my Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia), decent ratings, and let in enough outside noise so I can hear what's going on around me. I had given up on having in-line volume control compatible with my WP, so was SUPER surprised to see that not only do these have an in-line volume control (hadn't noticed that in the description), it's a slider, so is compatible! SWEET!
-These feel really sturdy. The ear hangers are a very flexible soft rubbery/silicone material, NOT hard plastic like the picture implies. That makes them easy to get on, and they're surprisingly comfortable.
-The speaker sits just outside your ear canal vs. inside, so these let in a lot of ambient noise. This is a "pro" for me, because that's what I was looking for (I like to be able to hear what's happening around me), so if you're looking for something noise-isolating, these probably aren't for you. That being said - I'm going to experiment with getting some in-ear tips to go over the speakers for when I'm wanting fuller sound, so will update on whether that works.
-The flat cord is nice, and there's virtually no cord noise. I've tried to tangle these, and they're pretty resistant to it.
-It comes with lots of accessories - case, extension cord, shirt clip, and 3 different sizes of earpiece attachments. I like the "medium" ones - they block outside sound a tad more by covering your ear canal, and are really comfy.
-Mic and in-line answer/end call button works on my Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia). Callers say they hear me clearly.
-Volume slider is great, and works perfectly with WP. It's not too touchy either, which is nice - definitely don't want to accidentally turn your volume up full blast.
-Comes with a straight plug, which I prefer (we have bulky cases on some of our devices and right-angle plugs don't always work for those).
-Extension cord is a great touch, as the included cord is just long enough for me to use with my phone in my pocket without any slack.
-Comes with an adapter for certain phone types. I figured I'd need this for my Lumia, but surprisingly the standard one worked.
-The cord is wide and I wish it was a subtler color.
-Wish it came with optional noise-isolating eartips.
-While the ear hangers are comfy, they're also a little bulky, so sunglasses/glasses don't sit as comfortably as they would without them. Doable though.
-Volume seems a little quiet on these. Wish there was more bass. That's really hard to do without in-ear tips or over-ear headsets, so getting into "good luck with that" territory here.
Overall, really happy with this, and delighted that it's compatible with my WP!