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They sound GREAT!
on June 30, 2013
I got these at Kmart using ShopYourWay rewards points, so I didn't actually pay for them per se. I have a set of Sony noise-cancelling studio headphones as well, and I think this Nakamichi set sounds better most of the time. There is some distortion when playing them at high volume, but it could be my equalizer settings in Windows Media Player. It doesn't seem as bad on my Sansa Clip mp3 player. I find that these have the best bass of any sub-$300 headphone I've tried and I can't really say that one of the Beats headphones in that price range sounds better than this. I consider myself a "casual audiophile", in that I like tweaking the settings in my equalizer for the type of music I'm listening to, but I don't own $20K in top-end rack components (people who do wouldn't be looking at these headphones anyway). These sound way better than the other Nakamichi headphones that come in all sorts of neon colors, and at least where I got them, these were only a few bucks more. The only features these are missing is a noise-cancellation feature (and perhaps more soundproofing on the earpieces to prevent from disturbing others if you're really jamming with your favorite tunes). Even the cloth-covered removable headphone wire seems well thought out. It has an in-line button and microphone to activate voice dialing on your phone, although I haven't used that feature to date. Is this the Nakamichi of 1980s glory? Not really. But do these particular headphones sound good enough for most people? Probably. Give 'em a try. :-)