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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
They are okay.
on March 14, 2010
I wonder how the other reviewer broke their headphones. Did they sit on them? I mean, I own these also, and note that they have a metal headband... maybe they broke the plastic hinges? Well anyway, I am a guy, but I saw these and wanted to see if the were any good (I remember when GM tapped BOSE for their car stereos, Ford went and grabbed JBL to do the same for them). They are okay... I bought them with a coupon to knock them down to $45. But I don't think they are necessarily any better than the Philips hinged headphones that I have used for years. If you like bass, you might like these though... They have a sort of warm sound to them, they sound much different than the Panasonic metal banded headphones that Amazon also carries -- the Panasonics are clearer (but not better - just different) IMO. Hope this review helps someone.
update 01/17/2014: the grinding around the headphone jack has deteriorated completely exposing the wires. This happens after not using them for months (they sit on my desk) and babying them constantly. JBL Audio should be ashamed.