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Lightweight, good feel, but terrible sound quality.
on October 5, 2017
These headphones are nice and light, with a large accommodation for head size that fits even my bowling ball skull. They feel comfortable, and the padding, while less than other headphones, is perfectly fine for the low weight of these.
What I cannot stand is the sound quality. When I initially got them, I charged them fully (as recommended) then tried them plugged in with the included cable, to see what the quality was like before trying Bluetooth. I was VERY disappointed. To put my next statements into context, I usually listen with a pair of TTPOD dual driver earbuds that have memory foam tips. I listened to "Welcome to the Jungle" as my entry test, because of it has lots of parts that can be lost on cheap equipment, and the frequency range is well covered, testing highs, mids, and lows.
The general sound quality of these is very muddled. Listen to your phone on max volume when it is underneath a pillow, that is what the characteristics of the sound are like. There is a certain frequency, somewhere around where a subwoofer would normally kick in, that these headphones completely fail at. The sound is blown out, with an almost static-like quality. On top of this, the ear padding did not block out outside sound or keep sound in, acting as if there was nothing there acoustically. I was so disappointed with the sound that I returned them the next day, and went back to my earbuds that I love using.
Overall, while these get 2 stars for their feel and light weight, they get zero stars for sound. Not recommended for anyone who has spent more than $50 on a pair of headphones. Any decent wired set will blow these out of the water. My recommendation? Get one of those high-def aptX Bluetooth receivers, and plug your favorite wired headphones into them. You get Bluetooth connectivity without needing to shop for new headphones, and for less than these things cost.