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Horrible! Don't Be Misled!
on October 18, 2007
I was looking for a pair of inexpensive headphones that had a five star rating. From the glowing reviews on the sound quality, I figured this was a good buy. I normally don't spend less than twenty dollars on headphones, but I decided to take a chance here--something I shouldn't have done.
The headphones seemed to be good quality in the picture, but in real life they are made of a cheap, flimsy plastic. They look like they would easily break even with normal use. The earpads are paper thin and rough. They probably would have to be replaced within a month, if not sooner. Also, something that surprised me, is how small the headband is. I had to put the headband on its largest setting and it barely fit. Most of the time with headband earphones, I have to put it on one of the smaller settings. I doubt these headphones would fit the vast majority of adults. It seems like these were made for a child or something.
The biggest disappointment, though, is the sound quality. I was expecting the sound quality was pretty good from the other reviews. That is not the case at all. The sound is absolutely terrible! There's no bass, and music sounds very tinny. I'm not sure why the other reviewers thought they sounded fantastic. All I know is that I definitely received the headphones pictured here. If you're looking for cheap headphones and don't care what they sound like, you'll probably be happy with these (though you can get BETTER sounding headphones that are cheaper). But if you want inexpensive headphones that are made well and that sound halfway decent, I would look elsewhere.
Things did end well, though. My daughter wanted headphones for her Leappad, but we couldn't never find any that were small enough. These fit her perfectly, so luckily we did find a use for them. She doesn't care what they sound like, and it doesn't matter anyway, because her Leappad isn't in stereo. So, if you're looking for headphones that would fit a young child, I would recommend these. Other than that, I would definitely keep looking.