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priced right for those of us that don't like earplugs...
on December 4, 2012
***Quick Sonic Review***
half decent sound, good bass, semi-comfortable headphones that will stay snug when working out.
***more intoned review***
Not too bad. The bass is the best feature. Overall, it's OK. Nothing that will blow your mind. Because of its design, you CAN hear noises/sounds around you. I don't hear any major "buzz" or foreign sounds except once in awhile.
It claims that is has super-soft ear cushions for hours of comfort flexible rubber earhooks. I wouldn't call these super-soft. I wouldn't call the ear-cushions super-soft. It is the same as those $10.00 headphones' styrofoamic pads. They are actually kinda "harsh" against the ears. The flexible rubber earhooks could be SOFTER as long term wear does lead to irritations.
The hook doesn't swing out to more than 35 degrees so putting it on takes a little bit of effort. Once it is on. It is snug. Which can be a double edged sword. For going to the gym and working out. I like it snug. For sitting down and relaxing, I would prefer something a bit more relaxed and a lot softer.
To me, the fit is a bit small. I would've like for it to be about a 1/4" bigger. The hook does wrap behind the ear almost fully giving it a nice snug fit. I took them to the gym with me as well as jogged with them and they do NOT bounce. So they are good workout clip-on phones.
I haven't had them long enough but I am not expecting much for a cheap pair of headphones. The material is like those of other cheap headphones. But I cannot complain for I snatched these during the lightning round for about $9.00. I will update as I put them to the test.
I also own a pair of a higher-end Brookstone earclip phones (about $60.00). Those are a lot softer including the ear clips. And it does sound better. But they are not as snug and not ideal for working out with them.
These Philips ear-clips are great for those of us that do NOT like earplug/earbud phones. They offer decent enough of a sound for those that are active.
During lightning rounds, I have seen them dip under $10.00 sometimes and sometimes even less. I think it is worth it at $10.00 or below.
Would I wear them for any long durations at any one time? No. But for workouts and active life style, these phones are definitely up there.
As far as durability goes, I haven't had them long enough yet but considering the materials, I doubt they will last a long time if I am not careful with it. I also suspect sweat along will wear these out sooner than later.
Overall, for the price, I would say that it is worth it.
One more thing, as with all other headphones, it doesn't escape the "makes my ears itchy" syndrome.