Top positive review
Amazing for the Value!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 September 2017
I bought these after the demise of my previous headphones, some JVC gummies, which I picked up from a supermarket for about £10, and I have to say for a very small difference in price the sound and quality and build quality greatly outshines that of the JVC, these headphones have a metal ear bud (where as the JVC were a cheap plastic construction.
The first thing you will see when you unbox this will be its initial packaging, although it doesn't have much to do with the actual product itself it's always nice for a product to be packaged nicely. In this case the packaging is very sturdy and proctets the headphones well, it also feels very premium with a matte finish with a glossy image of your product that is embossed into the cardboard, the flip door on the front of this is sealed by small magnets which then reveals the product itself in a clear window. Overall the packaging is very professional and it feels very much like a premium product you are purchasing. Only one small issue I came across was when removing the earbuds from the moulded plastic packaging, I found it quite difficult to pull these out of the sockets they were in, however it's probably me just being to light handed and picky but oh well.
The build quality:
As previously mentioned, the construction of the ear. Buds are primarily metal, which overall give a better wuild quality and also makes this seem like a very premium product that your buying as many other headphones at this price point don't offer this!
The 3.5 mm jack is also angled (which offers its own benefits) and also helps it last longer as it helps to reduce the wear on the wires, (the JVC pair I mentioned earlier have a straight jack, often I would find that the cable bent backwards which eventually ruined the connection)
The cable on this pair also has a flat cable which will supposedly mean they tangle less (however I am yet to see this in action as I haven't had these headphones awfully longer) it also has a chunky plastic cover where the cables split/merge where they branch off for each ear bud, which also allows these to last longer than other headphones.
Sound quality :
The no:1 reason that I bought these headphones was for the sound quality, and compared the the old JVC and stock Samsung and Apple headphones I've used the sound quality and frequency and sound range is far superior. It had great bass, whilst not drowning out other frequencies, the other headphones I mentioned started to become very muddy sounding when I played songs with high bass or a high frequency range, however when playing the same songs these deal with this range much better, the sound still remains crisp and clear. They also offer good volume levels as well, when the more budget ones I've used aren't nearly as loud as this , as before I've tried to listen to songs and found that the sounds on a busy bus still over power that of the music I'm listening too.
The sound quality for this price is incredible, and is probably the best £12 headphones I've bought
Overall if you're looking for a CHEAP and affordable pair of headphones to perhaps replace your standard, stock headphones that came with your mobile these pair are definitely an amazing choice, for the price their sound quality is unmatched!
I hope this review has helped a few people make up their minds when buying these :)