Summary: These provide nothing below the upper midrange besides a little one note thump that provides the impression of bass in much the way that plastic covered cardboard can look a bit like leather. Listening to these on a laptop and pulling the lead out changes nothing with the sound, bar making it a little quieter.
Pros: Can be found extremely cheap
Cons: It's like sitting next to somebody wearing big open headphones and listening in
Summary: Do I demand ultimate the aural quality from my earphones? No, I often simply use the cheap and cheerful ones when watching YouTube videos and not wanting to disturb those around me - the Philips SHE2550 fits the bill perfectly, and costs only £5.70 from Amazon. I know looks aren't especially important with headphones, but these ones appear sleekly designed with a nice black finish.
Summary: I got my first set of these as in in-between set of headphones - the set which came with my mp3 player broke stupidly quickly, and I just needed a cheap set before I bought some nicer ones. So I picked up a pair, and when I got home, I wasn't that impressed at first. I've always had trouble finding headphone which stay in my ears, and I figured that these were no different.
Summary: It's always good to listen to music, especially when you are on the go or in desperate need of something to distract you on long haul car journey. However, no matter how tempting it may be to share your exquisite taste in music with those around you, it's important to remember that they might not always want to hear it!
Pros: A great, cheap pair of earphones for everyday use
Cons: Not suitable - I'd imagine - for jogging fanatics, not a really snug fit
Excerpt: "I bought the Philips SHE 2550 headphones as all my previous headphones had broken and I needed a new, good okay pair. I would have bought them online however I wanted them asap so I got them from the local Argos for £5. My first impressions of the headphones was that they don't look that good. Which granted, they don't, they look pretty similar to the ones you get with a free radio from a petrol station. It is also probibly worth mentioning that ...
Excerpt: Это потрясающие наушники: не вылетают, звук отличный, верх низ. Покупались в начале 2009, прошли огонь и воду и русскую армию. Качество звука отличное, лучше айфоновских последних ушей раза в 2. Около 4 лет прослужили и лопнули резинки. Когда я увидел такую же модель в переходе я безумно обрадовался и купил снова эту модель. Звучит может и глупо я бы сам не поверил если бы не попробовал.