Summary: Listened to these for a few hours yesterday straight out of the box, these are my current thoughts:
Straight out of a Clip+, my phone, and a Kindle Fire these sound quite good. Not as good as my other cans, but good enough that I wouldn't immediately start missing my other cans if I just brought them as a portable solution while on a vacation or something.
Pros: Good sound quality, well built and quite good for portable use
Cons: Somewhat uncomfortable, doesn't sound as good as some more expensive cans
Summary: Pretty surprised by these cans - never though about Philips as of serious player. I wasn't lucky enough to hear something remarkable in the [previous] ranges of this manufacturer.
But these guys are absolutely stunning, gorgeously looking well-balanced on-ear-phones.
Being an active Senn PX-100 (Ist gen) user I got pretty used to their bass, which is considered by the majority of people as "overboosted", - surely, I noticed a lack of those in Citiscape Downtown.
Summary: I found these brand new at a local thrift store brand new for $30! To me due to them being very colored to my ears, they're not worth that. Their sound signature just doesn't play well with my ears.
They do feel like the bass is a bit excessive. I think it seems worse than it is due to a severe lack of treble. These aren't as dark as the TMA-1, but maybe close. Some of my favorite tracks seem to sound a bit murky and almost congested.
Pros: comfortable, cheap
Cons: too dark, very shouty mids, slightly bloated (sounding) bass
Summary: I'm not an expert on the finer points of base this and treble that but I know what I like and what I look for in a headset. The two main things I need are good, clear sound without any background hissing and comfort so that I can keep them on for chunks of time without feeling irritated by the unit. These phones deliver on both counts. The sound is very clean whether I'm listening to online radio or downloaded music - very high quality either way.
Summary: Bought these for my 15 y.o. son. He loves them. I "broke them in" before giving to him, so I had a chance to listen as well. Pros: Comfort is a big one here. The padding is very soft but seems as if it will hold up well. My son isn't easy on his headphones and no problems in the last two months. They are light in weight. The clamping is appropriate. While they aren't good for strenuous activities, for walking around, etc. they work great.
Lynda Jones "Bookworm. Wife. A bit of a nerd.", Amazon
21 June 2012
Summary: I got these for my husband, so he could use them for a variety of things. These are exactly what I was hoping for! He loves the sound quality and the comfort, and I can't hear his music or video games at all. Very pleased.
Summary: These Philips headphones are a replacement for the Sennheiser HD419. The HD 419's were a great pair of headphones. They were so comfortable to wear, even having them on for more than an hour. While it's difficult to judge headphone sound quality since each person has their own individual perspective on what sounds good, I thought the HD419's had a pleasing tone to them. Bass response was a bit weak but the highs and mids, especially with vocals, made up for that.
Summary: I have tried so many headphones over the last 2 years. I waited quite a while to get these and I'm a bit disappointed to tell the truth. The desin in very classy but I'm not a huge fan of the brown. The cord is strange. It will be interesting to see how long it holds up under daily use. Packaging was a pain to open and I was surprised that the headphones don;t come with some type of carrying pouch or case.
Summary: I've found these to have fine sound. They are more comfortable to wear than earbuds, but of course much higher profile. However, they are much smaller than full-blown headphones. I found the mid and high range tones to have excellent sound, but the bass, as you might suspect, was inconsistent. On orchestral recordings it was satisfying but thin. On some rock albums I listened to it was surprisingly strong and nice.
Summary: It's been a while since I've purchased a product from the Philips company. I've been so caught-up in the other mega-expensive audio manufacturers that it has been a while since I went with the mainstream brands, such as this, Sony, and others, which have top-tier products, but more cater to the middle market. It has also been a while since I've went with over-the-ears. I've been experimenting with the ever-so-popular earbud genre, even though I hate earbuds.