Summary: On the surface these earphones are a great deal; good quality for the price, solid build, nice look - however there is one flaw that I personally feel is a fatal one. They are VERY microphonic, to the point where low volume audio is almost completely drowned out by noise transference in the cable.
for the sound is good and the plugs do cut the noise of trains
Hazhir Teimourian, Amazon
8 September 2015
Summary: The cable is covered with cloth and makes uncomfortable rumbling noises with the slightest rubbing against one's clothes. At about 10 pounds it might be worth it, for the sound is good and the plugs do cut the noise of trains, etc.
Summary: sound quality is ok, although it definitely lacks in bass. mid and highs are good. however the "microphonic" effect, when touching the cord resonates in your ears, is insanely high, i wonder why no one flags it.
Summary: Bought these for £40 out the apple store (was expecting the over exaggerated unnecessary pricing) to replace a lost pair of earphones I got with my Sony Xperia Z3. There isn't much to be excited about at all, I don't know how these earphones got numerous 5 star reviews from professional reviewers!
Summary: Whilst I agree with many of the reviews regarding the great sound quality (for the price), I have serious doubts about the build quality of the earphones. My first pair lasted nearly 24 months before they broke, but RHA replaced them promptly.
Summary: I've had these for over 2yrs now, using them on and off with my many other pairs of earphones and headphones, so I think I can review these fairly. For all the 'rave' reviews these received, stating that they beat their far more expensive counterparts, all I can honestly say is that they are...
I would not recommend! Heavy, not durable and incessantly annoying!
16 April 2014
Summary: I bought these based on the overall consensus and general impression that the sound quality was brilliant for the price and they were built to last. And they could not fault, the sound quality was great! However there were multiple other issues with the headphones. For one, the cable noise.
Summary: For the price and when these headphones work they are great. But there is a design fault somewhere as the two pairs I have had failed after five months and then two. No sound in one bud both times. EDIT: Now the audio jack has failed after another replacement. No bass just tinny sound.
Disappointing durability but excellent customer service.
G. Hutcheson, Amazon
5 May 2013
Summary: These earphones give an excellent first impression. They look well built, with the aluminium on the earbud, and the cloth wrapped wires - but are surprisingly light. They are very comfortable and sit well in the ear - an area I often find disappointing in earphones.