Summary: I give these headphones a 3 because they are OK for CW use. As far a phone goes, I found them to be "mushy" in the upper audio frequencies and very disappointing in pulling out weaker signals under poor conditions. If you only talk to stations with 59+ signals, they would be adequate. Perhaps I got a bad pair, but I have yet to find inexpensive headphones that measure up to really good ones for communications like the Kenwood HS-5, and I've tried many.
Summary: Bought these a little under 2 years ago from a best buy store for $16. I used these exclusively on my computer. To be honest, I was pleased with these headphones until this past summer. The plastic on the right side of the headband started to get flimsy. One day, i picked up the headphones and the right earcup fell out, so I could no longer adjust the headphones normally. The coating on the right earcup started to fall off. I'd find pieces of it in my ear or on my desk.
Summary: I am a Sennheiser man, just needed something to use until the HD-555's came in the mail. Not disappointed and am glad i found something so good so cheap. Will consider Sony three or four years from now or when ever i need a new set of cans.
Pros: Very even sound. dose not seem to color the sound much. Very good with Jazz. Bass is not over powering but can be adjusted for your tastes with any EQ be it analog or digital. Anyone who says these have poor treble response should try listening to classical music. Closed back is the way to go if your into Pop and want a degree of isolation.
Cons: Not many, I like these! At 24 ohmz i thought they would be louder with a PC or an ipod.(loud will ruin your ears!) Had to make my own pad for the headband. (duct tape and an old sock) I do not like having a sock on my head or tape for that matter. Comfort is an issue with these regardless of old sock or no old sock.
Summary: I bought these headphones because I needed a cheap pair of supra-aurals to listen to on the bus (I have stretched ears and can't fit my over-ear AKGs over my earlobes with my plugs in. . .not that I would really want to bring them on a bus anyway). In short, these headphones are okay. The sound could be better, obviously, and the plastic headband gets extremely uncomfortable (painful) after as little as 30 minutes, but for $30, it's hard to complain.
Summary: These were the very first headphones I bought when I was in primary school.
I remember saving up a few weeks to get this pair but unfortunately the cable broke after a few years of use.
Fast forward +15 years, I now have a job and starting to get into the headphone world...........so addictive.
I just received a pair from ebay not long ago. Be sure to look for a reputable reseller as there could be fakes going around.
I can't say whether mine are fake or not.
Pros: Cheap | Neutral | Value for Money | Thick Cabling | Portability
Cons: Very Closed Sound Stage | Long Cable | Plastic Construction
Summary: Reasonable performance, to my ear, is obtained by tilting the entire spectrum equalization curve +3db/octave starting at -6db and 100Hz; even with that correction the performance lacks a certain "crispness" and clarity.
Pros: Low price, well constructed, plenty of cord length, reasonably comfortable
Cons: Almost no high-end response that I can detect and bass is too heavy....but, for fourteen bucks what do you expect?