Category: On-Ear

Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones

Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones Review

Introduction

Sennheiser is a name synonymous with quality high-fidelity products, and none more so than headphones. Yet, when it released the closed, supra-aural HD 202 II for a price below the £20/$30 mark, and claimed it’s aimed at Djs, some eyebrows started rising with a palpable sense of disbelief. Here we are to shed some light into the matter, and hopefully reassure you that Sennheiser has not trodden the dreaded path of mediocrity that some other headphone manufacturers seem to know so well.
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Symphonized Wraith Premium Genuine Wood Headphones

Symphonized Wraith Premium Genuine Wood Headphones Review

Introduction

Despite the ghostly name, Symphonized Wraith headphones are very much alive and well. Their manufacturer has been using the Amazon platform to sell these headphones since 2013, and by the looks of things, having the endorsement of the largest online retailer West of the Atlantic earned the brand some global recognition.

Symphonized isn’t necessarily what we would call a household name in Europe, and that may very well be because the headphones are not manufactured locally. Still, this is a company that claims its product to be perfect for Apple devices, as well as most MP3s and smartphones. It also claims it strives for ‘200% customer satisfaction’. But most importantly, it claims that once you try wood, you never go back to plastic. Those are some serious claims, ones that we might not be able to address fully in this review, but we’ll definitely give it our best.
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Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Review

Introduction

When it comes to headphones, you’re looking for three factors to come into play. Build quality, sound quality and features. Will the Soundlink On-Ear headphones from Bose measure up to the competition and provide value for money?

 

Build Quality & Design

If you are interested in purchasing premium quality wireless headphones, then you should definitely consider Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. The modern design is a trademark of Bose, the highest quality materials being used going without question. The adjustable headband is perhaps one of its most attractive features, guaranteeing comfortable wear.

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Beats Solo 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones

Beats Solo 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones Review

Introduction

When Dr. Dre set out to dish out headphones brandishing his name to the general public, he probably expected to raise the scorn of more than a few established manufacturers. While we can all agree Beats are nowhere near your best Sennheisers, even though they may match them in price, let’s remember that Dre’s headphones never claimed to be the best in any particular field, not gaming, music or even film and other multimedia. Be that as it may, they’re anything but ordinary in terms of build and design, and it’s these particular features we’ll be looking into in greater depth. So, let’s put our virtual headsets on and see what all the fuss is about in our Beats Solo 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones Review.

 

Build Quality & Design

The headphones don’t say ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ anymore, just ‘Beats’. Given the fact that Apple’s dipped its toe into Beats stocks, it’s only understandable, even though it may not be to your liking. It certainly is to ours, though. One aspect that makes these headphones look like a closer relative to the Studios than the Solo headphones is the plastic used, which although glossy and eye-catching, tends to attract every possible fingerprint. We recommend carrying your cleaning cloth with them.

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Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style

Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style Review

Introduction

Bose is synonymous with quality, and so you’d expect the SoundTrue on-ear headset to give you that. Do SoundTrue on-ear headphones deliver? Yes and no. It all depends on what you’re really looking for in a good headset. If you want your sound to be ‘true’, then you’ve come to the right place. If you want your sound to be out of this world, then try knocking on an over-ear SoundTrue headset’s door, instead. But whatever sound it may be that tickles your fancy, you can be sure that comfort and style are undisputed features of the Soundtrue ear-on range, as well as all the other Bose products on the market today.

 

Build Quality & Design

They may be on-ear, but they’re barely noticeable. As you’d expect of any headphone brandishing the BOSE logotype, SoundTrue on-ear is light and exceptionally comfortable. Even though they’re slightly more snug than the over-ear version, with memory foam ear cushions, they’re still not steady enough for bouncing and running around, or any type of exercise that’s too vigorous, because they tend to slide off due to the fact that the padding on the cushions is really soft.

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Sony MDRZX110 ZX Series Stereo Headphones

Sony MDRZX110 ZX Series Stereo Headphones Review

Introduction

When it comes to headphones, you’re looking for three factors to come into play.Build quality, sound quality and features. Will the Sony MDRZX headphones measure up to the competition and provide value for money?

 

Build Quality & Design

The headphones are smaller than they look in the product description picture. The earpieces fold compactly into a neat U-like or horseshoe shape, but the build has a flimsy plastic feel and will not take severe abuse. The headband feels as though it would snap rather easily.

The padding is synthetic leather and reasonably comfortable for listening sessions. The top band tends to squeeze down on the top of the head, and loosening them does not help since the weight of them – still light at under 5 ounces – makes them fall down when you lean back. The ear padding itself is soft and comfortable, though, and the earpiece is slightly angled to fit the head naturally.

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