Pros: Portable, Lightweight, Powerful Mids, Crisp Bass
Cons: Ear Pressure, Painful Highs, Plasticky
I bought these on Cyber Monday for $15. I read a lot of reviews and thought they might be a good inexpensive portable pair.
My problem, is I think I expected too much from the HT-21.
The best way to describe the sound is "Echoey/Clear". The sound is slightly recessed, but at the same time, there are some sounds that come through powerful and clear. It is the strangest thing.
The Highs are HIGH. Painfully so. An EQ is needed on any device you plan on playing these through, to subdue these tones.
The Mids are Powerful. You can hear vocals come through in songs very well. And in this respect, I actually enjoy using the HT-21 when I am watching a TV Show / Movie. Dialog comes through perfectly clear.
The Bass is light, but very accurate. And in this, the best part of the HT-21 is the light bass.
These are the least comfortable headphones I have ever worn. The weird size of the pads places a lot of pressure on my ears. I think this could be fixed slightly by stretching out the headband, but not by much.
I don't want to give up on the HT-21. My less than par review is not going to stop me from listening to them. I keep wanting to give these little cans "one more chance".