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Potentially great portable headset for Android users

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Pros: Really well balanced sound; Comfortable; Well made and designed; In-line mic with solid cable

Cons: Could be too quiet; Cable is not detachable; Sound leakage (but I'm OK with this as I wear them on the street), Philips app is a little clunky

Got these for $20 on Woot. They're exceedingly comfortable on-ear headphones with memory foam that feels soft and cushioned. The cable is thick and just the right length for a portable device and only emerges from one side of the phones (too bad it's not detachable). The looks are classy: the aluminum is shiny but not garish, the red trim is barely noticeable but a nice touch nevertheless, and the black headband is soft and comfortable and easily adjustable. The build quality is very solid and the earpads swivel flat with a reassuring click.   Onto the important stuff: sound quality. Well, once again, I'm no audiophile but these sound great for portable device listening. The...
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Decent sound (if available on sale), but not attractive

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Pros: Good sound; bass-heavy but not too imposing; comfortable, in-line mic, thick cord

Cons: Not attractive; stick out way too far and look "blingy"

So, first off, I saw these on sale in Target for around $40 so they were an impulse buy. I think they originally retailed for a lot more, but I'm guessing you can get as good (if not better) quality on-ear headphones for the $150 asking price. But, heck, for $40 they were worth a shot.   Now, the sound quality of these is pretty good. They seem quite bass-heavy like Beats, but definitely not as bad or overpowering as those. They're actually quite balanced and after a bit of burn-in they've improved, but I'd still prefer a bit more sparkle at the top end (sorry - I'm not audiophile/expert so forgive my terminology). I've used Sennheiser headphones before which offer a more...
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