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I wish I could love these.

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Pros: "Good" Sound, Stay in my ears.

Cons: Painful to wear. Not uncomfortable, just straight up painful.

I think these would be the be all end all inexpensive workout headphone if they came with a few more ear pieces. I couldn't find a set of ear pieces that didn't cause me significant pain and stay in place, but man do they stay in place.   Running, lifting and headbanging have no affect on the seal of these headphones, it is quite remarkable. I wish they didn't hurt to wear because I am in love with them.   Sound is to me quite good. They fit the Monster House sound, very similar to the iBeats, maybe better (also owned and returned) Deep bass and a decent amount of it, mids are a bit recessed and highs are aren't anything special but are present and accounted for. Way...
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Supreme Value, Don't Miss out.

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Pros: Very Comfortable, Very Cheap, Very Nice

Cons: Sound Stage Is a little small.

     These are available for $25 + $5 shipping on Amazon right now. They are being replaced by the HD 218i which is the same can with an iPod remote. If you want a good can for cheap now is the time.      I bought these for my wife, she wanted a small nice looking pair of headphones that would provide some degree of isolation and she didn't want me to spend a lot of money. These seem to do the trick for her. I would pick up a pair for myself but I have my heart set on the Amperior. She listens to Classical, Rock, and some techno/dubstep.   Comfort: She finds them extremely comfortable and so do I. She wears glasses, (I do not) and they do not...
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Ewwww

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Pros: Ummmm, they were easy to throw away?

Cons: Unblievably uncomfortable. Weird, Muffled sound. Break Easy

When I bought these 7 years ago because I thought they looked neat. I was wrong. My tastes have changed and I am no longer 16. I payed full $50 retail, because I was an idiot.   When I bought them I realized that they sounded AWFUL. I had owned many pairs of upper end Koss (I know Koss doesn't make high end) and entry level Sony HP's and these weren't even in the same league.   Sound: Just bad, it's not worth describing highs, lows or mids, they are all equally bad. You know what I will, Bass, if you turned it up loud it would rattle your head, flabby, bleedy and everywhere. Mids Recessed, weird and muffled. Highs: There are no highs. Like they intentionally removed...
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Excellent Value (Once upon a time)

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Pros: Laid back, Completely Non Fatiguing (for me)

Cons: A bit too polite. Small sound-stage

These are not the value they once were, but if you can find them for $50 they are un-beatable. For the price they go for these days the 518 is generally seen as better in every way than these. I use these for mostly rock, some jazz, techno and metal. Those genre descriptions are almost vague enough to describe my music library.   Comfort: Very Good, I prefer the Velor material used on pricier HP's but the cloth used is very comfortable. After about 3 hour they start to get slightly uncomfortable because of the fairly tight clamping pressure. I remember thinking they were tight when I bought them but I put them on my 4" monitor speakers overnight and it fixed them for me. ...
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Swing and a Miss

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Pros: Stay in my ears, durable.

Cons: BOOM BOOM BOOM, Bass EVERYWHERE!

To be fair, if your favorite break on the way to the gym (exactly what happened to me) and you need something to hold you over, for $15 these are just fine. If you in fact like music to sound good, these are the wrong choice.   They do stay in my ears well. They look ok I guess, not a hard ear bud guy but whatever.    For the sound think standard iPod headphone "Bass Edition".   They sound good if only one thing is happening, if you want a low note and a high note prepare for audio diarrhea. The bass is just all over the place, a few songs sound ok and electronic music , and newer gen metal sound pretty good but everything else sounds pretty rough. ...
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Two Models, The Old Crappy and the new Goody

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Pros: Fun sound, more than enough volume,

Cons: Apartment Dwellers should consider the AV 30

The old version of the AV 40 to my understanding is not only ugly, but also not very good. The new AV 40 (pictured above) is quite handsome and musical, not unlike myself.   Build Quality Build is solid, fairly heavy for their size. Appear to be MDF construction. Nice amplification specs and not hiss or buzzing. Come with an ok input av plug, nothing special there. Ported in the rear.Blue light is ever present when on, doesn't bother me at all. Over all they feel like you could easily bludgeon a home invader into a deep relaxing coma in a pinch.   Bass: The new model has no bass boost, that alone was probably the most complained about feature on the old model....
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Perfect Price to Performance

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Pros: Solid State Amp, Powerful and Neutral. Good software and warranty. Cheap enough to buy on a whim.

Cons: Wont Drive Some Cans Adequately. Unshielded. PC only.

First off I consider myself a music lover, I am not a true audiophile but I do have pretty good taste in sound. I can play and tune several instruments by ear, I can play several brass instruments very well and can generally tell when things don't sound right. I don't have a lot of audio equipment but I am slowly amassing a collection. When I bought the card my only pair of quality headphones were HD 515's (not a lot of love for these, I think they sound good though a little dark)   The reason for buying the card, well it was cheap and I needed it. My new headphones were proving too much for my onboard sound card and I didn't have a lot of money to spend on a new card. Not...
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