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A cyclist's best companion.


Pros: design for snug fit in ear canal, excellent audio qualities, superb isolation

Cons: No remote control

Love them. First and foremost, the audio is excellent for acoustic music. Secondly, the isolation is superb. Who needs noise canceling when you have these?. 3rdly, the are perfect for me when I am cycling with my helmut on. Training on bicycle has never been more fun since I found you.

Super comfortable with excellent audio qualities


Pros: Super comfortable, design, excellent for acoustic music. Appropriate bass for rcck music

Cons: wire has a mic for remote control use in ipods and iphones. However it doesn´t have volume control.

For music on the go. This are my favourites for the moment. I rate it even higher than the Sennheiser Momentum because the cans are much more comfortable.   In terms of Bass qualities,I prefer them to my AKG 551 which I rated very highly also.    So my favourte portable headphones are as follows:   1. Sony MDR 1A 2. Sennheiser momentum 3. AKG 551 4. House of Marley EM-FH003-HA Exodus  5. Harmon Kardon Soho white

Life in Technicolour


Pros: Portability + magnificent sound

Cons: cups are too small for people with big ear flaps

This pair of beauty have unseated my AKG 551 as a my favourite portable headphones to go with my ipod touch while I enjoy my spotify playlists.     Coldplay´s "Life in Technicolour" is an excellent track to test drive headphones. After a good listening of my other headphones, Momentum brings out the colour in the song more vividly and brightly. 

Comfortable indoor reference headphone


Pros: Comfort, wide spacious sound stage

Love this pair of headphones. Huge sound stage. Great for classical music. The bass is not shabby and is good enough to enjoy Coldplays Viva la Vida.   Of course comprable amplifiers are necessry accompaniment for the DT800Pro to perform optimally.      My wires are starting to be faulty from wear and tear after 2 years and not from heavy useage.  

Favourite outdoor HP next to AKG 551


Pros: Fantastic full bodied detailed sound. Beautiful design and tan colour for men. Paddings are comfortable even after two hours of clamping.

Cons: Can't think of anything yet

Beethoven's concerti no. 4 and 5 brilliance to my ear drums compelled me to purchase this without hesitation.    Parts of the proceeds go to charity makes me want to buy another Bob Marley environmentally people loving head phones. soon. 

Loved it until.....


Pros: Audio is precise, full bodied, richly resonating and so natural and neutral, comfort

Cons: RIght hinge broke after use of 2 weeks......clumsy design... built not sturdy, hinges are too plastic

For expensive headphones such as this, my litmus test is one of Beethoven's 9th symphony. For this pair of babies, it was  London Symphony Orchestra – Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante Cantabile Con Moto.  And this took me to Beethoven nirvana!  Now I am saving for Shure's SRH1840.   Unfortunately the right hinge broke suddenly without rhyme or reason after only 2 weeks of ownership. With other owners complaining about the same thing. It must be a manufacturing's fault. I am disappointed because other wise I would have given it 5 stars for the sound quality.

Perfect for acoustic folk songs and other genres probably


Pros: Rich, warm, detailed and balanced audio, super comfortable to the ears,

Cons: Needs amp.

Superb sounding to the likes of Howie Day and Matt Nathanson. They sound perfect. Thanks to this pair of sweet babies and Spotify of course. Been a premium member for two years now. Life without a good pair of headphones and Spotify will be so unbearable now.    For classical music for example, Sarah Walker – Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso,  what may sound harsh to the ears with a pair of Soul Ludacris 150 (which I have a pair), is transformed into sweet symphonic magic with the Bere 880. Treble is detailed, smooth as silk and classy. 

Favourite headphones for outdoor use , great ear muffs for the cold winters of Norway


Pros: Audio quality, comfort, short cable for outdoors, sound control on cable, powerful enough for iphone and ipods, no excessive bass

Cons: If you don't like the Princess Leia look also not suitable for cycling because of safety helmets issue

Built for outdoor use like jogging and walking because of the shortness of the cable and the remote volume control. I enjoyed listening to classical music, folk, rock music with it. Sounds were rich and well balanced, highly differentiated but with  no overpowering bass.   The head phones do justice to Noah and the Whale's music for their complex string orchestra and rock music mix.   Great jogging companion. Some dispute that the grip is too loose and falls off from jogging movements. Mine stayed well on my head and were extremely comfortable. I guess we all have different head sizes and shapes. To see if these headphones fit your jogging lifestyle, the only way to...
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Rich, full bodied and great for out doors


Pros: Audio quality, looks, and great for outdoors. Don't need an amplifier

Cons: Sliding volume control on the cable. Easy to over adjust and blast your ears. Prefer pinch type of control.

Great sound isolation and exclusion of noise. One must thus be extra watchful for traffic or any approaching menace when one is enjoying the great sound out doors. I took a 6 km lunch walk today and enjoyed the beautiful music of The Walflowers, John Mayer, Jackson Brown, Pretenders and a duet between Neil Diamond and Babara Steisand with this uptown Philips. I am convinced these headphones are great with the pop and rock genre in great outdoors. However when it comes to classical music, it was ok. I have other headphones for that indoors and requiring an amp.

Glorious Symphony No. 5 in C minor by Beethoven and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky etc.


Pros: Audio is superb - Excellent differentiation of details, wide expansive glorius concert hall classical music; extremely comfortable.

Cons: Need headphone amplifiers to enjoy bass for rock music

I have the 600 ohm model. So a headphone amplifier is obligatory especially if you are hard of hearing from too much loud music. I reserve this for classical music and home use. Just pure indulgence to the ears for pure magnificent and expansive concert hall experience. Perfect companion to classical music.    Try it with Mikhail Pletnev – Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VI. Tempo di valse or Mikhail Pletnev – Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. Andante - Allegro because the audio experience is simply magnificent.  
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