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Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 248 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 1.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Value5.0   average
Comfortable4.9   above average
Light4.8   above average
Weight4.8   average
Range4.7   above average
Sound4.6   average
Noise4.5   above average
Fit4.4   average
Gaming4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Size4.2   above average
Audio4.1   average
Music4.1   average
Listening3.8   below average
Cable3.5   average
Connector2.1   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"The audio quality was amazing but the cups on the ears are terribly made."
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"PROS:Deep, impactful, considerably tight bassClear, natural midsCrisp, detailed, nonfatiguing trebleEXTREMELY comfortableThey will take ANY Bose or Beats-by-Dre headphones out to lunch (any decent headset will)Next to no sound bleedCONS:Too delicate to be portableToo bulky to be portable (they don't fold in any way)Isolation is mediocre at bestBEST USE:Desktop audio, gaming, home listening."
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"The audio connection cable is flimsy and seems like it could break easily."
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"The audio quality was amazing but the cups on the ears are terribly made."
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"While the Creative headphones do not have the extra bass like the Sony's, the audio from the Creative Aurvana Live headphones is very good."
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"The audio quality is crisp and clear, comparable to headphones that I've used that cost upwards of $200 from Bose."
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"I would recommend buying an audio extension cable or an audio splitter cable if you are going to use any sort of sound processing devices, so you can easily switch between headphones and speakers."
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Cable

Cable:
"The y-cable is not detachable, which is a shame, and the cables seem rather thin and flimsy, too."
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"I do still hate the flimsy cord and I do still dislike having a cord on each ear cup, but it is definitely not something that is a deal breaker to me now."
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"These cables broke very quickly."
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"-Flimsy 3.5mm extension cable."
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"One major dislike is the short cord."
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"Very good headphones for the price, although the cable is a little thin."
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"Dude these headphones are so good, they are so clear and just way good in everything mannn, but some glue came off on the jack and its fixed now, but it happened, cables arent super durable, but not thin either, these are food for home or portable i think, however my head is nearly the size of george lopez's, so they kinda hurt after an hour, but i can adjust them to sit different which looks weird but it sorta relieves it"
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"I appreciate the short attached cord with the included extension."
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"I wish the cable was removable and that they folded, but otherwise, these are very exceptional headphones."
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"- Cables are fairly short which makes it good for portable use and also comes with an extension cable if you need it to be longer."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"As far as comfort goes... not the best."
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"I have switched out the pads for Brainwavz earpads that improved comfort considerably as well as improved isolation."
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"Of course, everything is relative, but in terms of sound and comfort, these make me content for a very nice price."
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"Really good sound quality and pretty comfortable."
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"Overall very happy with their performance and comfort."
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"Excellent sound quality, comfortable to wear for an extended amount of time."
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Connector

Connector:
"Anyway I didn't take great care of them then but where the wire meets the jack is definitely the most vulnerable part of the headphones and should be taken care of."
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"However the headphone jack broke on my last pair."
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"I fixed it by soldering another jack but it broke again like 4 months later."
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"Love the sound, one thing is I do believe these benefit from using an amplifier because they don't sound the best off my iPod's headphone jack."
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"They're pretty much useless at this point, because it's not even an issue with the jack (sometimes the wire-jack connection is poor).I'm very disappointed, and I've emailed Creative to complain."
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")Pros: - high quality, especially for the price - ridiculously wide frequency range - excellent bass response - cord extender and 1 4 connector includedCons: - can become uncomfortable after a couple hours of continuous use"
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"Dude these headphones are so good, they are so clear and just way good in everything mannn, but some glue came off on the jack and its fixed now, but it happened, cables arent super durable, but not thin either, these are food for home or portable i think, however my head is nearly the size of george lopez's, so they kinda hurt after an hour, but i can adjust them to sit different which looks weird but it sorta relieves it"
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"Many people recommended me this headphones for gaming, but did not meet my expectations, the sound is not as detailed as I expected, the cord is thin and the quality of 3.5mm connector is just ok...In conclusin i think that the Samson SR850 would have been a best buy..."
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"The unit also comes with the usual adapters and jacks, as well as a carrying pouch."
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")Pros: - high quality, especially for the price - ridiculously wide frequency range - excellent bass response - cord extender and 1 4 connector includedCons: - can become uncomfortable after a couple hours of continuous use"
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"Works well if you have a jack on your desk within arms length but it comes with an extension cord if necessary."
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Fit

Fit:
"I have big ears and these did not fit well."
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"My only problem was the fit because I have HUGE ears, solved the problem by using earpads from Shure SRH840 that I had laying around."
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"My ears couldn't fit inside of them so they beat down upon my ears and are very uncomfortable, I will have to return these."
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"Great cans for a beginner, blocks out noise, fits right, nice sound quality."
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"Fits on my really, really big head comfortably."
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"They're quite comfortable and easily fit over the entire ear."
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"If they fit you will not be disappointed, especially because of the price."
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"Comfort is wonderful for hours on end as it fits around ears."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"The warm and enjoyable mids, the accurate but not punchy or muddy bass reproduction (of explosions and such) are very hard to compare to the rest of the gaming cans I own."
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"PROS:Deep, impactful, considerably tight bassClear, natural midsCrisp, detailed, nonfatiguing trebleEXTREMELY comfortableThey will take ANY Bose or Beats-by-Dre headphones out to lunch (any decent headset will)Next to no sound bleedCONS:Too delicate to be portableToo bulky to be portable (they don't fold in any way)Isolation is mediocre at bestBEST USE:Desktop audio, gaming, home listening."
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"The sound on these are pretty awesome, price is amazing and I really do enjoy them way more than I originally did now that I have a little bit more experience with audiophile headphones..I WOULD recommend these headphones for music and gaming ***original review starts now** If you love great sound from the cheapest feeling plastic you have ever felt."
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"Although I never had a compalint about that product, this pair of Creative headphones has proved to me that such gaming products are overpriced and inferior."
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"Many people recommended me this headphones for gaming, but did not meet my expectations, the sound is not as detailed as I expected, the cord is thin and the quality of 3.5mm connector is just ok...In conclusin i think that the Samson SR850 would have been a best buy..."
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"They shut off enough of the outside world so you can concentrate on the game if your gaming, or listen to music with some decent fidelity."
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"Youc an still hear someone when they talk to you, so if there's a fire or whatever, you'll still hear the shouts and can run.....I let the 14 year old use em for his gaming and have heard no complaints."
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Light

Light:
"I noticed that the band was narrow but I figured that since they were pretty light and no one else had problems I wouldn't either."
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"They are very light, however, and are reasonably comfortable."
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"Originally i thought they felt cheap and light...they still do, but that makes them more comfortable to wear for longer Periods of time."
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"Very comfortable and light weight."
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"Build quality is ok. Its super light and clamp force is perfect, so they're comfy."
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"I noticed that the band was narrow but I figured that since they were pretty light and no one else had problems I wouldn't either."
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Listening

Listening:
"The ear pads touch my ears and squeeze them in some places, which makes my ears uncomfortable during a lengthy listening session (despite me having stretched the headband)."
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"The only negative thing I would say is the plastic headband with the little amount of cushion becomes a l little uncomfortable after long periods of listening but that can be fixed with the addition of more cushion."
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"Pro:o very comfortable to wear (continuously for many hours)o good sound qualityo closed, so no complaints from other people when listening to your musicCon:o Does not fold up for easy transportation"
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"I bought these without listening to them beforehand because they were cheap (60 bucks when I bought them) so if I broke them while traveling wouldn't feel too bad, and probably still had decent sound."
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"When listening to music, the sound is articulate and very well defined without being busy or shrill."
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"Even though they sound great right off the bat... they need a few hours of listening time to really start to break in."
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"Pretty comfortable for long listening sessions."
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"Although others won't hear much of what you are listening to, you still will be able to hear them a bit."
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"Anyway it's good enough for listening to background music while I get my work done but if you REALLY want lifelike sound quality there are better products than this."
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Music

Music:
"Unless you hate music with actual instruments in them."
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"While this was ok when at home or out on a walk, it was a problem at work, where I listen to A LOT of music and work in a cube farm."
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"Alas, they were so uncomfortable to wear that I could not enjoy music for hours on end."
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"I use these at work to listen to music on a daily basis and so far I have very little to complain about."
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"You can wear these for hours without any discomfort, they do a good job keeping outside noise out and music in."
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"My hearing is impaired and have not been able to enjoy music for a long time."
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"When listening to music, the sound is articulate and very well defined without being busy or shrill."
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"The sound on these are pretty awesome, price is amazing and I really do enjoy them way more than I originally did now that I have a little bit more experience with audiophile headphones..I WOULD recommend these headphones for music and gaming ***original review starts now** If you love great sound from the cheapest feeling plastic you have ever felt."
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"These really allow me to appreciate the music more."
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"Was good until an earmuff feel off after 6 months, and music stopped playing from the left ear after 7 months."
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"There's actually MUSIC coming out of the speakers of the Creative Aurvana Live!"
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Noise

Noise:
"They are very comfortable and work well for my meditation sessions when my surroundings are quiet but not so great when there is noise around if that is what you need them for."
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"You can wear these for hours without any discomfort, they do a good job keeping outside noise out and music in."
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"Work well as noise canceling devices as well as not allowing others to hear what music is being played"
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"Great cans for a beginner, blocks out noise, fits right, nice sound quality."
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"Noise reduction is great."
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"As well, they cancel out outside noise well despite not being listed for this feature."
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"With the Aurvanas, Identifying noises and the directions from which they come is remarkably simple."
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Price

Price:
"The plastic feels a little cheap, but I've had zero problems with them."
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"These headphones, when I first got them, didn't sound that great for the price."
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"Would be 5 stars if not for the built quality, I guess they had to make some compromises to bring you quality sound at such a low price"
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"My only complaint is that the built quality is a little cheap."
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"For the price, these would be hard to beat."
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"I regret ever spending my money on those."
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"Unbelievable price for great headphones! "
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"Amazing sound for price."
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"Originally i thought they felt cheap and light...they still do, but that makes them more comfortable to wear for longer Periods of time."
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"The sound on these are pretty awesome, price is amazing and I really do enjoy them way more than I originally did now that I have a little bit more experience with audiophile headphones..I WOULD recommend these headphones for music and gaming ***original review starts now** If you love great sound from the cheapest feeling plastic you have ever felt."
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"Of course, everything is relative, but in terms of sound and comfort, these make me content for a very nice price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The audio quality was amazing but the cups on the ears are terribly made."
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"Would be 5 stars if not for the built quality, I guess they had to make some compromises to bring you quality sound at such a low price"
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"My only complaint is that the built quality is a little cheap."
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"The sound quality is not only excellent for the price, but excellent in general when compared with all headphones."
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"A lot of people say this cans have terrible build quality."
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"I tried them on when I got them and the sound quality was very good."
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"Really good sound quality and pretty comfortable."
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"Very good quality headphones."
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"First off let's get one thing clear: The sound quality on these is stellar."
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"Spectacular quality in sound."
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Range

Range:
"They may not be the best headphones ever but for less than $100, these range in the top contenders."
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"Frankly, I found these headphones fairly lifeless, muddy in the mid range for pop rock classical music, vocals and video dialogue were indistinct, but otherwise full range yet giving a compressed [dull, dead] sound stage compared to my audiophile quality Sony Studio Monitor Series MDR-XD400 headphones which are superior to the Live!"
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"In terms of sound quality, it's pretty damn good (for its price) at the different ranges, but I believe it could use a bit more power in the mid range."
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"Overall, I would recommend these headphones for anyone who has $100-$200 to spend, as these are definitely the best you'll find in that range."
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"The sound is incredible for the price range, and I've found them very comfortable even after wearing them for a few hours."
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"Overall, I'd recommend these over just about anything else in the price range."
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"These are by far the best sounding cans in the sub-$200 range (or possibly more expensive ones)."
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Size

Size:
"Only complaint i have is that the earcups are a little too small."
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"Beware for the people with small heads since I do not need to extend it at all to fit my medium sized head.3- These headphones are closed."
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"Held together with a small piece of plastic which is easily breakable."
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"Good sound but to small for my ears."
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"Some people criticise its size but for me, it is really good (I am 30 years old man with medium size head and ears).If I compare Aurvana with headphones which have same price and quality, I can give 4 stars."
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"Very comfortable (for small ears), the ear pads are extreamly comfy."
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Sound

Sound:
"These headphones, when I first got them, didn't sound that great for the price."
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"Would be 5 stars if not for the built quality, I guess they had to make some compromises to bring you quality sound at such a low price"
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"- Sound isolation is not good, which means you can still notice outside sound and people may be able to hear what you are listening to."
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"However, that comfort comes with a price as the acoustic seal isn't perfect so sound does leak through."
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"Does let a bit of sound in on quieter songs but really hardly a problem."
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"When listening to music, the sound is articulate and very well defined without being busy or shrill."
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"I love these, the sound is awesome!"
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"I tried them on when I got them and the sound quality was very good."
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"The sound on these are pretty awesome, price is amazing and I really do enjoy them way more than I originally did now that I have a little bit more experience with audiophile headphones..I WOULD recommend these headphones for music and gaming ***original review starts now** If you love great sound from the cheapest feeling plastic you have ever felt."
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Value

Value:
"I would buy these happily for $100 and if the build quality was excellent, I would rate their value at $150-200 (if not more)."
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"Great value."
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"Sound quality for value is fantastic."
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"Best value entry level audiophile headphones."
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"But great value non-the less"
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Weight

Weight:
"I'm not much of an audiophile (yet), but here are my 2 cents anyway:Pros- Sound quality (very clear with decent bass; does not sound as good as the Sony MDR-V6)- Light-weight (some might say this lends a cheap feeling, but it definitely helps if- StylishCons- Plastic build"
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"Very comfortable and light weight."
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"They're also very comfortable due to their lightweight structure and pleather headband structure."
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"On the plus side, they're very lightweight and comfortable to wear for longer periods."
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"The cans swivel smoothly, the band is flexible with enough inside padding, and overall has a decent weight."
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"great design, light weight, great sound...these headphones are more for music i would say but i got them to sound pretty good in games"
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