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California Headphone Co Silverado Premium Over Ear Stereo Headphones w- Detachable Cable by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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California Headphone Co Silverado Premium Over Ear Stereo Headphones w/ Detachable Cable
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 245 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 4.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Listening5.0   above average
Audio4.6   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Metal4.5   above average
Sound4.3   average
Headphone4.2   average
Music4.2   average
Price4.1   below average
Comfortable3.8   below average
Cable2.8   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"Especially considering how weird the cord is, with two audio in jacks, both being stereo."
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"I also did some mixing of audio projects with them and found them to be accurate enough to rely on in a pro audio setting... tracking or mixing."
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"They do have an audio splitter built into the actual cable which is pretty cool."
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"They are durable, long lasting, amazing audio quality and they are amazingly comfortable!"
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"I expected the flat frequency response to be faithful, much as I would find on an Audio Technica ATH-M30, but, no, the Silverado was erratic and wavering, with the mids and highs behaving like the ebb of the tide, coming in and out of the soundscape."
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Cable

Cable:
"still using these, a year later, fantastic sound, But a very very very cheap quality cable, that isn't easy to find replace."
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"However, there is one problem with its original duo-jack detachable cord: Every cord comes with a integrated earphone splitter, and this is annoying to me (I can't tell if other people have the same feelings as I do)."
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"I bought these headphones for my daughter in February and by April the cord was broken."
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"It's a special cord that I haven't been able to find anywhere so right now the headphones are useless."
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"Especially considering how weird the cord is, with two audio in jacks, both being stereo."
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"The cord broke and these cans are now useless."
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"There are braided cables going into each headphone and there's a jack for a second individual to plug into your headphones on your own headphone cable, which I thought was pretty nifty."
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"G. O. N. E. This means that when your cord goes bad (Which it will, it's pretty poorly made), You'll be out of luck for a replacement."
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"They also have a nicer cord than the MDR-7506's, (which includes a very handy share-the-music inline jack!"
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"The cable construction is very nice despite some negative reviews, and no doubt contributes to the sound reproduction."
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"The cord is well braided and connects into each ear piece."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The cord never tangles, great storage case, BIG & COMFORTABLE, and SOUNDS GREAT."
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"I recently used these on a 4 hour flight and not did they sound perfect they also were very comfortable! "
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"Can not find a good position for comfort ."
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"My only real complaint about them is the comfort."
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"They are definitely more comfortable for me, but they just don't sound as good."
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"These are not lightweight headphones that you forget are on your head, but the comfort level does not suffer terribly from the increased weight, and I would argue that the quality of construction outweighs the compromises made to comfort."
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"They sound amazing and are comfortable to wear."
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"They are good at noise cancelling and quite comfortable."
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"Beautifully designed and built, excellent overall sound, and very comfortable even with my massive melonhead (7-7 8 hat)."
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"Ear cups could be a little bigger but are pretty comfortable."
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Fit

Fit:
"I like the headphones like that they feel durable look nice and fit good sound is descent not great but for 50 dollars you can't complain"
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"Not bad set of headphones, I have a huge head and this is one of the few over the ear phones that actually adjusted well and fit over my dumbo ears."
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"The cable itself looks very good and fits with the design quite well."
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"They are balanced well to fit comfortably over the ear for many hours."
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"They don't fit my head that well but I wouldn't call them uncomfortable."
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"They fit my head great and cover my ears well....blocks out a lot of noise but not all."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Sonically, they are far from perfect, and I would argue that the full $200 dollar retail price these headphones, while still appealing, causes the Silverado's to lose a little bit of their flair, but the Silverado's are simply not a super accurate hifi headphones nor are they trying to be."
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"Moreover, I can't find any third-party made nice looking headphone cord that is compatible with this headphone (Either cheap looking, or not compatible)."
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"I bought these headphones for my daughter in February and by April the cord was broken."
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"It's a special cord that I haven't been able to find anywhere so right now the headphones are useless."
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"the only downside is that the wire isn't built directly into the headphone, you plug it in, so the extender piece makes the wire brush my shoulders whenever i turn my head."
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"They only drawback is the headphones and jacks are not labeled right and left."
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"The best headphones ever."
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"Good headphones, I've had them for a year now without issue."
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"In terms of build quality alone, these are among some of the most ridiculously overbuilt, durable headphones I have ever used."
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"The California Headphone Company (CHC) Silverado over ear headphones represent a breath of fresh air, an extremely well built, extremely inexpensive headphone that doesn't break the bank while simultaneously performing far beyond their respective price point."
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"These are not lightweight headphones that you forget are on your head, but the comfort level does not suffer terribly from the increased weight, and I would argue that the quality of construction outweighs the compromises made to comfort."
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Listening

Listening:
"Only 30 bucks, and they sound great for listening to rock music, they really do bring the vocal up front in the sound stage, which I was skeptical of, but it somehow does it without the music sounding EQ'ed in the midrange."
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"After a few weeks of critical listening and burn-in I have to say these really are fantastic headphones, even at $200-$300."
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"I'm using them with a 70's vintage receiver listening to vinyl and CDs, they sound pretty good to me."
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"The bass is good and not over bearing and the dubstep I was listening to in no way suffered in drop quality."
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"If my main activity is listening to music, these are the next best thing to a live performance."
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Metal

Metal:
"Lifting them up I was a little confused, they where so light; after all, they where made of metal."
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"Only complaint: within a week of receiving these, the metal jacket for the 3.5mm jack slid off when I went to plug it in."
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"Nice metal components keeping things together."
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"the sound quality is outstanding, they completely cover your ears, and they're made of metal so they don't feel flimsy at all and are unlikely to break."
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"On a stylistic note, I love the metal and leather construction."
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"Nice leather and solid metal."
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"I honestly can't see how they are making their money back on this product with the great sound quality from the 40mm drivers, to the excellent build quality with mostly metal and leather used."
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Music

Music:
"However, if you are an audiophile, or a music producer, there are not good for mixing tracking etc of course, so dont expect that."
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"I run this through the Fiio E10K, which is a solid if not spectacular headphone amp DAC, and I'm hearing my music in a whole new way."
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"The only thing is that if you want to listen to any electronic music it won't sound as good as on other headsets."
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"I have to crank the sound up to 65-70% to really hear nothing but the music, which is very fatiguing and a little painful with the sharp and clear highs."
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"Due to the high treble it would be hard to listen to loud music imo :) However, these are crystal clear and you will hear sounds that you may not have heard before."
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"It is great to finally hear everything I have been missing, even out of compressed iTunes music."
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"While CHC markets the Silverado's as being designed for vocal, acoustic and guitar heavy music genres, the CHC's perform very well with almost all genres."
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"I know they marketed these headphones towards a specific niche, the country and rock music fans, however I've found these are great for nearly everything, especially gaming where I get incredible detail without sacrificing deep and rich bass."
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"Only 30 bucks, and they sound great for listening to rock music, they really do bring the vocal up front in the sound stage, which I was skeptical of, but it somehow does it without the music sounding EQ'ed in the midrange."
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"These headphones are great for the casual, non-critical music listener."
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"I listen to all kinds of music and overall it has a clear and crisp sound good highs' lows and mids in my opinion."
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Noise

Noise:
"I found the sound of these mediocre considering all the noise being made about this model."
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"The closed ear cups isolate background noise very well."
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"They are good at noise cancelling and quite comfortable."
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"Bass is very punchy and the noise cancellation is nice, I'd that's your thing, you'll probably like these."
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"Pros- great sound, great build quality, great retro style, great noise isolation and they are comfortableCons- braided cord does cause some noise, might clamp down too hard on big heads"
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"They fit my head great and cover my ears well....blocks out a lot of noise but not all."
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Price

Price:
"The cable is also a Y design and plugs into each ear cup, and while I wish that CHC had opted for a single cable that plugged into just the left ear cup, the ridiculously low price of the Silverado's pretty much invalidates my complaint."
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"still using these, a year later, fantastic sound, But a very very very cheap quality cable, that isn't easy to find replace."
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"Moreover, I can't find any third-party made nice looking headphone cord that is compatible with this headphone (Either cheap looking, or not compatible)."
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"He thought the price of $159 plus S&H; was excessive, however, but loved them so much he did not want me to return them to look for a better price."
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"Glad these are on sale, at full price, I would be very disappointed."
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"The only complaint is that they are a significantly large headphones but for the price I would buy 5 of these before I buy one pair of Beats."
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"They sound great and I got them for a really nice price."
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"I have not confirmed this however, and I will need to complete more research in order to provide a definitive answer)For $50 dollars, the CHC's absolutely provide some of the best sound reproduction for the price."
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"In conclusion, the CHC Silverado's (at the $50 dollar price point) are absolutely some of the best over ear headphones you can buy."
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"The California Headphone Company (CHC) Silverado over ear headphones represent a breath of fresh air, an extremely well built, extremely inexpensive headphone that doesn't break the bank while simultaneously performing far beyond their respective price point."
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"The cable is also a Y design and plugs into each ear cup, and while I wish that CHC had opted for a single cable that plugged into just the left ear cup, the ridiculously low price of the Silverado's pretty much invalidates my complaint."
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Quality

Quality:
"still using these, a year later, fantastic sound, But a very very very cheap quality cable, that isn't easy to find replace."
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"great sound quality but they broke after 1 year of normal use."
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"The sound quality is acceptable but not phenomenal and they are also large enough that sometimes I am able to see them in my peripheral vision, which is super irritating."
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"The sound quality is okay but not the very best."
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"Build quality isn't very good though (terrible cable) so they wouldn't be a product I would endorse."
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"The sound quality is good, but not great."
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"They've got a really good build quality as well and I expect them to last a long time."
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"In terms of build quality alone, these are among some of the most ridiculously overbuilt, durable headphones I have ever used."
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"The cable construction itself is relatively average, it is braided which I actually tend to dislike (as the rubbing action of the cable against a surface can cause noise to be heard in the headphones) and although the CHC's are not plagued by this problem, I wish that they had chosen to just use a high quality rubberized cable."
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"These are not lightweight headphones that you forget are on your head, but the comfort level does not suffer terribly from the increased weight, and I would argue that the quality of construction outweighs the compromises made to comfort."
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"however, the quality issues with these things is pretty bad."
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Sound

Sound:
"still using these, a year later, fantastic sound, But a very very very cheap quality cable, that isn't easy to find replace."
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"great sound quality but they broke after 1 year of normal use."
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"Now they have an annoying crackling sound in both the speakers."
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"The cord never tangles, great storage case, BIG & COMFORTABLE, and SOUNDS GREAT."
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"The cable construction is very nice despite some negative reviews, and no doubt contributes to the sound reproduction."
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"I found the sound of these mediocre considering all the noise being made about this model."
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"They sound great and I got them for a really nice price."
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"I have not confirmed this however, and I will need to complete more research in order to provide a definitive answer)For $50 dollars, the CHC's absolutely provide some of the best sound reproduction for the price."
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"im not much of an audiophile, but i think they sound great."
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"Great sound."
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"They sound amazing and are comfortable to wear."
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