Pros - Sound was great. I think it's one of the best sound quality for its price. Bass was really satisfying but don't expect it to blow your ears off. High/Mids were good. Overall, sound felt natural.
- Sound isolation was also great. Playing songs in a loud
Cons - Design didn't really stand out from the rest; it's a more simplistic design than anything else.
- Wires weren't immune from tangling. It also felt like you could pull off the wire from the ear piece easily. Rubbing it would make a rubbing sound while li
Summary These earphones had great sound quality which was possible with the exceptional sound isolation.For some reason, the pros and cons were cut off. Continuation:
I was given three things included with the earphones:
- Earbuds which had enough size difference to satisfy most of us.
- Cord extension which kept the plug of the SHE9700 from getting stuffed inside my pocket and getting bent. Did I mention that the female (innie) plug of the cord extension was gold plated, as well as the two male (outie) plugs? That's impressive.
- High quality case that gives SHE9700 a greater bang for its buck.
It was also designed in a way where the wires leading to the right ear piece was longer than the left. This is so that the user can use it to rest on the back neck so temporarily removing it will not give you the hassle of holding it with your hands. The average user probably doesn't know that nor would like to do that.
UNFORTUNATELY, my SHE9700 broke when the right ear piece started to get funky with the connection of the wire. I actually bought the SHE9700 again and it ended up broken with the same reason and almost at the same time period. This tells me that there's a certain design flaw which makes the SHE9700 a ticking bomb. (Yeah, I know the analogy is sorta off)
If it wasn't for this, the SHE9700 would have been the perfect earphones of its price range. (If you can easily disregard the two other cons like I do.)
Maybe if I used the case and if I always removed the ear pieces off my ear properly, always, then it would last really long. But seeing as how most of us consumers aren't going to bring a case for something as small as this, its probably best to consider other earphones with greater durability, unless you have replacement warranty that lasts for 6 months or a hefty wallet.
Updated on Mar 30, 2011
- Sound isolation was also great. Playing songs in a loud volume removed most of the external sounds; a shout from the other side of the room would be a soft whisper.
- Cord extension gave it a sense of longevity.
- Good supply of earbuds.
- Gold plated plugs.
- Wires weren't immune from tangling. It also felt like you could pull off the wire from the ear piece easily. Rubbing it would make a rubbing sound while listening to music.
- It didn't last long.
Pros -Bought new for $20 shipped off eBay
-Deep in ear canal - great sound
-Great highs/mids, warm and clear
-AMAZING sound isolation from design
-comfortable and stays in ear with different size ear pieces
-slightly rubbery wires
Cons -annoying asymmetric wire design (one earpiece wire is longer than other, suppose to go behind head to the rear)
-slightly lacking in bass (still great for price)
-wire extremely short without included extender.
-no sound control built in on wire
Summary For the price, these are definitely one of the top headphones. These are a great step up from the standard headphones that come with MP3 players and iPod headphones, but as other reviews say, they aren't up to "audiophile" quality. still, it's good enough quality for over 90% of the population.
I'd say one of the best parts is the natural sound isolation from the design. I can barely even hear myself typing this with them on right now. Split wire design is very annoying, but you get use to it once you use it a bit. Having the wire behind the head is also nice because it keeps the headphones on your head more securely. .
Bottom line - get them!