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Whatever else I end up saying about these i-Mego headphones I got sent, they’re ridiculously pretty and so comfortable.
The pair of over the ear headphones I received were the Gold Retro Infinity over ear headphones. Here are my thoughts:
Easily adjustable to fit my head, I plugged these into my iPhone for the first test - modern music downloaded through iTunes. I’ve listened to a lot of Kal Lavelle lately, so I decided to play through her Shivers 5 Track EP beginning at Disaster. The scope of sound is very clear. The bass is prominent without being a distraction. You can hear the air from the studio as she sings her acapella piece, the piano, the building of sounds from the very quiet to the louder, and her vocals strongly mixed together.
Gypsy Blood features harmonies in both ears, which are both definite. The surround feel has a great range, and instruments are crisp and clear.
I switched from Kal Lavelle’s folksy gorgeous voice to MUSE - Thoughts of a Dying Athiest and Hyper Chondriac Music - the first being a thick guitar riff filled up tempo rock song, the latter being an acoustic rendition of one of their louder songs, with a huge dynamic between panning sound and underlying gritty bass. The backing harmonies and ghostly echoes feel very much like they’re happening behind you, the rest of the sound coming from inside. Maps of the Problematique’s beginning growls as it grows, the piano’s sustain is perfectly delivered and the drums do nothing to disturb from the underlying instruments. Its certainly like listening to some of these songs for the first time once more. You notice little areas of reverb and double layering on songs.
On a live acoustic version of Sunburn by Muse, a lot of static was apparent - whether this is a low quality audio or the distortion’s too high for the kickdrum and microphone, I’m unsure, but sometimes increased clarity isn’t always a good thing.
Aesthetics - there’s a lot of choice, and the pair I have are gorgeous.
Comfort - the over ear padding is very soft, as is the joint between ears. It rests without squeezing and after three hours still does not hurt my ears or show signs that it will.
Sound - Not totally noise cancelling as I can hear conversations around me, even at a loud volume, but pretty good still. Music sounds good with lows and highs well represented. Those sat around me can’t hear the music.
Durability - Lightweight, sturdy feel, with a good reinforcement on the wire by the jack. I’d need to use them for longer to really test but at the moment definitely feels sturdy.
Price - These range, online, from £35 for a white pair on Amazon and Play to around £65 for the Gold design. There are a lot of designs available on the i-Mego website, from in ear buds, to the over ear pair pictured. I feel they are good value for money.
Personal recommendation - throw in Michael Jackson’s greatest hits and bound around a room with these on. Forget your worries, your riots, your troubles and just dance. I would recommend these. RRP is $100 and they are available through Amazon, Play (£50) Gold’s are £65 and many other sites.