Top critical review
Good sound, bad fit and feel.
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020
I'm simple really. These headphones have a good V shaped sound. I looked up the frequency response on rtings.com as well. Bass was soild and treble seems good but not too bright. Middle frequencies didn't seem recessed even with pronounced Bass and highs. I'd say they sounded pretty good for $60. In that group (budget) of over the ear headphones, they sounded above average. But you could tell it wasn't stellar, and that's fine for $60. I was happy with the sound.
However, I returned them. Why? It's simple really.
1. Clamp force is weak. Instantly upon putting them on my head I felt a sagging feeling. Weight was hanging down in the ears. This was because the clamp force combined with the dimensions. Slight head movements and they slip around or off your head. I was unable to tighten the head clamp either! It was fully closed so I could not tighten the fit. My head is above average large too! Always has been. So the fit and sizing of the head band is just way to big. Not doable.
2. Within minutes my ears were hot. The memory foam pads are comfy but way to warm. These headphones use actual memory foam. They get hot, just like all memory foam products. Other workable foams are available Anker. Why use something that makes your ears feel like they are in a heater? Not doable.
Anker came close with the sound but fit and feel is off. It's a shame really.
I'm not willing to put up with B+ sound for a set of headphones that hang heavy on my ears, slip with causual movements and heat up my ears like little heat packs.
Three stars is being generous just because they sound decent. But it's kind of embarrassing how the other mistakes were made with the design of these that could have been prevented.
I guess that well rounded budget over the ear headphone is still a myth because Anker fulfilled the stereotype here.
Not well executed.
Close, but no cigar.