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Almost perfectPosted by Dave from Paris, France on 2011-07-20
Posted on Woodees iESW100L 24K Blues
Recommend Product: No
Pros: Everything except...
Cons: sound below 100Hz and cord broke after 3 months
I had the DENON AH-C560R for my iphone, but the plastic cable broke in several places. These headsets are very identical sound-wise but the cable is not plastic, it looks way more durable. However it also broke very quickly. I like the fact that the mic is close to the mouth and the cable doesn't make noise unlike the Denon.
Besides the cord, the one problem here is the bass. Overall the sound is similar to the Denon, I would even say more detailed. However the bass (below 100Hz) is a little too massive and lacks details. The Denon has better bass, clearer and deeper.
I tried using the "reduced bass" equalizer setting on the iphone but then it lacks essential bass...
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Very good valuePosted by revchrisesq from Rutherfordton, NC on 2011-03-01
Posted on Woodees iESW100L 24K Blues
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Very warm. Lots of bass. Large dynamic range
Cons: Not the crispness of etymotics
I bought these for my new Verizon iPhone4 strictly on the recommendations of Josh H. of HeadRoom. I'd been pleased with their prior recommendations over the years, from Sennheiser PX100 to the Etymotic ER6i and the Grado SR-60. Josh wrote that these were his "best sound for the money" ear canal phone and mic combos. I'd been thinking about getting the Etymotics. Anyway here's my take: These are very warm, lots of bass. They sound very good. They are very different from the Etymotic 6i sound. The Ety sound is much crisper and more detailed. The negative of that is a very accurate but weaker bass and a somewhat sterile overall sound. But I loved my Ety 6i until 18 months after I bought them they turned up lost or stolen.
Anyway my opinion: If you like Aerosmith, you're going to love these headphones. If you like orchestral music, you'd probably prefer the crisper detail of the Etymotics. I've listened thus far to classical, Black Gospel, Hard Rock and overall a "very enjoyable" headphone,
The isolation is good but nothing like the -30 db isolation of properly inserted Etymotics.
If you want punch, warmth, rock, then go with these. They really and truly come into their own in listening to male vocals. Chris Rice's Hymns and James Taylor, as examples, are a real joy through these headphones.
If you want extreme detail, go with Etymotics.
PS. I've listened to these ear canal phones for a few days now and just thought I'd add some additional comments:
1. These phones age, warm up, get better faster and more dramatically than other phones I've had, which include Grado's, Sennheiser's, Etymotics', AKG, Koss. The second and third day into these headphones, they kept sounding noticeably better.
2. Imagine if you will a three way speaker system. These midranges are incredible and are the "strength" of the system. John Denver, James Taylor, Chris Rice, Jackson Brown, Carol King sound so golden, so warm and comfortable. Or acoustic guitar. Or chamber music. Any type of music in which the midrange is prominent, these headphones simply excel. I could listen, and have, for hours tirelessly to this type of music.
3. On the other hand if the music was much more dynamic and full spectrum: James Bond theme songs, full orchestral pieces, I'd likely prefer the sound of the Etymotic ER 6i's I had for its detailed top end sound, and crisper detailed low end.
4. If I listened a lot on a subway or plane, I'd much prefer the isolation of Etymotics. If I wanted to hear the a car honk its horn or somebody start to speak to me, I'd much prefer these Woodees.
But these are excellent value phones and I'm not returning them.
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