Philips O'Neill The BEND headband headset SHO4205BB is rated
Rated 3 out of
Good Sound and features just not for me
First off I love the Philips O'Neil headphones and I really want them to continue the partnership. There are some great features with these headphones that make them compact, durable, and comfortable. There are pros and cons to these that some may love and some may not.
The sound is great. I love the no tangle cord and the bright blue color accents. The headphones easily adjust and can breakdown to be very compact to fit in my backpack. The new ear cushions are comfortable and I don't notice much sound quality difference.
The not for me:
While the easy breakdown is a plus, I much more prefer "The Stretch" style than these. Some things are minor but I know what I like. The cord end on these is an 'L' shape which when plugging into a device with a case makes it difficult to fit. I much prefer the straight adapter plug. The headband has zero cushion on top and without the 'Stretch' style comfort I am not a big fan of the headband itself. Even though the ear cushions can be adjusted for fit, I found that I just can't get it to fit where it feels as good as the other style.
These are good headphones but I still prefer the "Stretch" style the fit is much more comfortable, the adapter plug is straight, and they are still very durable.
Date published: 2012-09-09