I purchased a pair of a couple of years ago and thought I would do a brief review on what I think of them.
I've had a quick look at the Currys website which is where I got mine from and they seem to have reduced dramatically in price. The dearest ones I can find are around £299, I think I paid around £329 for mine.
My set of BEATS headphone and not folding like some of the other models but as far as I can tell there's not a massive difference between the range.
These headphones are absolutely superb when it comes to noise canceling. If you don't know what noise canceling means then basically it just means how much surrounding noise the headphones block out. Obviously the more outside noise they block out the better your music experience will be. It also means that you don't need to have the volume as high as you would do with headphones that let the surrounding noise in. So when it comes to damaging your hearing it's much better to go for much better quality headphones that allow you to listen to the music at a sensible level but still eliminate unwanted noise.
Headphones are very comfortable to wear, they are not too tight and not too heavy. I don't think they are the sort of headphones that would be suitable for jogging if I was to be honest. Also, I'm not sure it's a good idea to walk along public roads and pathways wearing these type of headphones because you just can't hear noises around you which could actually be dangerous. Anyway, I'm afraid I always find in a little bit ridiculous when I see people walking along the street wearing a great big pair of headphones. I tend to use my headphones during the summertime when I'm sitting outside chilling out in the sun.
Pairing these headphones with your Bluetooth device is extremely easy and only takes minutes or so. I have several Bluetooth devices including an iPhone, Samsung tablet, Bluetooth USB stick and also Bluetooth on the stereo in my van. These headphones have no problem pairing with all these devices and they would always remember the headphones when you switch back on at a later date.
The quality of the sound is superb, but that's what you would expect from a pair of BEATS studio headphones. You may find a difference in volume depending on what device you are listening to. For instance, your iPhone may produce a much louder volume than a Bluetooth USB stick plugged into your PC. But that's very much based on my own experience. I don't have music blaring through the headphones so I always found the volume absolutely perfect and probably had scope to switch them up a lot more if I wanted to. However, I do value my hearing so the volume is always kept at a safe level for my eardrums.
The headphones are very very expensive, you'll be paying over £200 up to nearly £300 for a set of these headphones. I suppose it really depends on how much you love your music to how much you are willing to pay. I've had cheap headphones before and you can tell the difference so I certainly didn't mind spending the extra money to get this kind of quality.
The headphones come with a USB cable which plugs into your PC or laptop in order to charge. I haven't tested how long battery life is but they seem to store energy for quite a long time. The headphones have a little button which doubles at as a power and pairing button. Pairing the headphones with your device is very simple. Make sure that you first enable Bluetooth on your mobile phone or device and then just keep the little button on the headphones pressed in for a couple of seconds and the headphones will go into search mode. If you then look at your mobile phone you should then see the headphones appear. If you use several different types of Bluetooth attachments then the headphones will appear within this list. You simply select the headphones and if everything works properly the two will connect to each other and you are away.
I can't really speak for other disabled people in my position as to whether or not you will find these easy to put on by yourself. I deliberately chose a set of headphones that didn't fold by themselves because these can be an absolute pain when you are trying to put them on without having any finger movement. I literally hold the headphones on either side and then plonk them over the top of my head and then adjust them until they fit comfortably. The headband of the headphones will extend each side slightly to accommodate people like me who have massive medicine ball heads. What I would probably say is if you've got a tiny weenie little head then these headphones may be a bit big and heavy.
I live on the south-west coast of England in a small town called Brixham. I been confined to a wheelchair 1986 after breaking my neck in a swimming pool accident. Computers are my saviour and I spend most days doing one thing or another on my PC. Other interests I have include angling and amateur radio. I also run a website and forum dedicated to looking after and caring for the Oscar fish cichlid