Our Verdict Stylish and expensive looking, these buds sound smooth but lack some drive For Smooth sound comfortable Against Lack some attack and punch Reviewed on 17th December 2010 These are stylish and expensive looking earphones, thanks to premium materials and a very compact enclosure. Make sure you experiment with the different buds; the ones that came pre-attached were too small for our ears, creating a weak seal and thin sound as a result. Find a good fit, though, and you get a sound that's smooth, tonally balanced and enjoyable. There's something of a lack of attack and punch, but at least they never sound harsh. There's an iPhone and Blackberry-compatible remote on the cable, too, plus ear clips in the box that secure the ‘phones and reduce cable noise. More after the break See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones Remix Remote V-moda Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.