Our Verdict A cheap-feeling design that lacks some refinement For Smaller design Against Cheap feel lack refinement soft sound separate battery box Reviewed on 22nd February 2010 Look at the Vivanco website and you'll see the company turns its hand to an inordinate range of products, including chargers, cables, and no shortage of headphones. The 27100 cans are unusual in that the battery sits in a separate power box on the cable. While this means these on-ear headphones are smaller, it adds bulk when using them. The design feels distinctly budget, and they sound it too, with soft bass, little punch and a general lack of refinement. See all our headphone Best Buys More after the break Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headphones Vivanco 27100 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.