Our Verdict 
Compared to rivals, these buds lack verve
Crisp, coherent, detailed
Strident treble, lack of verve and punch
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In a striking metallic blue finish these buds are redolent of a 1974 Cortina MkIII, although we liked them enough to give them five stars in October last year.

Time has not been kind though, and whilst the well-built 200s are crisp, detailed and cohesive, the strident treble and lack of verve compared to others at this price mean they lose two stars here