Memorex WR100 review

These headphones from the re-activated Memorex brand might cost peanuts, but you'd still be better off spending your money elsewhere Tested at £17.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Even at this money, the WR100s are poor headphones – spend your money elsewhere…


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    can you tell we’re desperate?


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    Frustrating, uncomfortable fit

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    devoid of detail

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    thin, lifeless presentation with a serious lack of substance

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Memorex now has a wide range of home entertainment and portable electronics at its disposal, ranging from Blu-ray players to in-ear headphones, such as the WR100s.

Exercise lovers might appreciate the rubberised, splash-resistant finish on these in-ears, but you'll struggle to find any more positives.

The flexible blue arms give an uncomfortable, insecure fit and the earpiece pops out at the slightest provocation.

They might be splash-resistant but the sound is splashy and insubstantial, lacking detail across the board. Yes, the WR100s cost peanuts, but only monkeys would hand over their money.

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