The AudioFly AF45 headphones are cheap in price headphones affordable to the general public. These headphones are great sounding for the money and are probably one of the biggest bangs for the buck. The headphones are available from Audiofly for around $60 for the headphones without a mic or around $70 for headphones that have a mic, the mic is useful for using the headphones as a “headset” for your phone. Let’s see if these headphones are for you.
These headphones actually surprised me in it’s design. These headphones have a great attention to detail. First off, the plug that goes into the headphone jack has a nice rubber feel to it and it is easily grippable to pull out the headphones from the headphone jack. The cord of the headphones is made of a nice-to-the-touch material. The headphone jack has a nice gold plating, not only making it look good but also increasing it’s sound quality. The headphones aren’t all black however, or at least the ones I received. The headphones have a hint of some color in it. The color is featured on the cord, on the play/pause button on the cord and on the headphones themselves. The hint of color almost gives it some sort of a personality to fit you. The earbud itself has great detail as well. There is the tiny logo on the back of them, surrounded by a grill that helps improve the sound of the headphones. Going out to the bud that actually goes in the ear itself, the headphone is a certain color, whatever color you chose at checkout. Aesthetically, these are great earphones.
When I tried these consumer-level headphones, I was surprised by the power it has. It has a lot of sound and it really sounds great. It probably has the best sound out of any consumer headphones I have seen. It does show a bit of an emphasis on the bass and less on the mid level but I didn’t think it detracted from the overall sound. The mic feature is way cool when using these headphones with the iPhone since I can listen to music, take a call with the headphones still in and then go back to listening to music when I hang up. In addition, when using the mic, I noticed no wire sound when talking to the other person. Another cool feature is the play/pause button. More and more headphones are including this and it really is a neat, handy feature. I would wish for volume changing capabilities but that might be asking for too much since some more expensive headphones don’t include it. A few negatives I could think of is it’s lack of comfortable buds. The stock buds were either too big or too small for my ears. I had to take the headphones off because of it. Fortunately for you, buds can be picked up very cheaply. When you find the right sized buds, they are very comfortable in your ears. In addition, there is no clear indicator of which earbud is left and which is right. The only indiction I saw was the L inside the left earbud. The right also has Braille-like texture on it to signify it is the right. I think that there should be letters on the buds (not in the buds) that clearly state L or R. However, other than that, I see no flaws in these headphones. In fact, one could say that these are probably some of the best consumer-level headphones on the market in the price range.
-Attentive to detail
-Mic included on the slightly more expensive model
-Button to play and pause
-Stock buds too small or big for ears, use your own
-No clear left or right bud indicators
Ways to improve
A couple of things that this company can do to improve is to add medium sized buds to their package and to add letters on the buds to indicate left and right.
This down under company has done a great job in making high-quality consumer-level cheap-in-price-only headphones. I would highly recommend these headphones to any one who wants to buy headphones that look great and sound great for a great price. I give these headphones 4 and a half stars since I do not think people should have to buy more plugs since the ones provided hurt your ears. Of course, it’s not a major flaw and these are great headphones so 4 and a half stars it is. Great job AudioFly.
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