Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones Review

Last week I received a pair of Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones for $14.99. I picked them up during the Woot Off a few weeks ago because they were going for the same price I've seen at Buy.com. I've seen them listed from $24.99-79.99 elsewhere.

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Boy am I disappointed with these headphones. Let's start with the specs.

From Woot.com:

Warranty: 1 Year Everglide

Features:

  • Ultra-Light Membrane for instantaneous audio response
  • Designed For Comfort And Extended Wear
  • Optimum noise isolation
  • Over-sized circumaural leather muffs to reduce ambient noise
  • Protective carrying bag included
  • Great for gaming or music

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz
  • Transducer: Dynamic
  • Nominal Impedence: 16 ohm
  • Max Sound Pressure (SPL): 102dB
  • Max Power Rating: 100mW
  • 3.5mm stereo plug for headphones
  • Headphone cable length: 3.1m
  • Weight: 360g
In the Box:
  • Everglide S-500 Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Storage Bag


    I do like the storage bag and the microphone. The clip on mic works perfectly, produces an excellent sound, and I haven't had any problems with it.

    The headphones on the other hand aren't what I was hoping for. Thank goodness I only payed $14.99 for these, or I would be extremely unhappy. The sound quality is much less than I expected. In fact the cheap $5 off brand headphones I purchased from Walmart produce a much better quality. There's also a great deal of noise and crackling coming through these headphones that shouldn't be there. They definitely produce a poor sound quality, especially when it comes to music.

    Another issue is the construction and materials. At first I thought these headphones looked like they were constructed pretty well and with good materials that would hold up to usage. Boy was I wrong. I used the headphone for about 2 hours to watch a movie. Hubby then used them today for about an hour to listen to music.

    After 3 hours of use the cheap leather on the headband is already cracking.

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    I'm seriously disappointed with that, and I'm considering returning these to Woot just because of the leather. If it cracks after 3 hours of use, what are these headphones going to look like after a week of use?

    If you're considering the Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones let me suggest that you spend a little more and choose something better. You won't be impressed with these at all. I should have saved my cash on these and used it to go ahead and pay more off my auto insurance this month.

    2 comments:

    Marky said...

    Thanks for taking time to review these, your review is clear and helpful. Woot has these headphones up again. You saved me $15!

    Jenn said...

    You're very welcome! I do need to take an updated photo to show what these look like now. I didn't return them and instead decided to keep them as backups, but now the leather is completely gone from the head band. It actually looks horrible.