Recently I was browsing through a FYE store, and I found what looked like a stunning pair of headphones for the amazingly low price of 12 dollars. They’re huge… they look like super-powerful, noise-canceling headphones. They’ve got a volume control for each ear and a very adjustable bridge between the speakers. The headphones also have of of those sleek, “golden” connections. Needless to say, I was excited and bought them almost immediately. I rushed home and popped them into my mp3 player, and was immediately disappointed. The bass sounded like it was almost suffering. What do I mean by this? Imagine when someone drives by your house at 3 am, and they have obnoxious music playing as loud as they possibly can. Do you know that sound? The sound that sounds like the car is dying a little bit at a time because of that bass? It will remind you of that. The speakers just can’t quite handle how much the headphones want to crank out volume, and it simply doesn’t work.
Speaking of volume, there isn’t much of any. I cranked the mp3 player up as high as it would go, (which would be literally painful, if using any other headphones I own) and yet it still simply was not very loud. The exterior is very confusing. One look and you would assume that the headphones were a powerhouse, and yet upon further inspection, they’re nothing of the sort.
I suppose if I had much at all good to say about these headphones it would be that they are very comfortable, which is important to me. Some headphones are incredible performance-wise, and yet very, very uncomfortable. (An example of this is the SkullCandy brand headphones, but that is a review for another time!) Also, the volume control on each ear can come in a lot of handy. It’s proven itself useful when I play video games on the computer. The dual volume control allows me to hear the game, and yet hear what is happening around me, just in case the phone rings or something around the house needs my attention.
So, yes, these headphones were very cheap, but in my opinion, even cheap isn’t quite worth it. The Coby CV320 headphones simply feel like a giant lie. I’m being very serious when I say I think the product’s exterior tricks the victim into purchasing it, only to be upset and confused as to why it so poorly stands up to its image.
If you are considering the purchase of these headphones, all I have to say is, think twice! You may not know what you are getting into.