Headphones come in so many different varieties that it’s hard to decide which kind to buy. Do you want great quality sound? Does the material matter? Are they easy to use? Portable? Bulky? Eventually I said screw it, and starting using whatever is available.
Now, after getting my hands on Tier1’s Full Metal Jacket earbuds (FMJ’s) I started questioning life itself: why have I been using sub par quality headphones? I scrounged up all the headphones I have and did some comparing and found out I really do prefer the FMJ’s and here is why.
- The earbuds themselves come in a magazine shaped carrying case, which is pretty neat if you’re into that sort of thing, but more than a gimmick, it’s actually a very good storage case to keep your earbuds untangled.
- The cord is covered in plastic which I feel made them harder to tangle and easier to untangle.
- The earbuds and jack are made of machined metal making them pretty sturdy and allowing for less interference.
I really liked the audio. The quality was much better than any of the other headphones I own. I believe the machined metal truly did help the audio quality and the fact that they are in ear helped cancel out ambient noise. The in-line mic also captures your voice crisply and clearly and can be used on your mobile device or your controller. The only thing I did not like completely about these earbuds was the plastic covered wires, after being in the carrying case for a while they start to take on the shape so when you remove them they like to twist and bend. If you like straight wires then don’t use the carrying case. Overall, for the price of $29.99, I definitely recommend these earbuds.
If you are interested in getting your own pair, you can find them here.