The five people in our listening panel rate these headphones on how comfortable and adjustable they are, taking into account placing in or on ear, removing from ear, potential to accidentally fall out of ear and restrictiveness of the wire. We also consider how suitable the headphones are for left-handed users as well as those with weak grip, limited sight, limited hearing and colour-blindness.
Our testers rate the quality of the material used in construction and any areas of obvious concern. They also stress test the cables to replicate getting caught on arms or around the neck and to make sure they're strong enough, and perform a tangle assessment.
'Tested' means you ought to be able to find this in retailers. We check availability every time we test, which is about 3–4 times a year. 'Discontinued' means you may have trouble finding this product, however it may be available online locally or overseas. CHOICE publishes information on discontinued products as members have expressed interest in older models.