GX200 Headphones, Big Price Drop - £13.99 at Play.com
GX200 Headphones, Big Price Drop  - £13.99 at Play.com

GX200 Headphones, Big Price Drop - £13.99 at Play.com

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These headphones have been getting good reviews, were around the £50 mark, now can be had for about £25, and Play.com are selling them for £13.99, free postage as always. According to the gadget show, US Air Force helicopter pilots use them because they're such good noise isolators!

Gadget show clip: fwd.five.tv/gad…nes

Anyway, manufacturer blurb:

Goldring GX200 Earphones

The Goldring GX200 headphones are high quality intra-aural (in-ear) headphones for the most demanding ears on the move. Constructed from only the finest high quality materials these are perfect for the commute, travelling, the gym or on holiday, just plug into your iPod / MP3 Player or any portable audio device using the 3.5mm jack connector and enjoy.

The GX200's these are a fantastic addition to the Goldring headphone range. Stunning ergonomic design and superb sonic engineering combine to make the Goldring GX200 earphones a must have accessory.

The patented Comply canal tips (included with the GX200 earphones) constructed from memory foam, expand to create a comfortable seal within the ear. The tips are three times softer than skin and offer unprecedented levels of noise reduction and comfort. Escape the drone of background noise and enjoy your music in tranquility! Alternatively these phones are also supplied with soft silicone buds, in small, medium and large sizes - for optimum fit. The Goldring headphones boast a 1m cable and a stylish protective carry case.

When you compare the Goldring GX200 earphones you'll be amazed at the sheer quality of audio these produce. The What Hi-Fi? headphone review in October 2007 stated the GX-200s were "Bargain buds! ...open and enjoyable, with bags of bass to boot."

* Constructed from high quality materials which include satin plated die-cast zinc bodies and machined aluminium jack plug
* Triple method cable management system which allows the user to wear the earphones one of three ways; symmetric, asymmetric or necklace
* Flexible, high performance cable with OFC conductors & interference shielding
* 9mm drive units with neodymium magnets and titanium film diaphragms for extended bass and exceptional top-end performance
* Screw locking system ensures the tips cannot come off in the ear
* Ergonomically designed front ensures easy insertion of tip into the ear canal

Impedance 16 Ohms
Frequency Response 20 - 20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (1Vrms @ 1kHz) Sound Pressure Level (1Vrms @ 1kHz) 95dB
Cable length (left earpiece to jack) 1m
Connection 3.5mm stereo jack
Weight (with cable) 16g


Good find! Heat added...

Although for people with lower budget the deal extreme ones are brilliant for the price!


Great sound, Bass heavy though.. Personally I love that

6 comments on Play regarding poor build quality? I think I will stick with my EP-830's

Original Poster

Yeah, but external reviews say otherwise. And I've seen some really idiotic Play.com reviews. Such as the claim that CX500s were worse than stock iPod earbuds...:o

Hot for price, poor item, all unbiased reviews seem to be poor

I've got a pair of the blue ones. Build quality is pretty bad. Had them for about 2 months now and the wire connecting the left ear buds are starting to come off. Still working so I'm gonna wait until they completely stop working before I contact Goldring. Apparently their customer support is pretty decent.

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Hmm. How does the "adaptable" cable management work?

I thought these were a good deal, had them for 4 days and on eof the buds was dead, while the sound quality was good you can see where they saved the money in order to offer them so cheaply.

But hey for £13.99 I chalked it up to folly.

I got a pair of these free with a mag subscription to What Hi-Fi, so long as they are used with the foam buds they are excellent quality sound.

Mine did break but rang Goldring and they sent me a new pair in the post, no questions asked, all I did was pop the broken ones in a jiffy back to them

So thumbs up from me!

Thanks. I already have a pair of gx200 and have never had any issues with them. Also paid a hell of a lot more for them too! Have just bagged another pair so I can leave them at work.

I had a pair last time they were on offer from Play, but sent them back for a refund as they were so terrible. Bass heavy and poor mid-range made everything sound very muddy. I would spend a bit more and get the Sennheiser CX500s instead as £18.

I got a pair of these free a while back on another offer posted on HUKD.. well a couple of years ago maybe lol

Anyway I have to say best earphones ever! however the build quality could have been a lil better...

I love the case you get with em! you can roll the excess into the case and get more out when required... its a cloth case not them crappy plastic case u get with Sony etc....

Even at 14 quid or under they are a steal and the sound is also pretty good

8/10 from a audiophile
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