These are great depending on what type of music you listen to. If you like rock and metal, buy these. If you’re more into soft stuff, maybe not. I’ve had really good luck with the quality of these earphones. I have been buying them for 5 years now and each pair lasts me about a year of moderate to heavy use. With the eq settings on my mp3 player these headphones sound comparable to a standard pair of beats to my ear. I actually was afraid they might discontinue these so i bought like 7 pairs 2 years ago. Down to 6 pairs now (my previous pair lasted about 2 years) but i haven’t been using them as much as i used to.
I had these earbuds a little while back and i loved them. They had great sound quality and looked very classy, if there is a way for earbuds to look classy. The downfall of the earbuds, however, was the fibers wrapped around the cord. After a few months they began to fray, exposing the internal cord. This caused the cord to bend in an akward position, which eventually led to the earbuds shorting out. If you take good care of the cord and don’t bend it too much in a stressing position, they will last longer than a few months. I would definately buy them again and for that low of a price, who cares if you have to replace them.
Maxell Digital Mahagany Wooden Timbers Stereo Earbuds
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- Natural wood housing provides clean, rich, and warm sound
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Comfortable, lightweight and easy to adjust for extended usage
- 10mm drivers and Ferrous magnet
- Includes soft silicone ear tips in 3 different sizes
- Natural wood housing for clean, rich and warm sounds
- 9.3mm drivers; ferrous magnet
- Includes soft silicone eartips – available in three different sizes
- Comfortable, lightweight and easy to adjust for extended usage
- Lifetime warranty
I just bought these ones and i haven’t had the problem of the wood falling off the rest of the headset. The bass sounds too high though, maybe you’ll want to adjust a little your equalizer. Also a better manufacturing in the cable is needed as the nylon cord can’t be adjusted in lenght to you own needs. The issues i found are really not the big deal and it doesn’t interfere with the experience.
Okay so i bought two sets of headphones on clearance that looked midrange. I have the maxwell en-5 encore and the maxwell timbers teb-m (mahogany finish). Tried both on a nokia lumia phone and a sony tablet s. I have to say for under $10 these are much better than several earbuds i have tried for more $$. Both:+ have nylon protected cords of 4’+ 3 included silicon ear tips of small, med, large+ lifetime warranty16 ohm, 3. 5mm plug,en-5+ has a small carry pouch. Freq 20-24k, sens 110db, 10mm drivermax power 50mwtimber+attractive wood budsfreq 20-20k, sens 94db,min input 3mw, max 10mwsummary:better bass in the en-5, don’t know the driver in the timber, but the sounds are great. Both are worth the cost of a midrange earbud up to about $20, but if there was a $4-5 difference in price i would go with the en-5. The nylon protects both cords. The en-5 has a greater frequency.
I didn’t buy these from amazon so i wound up paying a few bucks more than i should have. That said, i’m happy with them and given their modest price, they deliver modest yet satisfying performance. Pros:inexpensivei had no problem getting a good, secure seal with the included silicone tipsplug housing is slender enough to be compatible with iphone caseattractive designbass and midrange are well-presentedcons:treble is lackluster, giving the buds a somewhat muddy overall soundfabric cord kinks and tangles easilyinferior build quality with obviously-plastic pieces attached to the otherwise attractive wood housingswish they made a three-button headset model for iphoneit is interesting to note that i chose to purchase a higher-end set of buds to replace these timbers because i wanted better performance, better build and a three-button remote/mic. They arrived today–defective–and cost 7x the price of these maxell earbuds. I won’t reveal the brand, but it rhymes with ‘locks’. :-)while i wait for the replacements to arrive, i will continue to enjoy the timbers for what they are: cheap, basic earbuds with decent quality sound.
Maxell Digital Mahagany Wooden Timbers Stereo Earbuds : These were not new as described. The cables were frayed, but they work,although i will keep and use them the way they are.
For a cheap pair of headphones these offer a very impressive sound. They are especially good with acoustic guitar, and provide reasonable stereo separation. They actually do give a warm sound. I don’t understand where the other reviewers are coming from honestly. I’m in my early twenties and i find that most people my age have little to no appreciation for vintage acoustics. I love my vinyl collection and old seventies wooden loudspeakers. If it’s not the nostalgia factor that’s not hitting the target, then it might also be a proper fit thing. These buds are unwearable to me with the larger silicone eartips. However, after attaching the smaller tips, the buds snuggled in easily.
Pros:-worked really nice with my older system-worked well after equalizer adjustments on mp3-lifetime warrantycons:-sound quality for mp3 not amazing-worked poorly with my computer-broke right out of the boxi purchased these at a local store, and after taking them out of the box they broke. The metal was separated from the wood on both earbuds. I managed to get them put back together, so i hooked them up to my computer and then mp3 player. The mp3 player was tolerable, but not really worth the price for, the computer was worse. They had way too much midrange on the mp3, and it sounded muddy. After reading another review on here about them working with vintage gear, i hooked them up to my pioneer sx-727 from the early ’70’s. Systems like my sx-727 have a setting to increase the bass and tremble on headphones. This is a feature of which some vintage systems included. After using it these things sound amazing, especially for the price. I plan to use the warranty on these by calling the technical support number on the box, or gluing them back together.
I have owned many headphones from beats & sol republic to skullcandy & sony. These are by far some of the best headphones for the price. These are just better than any skullcandy i’ve ever owned and almost just as good as my sol republic amps and at a fraction of the cost. I highly recommend these headphones to anyone who loves to listen to music.
My wife picked up a set of the maxell timbers when i mentioned that having wooden earbuds might just be a nifty little addition to my earbud collection. The packaging states that the timbers have a warm, rich sound, and they do in fact, as the sound leans far more to the bass side of the music than the highs and mids. I enjoy many different types of music, so it’s pretty easy to listen to my collection over a couple of hours and preview them with different types. Classical crossover – these headphones gave my josh groban and katherine jenkins music a much warmer sound than i was accustomed to. Groban actually sounded like he had a deeper voice via the maxell timbers earbuds. Pop – katy perry selections were also a bit deeper and rich in sound. I began to notice that the more bass in a song, the more the bass buzzed. Country – george strait (check yes or no) was incredibly deeper than expected. It wasn’t a bad deep, just different as the bass was very pronouncedthe one song i really didn’t like with these headphones was ok go’s ‘this too shall pass’, and i’m not sure that’s the fault of these earbuds. I had never realized that the back beat buzzed so much. I tried a few other pairs of earbuds and realized that i probably had only played this song from my speakers and never the earbuds. I would give the maxell earbuds a 4 out of 5 which is based on what you get versus the price you’ll pay. They do a great job of producing a warm and rich sound for earbuds that are under $20. You can definitely purchase far better earbuds, but for under $20,these are probably some of the best.
I bought these after my dog chewed up my last pair which were jvc’s that came with my daughters hp laptop. (the only reason i miss them is because they had in line controls. ) i went to walmart, shopped and compared features and prices and i ruled out any under $20. You get what you pay for with cheapies. The ‘wood’ feature interested me because most under $100. 00 earbuds lack bass which i like. For the reviewers that said they had to use their ipod equalizers i say ‘why do you think it’s there?’. Everybody has different tastes in music eg tone, volume, etc.
The product reached on time and works really well. Would be glad to buy more products like this since the quality was great.
These headphones are very nice. They are stylish and are made with mahogany wood which seems to give them a nice deep sound. Almost like having a speaker mounted into a wooden box. Overall i think they are worth the value. They also came with some spare ear tips which was very helpful for me because i sometimes loose the originals. Maxell digital mahagany wooden timbers stereo earbuds.