Review of "Technika TA 708"

published 21/03/2009 | EVIT
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Pro cheap, nice looking, good quality and durability
Cons wire could be longer
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"Cheap but not cheap-looking headphones"

Technika TA 708 box

Technika TA 708 box



I didn’t really need another pair of headphones but when I spotted these at Tesco for £5.94 I had no other choice! I bought them on the spot and never regretted it. I am reviewing the Technika TA-708 wired “Full Size Headphones” that can still be found on TescoDirect for the same price I paid and worth 5 Clubcard points (Catalogue number: 202-1333).

So what’s good about them? Well first of all the price considering what you get... these headphones are not cheap-looking, they come with a gold plated standard 3.5mm plug, they are adjustable for all sorts of pinecone heads and the sound quality is very good, they can blast your hears without loosing too much sound quality but please remember that playing music at loud levels may and will damage your ears in time. The ear pieces are covered with fake leather (faux leather or something similar) and so is the head band, they are attached by one single cable, not too long I have to admit but long enough for computer use or if you sit not far from your stereo. These can be of course used also with MP3 or CD players, watching tv or any other activity that might require a pair of good headphones, remember though the wire is not excessively long (1.8m) so if you want to watch tv you might need an extension. The box is very simple as you can see in my picture, there is no extra included (for £5.94 I would hardly expect that). Colour is black with silver parts and here are some specifications from the box:

Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 105dB
Frequency response: 15Hz to 20KHz
Other information I can find on the box are their origin (produced in China for Tesco Stores Ltd.) and a manifacture date 18-09-2008. That’s something I don’t see quite often on any consumer product, at least you know how long ago they have been made

They are decently comfortable although I’ve had more comfortable ones. The ears will be completely covered by the earmuffs so that you won’t be disturbed from outside noises, therefore you won’t need to put the volume too high, and that is a good thing. They do not have a volume control on the wire (would you expect that for under £6?). As I said they can be found on TescoDirect for less than £6 and I think they are worth every penny. For their price and for what they offer this is an excellent product which I would suggest to anyone. My girlfriend bought another pair for herself after seeing mine. I have had these since Christmas so they have survived the first few months no problem.


Delivery options on TescoDirect are: Standard next day delivery (if ordered before midday) *- Collection from a Tesco store**- Premium Delivery (2-hour time slot)*** Availability of this service depends upon your postcode** Currently available in a limited number of locations



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  • obscuredbykep published 08/05/2009
    At that price who can fault them? Technika stuff usually is pretty good for the price. Definitely the best computer mouse I have ever had is made by them
  • atytyut2434 published 01/04/2009
    they do look good for the amazing price ;-)
  • larsbaby published 29/03/2009
    Nice review, looks like an unexpected bonus!
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Product Information : Technika TA 708

Manufacturer's product description

Headphones - Wired

Product Details

EAN: 5051140915315

Manufacturer: Technika

Type: Headphones

Signal Connection: Wired

Earclip: No

Neckband: No

Dolby PL / AC3: without Dolby PL / AC3

Noise Cancellation: without Noise Reduction


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