These earphones are a sleek design with a few different use options.
They include silicone covers on the ear buds (and extras) for extra comfort and noise cancellation. Although the covers make these earphones more comfortable, they aren’t comfortable enough for my ears for long term use (I have ear sensitivities due to a LOT of ear infections as a child, and regular earaches as an adult).
The removable sports version covers allow for the cords to be inserted into the grooves so the earphones will wrap around your ears, preventing them from falling out while exercising. These are pretty comfortable and easy to figure out.
I wear my earphones 6 to 8 hours a day while at work to help block out sounds due to my Misophonia and to help me concentrate. These earphones definitely help block out unwanted exterior sounds – so well that I have more troubles hearing my co-workers when they have a question and are right beside me! This is good and bad. It means I can keep the sound down, but still block out annoying exterior sounds.
I really like that the control button is mid way up one of the side of the wires, so it makes it easy to mute music throughout the day as required. I can also control the volume easily as required.
The sound is clear and not tinny at all – pretty impressive!
It works fine with either my iPhone or iPod, and the cord seems to be of good quality.
I have not lost sound from either listening to the radio or music that is already on my iPod, which can happen with other earphones.
Overall, it is a good price point for the quality of the earphones – they just aren’t super comfortable for my sensitive ears.
*** I received this product at a reduced or no cost for my fair and fabulous review ***
More and more these days I find that there are three things that determine which headphones I love and which ones are just alright: comfort, audio quality, and the features it comes with. These headphones hit two out of those three criteria, for a shockingly good price.
To get it out of the way, the only area these headphones don't do great in are comfort. They're not bad, they're just not great. They feel OK in the ear, and the ability to add or remove ear hooks is a good idea for anybody who needs these for running or exercise, but otherwise wouldn't want to use ear hooks.
In terms of audio quality, these headphones are easily on par with the best headphones I use. The audio quality really surprised me, as I wasn't expecting it to be so good when I first put these on. The bass is particularly great, and they really bring out the best in whatever I'm listening to at the time.
The features are also a high point. An in-line microphone and controls are getting to be standard for any good pair of headphones, but the controls available are top notch. You can adjust volume, pause and start music, and answer calls of course. But you can also skip forwards, go back a song, even activate Siri on an iPhone via the controls. For this price, these headphones come with every little extra feature I could expect, and they sound great at the same time.
-Great audio quality
-Many control options
-Ear hooks can be added or removed
-Not especially comfortable in my ears.
Note: I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for an unbiased, honest review as provided here. As a consumer advocate, I believe in providing quality and honest feedback and receiving a product at a discounted rate will never affect my opinions.
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