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Monster iSport Intensity In-Ear Headphones (Green) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Monster iSport Intensity In-Ear Headphones (Green)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 206 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 14.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Design4.7   above average
Fit4.5   average
Control4.4   above average
Quality4.3   average
Price4.2   average
Comfortable4.1   below average
Size4.1   average
Sound4.1   average
Sport4.1   average
Noise3.9   average
Volume3.8   average
Cable3.5   average
Music3.2   below average
Microphone2.6   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"Unfortunately, I have had to replace these earphones twice because the cord keeps fraying where the right and left cords meet, and where the sound calling control switch meets the cord."
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"The Polk Ultrafit 3000 are excellent sports headphones but (1) really are noise isolating (a danger because I wear headphones while running), (2) have a cord that is too long and (3) are not as durable as I would like."
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"The only negative is that the volume on the cord is placed up too high."
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"The flat cord somehow doesn't tangle which is nice when you remove it from the pouch."
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"I also liked the little plastic clip that came with it to fasten the cord down to your clothing but unfortunately one hiccup and it went flying god knows where."
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"This is quite annoying, especially when working out and the cord moves around."
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"I like the tangle free flat cord as well as the inline controls."
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"- Decent audio quality- Love the flat cord (as others mentioned, doesn't tangle as often)- Nice mesh carrying caseCons- Completely uncomfortable (5'8 155lbs male, average size ears?"
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"- After 4 months clickers stopped working (start stop and volume).- The clip that comes with them, to clip the cord to your shirt doesn't fit the cord well, as a result I lost it early on as it fell of the cord- They are expensive given their poor quality."
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"I'm not a high-intensity workout maniac - I mostly use these phones during my commute on the train, so there is no excuse for this extremely poor quality of the cord - especially when the rest of the design is so well thought out and the sound is so excellent!"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The real complaint of have of these is comfort, which is usually pretty up there with in-ear-headphones."
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"If you want really comfortable earphones that do not easily come off, and you don't mind sacrificing some sound quality, or don't mind spending the extra money, I would recommend these."
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"The Monster isport Intensity are a great compromise between cost, usability (staying put), comfort, and sound quality."
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"The tight fit allows for comfortable wear and a clear sound."
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"The fit, style and comfort are great."
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"The real complaint of have of these is comfort, which is usually pretty up there with in-ear-headphones."
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"The ear buds are comfortable, stay in place while active, and the sound is very good."
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"Got them few weeks ago after killing a non-gym-ready pair of headphones again...The good:Well madeFeel very comfortable in my earsI like how they allow me to be more aware of my surroundings than the Bose model I used beforeGood sound!"
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Control

Control:
"I would have purchased the most recent model, but for some reason, they failed to include the built-in mic ipod controls feature in it, which was really important to me."
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"very hard to use remote control."
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"I like the tangle free flat cord as well as the inline controls."
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"They stayed in my ears, the sound was good and the controls were functional."
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"The wire controls microphone work well as a micro phone but are incompatible with non-iphones."
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"(hard rock, techno, country, ect....) The controls are nice, but a little too high."
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"Controls work perfectly with my iPhone."
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Design

Design:
"I was skeptical, because ear buds never fit me very well, but the spring loaded design works really well and is quite comfy."
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"It's the BEST base I've ever heard on a sports ear set And the design is easy to pop in and out of your ears and it definitely stays in place."
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"As much as I love the design of the ear buds, I'm going to have to find another brand."
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"I'm not a high-intensity workout maniac - I mostly use these phones during my commute on the train, so there is no excuse for this extremely poor quality of the cord - especially when the rest of the design is so well thought out and the sound is so excellent!"
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"Great design for sound traveling directly to your ears but not isolating them completely from your surroundings!"
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"These are okay but in my opinion the sound is truly lacking, the design and color is great, and seem to be really holding up on the gym."
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Fit

Fit:
"The sound and fit is good, but the microphone has broken in both."
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"Sennheiser wrap-around don't fit well and don't sound good."
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"(Guess that's the most important part)Made to last - will take some time to test that but the design seems perfectly fit for sportsThe bad:Mic was weak for phone callsEar-buds are a bit over size which is fine as long as you don't usually use the S sized pair (I'm using the S where I typically use M size)The Ugly:Danny TrejoBottom line:Highly recommended unless you have small ears or like completely sealed headphones."
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"I was skeptical, because ear buds never fit me very well, but the spring loaded design works really well and is quite comfy."
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"It may be because the earbuds just don't fit well enough in my ears to give me the noise cancellation I want."
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"When they first arrived I was very excited and was expecting low Bass response (from other reviews), but when I finally got a good fit I was a little disappointed in the sound quality."
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"Fits great, but the sound quality is not near what it is hyped up to be or what you pay for, and it self destructs in no time."
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"* I'm 6ft tall and 215lbs and they fit into my ears PERFECTLY."
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"- After 4 months clickers stopped working (start stop and volume).- The clip that comes with them, to clip the cord to your shirt doesn't fit the cord well, as a result I lost it early on as it fell of the cord- They are expensive given their poor quality."
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"The snug fitting ear plug is good and bad."
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"These head phones do fit snugly and comfortably for a long time right in the hear."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"They did not hold up as well as I would have expected (i. e. remote and mic crapped out early on) and just recently fully quit working."
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"The wire controls microphone work well as a micro phone but are incompatible with non-iphones."
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"The sound and fit is good, but the microphone has broken in both."
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"But I am disappointed that the microphone for phone convrsatons was defective."
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"(Guess that's the most important part)Made to last - will take some time to test that but the design seems perfectly fit for sportsThe bad:Mic was weak for phone callsEar-buds are a bit over size which is fine as long as you don't usually use the S sized pair (I'm using the S where I typically use M size)The Ugly:Danny TrejoBottom line:Highly recommended unless you have small ears or like completely sealed headphones."
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"I'll stick to my Bose iE2's with a broken mic and my iPhone's standard Earpods."
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"* The mic is decent compared to other earbuds in this price range."
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"Sounded good, stayed in during runs and bike rides but the microphone and control box quit working after 4 months of use."
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"The wire controls microphone work well as a micro phone but are incompatible with non-iphones."
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"The sound and fit is good, but the microphone has broken in both."
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"The iOS controls and microphone work well, however you have to press the buttons considerably harder than Apple's headphones and it is continually difficult for me to tell which button I am pressing."
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Music

Music:
"It got to the point where I hated wearing them because I couldn't listen to music more than a minute before I heard the annoying SIRI beep!"
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"I believe this is what caused my problems with the Zen Stone, I was not able to adjust the music at all."
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"I can live with that because I don't really enjoy music when I'm running either."
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"To be clearer, I just need some music, not good music when I'm running or exercising."
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"Because the headphones let in so much outside noise you'll blow out one of the speakers pretty quick trying to actually hear your music, and if you'd like a good laugh, just got ahead and read their warranty claim information on their website."
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"I have the music comfortably loud enough to fully enjoy it and can still hear cars approaching if my back happens to be facing them when running in certain areas."
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"It is important to be aware of what is around you when jogging, and these allow me to enjoy my music while maintaining that awareness."
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"If you like listen to music while you workout, then these are the perfect headphones."
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"Let's in enough outside sounds to keep one aware of surroundings but allows full enjoyment of the music."
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Noise

Noise:
"They do reduce the noise around you, so if your running outside, beware."
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"It may be because the earbuds just don't fit well enough in my ears to give me the noise cancellation I want."
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"Wind noise can be annoying outdoors."
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"Because the headphones let in so much outside noise you'll blow out one of the speakers pretty quick trying to actually hear your music, and if you'd like a good laugh, just got ahead and read their warranty claim information on their website."
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"love themeasy to wear and they really do block out other noises and other people can not hear your music"
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"I wanted a pair to fit comfortably in my ears without blocking out noise around me."
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"The left ear seals nicely and blocks outer noise, but I can't get the right ear to fit well."
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"Plus, the Monsters sound great and are not (totally) noise isolating."
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Price

Price:
"I spent good money for this earphones, for that I am very upset that if I only use them to run and workout, I get this result in less than a year of usage."
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"Unfortunately I cannot return them because I bought them when I was in the US and am now back in Mexico, so I'm stuck with a $100 piece of junk (pretty much money down the drain)Used to own a pair of Sennheiser PMX 680i that worked better."
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"The only drawback is the price."
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"All in all, the Monster Isport Intensity In Ear Headphones seem like a pretty decent collection of features for the price, especially if you're not happy with the stock headphones that come from Apple."
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"I had not purchased decent ear buds since I put out the money for a pair of Bose."
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"Great price, but the sound quality was subpar compared to previously owned Monster iSport earbuds."
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"- It is rated at the moderate medium level for noise canceling and maybe that is on target but i pick up other sound far more than expected- Volume control broke in less than 3 months (pause play button still works)Overall: Not terrible for the Amazon price of $47.99 today but definitely wouldn't pay retail (again)."
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"* I would give sound quality 3 out of 5.Once you compare prices of other headsets it's easy for me to put these in my top 5 earbuds that I've bought tested."
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"* The mic is decent compared to other earbuds in this price range."
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"Well worth the money too."
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Quality

Quality:
"To give you background: I workout about 5-6 days week doing weight training (gym), crossfit style workouts (gym), long distance running (trails), and short high-intensity runs (trails).To make it short and sweet ( like the girlfriend I don't have) these are moderately good quality sports headphones that WILL NOT fall out!"
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"The main problem I had with these were the sound quality."
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"I was disappointed with the sound quality, though."
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"It is very disappointing to build a great earbud but then not to follow through with a decent quality switch."
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"I've owned my fair share of in-ear headphones (the Bose iE2 and Monster Sport Immersion-- each had much superior audio quality) and while these products aren't perfect, they at least deliver superior sound than your run of the mill in-ears."
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"The sound quality isn't amazing but it's good and I wanted these for running and cycling, not for hifi sound quality, not that you get hifi sound from mp3s anyhow."
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"Great price, but the sound quality was subpar compared to previously owned Monster iSport earbuds."
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"Fits great, but the sound quality is not near what it is hyped up to be or what you pay for, and it self destructs in no time."
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"- Decent audio quality- Love the flat cord (as others mentioned, doesn't tangle as often)- Nice mesh carrying caseCons- Completely uncomfortable (5'8 155lbs male, average size ears?"
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"I don't know if the telephone audio quality is as good for people listening to me on phone calls, but I don't use these much for that purpose."
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"Was happy for the first few months because of the sound quality and ear fit, but then they started to fall apart."
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Size

Size:
"- Decent audio quality- Love the flat cord (as others mentioned, doesn't tangle as often)- Nice mesh carrying caseCons- Completely uncomfortable (5'8 155lbs male, average size ears?"
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"Not good for small ears either, even with the adjusters."
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"(Guess that's the most important part)Made to last - will take some time to test that but the design seems perfectly fit for sportsThe bad:Mic was weak for phone callsEar-buds are a bit over size which is fine as long as you don't usually use the S sized pair (I'm using the S where I typically use M size)The Ugly:Danny TrejoBottom line:Highly recommended unless you have small ears or like completely sealed headphones."
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"The problem was that after I tried all three of the sizes that the earbuds came in, I never found one that didn't hurt my ears after being in them for more than 15 minutes."
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"Once I found the correct size to wear they stayed in my ears very comfortably and sounded great."
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"The size small was the perfect fit for my ear."
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"I used different sizes for each ear so appreciate the option."
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"Love that they have custom fit for ear sizes."
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Sound

Sound:
"Easy to place, it doesn't fall, decent sound."
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"dont buy...really bad sound....one of the worst"
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"The sound and fit is good, but the microphone has broken in both."
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"The sound is good, but not as good as the Sennheiser ones I am used to."
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"The main problem I had with these were the sound quality."
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"I was disappointed with the sound quality, though."
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"Great price, but the sound quality was subpar compared to previously owned Monster iSport earbuds."
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"Excellent sound, and yet it still allows the ambient sounds as well."
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"Fits great, but the sound quality is not near what it is hyped up to be or what you pay for, and it self destructs in no time."
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"Great sounds."
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Sport

Sport:
"To give you background: I workout about 5-6 days week doing weight training (gym), crossfit style workouts (gym), long distance running (trails), and short high-intensity runs (trails).To make it short and sweet ( like the girlfriend I don't have) these are moderately good quality sports headphones that WILL NOT fall out!"
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"CONS:- Flat cable- Bulky earpiece (it stays in though)- PRICE- QUALITY- Advertised as sport headphones, but ultimately didn't deliver in durability!"
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"(on each every set I have tried to so far.....) pretty sure they are all in on it and just want us to buy another set of headphones out of frustration.. then again I do sweat a lot and I guess that is unusual for sport headphones wearers.......So take it from someone who has spent a ton on $ and who has been a serious tester of just about everything out there.. + the flat cords just look awsome and we all need help looking cool.."
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"I really liked its use for sports activities."
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"It's the BEST base I've ever heard on a sports ear set And the design is easy to pop in and out of your ears and it definitely stays in place."
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"For sport headphones, they seem good."
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"Good product for sport headphones, but I am sure there are better sounding headphones on the market, if you don't need them for running, etc."
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"Still, I am overall happy with the purchase and would recommend these to anyone looking for endurance sport headphones."
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Volume

Volume:
"The only negative is that the volume on the cord is placed up too high."
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"The volume up down advance button on the wire could be easier to use though.... Tough to get the feel of it when running (can't determine easily by feel what is advance or volume up button)"
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"It's just that, they weren't that comfortable after long AND I could never seem to get the volume up very loud."
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"Their volume potential is what it needs to be; perfect for adjusting to loud, street walking or to sitting in a quiet room."
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"volume controls work well."
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"They do block out noise very well and the volume is good for in-ear headphones."
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"They were working fine last night when I pulled them out of the box last night and when I plugged them in this morning but when I was walking on a tread mill the volume quit working right when a good song came on that I wanted to blast when I picked up the pace."
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"The bass sounds great, and the volume controls on the cord are so convenient for those quiet deafening loud MP3s that pop up on your playlist and ruin your run."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"For years I have always used the Iphone headphones and never knew what I was missing!"
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"I'll stick to my Bose iE2's with a broken mic and my iPhone's standard Earpods."
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"However, I tried plugging them into my brand new iPhone 5 and still had the same problem, so it's the headphones after all."
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"Controls work perfectly with my iPhone."
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"Amazing control combination with the iPhone and iPod 5."
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"They are so comfortable and never fell out of my ears...unlike the iPhone ear buds."
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"The short cord is great for use at work when my iPhone is on my desk about a foot away or sitting in my arm band while running, but for running on the treadmill the short cord is too short and the extension seems too long."
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"I do not get the same complaints when using the headphones with my wife's iphone so I suspect this has something to do with i-device compatibility 'feature'."
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