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JLab JBuds J5 Metal Earbuds Style Headphones (Pink Lemonade) by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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JLab JBuds J5 Metal Earbuds Style Headphones (Pink Lemonade)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 1337 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 5.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Kindle5.0   above average
Value5.0   average
Comfortable4.8   average
Base4.6   above average
Color4.6   average
Durable4.6   average
Fit4.6   above average
Size4.5   above average
Music4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Weight4.4   average
Price4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Noise3.9   average
Material3.8   average
Warranty3.8   above average
Durability3.7   average
Heavy3.6   average
Metal3.6   below average
Light3.5   below average
Microphone3.5   below average
Design3.4   below average
Plug3.4   average
Cable3.3   average
iPod3.3   below average
Button3.0   below average
Connector2.8   average
Control2.8   mediocre
Connection2.5   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"If I choose the smallest piece the audio and bass is severely degraded and my player sounds like i'm listening to a cheap transistor radio."
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"Instead, let me just rattle off word-associations that come to mind as I think about JLab Audio and their products: Horrible."
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"these earbuds have very average audio quality, and the described microphone i assumed incorrectly would have a volume control as well."
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"Overall audio quality is great and the sound reducing structure of the plugs are just amazingly effective in loud environments."
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"Great audio while they lasted, but I would recommend passing."
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"Great proce for monotone audio books."
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"Great for audio books."
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"* The audio quality is great, I've used them for a few weeks and the audio quality hasn't faded a bit."
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Base

Base:
"Sound:-Good base, but not overpowering-Relatively good mids and highs good enough for the average consumer."
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"I thought the treble was pretty clear but I was most impressed with the depth of the base for earbuds."
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"It seemed like there was a nice base response, but I couldn't really tell over the sound the texture of my shirt was making as i turned my head slightly to look at the packaging and determine if it was worth returning or if i should do the world a favor and destroy them so that they may never afflict another eardrum."
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"great sound quality and base ."
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"Great fit with 3 sizes of ear plug, sturdy cord and great range of sound with great base, value purchase."
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"Nice base and the 3 different sized covers was nice."
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Button

Button:
"Unfortunately, the mic button is hard to find by feel for pausing podcasts or answering the phone."
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"Pro: Good sound and good priceCon: Large kinda awkward plug Mic Button setup is too large Button is hard to useBottom line: Good sound but the design needs some work."
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"Since the button is smooth and with the rest of the mic i's really hard to locate with touch alone."
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"The microphone is a little large than I'd like and the button is hard to find without actually looking at it."
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"Flimsy, no buttons for iPhone use."
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"Pro: Good sound and good priceCon: Large kinda awkward plug Mic Button setup is too large Button is hard to useBottom line: Good sound but the design needs some work."
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"The next pair sent however was defective as well because this very same button did not function at all this time."
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"I have a LG 840G cellular and was hoping these would work for the music playing as well as toggle the answer button upon receiving calls, and it does perfectly."
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"Only one nit, it would be nice to have a volume control on the right line as well as the mute button provided."
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"I eventually lost mine but they worked well until then, The button was great for changing songs and the microphone also worked well.5 stars if they didnt lack comfort."
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Cable

Cable:
"These earbuds also have a problem with making slight noises in your ear when the cord bounces against itself or anything else."
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"My phone slipped out of my pocket during one workout during bench presses and the cord broke where it meets the metal plug."
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"Furthermore, I have fallen asleep many times with these in, and my ears dont hurt when I wake up (something that Ive had trouble with in the past).The only downside that Ive experienced with these is the cord noise."
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"Great buds, but the quality of the cord has rendered the left side completely broken after only the first week."
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"But,- If you move, the sound of the cord touching your cloth will be annoying."
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"but...The in line mic broke and there are now pieces that float up and down the cable."
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"These earbuds were great for a few weeks, but the cord basically ripped in half."
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"Rubbery cord that sticks to everything and easily tangles; older ones had smooth cord."
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"My only gripe is the heavy weight of the durable cord (pulling disrupts the seal in the ears) and its tendency to become tangled easily."
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"Same great quality, super soft cord."
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Color

Color:
"I am just very disappointed in the color of them... the photo on amazon makes them look like dark purple but when I received them the like a lavender color..."
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"The only complaint is they color in the picture is alot darker then what was received."
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"i bought these as replacement for my old bluetooth headsetthey hasve such rich sound that i love them they also come in nice colors my wife got the pink onesonly problem while wearing them if they brush on something you can hear like a rubbing soundotherwise i love the jbudswill be getting the ones with microphones built in next"
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"Love the color! "
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"Great color and sound."
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"Love the color and the microphone is clear"
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"The color purple is rich and nice."
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"(i bought 2 other colors and they are working fine) and they are comfortable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Problem is, they're not the most comfortable headphones in the world and don't fit well in my ear canal, although they do provide several different-sized cushions."
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"While these phones are well-made and comfortable, they fail on almost every other criteria."
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"However, in terms of comfort, the J4s were terrible at times."
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"If you think the earbuds aren't comfortable, you are likely using the wrong size tips."
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"Comfortable to wear and has good sound."
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"These headphones sound great for the price, and they're incredibly comfortable, however this is my second pair that has stopped working in a year."
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"They don't stay in the ear well and not very comfortable."
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"Great sound, comfortable and have lasted through a few drawer slams."
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"Great price, stylish look, comfortable feel, and excellent durability."
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Connection

Connection:
"Since the connection points seem to be the spots most likely to fail, I am hoping the change will bring some durability."
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"Only had them for a few weeks, so I can't comment on durability yet, but they do have the stress reliefs at each wire connection."
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"After two months, the earbuds started to exhibit connection problem, and the sound came on and off depending how you move the wire near the connector."
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"These lasted a whopping six weeks before the jack connection broke apart."
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"I think it's a connection problem because if I jiggle the wire sometimes it will work briefly."
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"The problem in the past was a cheap design, and the wire from the connection would break, or bend thus making it impossible for stereo sound and they were quite uncomfortable to fall asleep with."
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"The connection to the left earbud shorted out where well make rubber join holds the bottom of the zipper."
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"The plastic on the wire is stiff, and the robust connection to the housing allows vibrations to resonate along the entire package."
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"Sturdy, well made, reinforced connections, and excellent sound quality (highs, mid-range, and great bass in addition to rendering excellent stereo separation)."
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"I don't think I'll need to replace these any time soon, as they are sturdy, durable, and most of all the cord connecting both the earbud and the input is wrapped in sturdy plastic to avoid the aforementioned issue."
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"The chord is long enough and the stress points connection spots are nicely reinforced with rubber and it doesn't seem likely to break."
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Connector

Connector:
"I don't expect them to last forever, and usually they one side or the jack would go dead within 6-8 months."
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"Broke after maybe like 5 uses the jack snappedu"
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"These lasted a whopping six weeks before the jack connection broke apart."
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"After a few month of usage, the plug connector is broken(due to the bad pistol shape design I guess).And a week after that, the headphone piece is also broken to pieces, I have to buy Krazy Glue from dollar store to glue them back together."
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"The 45 degree angle on the 1 8 jack is different and seems like a good idea - a good compromise between a straight jack and a 90 degree angle."
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")- Sound quality isn't fantastic (I'm not an audiophile but previous, similarly priced CX200 earbuds were far better, even at the end of 3 years of abuse)- Earbuds are incredibly sensitive to the inner-ear seal (Sound is muted with terrible bass unless you fiddle with them every time you put them in)- 45 headphone jack is huge and extremely inconvenient (I feel like I'm breaking my phone half the time I pull it out of my pocket).I'm not going to return these because it's not worth the hassle, but when these break completely (probably soon) I'm going to find another brand."
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"These were wonderful until the jack bent."
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"The jack doesn't interface with my Galaxy Note 2 well and I have to twist it to the same spot to get the full aound."
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"The body is nicely milled out of aluminum alloy and cover with powder spray paint, the connector jack is nicely angled, and the cord is built with nice rubbery material that seems will never tangle up."
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"The 45 degree connector has worked well for me, and hopefully will help stop my streak of going through earbuds in 6 months or less."
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Control

Control:
"I can't recommend them unless JLab's quality control steps up."
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"I first noticed problems with the microphone and ipod controls about 6 months in."
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"I was a little disappointed by the lack of volume controls."
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"The only problem I ha was the button control."
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"It's only on and off without a volume control and the the little stick they used is not at all well thought out like Apple's, which because of the shape, you can feel between your fingers with a nicely sized and elongated button."
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"not nearly as good as the samsungs I already had no mute or vol control would not recommend to anyone"
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"These work great for the price and I like that they have a seperate volume control."
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"It was a wonderful earphone, except that it can not control channel research backwards."
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"i bought a different color for myself and i know they work really good, just wish they had volume control on the cord, however it comes with 4-5 different bud sizes for the ear, i use the smallest as it fits pretty snug and looks coolest w small size buds."
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"Only one nit, it would be nice to have a volume control on the right line as well as the mute button provided."
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"I own a set of Bose In Ear that I love, but the cords are starting to pull out of the ear pieces, and the in line switch piece broke off several months ago..So I wanted something that had the in-line mic controls, that would sound nearly as good as the Bose, and that would be sturdy - Oh yea, 1 more thing.. low budget, so a 2nd pair of the Bose was off the table from the start...the J5M's were a very pleasant surprise."
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Cover

Cover:
"I bought these earbuds 4 weeks ago...The positive: they came with a small enough earbud cover to fit in my ears, which is hard to find."
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"Worst of all, the silver screen cover on the inner earbud is only glued on and has fallen off of one earbud."
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"Allows you to have phone conversations in noisy environment, where otherwise you would not be able to hear anything(just cover the mic or put on mute when you are not talking).Do not hurt you ears like the original apple headphones do."
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"so I felt weird applying the warranty for it because a) It was my fault I lost it b) I just used the warranty and thought it would be weird to use it again c) that's not what the warranty covers."
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"The body is nicely milled out of aluminum alloy and cover with powder spray paint, the connector jack is nicely angled, and the cord is built with nice rubbery material that seems will never tangle up."
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"I a very satisfied with my purchase, but the earbud covers did fall off."
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"The difference between these and my J3Ms is that these have a more sleek design as well as more durable protective covers at the jack, the headphone split, and the cord attachment to the audio piece."
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"Nice base and the 3 different sized covers was nice."
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"They came with different size covers, so I found one that fits perfectly and they are very comfortable and stay where you put them."
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Design

Design:
"I like the design and feel of these headphones but they failed a little after 2 months (right earbud doesn't work)."
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"Only problem with them is that due to their design, they block out sound from outside, which may hinder your ability to drive with them."
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"Pro: Good sound and good priceCon: Large kinda awkward plug Mic Button setup is too large Button is hard to useBottom line: Good sound but the design needs some work."
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"The problem in the past was a cheap design, and the wire from the connection would break, or bend thus making it impossible for stereo sound and they were quite uncomfortable to fall asleep with."
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"My only criticism is the metal design of these earbuds: when tossed into a pocket with your phone, they may scratch the screen."
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"The problem is the design and material used to make the cord."
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"... Love the design and attention to detail ... and of course they sound great! "
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"These provided good sound and a very robust design."
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"The sound is great and the design is perfect for small ears."
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"Well designed and well manufactured, the J5Ms are a steal for the price."
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"I love the ergonomic design of these headphones and the sound quality is excellent."
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Durability

Durability:
"Since the connection points seem to be the spots most likely to fail, I am hoping the change will bring some durability."
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"Unfortunately I can't vouch for the durability of these earphones, after having a problem with one of the ear-bud's sound quitting on me app."
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"Most of the negative reviews that I read had to do with the durability of the earbuds - I read several reviews in which one or both sides died within a few weeks, but they come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty so I wasn't too concerned."
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"The #1 problem for most people with headphones is durability...most earphones go to crap within weeks or a few months because of their cables, and that is where the J4 excels above the rest."
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"Great price, stylish look, comfortable feel, and excellent durability."
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"Good Durability."
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"A very reasonable price gets you terrific sound and decent durability."
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"For the price they are very nice, have good durability, and sound great."
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"Other than that, GREAT sound quality and durability."
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Durable

Durable:
"I do not recommend this product because it did not turn out to be durable."
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"The cord is not too thin or too thick, not sure why this is a previous complaint but they seem very durable and lightweight at the same time."
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"Wires seem like standard earbud gauge so they should be durable enough: caveat, I've only been using them for a few weeks but so far no problems."
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"These are basic, work with android phones, decent sound quality and durable."
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"Durable and sound good."
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"They seem to be pretty durable, which is why I'm a loyal customer."
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"Very durable and great sound for the price."
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"The ear phones are extremely durable and the bass on the are phenomenal!"
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Fit

Fit:
"I bought these earbuds 4 weeks ago...The positive: they came with a small enough earbud cover to fit in my ears, which is hard to find."
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"Problem is, they're not the most comfortable headphones in the world and don't fit well in my ear canal, although they do provide several different-sized cushions."
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"Comes with 4 different ear sizes, but not the best fit for running or being active."
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"The earphone (I've tried all 3 pairs that come with it) don't fit well and so that creates an even less desirable sound reproduction since you can hear outside noise very easily."
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"Buds don't fit very well."
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"Sound quality is not great, noise cancellation is good, it fits little tight and feels slightly uncomfortable after sometime."
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"well they work and sound great, fit in ears good, would buy again, pretty sturdy, used alot"
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"Love the additional rubber plugs so that you can fit to different ear sizes"
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"They fit in the ear nice and comfortably."
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"Sound and fit are great"
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"The fit is perfect with the added plus that extra rubber tips in varying sizes come with them so they will fit almost anyone."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The first pair broke after three years of heavy duty use."
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"I also own the J4s, and I really enjoyed the deep bass from them, but they were a tad heavy and uncomfortable."
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"Sounds horrible, way too heavy on the bass."
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"Here's what I like and don't like about these:The good:-Lightweight: I was a little worried that they were going to feel heavy, but they don't at all."
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"My only gripe is the heavy weight of the durable cord (pulling disrupts the seal in the ears) and its tendency to become tangled easily."
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"Very nice headphones for the price - great sound - maybe a little bass heavy but I was looking for that."
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"They were heavy, but least they were durable."
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"I also own the J4s, and I really enjoyed the deep bass from them, but they were a tad heavy and uncomfortable."
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"They are a little heavy on the bass so a little equalization gives them pretty much perfect sound."
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Kindle

Kindle:
"They work great with my Kindle, iPhone and Mac computer."
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"The stereo sound on these is great; I use them while I'm playing games on my Kindle because these don't have the volume control on the cord."
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"they work great with m y kindle or laptop!"
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"Very good sound, and match the Kindle Fire HD Fintie cover!"
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"My wife uses the JBuds to play movies on her Kindle Fire HD and goes into uninterrupted coma and enjoying her Amazon Prime subscription to watch one of the hundreds of thousands of titles available."
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Light

Light:
"The other one still seems to be holding up but I was very disappointed that after a few weeks of very light useage they fall apart like that? "
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"Absolutely ridiculous they would break these easily after only a few light uses."
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"Mind you my opinion on the sound quality hasn't changed they are still the best of what I have owned, however in light of the fact they wear out so fast I cannot in good standing recommend them to anyone, I recommend you listen to the people who say these Buds will short out soon after you purchase them...Take it from me, a person who decided to not listen and buy them anyway, they are telling the truth."
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"Just one more problem with the cable is that after just a few days of light usage, it seems like the black color of the cable is going away."
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"They are perfect for working out because they are light and fit stay in my ear even when running."
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"Great sound and very light."
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"But I liked how light weight it was, how the ear buds fit, and the sound was great."
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"The wires are pretty light gauge."
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"The J5M's feel really nice, light and have great sound."
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Material

Material:
"The problem is the design and material used to make the cord."
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"I will stick with my Sennheiser 380's for the gymEarbud material not very comfortable, and feels somewhat cheap and stiff."
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"I wish they could fix this problem by using some other material which doesn't make noise when the cable is moved."
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"The earphones are made out of strong uncommon material, very durable."
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"Excelent earbuds, the metal material makes them very durable."
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"The body is nicely milled out of aluminum alloy and cover with powder spray paint, the connector jack is nicely angled, and the cord is built with nice rubbery material that seems will never tangle up."
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"The earbuds themselves are made of a solid metal material so they feel solid and comfortable in your ears."
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"Granted my first pair came apart because I worked out with them, but even then I expected to material to hold up relatively well."
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Metal

Metal:
"My only complaint is that there is a weak spot where the metal plug connects to the rubber cord."
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"My phone slipped out of my pocket during one workout during bench presses and the cord broke where it meets the metal plug."
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"WHAAAAAAAAAAAT, as I use these for walking at lunchtime as well as at the gym and now, after 6 weeks, im forced to use the other set (NOT GOOD).The sound quality in these earphones have some sort of metal scratching feel to them, when using and I DETEST that you cannot stop pause without actually using the phone (most earbuds have a device on the cord that allows you to pause that way)."
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"One thing that can be a problem is that the ear buds have a small metal ring around them which can be slightly painful if you get charged with static."
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"Overall, I'm pleased but the metal on them makes them uncomfortable for extended wear."
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"My only criticism is the metal design of these earbuds: when tossed into a pocket with your phone, they may scratch the screen."
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"I fully recommend these earbuds-they are High quality and good for this price point-love the metal."
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"Excelent earbuds, the metal material makes them very durable."
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"Work wonderfully, sound great, and the metal buds are extremely durable."
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"The blue is really nice, but I am not too crazy about the metal color."
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"The earbuds themselves are made of a solid metal material so they feel solid and comfortable in your ears."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"Microphone feature stopped working after a month, very disappointing"
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"Unfortunately, the mic button is hard to find by feel for pausing podcasts or answering the phone."
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"Both of the failures in this review were in a set that had the microphone, which is along the right earpiece wire."
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"Allows you to have phone conversations in noisy environment, where otherwise you would not be able to hear anything(just cover the mic or put on mute when you are not talking).Do not hurt you ears like the original apple headphones do."
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"Pro: Good sound and good priceCon: Large kinda awkward plug Mic Button setup is too large Button is hard to useBottom line: Good sound but the design needs some work."
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"The microphone is a little large than I'd like and the button is hard to find without actually looking at it."
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"They also have a nice mic - everyone hears me well."
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"Good microphone for phone calls."
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"Up until this problem, I liked the sound quality and everyone I spoke to liked the microphone."
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"Love the color and the microphone is clear"
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"They fit well, the sound is awesome and the microphone works great! "
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Music

Music:
"Would not recommend if you plan on listening to music at all with these."
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"I have owned 2 sets of Klipsch S4i I liked them for the quality of music but they only held up about a year each, Same problem on both sets, 1 earbud went dead... At that price I would expect a much better return for my money."
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"the audio jack for instance is at an angle, meaning depending on your music device it could have problems."
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"After this i get them and the left earbud occasionally works if i stay really still which is hard to do while gaming or even listening to music."
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"I use these primarily for audiobooks and podcasts, but they are also decent (not great) for music."
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"My gym plays the worst music that can really get in the way of my arc trainer and strength training rhythms."
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"I work in a busy office, and these are great for blocking out distracting noises and playing music at a comfortable level."
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"The bass is enhanced, which makes it really enjoying to listen to many kinds of music involving loud beats or drums."
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"I strongly suggest if you, like myself, are one of those people who like their music to sound clear, their bass to sound powerful but not overbearing, and who want a product that lasts a while, all while not having to drop $200+ on a pair of earphones, I highly recommend you get yourself a pair of JLab Jbuds."
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"Imagine being able to get lost in the music as you work out."
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"I have always been a fan of the JBuds and over the years have enjoyed many hours worth of music wearing them."
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Noise

Noise:
"Also the silicone ear tips do this weird pop noise if they go to far in the ear and causes the sound to stop until you pull them out of your ear."
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"Klipsch has oval shaped noise canceling silicone buds, and I thought I was going to miss that great fit... that I never really got, and when I did get a good noise canceling seal, it was uncomfortable after 30 minutes."
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"These earbuds also have a problem with making slight noises in your ear when the cord bounces against itself or anything else."
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"Allows you to have phone conversations in noisy environment, where otherwise you would not be able to hear anything(just cover the mic or put on mute when you are not talking).Do not hurt you ears like the original apple headphones do."
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"Furthermore, I have fallen asleep many times with these in, and my ears dont hurt when I wake up (something that Ive had trouble with in the past).The only downside that Ive experienced with these is the cord noise."
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"Sound quality is not great, noise cancellation is good, it fits little tight and feels slightly uncomfortable after sometime."
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"I work in a busy office, and these are great for blocking out distracting noises and playing music at a comfortable level."
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"The sound is decent and the plugs filled my ears nicely and stayed in place to block out external noise."
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"Klipsch has oval shaped noise canceling silicone buds, and I thought I was going to miss that great fit... that I never really got, and when I did get a good noise canceling seal, it was uncomfortable after 30 minutes."
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"the different ear mushrooms are good and definitely make a great seal for blocing out outside noise"
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"It's only redeeming quality is they are great at blocking out noise."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"I was worried when I received the package and they were in a static bag and not a box."
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"If you make it inconvenient to rate a package, I just won't do it."
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"I received the JBuds and was happy about the packaging because it was frustration free."
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"Out of the package these were decent headphones - I had no issue with them, just wanted something to workout it and listen to podcasts."
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"First thing I noticed when opening the packaging is that these earbuds are VERY well made."
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"Also has minimalist packaging, very slick and semi-eco friendly."
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"The Jlabe earbuds were just as described and the product arrived promptly and well packaged."
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"They sounded pretty decent right out of the package, but I then read that they should be put through a 'burn in' period."
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Plug

Plug:
"My only complaint is that there is a weak spot where the metal plug connects to the rubber cord."
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"My phone slipped out of my pocket during one workout during bench presses and the cord broke where it meets the metal plug."
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"where's the great sound, where's the great sound and quality, perhaps I have the wrong ear plugs, tried the large ones, better but now when I move around, the cord hitting on my chest or collar creates a thump every time, something I did not feel with my previous headsets."
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"Keeping the plug overly banded is the root of the failure of earbuds."
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"I like to keep my phone in my pocket to listen to music and podcasts, the weird angle of the plug made the cord pull out from the movement of me walking."
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"After a few month of usage, the plug connector is broken(due to the bad pistol shape design I guess).And a week after that, the headphone piece is also broken to pieces, I have to buy Krazy Glue from dollar store to glue them back together."
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"Overall audio quality is great and the sound reducing structure of the plugs are just amazingly effective in loud environments."
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"Love the additional rubber plugs so that you can fit to different ear sizes"
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"The sound is decent and the plugs filled my ears nicely and stayed in place to block out external noise."
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"Nothing special at first glance but I did notice the angled plug end and liked that, but there is no way of clipping the earbuds together, which is the only reason I rated it a 4 star... to be fair though, they never really tangled too badly and I have learned a way of wrapping them that puts no pressure on either end and keeps the bud ends from flailing."
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"Color, fit, angle of the plug were all great."
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Price

Price:
"Great budget earbuds, comes with the same problems you'd find in any earbuds of this price range."
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"I have owned 2 sets of Klipsch S4i I liked them for the quality of music but they only held up about a year each, Same problem on both sets, 1 earbud went dead... At that price I would expect a much better return for my money."
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"I think JLab's business model is to sell cheap junk and then hope customers are too busy or lazy to return JLab's broken junk products."
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"I know they're cheap, but it was pretty disappointing nonetheless."
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"Honestly, I found them pretty uncomfortable, especially for the price."
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"These are really some great Earbuds- I've had scores upon scores of ear buds in my lifetime, <30, and they always either break, one earbud fails, or they are so cheap that they sound like a old cd player."
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"Best inexpensive ear buds ever."
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"Sturdy and good sound for the price."
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"These are the best headphones I've ever had for the price."
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"Really good earbuds given the low price point."
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"These headphones sound great for the price, and they're incredibly comfortable, however this is my second pair that has stopped working in a year."
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Quality

Quality:
"I can't recommend them unless JLab's quality control steps up."
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"The sound quality on these earbuds are terrible."
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"I don't know what happened to the build quality, but I'm really disappointed in the product and will not buy again."
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"Up until this problem, I liked the sound quality and everyone I spoke to liked the microphone."
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"I have owned 2 sets of Klipsch S4i I liked them for the quality of music but they only held up about a year each, Same problem on both sets, 1 earbud went dead... At that price I would expect a much better return for my money."
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"They also aren't the most amazing sound quality I've ever heard."
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"They suction perfectly and have great sound quality."
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"Overall audio quality is great and the sound reducing structure of the plugs are just amazingly effective in loud environments."
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"These are basic, work with android phones, decent sound quality and durable."
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"Sound quality exceeded expectations"
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"They have a really good sound quality."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"Good bass and the ear rubbers don't fall off easily."
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"after one week, the right earbud went out and I found the rubber swappable pieces to be uncomfortable."
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"My only complaint is that there is a weak spot where the metal plug connects to the rubber cord."
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"I experienced the same problem with both sets - the speaker and rubber insert separates from the housing."
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"Love the additional rubber plugs so that you can fit to different ear sizes"
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"The fit is perfect with the added plus that extra rubber tips in varying sizes come with them so they will fit almost anyone."
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"The connection to the left earbud shorted out where well make rubber join holds the bottom of the zipper."
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"What the heck, when you can buy 4 pairs of JLabs to 1 pair of Klipsch, I nothing to lose and gave it a shot...I stepped down to 1 size smaller rubber ear piece from default, plugged them in and was very pleasantly surprised at the range of tone these had,I heard the symbols and could distinguish the various instruments easily, and, nice bass, didn't dominate..."
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"A few downfalls though, most of the rubber ear pieces that fit my ear best I've lost."
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Size

Size:
"Comes with 4 different ear sizes, but not the best fit for running or being active."
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"Just recently, I tore the smallest tips and the next size up proved to be uncomfortable."
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"They are either too big and uncomfortable to wear, or too small and prone to falling out or generating noise as I move."
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"The ear pieces do not fit very well, I have tried several of the sizes and they fall out."
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"One thing that can be a problem is that the ear buds have a small metal ring around them which can be slightly painful if you get charged with static."
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"If you think the earbuds aren't comfortable, you are likely using the wrong size tips."
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"WHen your headphones can still sound great after beatings from dogs, cats, and small children, you know you have winners!"
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"Comfortable and reasonably small."
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"These sound great and the ends are a small rounded taper so they don't press against my ear and cause any pain."
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"The normal size ends on these fit my ears perfect, but rest assured, there are other sizes of fittings for your ears if the regular size ones don't fit, so no worries there."
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Sound

Sound:
"They don't sound great and they start hurting my ears after a while- definitely no comfortable and they do fall out fairly easily."
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"these seem to be well made, are more rugged seeming than the earbuds that come with forbidden fruit products but the sound is not good."
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"The sound quality on these earbuds are terrible."
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"Wearing them while I was awake was no better--that sound was loud enough to be painful and always startling."
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"Up until this problem, I liked the sound quality and everyone I spoke to liked the microphone."
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"I can't believe how great these buds sound."
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"Popular, expensive brands but these earplugs lasted the longest and has the best sound."
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"Sturdy and good sound for the price."
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"well they work and sound great, fit in ears good, would buy again, pretty sturdy, used alot"
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"The sound is clear and without static or echoing."
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"Comfortable to wear and has good sound."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Right speaker completely broken after a month of use."
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"But my second pair I treated very well, but at one point the actual speaker completely separated from its housing, a problem I've read a few others have had."
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"I experienced the same problem with both sets - the speaker and rubber insert separates from the housing."
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"The right speaker broke and they sit at my work desk since new."
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"Unfortunately after an hour of use one of the speaker stopped working."
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"But my second pair I treated very well, but at one point the actual speaker completely separated from its housing, a problem I've read a few others have had."
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"These things are great if you have quiet speakers as well, I usually keep my volume on the laptop set to around 40-47 but with these I have to set it down to about 24 or 25!"
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"The speaker on the Fire is pretty low but these critters can blast out."
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"The J5 was awesome - nice bass and midrange - which is lacking on the iphone speakers."
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"I do not like to complain and I actually hope these speakers were defective."
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Static

Static:
"I was worried when I received the package and they were in a static bag and not a box."
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"One thing that can be a problem is that the ear buds have a small metal ring around them which can be slightly painful if you get charged with static."
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"Upon getting these and connecting to my iPhone 4, callers complained about static then they could not hear me at all."
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"There are some problems like some weird static when I use them on the computer, but they do exactly what I bought them for: comfortable headphones that help block out noise."
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"At first it just sounded like static on the line (weird for my own MP3s, but not earth shattering)."
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"Well I bought these headphones as a replacement for my OEM iPhone headphones, the sound quality listening to audio files is great but during phone calls is absolutely horrible, there's a lot of static and for some reason it cuts off my phone calls."
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"The sound is clear and without static or echoing."
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"if you live in an area where the weather is kind of dry and you're already prone to experiencing static shock), the earphones are great."
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"These are good headphones, but when there is static in the environment these can be worse than other earbuds because they will literally zap you in your ear if you make contact with someone or something with too much static."
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"Great sound, great fit and no static."
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"They fit my ears, they sound great, dont have a problem with the static or echo as some reviewers reported."
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Value

Value:
"In short, these earbuds provide great sound at a very affordable price - a great value."
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"Great value."
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"Great for chatty coworkers)You can find crappy less expensive earbuds or better branded expensive earbuds, but I think this is the best of both worlds and offers the best value for money."
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"I usually factor in warranty on price as well.5 stars for value if bought on sale3 stars for sound quality, compared to other higher quality buds.0 stars for customer service, which is sad, it used to be 5 stars."
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"Pretty good value for the money as long as you buy on sale."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"My buds broke within the warranty period and I haven't heard back from them."
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"JLab warranty process was too frustrating, so ended up throwing these out sadly...wish MFR would reach out to me."
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"Sound is not spectacular, cords get really coiled up (I admit I do roll them and store them in my pocket), and warranty is not as good as Skull Candy."
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"so I felt weird applying the warranty for it because a) It was my fault I lost it b) I just used the warranty and thought it would be weird to use it again c) that's not what the warranty covers."
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"I usually factor in warranty on price as well.5 stars for value if bought on sale3 stars for sound quality, compared to other higher quality buds.0 stars for customer service, which is sad, it used to be 5 stars."
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"The 1 year warranty that comes with these is absolutely amazing!"
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"On the positive side, however, registration of the set on the JLabs site was quick and easy, and filing a warranty claim was likewise a simple, streamlined affair, taking no more than about 10 minutes."
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"I've claimed a few through the warranty process, but sometimes it's just easier to buy another pair."
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"The Warranty, if you need it, is painless."
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Weight

Weight:
"Here's what I like and don't like about these:The good:-Lightweight: I was a little worried that they were going to feel heavy, but they don't at all."
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"The cord is not too thin or too thick, not sure why this is a previous complaint but they seem very durable and lightweight at the same time."
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"I love how lightweight they are and I'd almost forget I'm wearing them if it weren't for the music blaring into my earholes."
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"My only gripe is the heavy weight of the durable cord (pulling disrupts the seal in the ears) and its tendency to become tangled easily."
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"Very lightweight and fit into my ears well, no slipping out."
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"I love how these are lightweight and keep that seal tight."
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"But I liked how light weight it was, how the ear buds fit, and the sound was great."
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iPod

iPod:
"I first noticed problems with the microphone and ipod controls about 6 months in."
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"It's definitely the earphones that are the problem and not my laptop, because I've tried it on several devices (like JLAB recommended, to check for errors) including my iPod, and the left ear simply isn't working properly."
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"They have an attractive and apparently sturdy design, and they are definitely a good replacement for the Apple iPod earphones that I just broke."
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"But the iPod ear buds broke, so I was looking around for some great earbuds."
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"I tested it and it worked on an ipod and Droid, so I was very confused, and angry."
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"The problem with these is that when your ipod is in your pocket and you are walking around, the right ear bud causes occasional small shocks (at least once an hr)to your right ear that don't seem safe - especially if there is a larger shock later."
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"I thought the earbuds were great, but had to return them, since they didn't fit my iPod."
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"They would be great for anything BUT iPod, since Apple has only proprietary products and one can ONLY use Apple in an iPod."
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"It's definitely the earphones that are the problem and not my laptop, because I've tried it on several devices (like JLAB recommended, to check for errors) including my iPod, and the left ear simply isn't working properly."
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"They have an attractive and apparently sturdy design, and they are definitely a good replacement for the Apple iPod earphones that I just broke."
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"The sound is great....I can hear my iPod very well while I'm out in the tractor and don't have to have the volume blaring in the process."
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