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MEElectronics M9-SL Hi-Fi Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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MEElectronics M9-SL Hi-Fi Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 11/04/2015
Based on 598 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 3.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Budget5.0   above average
Durable5.0   above average
Value5.0   average
Accessory4.8   above average
Noise4.7   above average
Plug4.7   exceptional
Range4.7   above average
Design4.6   above average
Metal4.6   above average
Price4.4   average
Fit4.3   average
Quality4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Cable4.2   above average
Size4.2   above average
Music4.1   average
Clip4.0   above average
Comfortable4.0   below average
Treble4.0   average
Volume3.9   average
Rubber3.7   average
Audio3.4   below average
Listening3.2   below average
Plastic3.2   above average
Microphone2.9   below average
iPod2.8   mediocre
Connector1.9   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accessory

Accessory:
"I'm only giving these 4 stars however, because of the disappointing set of accessories that you get."
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"As you can see from the picture previews, this impressive MEElectronics package comes with many accessories."
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"Besides the accessories and build quality, these earphones have nothing impressive about them."
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"These earphones come with impressive build quality with the most accessories I have seen in a $20 package."
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"Build Quality and Accessories - Best arrangement of tips, solidThe build quality is solid."
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"The M9 comes with very nice accessories for the price, as well."
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Audio

Audio:
"Broke my laptop audio connector hole."
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"I mainly use them for listening to audio book audio podcasts so I don't know how good they sound with music, but I imagine fairly good."
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"Because I usually keep my audio device in my pocket, I have had problems with other headphones shorting out at the jack."
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"So when comparing the sound to other more expensive headphones such as the original creative aurvana in ears, audio technicas and sonys they fail."
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"I was expecting compressed mushed audio, but I was wrong."
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"I mean, when some foreign object gets inserted and sealed to isolate audio performance, there's bound to be some discomfort."
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"The audio output is really good and the bass is good also."
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"The audio sound it produces is great but the construction of the product is the down fall."
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"Comfortable, durable and good audio."
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"I bought these headphones as a backup for my Klipsch phones and I must admit I was surprised just how good the audio response was for a modestly priced set, However, I was less than satisfied with the cable on these phones."
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"I could recommend these phones for their audio response but the cables could definitely use a makeover by the manufacturer."
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Budget

Budget:
"These are the best budget earbuds you can buy."
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"These are great budget headphones for anyone who wants budget headphones."
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"Being well aware of the fact these are a budget buy, they are unusable for listening to music."
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"If you're on a tight budget but want a great pair of headphones, and aren't afraid of contacting support when things go wrong, this product is great."
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Cable

Cable:
"the sound quality wasn't nearly as good as advertised, the cord was too short and just trying them on they were very uncomfortable, I can't imagine using these for long for any purpose even with my mp3, I am a very tall man but I'm not sure these could reach my ears from my pocket even, that aside I couldn't use them connected to my pc or my laptop without having to bend over so the cord could reach so I could test out the sound, which was very lack luster, and I indeed made sure the connection was airtight with my ears and the earbuds, which I will give one point to I couldn't hear anything through the seal of the buds and my ears which is desired."
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"These seemed like a good compromise; aluminum housing, sturdy cable, minimal packaging, several sized buds."
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"but I am starting to notice that the cable is showing some damage despite taking good care of it."
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"This ruined the product for me since it adds to the bulkiness when the cable is coiled and wrapped up,."
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"The photo of the black ones makes it look like the cable covering is a woven material, which it is, but it isn't clear that there's also a layer of clear plastic over this."
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"Final thoughts:One broke yesterday with the before-mentioned cord issue, the other broke in an airplane armrest (my fault)."
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"It makes them look a little uglier having the block in the cable, but the advantages are so great it makes up for it."
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"Great sound but the greatest thing is how it fit in the ears, it's a great system for me really comfortable and with a long cable"
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"Hardware wise, the cord is tangle-free, clear, and looks great."
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"If these could get flat cables it would be perfection."
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"They have a relatively small, but sturdy and light metal housing with a brilliantly clever cable design, which is threaded (resists tangling) but is also covered in plastic (prevents rubbing noise and dirt accumulation)."
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Clip

Clip:
"If there's one complaint, it would be about the shirt clip."
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"Accessories: 7 10Comes with hard clamshell case for extra protection, shirt clip (can be annoying though), single-(3 sizes) and bi-flange silicone tipsSound: 8 10 (for price) 6 10 (in general)The soundstage is considerable wide and they sound quite airy."
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"-a nice clip is included as wellI think these are now a bit dated and MEElectronics has come out with a newer model."
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"-Wiring is reinforced with a flexible clear type plastic-Headphones do have a clip on them, it may be annoying to some-Extraneous sound can be caused by the wire itself (Not the best for exercise)I do believe in proper burn-in periods so I'm excited to hear these phones a couple weeks from now."
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"The fixed clip wasn't really a problem before, so this may be a case of fixing something that wasn't broken, but we'll see (the previous clip lasted about 2.5 years, so I'll update my review if the new clip doesn't last as long).I would recommend these earbuds."
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"The cable clip is a nice addition, the cable management Y between the earbuds worked quite well, and the included extra silicone ear pieces was nice as well."
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"The cord is a decent length and there's a small clip on it so you can attach to your collar or chest pocket, keeping tension off the cord and allowing you to turn your head, move around, ride a bike, etc."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"-Another negative is that the silicone buds on these are not particularly comfortable, nor do they sit snug in my ear canals."
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"I don't think I've ever owned a pair that lasted this long, yes I'm rough on ear buds but these not only sound GREAT, but they are comfortable as can be too."
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"That is one of the aspect that I dislike it the most, all my previous IEMs were really comfortable and they doesn't needed such attention for getting a balanced sound, with a proper isolation."
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"Lastly, I'm not sure if it's my ears but these were barely able to stay in, I could never find that perfect comfortable fit, even with all the different ear buds that came with it."
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"Nothing to dislike, they have great sound quality, are comfortable, and look good too."
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"The reviews for these earbuds looked quite decent, the price was excellent, and I've been happy with the version with microphone that I'd gotten for my cellphone (which are comfortable in my hard to fit ears), so I decided to give them a try."
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"Comfortable, sound good, good price."
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"Great sound but the greatest thing is how it fit in the ears, it's a great system for me really comfortable and with a long cable"
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"Pretty much like any quality ear buds, good sound and comfortable to wear."
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"They are comfortable, stylish, and the sound deadening works remarkably well for ten dollar headphones."
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"I love the sound quality, comfort, and price for these earbuds and really wanted to give them a better rating."
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Connection

Connection:
"One of the speakers finally started giving out due to a connection problem somewhere along the line."
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"I bought them because of the strong reviews and the fact that the chord appears solid, but I believe there is a connection problem that developed relatively quickly, and for that reason I have to take off some stars."
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"However to my disappointment I found out that it was a loose connection."
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"When I moved the cord around the sound suddenly got better and died again as if the wires in the device were not soldered properly and did not have a good connection."
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"They make a nice airtight connection with your ear that could be painful if you popped them in out."
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"Every set of headphones I have ever owned except these have all had connection problems after a period of time."
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"I used to own a pair of Sennheiser Cx-300B which I highly recommend, but after about 2 years of constant use, the connection at the plug was undone and they ceased to function."
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"They make a nice airtight connection with your ear that could be painful if you popped them in out."
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"The M9 earphones are very well built and they also include a clip to hold your very well built connection wires in place."
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"The plug is coated in gold to insure the best connectivity."
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Connector

Connector:
"Broke my laptop audio connector hole."
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"Because I usually keep my audio device in my pocket, I have had problems with other headphones shorting out at the jack."
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"I absolutely LOVE the L jack, or however you call it, because it's not as easy to break when I'm walking home."
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"After much use, I am coming back to buy another pair...I sat on my ipod wrong and it bent the headphone jack, needless to say these headphones are very durable and well worth the price if not more."
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"The cord is well-made so that it doesn't tangle up as easily as the more rubbery feeling ones, and the headphone jack doesn't take up too much space."
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"The jack is very thin and shouldn't get in the way of using your iPod with the dock connector in at the same time (the thicker jack of the Shure S210 was more inconvenient).The jack is also reassuringly clicky, and seems sturdy."
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"The jack is seems extremely durable too, which is a huge plus."
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"After much use, I am coming back to buy another pair...I sat on my ipod wrong and it bent the headphone jack, needless to say these headphones are very durable and well worth the price if not more."
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"The wire casing is also way more durable, and the jack is 90 degree angled."
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"The sound is impressive for such a low price also good strong connectors and minimal cord resonance."
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"The almost straight connector pulls out easily when your active."
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Design

Design:
"You have to pump up the volume to get a decent listening experience and the in-ear design are painful after prolonged periods (15 min +)."
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"They have a relatively small, but sturdy and light metal housing with a brilliantly clever cable design, which is threaded (resists tangling) but is also covered in plastic (prevents rubbing noise and dirt accumulation)."
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"They work well, package was well designed, and I will be buying from MEElectronics again for new buds! "
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"Very durable and sleek, and designed to never tangle."
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"They have a good design; they fit well in my ear because of the different size options included."
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"The design is great and they don't feel cheap at all!"
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Durable

Durable:
"Durability: These headphones are very durable, after 4 years (yes - 48 months) of use the break point was a slight detachment where the wire meets the inline Microphone."
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"These are nice sounding, durable and inexpensive."
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"The cable of the headphones is coated in a plastic layer making the wire nice and durable."
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"Comfortable, durable and good audio."
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"They're comfortable and durable."
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Fit

Fit:
"If they don't fit well, you will get very poor sound."
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"This product is so bad I through it away .. worst sound .. doesnt fit my ears at all"
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"I might have to look into over the ear phones because my ears can't fit the usual ear-buds, unfortunately it will be expensive."
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"Lastly, I'm not sure if it's my ears but these were barely able to stay in, I could never find that perfect comfortable fit, even with all the different ear buds that came with it."
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"I had really enjoyed these headphones as they sound terrific and fit well, but I am worried it could happen again."
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"Because I tried many ranging from $10 to $300, for the money these are not bad at all and I recommend them (if you get the right fit).Some people complain these are missing bass, well, again, it's the fit, I had trouble with that too due to my ear."
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"It used to be 3 bellows and go deep in the ear canal, but now it is 2 bellows but equally as effective at fit and noise isolation."
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"Once you have the eartips that fit well, the music will come alive."
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"Take the time to get the right fit and you will be rewarded with a great (and cheap) pair of earphones! "
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"Great sound but the greatest thing is how it fit in the ears, it's a great system for me really comfortable and with a long cable"
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"They fit well, isolate all exterior noise easily and with an outstantign sound quality !"
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Listening

Listening:
"The only thing I would fault it for is the bright highs which can be quiet harsh, but this problem is easily mitigate by not listening to it on such high level."
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"I tend to hoard earbuds and have them scattered around the house in case I ever need to plug them into my iPhone Macbook Playstation to listen to something (I hate watching online videos and listening to the sound through small speakers!"
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"And the ear buds are a little uncomfortable after extended listening periods."
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"I don't like these for spoken podcast listening because the sibilance and high frequencies which are a bit unpleasant for me."
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"You have to pump up the volume to get a decent listening experience and the in-ear design are painful after prolonged periods (15 min +)."
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"However, I found that the treble and mid had some problems here and there while I was listening to piano and violin heavy songs.8 10Comfort: Not really that comfortable."
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"Don't expect the same sound quality as a $100 earbud, but for a dirt cheap price, I think the quality is amazing, andit is more than good enough for listening to streaming music or videos."
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"I was surprise on how well this headphones behave when listening to some Murray Perahia Concertos."
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"Listening to Top 40, to EDM to classical all sounds good."
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"The only thing I would fault it for is the bright highs which can be quiet harsh, but this problem is easily mitigate by not listening to it on such high level."
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"When you're listening to hip hop with a good bassline then you'll notice the bass otherwise it's lacking."
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Metal

Metal:
"I only have a couple minor complaints, both having to do with the fact that the headphone casing is made of metal."
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"They have a relatively small, but sturdy and light metal housing with a brilliantly clever cable design, which is threaded (resists tangling) but is also covered in plastic (prevents rubbing noise and dirt accumulation)."
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"On each of the headphones it is has metal construction in them for durability."
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"Sound is very good and the metal body on the plugs are indestructible."
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"Metal shells add some sentiment of durability, instead of the hard plastic that are norm over here."
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"The M9's feature metal shells, impressive for the price and the cables are exceptionally well built; through my time with the earphones, I've experienced no tears or straining and the cables are plenty flexible without being too thin."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"My excitement about MEElectronics also died, since I also had a similar problem with another of their IEM (in which the cable around the microphone fell apart before it stopped working)."
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"I bought these headphones to replace failing NuForce NE-7M, unfortunately after 3 years the mic button has started to trigger on its own."
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"The reviews for these earbuds looked quite decent, the price was excellent, and I've been happy with the version with microphone that I'd gotten for my cellphone (which are comfortable in my hard to fit ears), so I decided to give them a try."
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"The side where the microphone is on for the M9-P (I believe the right side) was faulty."
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"My friend ordered the exact same set of headphoens except his had the microphone, and he had the exact same problem as me."
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"Next is the microphone being in the cable that will be in the same place as most wired headsets, makes this by far the best mic quality of any bluetooth headset I've ever used."
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"I won't put down the Symphonies because they did sound good, has a mic and came with a nice bag but these for $10 vs $25, these in my opinion are far better in build quality and maybe sound even though these do seem to have higher highs."
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"My next hope is that MEElectronics will make an iPhone compatible version like these that has a microphone and volume track controls so I can stick them in my backpack."
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"They even sound the same and the microphone and button still work perfectly."
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"The reviews for these earbuds looked quite decent, the price was excellent, and I've been happy with the version with microphone that I'd gotten for my cellphone (which are comfortable in my hard to fit ears), so I decided to give them a try."
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Music

Music:
"Love the music it outputs but the only problem is that whenever I'm walking, they tend to move around a lot and when music isn't too loud, you can hear the wires hitting rubbing against your clothes."
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"Nothing terrible, mind you, just didn't bring music to vivid life like some other recent listens have."
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"If you listen to music alot like me then you won't have a great time with this item."
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"I mainly use them for listening to audio book audio podcasts so I don't know how good they sound with music, but I imagine fairly good."
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"when running jogging yard working you can hear the cord moving which gets annoying but you can just turn your music up louder :)."
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"I don't listen to my music loud, so this may not apply, but I love these."
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"Once you have the eartips that fit well, the music will come alive."
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"Sounds great with Instrumental or Soundtrack type music such as Hanz Zimmer."
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"I can listen to music at a very comfortable volume without having to crank it up to hear vocals."
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"Don't expect the same sound quality as a $100 earbud, but for a dirt cheap price, I think the quality is amazing, andit is more than good enough for listening to streaming music or videos."
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"I pretty much have to listen to uncompressedclassical music to notice the deficiencies in how these earbuds sound."
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Noise

Noise:
"Only complaint is noise coming from rubbing of the headphones."
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"However, recently one of the ear buds has started to give off a crackling noise, as if something inside is broken or."
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"Also, the noise isolation is somewhat scary - it's that good."
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"really good have nothing to complain about enough bass.. enough noise cancelling good speakers seem very durable and very comfortableUPDATE!"
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"It used to be 3 bellows and go deep in the ear canal, but now it is 2 bellows but equally as effective at fit and noise isolation."
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"As far blocking out noise, it works well for me."
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"These really have great sound and cancel out a lot of outside noise."
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"Good range on these noise cancelling headphones."
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"They fit well, isolate all exterior noise easily and with an outstantign sound quality !"
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I bought these same earbuds back in April of 2012, and they lasted me three years, until they broke (the plastic sheath around the wires separated at the input plug, exposing the wires and allowing them to fray with movement (the first part to break was actually the clip, though, but that didn't really hamper use all that much)).I have been extremely satisfied with these earbuds."
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"On each of the headphones there is a plastic piece that will protect the headphones from getting damaged when it becomes bent."
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"The photo of the black ones makes it look like the cable covering is a woven material, which it is, but it isn't clear that there's also a layer of clear plastic over this."
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"The braided, stress-free wire doesn't tangle easily and is coated with a thick plastic layer, unlike those flimsy rubber cords on most earbuds."
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"The problem is the plastic cord has not retained it's flexibility, it's stiffened and cracked in three locations exposing the wire."
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"Also, the wire is not as flexible as normal ear phone wies (seems like wire is coated in a heavy plastic) which makes wearing these buds even more annoying."
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"The sockets where cord meets earbud and where cord meets 3.5 mm plug are hardened with tough, sturdy plastic which is also nice because I sleep with them on so I don't have to worry about ripping something off."
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"Second, the cable appears to be made of a more flexible plastic than before, which is nice, since the cable on the previous model seemed rigid."
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"The cable of the headphones is coated in a plastic layer making the wire nice and durable."
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"Build quality were good on the cable as it's seem to be nylon all wrapped in plastic shelving."
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"Metal shells add some sentiment of durability, instead of the hard plastic that are norm over here."
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Plug

Plug:
"Only complaint was that the removable ear plugs (which work great to control sound) which attach to the device, tend to pop off when you least expect them."
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"Some reviews said these were great sounding ear plugs."
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"Sound is very good and the metal body on the plugs are indestructible."
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"I tried all of the different plugs and they were all too tight to fit my ears comfortably."
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"The sound quality is ok, but the nice little carry case and extra ear plugs made this a good purchase."
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"Both the plug and the housings are well relieved and I fully expect them to hold up over time."
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Price

Price:
")They no longer include the carrying case, the imperfections of the rubber buds are obvious, the over all build feels cheap and flimsy."
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"Cheap, unimpressive, lackluster sound signature with weak bass and, so far, flat mids and upper mids."
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"This are not the best headphones but they are pretty good for the Price."
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"Honestly I think I get better sound quality from cheap a skullcandy, BUT this may be because I'm using my crappy iPhone4 which does not have an adequate equalizer."
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"These would make a great cheap replacement headset if you broke your earbuds but I'm pretty disappointed by them otherwise."
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"Hard to beat for the price.."
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"Does it's job, good for the price."
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"Comfortable, sound good, good price."
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"Excellent for the price."
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"Great value for the price."
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"Good for the price but anytime they touch anything it messes with the sound"
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Quality

Quality:
"the sound quality wasn't nearly as good as advertised, the cord was too short and just trying them on they were very uncomfortable, I can't imagine using these for long for any purpose even with my mp3, I am a very tall man but I'm not sure these could reach my ears from my pocket even, that aside I couldn't use them connected to my pc or my laptop without having to bend over so the cord could reach so I could test out the sound, which was very lack luster, and I indeed made sure the connection was airtight with my ears and the earbuds, which I will give one point to I couldn't hear anything through the seal of the buds and my ears which is desired."
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"Honestly I think I get better sound quality from cheap a skullcandy, BUT this may be because I'm using my crappy iPhone4 which does not have an adequate equalizer."
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"It's not the best sound quality I've ever heard in earbuds (that honor goes to the NuForce NE-700X, although I admit I haven't tried very many different earbuds in my life), but at the price charged for them, they are the best value (I doubt I will ever pay more than $10 for a pair of earbuds again).I've only had the new earbuds for a day now, but three things make me excited about buying them again in 2015: First, the buds themselves are smaller than the previous model, which makes them lighter and less obtrusive."
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"However as I used it, the sound quality degraded."
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"I have been through so many small headphones and the all break or have terrible sound quality."
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"The zomg these sound as good as earphones that cost 5 times more kind of hype..Sound quality is mediocre."
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"Next is the microphone being in the cable that will be in the same place as most wired headsets, makes this by far the best mic quality of any bluetooth headset I've ever used."
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"Sound quality is the best of any bluetooth headset I've ever used as well."
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"Needless to say, I was very surprised & pleased with the sound quality of the M9."
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"Update:Sound quality: Jazz - Boney James = excellent in my opinion."
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"I notice it shows up for the M9-SL and M9-BK, which if their quality is the same as 2012 then they are FAR superior to the M9 Classic."
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Range

Range:
"To sum up, I think the M9's are pretty good, if not very good within its price range."
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"I'm somewhat of a collector of earbuds and headphones from the $10 to $350 range so I have nice range to compare and contrast."
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"Good range on these noise cancelling headphones."
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"The initial bass drop in Talking Body by Tove Lo was well reproduce on this small earphone giving me a good impression of the reproduction range on this earphones."
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"I don't know if any bud can beat it in that price range ($40)Second: MEElectronics M9, the bass on these are really nice, just not as awesome as the Zipbuds."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"Only problem is with the rubber thingys that go in your ear - they come in a good variety of sizes but they're pretty flimsy - I think they'd work better if they were more substantial."
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"Only complaint is that though the original rubber ear buds are quite good, they eventually get loose and I lost them."
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"The only negative I can come up with is the rubber seals come off a bit easier than some...it's because they are softer material."
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"I replaced the original uncomfortably large rubber molds from this company with molds from broken Jbuds, which had a pretty satisfying feel."
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"I see no problems with these aside from the extremely brief hassle I had to go through to figure out the size of the rubber covers that fit me and how to comfortably wear in-ear earbuds."
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"The braided, stress-free wire doesn't tangle easily and is coated with a thick plastic layer, unlike those flimsy rubber cords on most earbuds."
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"A unique feature I really do like is that the wires have a clear rubber like material coated around them."
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"Only problem is with the rubber thingys that go in your ear - they come in a good variety of sizes but they're pretty flimsy - I think they'd work better if they were more substantial."
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"Only complaint is that though the original rubber ear buds are quite good, they eventually get loose and I lost them."
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"The only negative I can come up with is the rubber seals come off a bit easier than some...it's because they are softer material."
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"Also these include several additional pairs of rubber buds to help you find the perfect fit, which was a big deal for someone who finds most in-ear headphones to be uncomfortable."
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Service

Service:
"Regardless, each and every time I've had a problem, customer service was always there to help."
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"Customer service at MEE is also really good, both before purchasing and after - hence my repeated purchases from them."
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"Meelec customer service is the best I've ever used."
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"The only problem was that recently the left earphone started to cut in and out, especially when the jack was jostled, but the 1-year warranty should cover that and my experience so far with customer service has been great, no hassle and no worry."
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"They are an excellent product & company provides great service too! "
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"I can finally keep my iPod in my pocket.6 10Customer Service: I really love their customer service."
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Size

Size:
"I have been through so many small headphones and the all break or have terrible sound quality."
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"Only problem is with the rubber thingys that go in your ear - they come in a good variety of sizes but they're pretty flimsy - I think they'd work better if they were more substantial."
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"Accessories: 7 10Comes with hard clamshell case for extra protection, shirt clip (can be annoying though), single-(3 sizes) and bi-flange silicone tipsSound: 8 10 (for price) 6 10 (in general)The soundstage is considerable wide and they sound quite airy."
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"The multi-layered pair fit but were easier to fall out or come loose (making the sound horrible) and not quite as loud as the small pads (did not insert into canal as far)."
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"I see no problems with these aside from the extremely brief hassle I had to go through to figure out the size of the rubber covers that fit me and how to comfortably wear in-ear earbuds."
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"The only complaint then is that the M9 may be a little big for small ears."
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"They have a relatively small, but sturdy and light metal housing with a brilliantly clever cable design, which is threaded (resists tangling) but is also covered in plastic (prevents rubbing noise and dirt accumulation)."
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"They are durable, small, and powerful."
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"The initial bass drop in Talking Body by Tove Lo was well reproduce on this small earphone giving me a good impression of the reproduction range on this earphones."
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"These headphone are just awesome i really liked it very small and useful ."
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"Only problem is with the rubber thingys that go in your ear - they come in a good variety of sizes but they're pretty flimsy - I think they'd work better if they were more substantial."
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Sound

Sound:
"People always complain I sound quiet or far away when using bluetooth headsets."
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"I have read some people think there is no bass and don't sound good, but I can tell you this is a result of incorrect eartips."
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"If they don't fit well, you will get very poor sound."
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"Cheap, unimpressive, lackluster sound signature with weak bass and, so far, flat mids and upper mids."
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"the sound quality wasn't nearly as good as advertised, the cord was too short and just trying them on they were very uncomfortable, I can't imagine using these for long for any purpose even with my mp3, I am a very tall man but I'm not sure these could reach my ears from my pocket even, that aside I couldn't use them connected to my pc or my laptop without having to bend over so the cord could reach so I could test out the sound, which was very lack luster, and I indeed made sure the connection was airtight with my ears and the earbuds, which I will give one point to I couldn't hear anything through the seal of the buds and my ears which is desired."
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"Sound ok, not great."
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"Sound quality is the best of any bluetooth headset I've ever used as well."
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"Needless to say, I was very surprised & pleased with the sound quality of the M9."
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"Comfortable, sound good, good price."
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"I have 2 pairs of older original m9s that sound great, I was hoping these would be the same but they are not."
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"I won't put down the Symphonies because they did sound good, has a mic and came with a nice bag but these for $10 vs $25, these in my opinion are far better in build quality and maybe sound even though these do seem to have higher highs."
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Treble

Treble:
"The only true flaw to me is the potentially fatiguing nature of the treble, but considering all the strengths here, it's an easily overlooked weakness that can be corrected by simply maintaining a reasonable volume or a little tweaking with an equalizer."
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"Bleeding all over through the mids followed by an incredibly unbearable ringing of the treble."
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"Pro:- These are some of the more comfortable IEMs that I have had- Relatively inexpensive- Good bassCon:- The low impedance often creates a hiss or static when used with mobile devices, this can be really annoying to hear- The mids and trebles sound a bit dull and shallow compared to the bass- There seems to be noise in the headphones even when nothing is playing from the cord being in contact with itemsFor a similar price point, I recommend the Sony MDR-ED12LP."
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"But since it's a budget headphones, it still has it's downs, for one thing, the treble is really subpar and the excessive bass can be overwhelming; it drowns out the rest of the song, especially the treble, but not as much as other stuff, even more expensive headphones have muddier bass."
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"However, I found that the treble and mid had some problems here and there while I was listening to piano and violin heavy songs.8 10Comfort: Not really that comfortable."
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"I compared them directly to a pair of Panasonics and the Pannys had good bass but weak treble and midrange."
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"The Treble on these headphones are just Amazing!"
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"Treble is crisp and clear - no sibilance on my setup."
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"The bass is fantastic and the treble is great, although sometimes muffled."
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"The treble on them is great."
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"The treble on those buds are the best sounding from a pair of buds."
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Value

Value:
"Great value for the price."
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"Good sound and tremendous value."
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"All considered I thought it was good value for the price."
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"Great performance value given the price."
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"Clearly the best buds for the value, case closed."
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Volume

Volume:
"These ones has to be put in a very precise manner to avoid muffled sounds or a terrible low volume."
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"The only true flaw to me is the potentially fatiguing nature of the treble, but considering all the strengths here, it's an easily overlooked weakness that can be corrected by simply maintaining a reasonable volume or a little tweaking with an equalizer."
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"I thought I had read through all the specs on these ear sets, but I missed the volume control."
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"The problem is, these headphones have many faults in their production and volume adjustments."
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"When I use these, getting my attention requires a tap on the shoulder or some eye contact cause I won't be able to hear you while I have these headphones on, even when the volume isn't blaring."
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"It also makes volume way easier to control with 2 distinct decently sized buttons instead of a little rocker that's easy to press the wrong one."
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"I can listen to music at a very comfortable volume without having to crank it up to hear vocals."
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"The sound does not distort at high volumes which is really nice."
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"When I have the Volume turned up the max on these headphones they will still be clear but loud."
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"My next hope is that MEElectronics will make an iPhone compatible version like these that has a microphone and volume track controls so I can stick them in my backpack."
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iPod

iPod:
"After much use, I am coming back to buy another pair...I sat on my ipod wrong and it bent the headphone jack, needless to say these headphones are very durable and well worth the price if not more."
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"I like ipod headphones too, they are just not really good headphones."
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"If you've ever used the headphones that came with an iPod, these are not as good."
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"I got these to replace my broken iPod apple earbuds and although these are low in price, I am still not impressed with the sound."
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"I would highly recommend these as a replacement to any crappy pair of iPod headphones and even some of the higher quality (higher priced) headphones on the market."
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"At first I thought it wasn't plugged into my iPod properly, but it actually had terrible quality."
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"In the past, he has insisted the stock iPod earbuds (pre-EarPods) sound just as good as Sures or Bose."
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"On that note, I tried these in three different systems (with the latter on a conversion plug), CD Player, iPod and even a 150 watt pre-amp and the sound was good."
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"I would say that the only real advantage these have over ipod headphones is the appearance and fit; sound quality is decent."
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"The L shaped 3.5mm input looks nice with my silver iPod shuffle."
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"I can finally keep my iPod in my pocket.6 10Customer Service: I really love their customer service."
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