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Monster Isport Strive In-ear Headphones Black by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Monster Isport Strive In-ear Headphones Black
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 106 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 8.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Music5.0   above average
Noise4.2   average
Quality4.0   average
Sound4.0   below average
Sport3.9   average
Comfortable3.8   below average
Fit3.5   below average
Size2.9   below average


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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Overall they would be a solid four stars if the comfort problems were fixed."
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"They are not that comfortable or easy to put in."
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"The comfort on these is not great, and is the reason I had to deduct a star."
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"Good rubbery inserts are comfortable and don't ever hurt your ears."
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"Comfort is excellent."
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"They seem nice and are comfortable in my ears but my first time using them out of the package the RH ear bud did not work."
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"They are a little tough to get in your ear because of how they sit, but once in, they're very comfortable and the sound quality is very good."
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"They're light, durable, comfortable AND have the best dynamic range of an earphone under $75 I've ever heard."
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Fit

Fit:
"Once I'd get a tip on, the real challenge of trying to somehow get it to fit in my ear and stay there began."
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"I like how they fit but after a while it gets uncomfortable."
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"(not bose sport sound , but pretty much) FIT I've been thru a bunch of sport headphones, but the problem always was the same, mediocre sound and terrible fit."
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"FIT: The fit on these are somewhat solid, but VERY uncomfortable, even after trying all of the silicone tips."
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"Good sound if they fit you."
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"I then went to a local cafe and spent a good hour trying to figure out how to get these to fit in my ears."
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"It seemed like a product for men and I said as much, but the salesperson said that they have different sized silicone tips to achieve a perfect fit."
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"perfect fit, multiple uses as headphones and microphone for phone use."
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"If you can get past the fit you will love the sound!"
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The cable near the mic has broken after 50 days! "
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"I run and I have had problems with headphones because the remote control and mic get damaged with sweat."
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"With these, itAnother not advertised but, I feel missing, feature is that the mic has no volume or play pause controls."
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"perfect fit, multiple uses as headphones and microphone for phone use."
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"Plus the 3 button mic its great!"
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"The in-line mic is great and all buy why do I have to reach into my pocket or armband to change songs or answer a call?"
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"Also, I understand having a flat, light cord is kind of Monster's thing but for an active headphone the casing on the cord is much too weak, and having no weight, it makes me feel like they can tear with the slightest tug (if I drop my phone while the headphones are in, if it falls out of my pocket, stuff like that).The in-line microphone is a nice touch but with no in-line controls it defeats the purpose of convenience."
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"Sound quality is good for intended use, have not used the mic yet."
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Music

Music:
"I mainly listen to podcasts while walking, so I really only wanted an extra set for the car in case I forgot my earbuds, but he convinced me it would be nice to have a better set for music and personally vouched for these."
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"Still, my music sounds well balanced without too much base."
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"I could hear my music well, even when sweating."
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"They allow you to listen to your music as well as talk on the phone while keeping your awareness at a good level."
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"* Sound quality is excellent - both for music and movies."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise isolation is weak, but that is a design decision."
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"Not good on airplanes or noisy areas."
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"Sound quality was great and yet I'm able to hear other noises so that I don't get run over by a car."
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"This is great for the gym because it allows enough outside noise to get in, so I can still detect sounds around me such as other people trying to talk to me."
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"Brilliant headphones and great value, although occasionally the fit wasn't as strong sas competitors overall it was very comfy, sound quality was great, noise cancellation worked a treat and the price is unbelievable."
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"Sanitized it since it was used and for some reason the right side had some noise issues as well as when I put it in my ear, the sound went lower than the left side."
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"These headphones have pretty good sound while still allowing ambient noise to come through."
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Quality

Quality:
"Perhaps they should have spent their money they used on the robust excessive packing towards the sound quality instead."
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"Sound quality is not so good using Sony Walkman MP3."
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"Junk- Ive had for 2 months and the quality in left ear is fuzzy and annoying, Cannot use them any longer- used them in the gym and never in steam room or sauna."
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"There is no bass, the quality is terrible, and it isn't in ear at all."
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"Unfortunately, the quality and feel didn't match up to the Sennheiser for me."
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"Let me start by saying that I own a lot of headphones ranging from very cheap to very good, audiophile quality...I am also one that has an axe to grind with Monster, Beats and Bose brands for selling over hyped equipment that would be considered average or even mediocre by usual quality standards...Yet again, when I was given the choice to review this Monster headset, I decided to verify my assertions of poor quality."
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"Perhaps they should have spent their money they used on the robust excessive packing towards the sound quality instead."
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"The sound quality is pretty low, they sounds very high on the treble side and lack mids and lows."
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"the sound quality is nice and this earbud looks cool but the line gets tangled frequently."
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"Sound quality was great and yet I'm able to hear other noises so that I don't get run over by a car."
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"The sound quality is good enough, although they aren't creating a seal the quality of the audio is on point with many other headphones in the $34 price range."
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Size

Size:
"they are very uncomfortable, even after after trying all the different sizes."
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"The speaker is more square-rounded and big - even with the smallest attachment for your ear size is still uncomfortable."
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"The size and hardness of the phones - even if you select the correct size - make these pretty uncomfortable after about an hour and downright painful after a few hours."
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"I found these uncomfortable even after changing the insert to the smaller size."
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"It takes quite a bit of effort to get them to move out of your ears, once you find a good fit (and unfortunately there are only some 3 sizes to choose from, but the rubber eartips that go 'in' your ear do seem somewhat adjustable) so these are great for their intended use, activities, be it outside or in a gym."
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"Also, they are inmensely unconfortable, I just had to take them off after maybe 15 minutes using them because my ear was really hurting, they provide with several sizes of tips but that's not the problem, the problem is the shape they are, they just push against your ear in a very strange way and they hurt my ears a lot."
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"I have no real issues with the sound of these headphones, which really do sound pretty good with decent bass for this size."
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"The size and hardness of the phones - even if you select the correct size - make these pretty uncomfortable after about an hour and downright painful after a few hours."
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"There are three sizes of tips which are easy to switch."
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"It takes quite a bit of effort to get them to move out of your ears, once you find a good fit (and unfortunately there are only some 3 sizes to choose from, but the rubber eartips that go 'in' your ear do seem somewhat adjustable) so these are great for their intended use, activities, be it outside or in a gym."
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Sound

Sound:
"Compared to apple earbuds they honestly pretty horrible on all accounts aside from blocking ambient sounds."
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"Perhaps they should have spent their money they used on the robust excessive packing towards the sound quality instead."
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"Sound quality is not so good using Sony Walkman MP3."
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"(not bose sport sound , but pretty much) FIT I've been thru a bunch of sport headphones, but the problem always was the same, mediocre sound and terrible fit."
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"SOUND The drivers need a little time to break in.. at first they sounded terrible, but a couple of days later the sound was great with strong base."
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"Horrible product the sound didn't work after 1 month and by then amazon would not take them back"
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"Great sound! "
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"Good sound if they fit you."
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"They sound really good and they stay in her ear even during intense exercise."
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"Surely, there are some earbuds with good sound that are not an insolvable Rubik's cube."
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"The sound quality is pretty low, they sounds very high on the treble side and lack mids and lows."
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Sport

Sport:
"(not bose sport sound , but pretty much) FIT I've been thru a bunch of sport headphones, but the problem always was the same, mediocre sound and terrible fit."
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"I came to see that they were incompatible with sports, but service was excellent.."
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"When I saw these Monster headphones, I believed this was a serious brand that had solved the sweating problem because they claim they're for sports and the materials and design were different (2 years had past and there could be better technology)."
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"The sports I do are not zone out on your own sports, I need to be able to hear others while I jam out :) Best way to describe these is they are alot more like the sound you get from speakers in your sports helmet rather than the new noise cancelling style which focus only on keeping sound out."
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"These are the best for sports where you might actually need to hear outside noises."
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"(not bose sport sound , but pretty much) FIT I've been thru a bunch of sport headphones, but the problem always was the same, mediocre sound and terrible fit."
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"Best sport earphones under $70."
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