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RCA HP5043 Ampz On-Ear Headphones - Gray-Black by Review Summary ,  Sep 10, 2015

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RCA HP5043 Ampz On-Ear Headphones - Gray/Black
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 69 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 0.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.7   average
Price4.0   below average
Music3.9   below average
Cable3.8   above average
Fit3.5   below average
Sound3.0   mediocre
Quality2.8   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"I Like it the only thing i dislike is the LONG CORD To connect to the phone, is pretty long."
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"The problem arose that as soon as I gave these to my niece the cord plug for the headset failed."
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"What the problem arises from is that the cord is so soft that it stretches very very easily and thus it will allow for the wires inside to pull from the connector very easily."
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"I leave my original review untouched and add the following:About an hour after writing my original review my son bumped into my laptop (not hard at all) and the cord broke, leaving the headphone piece inside the laptop with no way to rewire....well, as another reviewer said, you get what you pay for....so, if you get this, treat it very GENTLY!"
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"UPDATE: After using the headphones for only a couple months the metal plug that goes in to the jack pulled completely out of the cord, which is a new way for headphones to fail in my experience."
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"I Like it the only thing i dislike is the LONG CORD To connect to the phone, is pretty long."
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"These headphones have an appealing chrome look with a solidly made cable and connections."
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"The single side cable and adjustable headband make these pretty comfortable to wear."
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"The single cord seems to be durable and should last."
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"Mine are black with red stitching on top, has silver accents and a red cord, pretty snazzy in my eyes."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The only downside I can tell you is that they are not so comfortable because they are very tight."
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"I will also say that these are pretty comfortable - which is probably one of the main advantages over ear buds."
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"They are comfortable to wear and are reasonable from an audio standpoint."
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"It is adjustable so you will be able to find your comfort level."
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"First of all, it's comfortable to wear, and easily adjusts to fit the way that feels best to you."
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"Neither of these options are audiophile quality either, but you will get a lot more bang for your buck--they are comfortable and you will actually have a shot at enjoying your music."
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Fit

Fit:
"I'll stick with the fit being the problem, thank you very much."
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"The only drawback was that they are rather tight fitting, so after the movie my ears were a tiny bit sore."
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"But, the unpredictable sound quality and uncomfortable fit made them a bad choice for us."
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"In addition, the jack doesn't not fit well in the new iPad mini."
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"The headphones are not very comfortable; the fit creates a couple of pressure points on the outer ear."
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"She loves the fact that they fit on her head without having to be adjusted too much."
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"They adjust to fit your head and are pretty loud."
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"But the ear portions were way to small to fit comfortably over my ears and I have very small ears."
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"They fit comfortably on the head, aren't too tight or too lose, and fit easily over a skull hat."
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Music

Music:
"The sound quality was just mediocre, and while I wouldn't say that the music sounded all that bad, it was certainly not clear or crisp."
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"As good as the sound is, and as custom made as it is tailored for the i-pods, you have to keep pushing the ear buds back into your ear canals, and it isn't as good in public when you have to compete with other music and noise."
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"I do not recommend these for listening to classical music as they do not provide adequate definition and the overall tone is dull and muted."
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"Are they perfect for a 14 year old who just wants to listen to music while working on homework?"
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"These make a good pair of on and off headphones for music making and DJing."
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"Music seemed fine as well but as I said, that's not my first use for headphones."
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"Neither of these options are audiophile quality either, but you will get a lot more bang for your buck--they are comfortable and you will actually have a shot at enjoying your music."
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"I'll still use my ear buds from time to time, especially during early or late hours when I could possibly disturb neighbors, but I'm finding that I'm using these earphones more and more often and much more than my Apple i-pod earphones (which many reviewers have averaged three-and-a-half stars for when it is sold separately).This is an excellent addition to my personal music life."
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Noise

Noise:
"The outside noise was only slightly diminished so that's really not a good selling point."
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"As good as the sound is, and as custom made as it is tailored for the i-pods, you have to keep pushing the ear buds back into your ear canals, and it isn't as good in public when you have to compete with other music and noise."
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"Sound: I don't notice any distortion, vibration or abnormal noises however they sound just a tad muffled."
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"The sound is great, and obviously blocks out all outside noise, because when she's using the headphones, we can't ever get her attention!"
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"They also do a nice job of keeping the outside noise...outside."
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"Headphones have some decided advantages over earbuds-they are more comfortable, they have more ability to muffle outside noise even when, like these, they are have no noise canceling electronics built in."
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"The sound is spectacular, no outside noise to distract me when I am writing or just wanting to sit back and enjoy my music."
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"We were hoping for comfortable headphones with good sound that would be somewhat noise cancelling."
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Price

Price:
"For the price point, I was disappointed out of the box with these headphones."
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"The sound quality is not bad, but it's not terrific as other models you'd buy for the $19.99 (they've lowered the price on Amazon, but if you're shopping for this in a store, think twice before picking it up)."
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"These are just terrible, I'd rather wear some cheap skullcandy headphones than these."
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"This is not the best headphone you can buy, but it's a bargain for the price you pay."
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"An audiophile will not be happy with the sound quality, but if you are just looking for something inexpensive to listen to pop music with, you could do worse."
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"Overall, I would not recommend these headphones, but they work ok as inexpensive headphones for a child."
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"5-star Great headphones @ a great price"
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"The RCA HP5042 is a great value for the price."
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"But again for the price, this is pretty good.4."
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"For the price, we are simply looking for something that is decent."
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"If you are looking for something very inexpensive and on ear headphones and still delivers decent sound quality, consider this product.1."
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Quality

Quality:
"On a scale of one to ten, one being the worst sound quality ever, and ten being crystal clear, I would give them a 4."
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"The sound quality is not bad, but it's not terrific as other models you'd buy for the $19.99 (they've lowered the price on Amazon, but if you're shopping for this in a store, think twice before picking it up)."
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"The sound quality is ok, not fantastic, but your not going to get fantastic sound out of headphones in this price range."
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"The sound quality is not as good as an audiophile headset costing close to a hundred dollars, but it is very good for most everyday uses."
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"PROS:Nice retro lookCONS:Uncomfortable to wearPoor sound quality (tinny treble, little bass, muddy mid-tones)Nearly all-plastic constructionBetter options within this price rangeI wish that I could say more good things about these headphones, but I cannot."
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"The sound quality was just mediocre, and while I wouldn't say that the music sounded all that bad, it was certainly not clear or crisp."
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"But sound quality is great"
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"On a scale of one to ten, one being the worst sound quality ever, and ten being crystal clear, I would give them a 4."
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"If you're looking for great quality sound, this is not the product for you."
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"If you are looking for something very inexpensive and on ear headphones and still delivers decent sound quality, consider this product.1."
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"Sound quality is good, with a dynamic 4o mm driver and sensitivity of 108 db."
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Sound

Sound:
"It is no way an amazing sound product, but if you just want to listen some pre-1990 retro tunes and some instruction stuff, in tape cassette quality, this does the job."
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"On a scale of one to ten, one being the worst sound quality ever, and ten being crystal clear, I would give them a 4."
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"Overall, these look good, sound meh, and feel uncomfortable."
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"The sound quality is not bad, but it's not terrific as other models you'd buy for the $19.99 (they've lowered the price on Amazon, but if you're shopping for this in a store, think twice before picking it up)."
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"It sounds I have a speaker under my pillowand on top of the muffled sound, they are extremely uncomfortable to wear."
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"The sound quality is ok, not fantastic, but your not going to get fantastic sound out of headphones in this price range."
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"But sound quality is great"
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"On a scale of one to ten, one being the worst sound quality ever, and ten being crystal clear, I would give them a 4."
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"The sound is great, and obviously blocks out all outside noise, because when she's using the headphones, we can't ever get her attention!"
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"Do they have great sound?"
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"Overall, these look good, sound meh, and feel uncomfortable."
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