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Jlab Jbuds J4 Heavy Bass Metal In-ear Earbuds Style Headphones With Travel Case (black - Red) by Review Summary ,  Jul 22, 2015

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Jlab Jbuds J4 Heavy Bass Metal In-ear Earbuds Style Headphones With Travel Case (black / Red)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1907 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 5.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Travel4.8   above average
Balance4.6   average
Frequency4.6   above average
Light4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Base4.5   above average
Shape4.5   above average
Packaging4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Comfortable4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Size4.3   above average
Fit4.2   average
Music4.1   average
Cable3.8   above average
Button3.6   average
Noise3.6   below average
Plug3.5   average
Rubber3.5   average
Volume3.5   average
Audio3.4   below average
iPhone3.4   below average
Design3.3   below average
Clip3.2   average
Heavy3.2   below average
Plastic3.0   above average
Support3.0   below average
Connection2.6   below average
Control2.3   mediocre
Speaker2.3   mediocre
Connector2.1   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"The sound quality was actually pretty good, but the cable broke and only the right channel played audio after only 4 months."
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"I was intrigued by the flat cords and the reinforcement where the cord meets the audio jack and earpieces because this is where I normally have problems."
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"Great look great everything except the audio quality is not perfect."
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"Great sound ,once broken in audio wise."
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"I definitely still can't give it a 5-star rating for the cons listed above (I just couldn't get good audio out of my iPhone like I can with other pairs, even less expensive ones), and even 4 feels generous, but they are a very good value for the price, and are capable of great audio in the right setting."
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"They look cheap, they feel cheap, even with the many types of fits, they still don't stay in your ears quite right, when I plugged them in the audio was mediocre with terrible bass and low ranges."
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"I also used it to make audio note recordings on my phone with good results."
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"Very nice audio range for a reasonable price."
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"Cons:While audio is clear, it doesn't come to life."
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"They have great sound for the price, better than Beats Audio in my opinion."
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"I love the JLAB j5s much better, The audio quality and bass of the J5 is solid as is the build quality and they are way more comfortable."
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Balance

Balance:
"My biggest complaint is the earbuds lack the good treble balance you'd find with standard ipod or zune earbuds- the sound at first listen is slightly muffled but you get used to them."
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"--decent balance of bass & treble--They stay very secure in my ears when running--no movement whatsoevercons:--mids seem a little high on these."
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"I like a nice balance between the highs, lows, and mids."
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"These have a really nice balance with the treble and bass."
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"They're nicely in balance with the the rest of the spectrum as well - not too far forward, not too far back."
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"They're right up front where they should be and maintain a very pleasant, comfortable balance with the lows and the highs."
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Base

Base:
"And now after 3 months these too have failed for the same wire break at the base of the plug."
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"Despite the sturdy feel, after about 3 months of usage, my J4s have damaged or severed their wires near the base apparently, such that one of the earbuds no longer works, and the other one is cutting in and out."
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"The J4s are a step up I think they have a better sound and are a little clearer good base but every thing else comes in clear also."
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"Nice crisp and clear base and more volume than most."
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"Good sound quality, good base and comfortable in the ear."
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"great clear sound.. good base.. love the product..."
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"These headphones are very durable feeling with good sound and heavy base."
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Button

Button:
"Great headphones, they are amazing and extremely durable, it just so happens though thy today I broke my button on my pair, but don't be discouraged!"
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"Beware, however, that they have a microphone and pause RW FF button, but not a volume control."
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"Got these for cheap on woot, thought i was getting a good deal, they were cool and different from the generic earpods so i wouldnt get my headphones mixed up with anyones, but they were different and i dont like the in ear rubber stuff as much but it was good quality, but i also didnt like there wasnt volume control and the song change pause button broke after the first couple weeks and i hardly used the mic, and i ultimately ended up losing em but i was not even mad about it, i would not recommend, earpods are way better imo, ultimately not bad headphones but not good for the value"
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"ProsGood BassLoud Highest volumeQuiet lowest volumemetal on end makes cool clicky sound when tapped by other endnoise cancelling is really goodConsdidnt buy the one with the mic and button switches (my fault)"
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"The control button is not very well designed and the button often rubs against my shirt when I'm walking or exercising and does things that I don't want."
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"Button and Mic work great on my iphone 5."
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"When you examine the insulation and connections to the headphone jack, earbuds, mic button, and Y junction its pretty obvious with the touch and look that these are pretty darn durable."
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"My only gripe is that I wish there was an up and down button for the volume but besides that they are great, especially considering the price."
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"The button is nice, though, and it works well with the phone."
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"The tonal range is fantastic and if you get the set with the mic, the one button controls several different functions."
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Cable

Cable:
"The cord does not tangle easily - which I love because I often just toss them on my desk after use."
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"More importantly, they have a detachable cable; I'm tired of dealing with cheap headphones with faulty cabling."
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"The sound quality was actually pretty good, but the cable broke and only the right channel played audio after only 4 months."
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"Other headphones I've tried for that purpose last only one to two months (the cables fail, especially the ones with the kevlar braid)."
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"something went wrong in the cable form the inside."
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"The headphones itself aren't bad but the weight of the can and the inflexibility of the cables are annoying, they keep falling out when u try to walk, #poorfit, #overpriced, simply not worth my money."
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"Love the thicker cord...definitely heavy duty."
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"Bought these as a gift, they worked well for him for a while and the reason I bought these was because of the style of cable and that they are able to not get as tangled up as a normal one."
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"Heavy duty cord, wish all earbuds had good cords."
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"best earbuds - the cord has not failed, nor the sound."
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"Great sounds for earbuds, but the cord is a little bulky."
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Clip

Clip:
"Little clip for your shirt, nothing negative I can say about them, the price was more than right for these."
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"JLab tried to solve the problem by including a small adjustable clip that can attach to your shirt and reduce the weight of the cord, mic and Y connector."
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"I tried this and within one minute, the clip broke and fell on the floor somewhere (still haven't found it)."
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"The J4's do come with a clip for the cord, but it is not effective enough to eliminate the problem."
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"Worst of all, these are heavy, and using the tiny clip to attach the cord to my clothing to relieve some weight is an annoyance."
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"Some of this problem could be alleviated by just using the included clothing clip, but I don't want to use this."
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"Great sound, easy to adjust and the shirt clip helps the headphones stay in place when exercising."
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"It also comes with a durable case, a shirt clip, and an assortment of ear molds."
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"They work for all genres (some bass heavy headphones suck for classical, but these work)They are very comfortable and the clip relives the weight of the wire which I appreciate."
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"Pros:- Build quality; they seem sturdy and relatively tangle-resistant- Good sound quality- Accessories (case, clip, lots of tip sizes)- Mic with buttonCons:- Heavy bass at expense of mids and trebs; recommend custom EQ for best results- Heavy and poor fit in my ear (subjective)- No remote volume control- Difficult to fold and carry without caseSo overall these are OK, especially given the price point."
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"Also, the little clip that it comes with is pretty handy."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not the most comfortable, but pretty good."
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"not the best quality phones, even after a great discount i wasn't pleased with the product, buds feel great and comfortable everything else feel cheap and flimsy."
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"I was a bit worried since a lot of in ear headphones don't fit well, but they had a size that worked and they're really comfortable now!"
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"Every plastic pair of ear buds that I have purchased have broken (with the exception of the apple pair, but the sound of the Apple ear buds isn't very good and they don't really feel comfortable in your ear)."
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"These aren't the most comfortable pair of earphones I've owned, but maybe that's just my weird shaped ears."
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"I use these everyday for about 30 minutes on my bus ride from school, and they not only sound great but are comfortable and actually look pretty nice too."
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"Pros: ear pieces are comfortable, easy to insert, and do not fall out."
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"High durability and comfort."
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"The sound quality was amazing and they come with several earpieces to get that perfect comfort level."
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"They have good sound, they're comfortable, and after two weeks of rigorous use they haven't broke."
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"They work for all genres (some bass heavy headphones suck for classical, but these work)They are very comfortable and the clip relives the weight of the wire which I appreciate."
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Connection

Connection:
"In my case, the connection was broken near the connector after 4 months of use."
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"They developed a faulty connection plug (Wife says I toss & turn."
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"The connection between the jack and the wire went bad, broke, separated, or what have you, I'm assuming just above the thick, reinforcing rubber."
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"Sadly I bought this in September and they are not working anymore...  something is wrong with the connection the sounds keeps going out."
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"I attribute that to weak solders and shabby housing connections at the plug and earphones."
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"The problem for me is that the plastic piece to which the rubber tips are connected is extremely large in comparison to other IEM's that I have used."
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"i liked them, they have really good sound quality, like a home theater in your ear... but all good buds i seem to buy the speaker dies before anything else :( ...really good quality on the cord and connection points."
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"These ear buds have a solid design, for one, the cord is well enforced at connecting junctions."
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"All the connections seem very secure and it fits my ear very well."
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"All the connections and the wires are very well made and durable."
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"Thick wire, solid connections at the jack as well as connecting to the buds."
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Connector

Connector:
"Con: the connector is straight and, therefore, is not very robust."
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"In my case, the connection was broken near the connector after 4 months of use."
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"The was good and after a few weeks the connector broke not a very good quiality product."
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"I was intrigued by the flat cords and the reinforcement where the cord meets the audio jack and earpieces because this is where I normally have problems."
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"The connection between the jack and the wire went bad, broke, separated, or what have you, I'm assuming just above the thick, reinforcing rubber."
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"Worst earbuds I have ever bought, the earbud jack broke in 2 month of use."
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"They certainly look and feel durable--the cord is very thick and sturdy, the jack is super reinforced, and everything about them seems to be super robust."
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"When you examine the insulation and connections to the headphone jack, earbuds, mic button, and Y junction its pretty obvious with the touch and look that these are pretty darn durable."
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"Lastly, the joints where the wire meets the connector and the ear buds are all nicely protected with thick plastic."
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"One thing they changed on the J5 model was that they put the jack at a 45 angel which did not work for me at all so the straight jack on the J4 is great for me."
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"EDIT: After about 4 months of heavy usage (at least 4 hours a day), and lots of abuse (slamming the jack in my car door as well as driving from the store with an ear bud hanging outside for the whole trip back), I am sad to say that it's death has finally come."
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Control

Control:
"Sound quality was not very good and you can't control the volume from the mic."
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"Only downside for me was no volume control on the cord, but all is else is spot on."
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"I feel that the volume control on the cable is a missing feature."
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"Got these for cheap on woot, thought i was getting a good deal, they were cool and different from the generic earpods so i wouldnt get my headphones mixed up with anyones, but they were different and i dont like the in ear rubber stuff as much but it was good quality, but i also didnt like there wasnt volume control and the song change pause button broke after the first couple weeks and i hardly used the mic, and i ultimately ended up losing em but i was not even mad about it, i would not recommend, earpods are way better imo, ultimately not bad headphones but not good for the value"
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"The control button is not very well designed and the button often rubs against my shirt when I'm walking or exercising and does things that I don't want."
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"I did not give it a 5-star rating mainly for its quality control issue and the hassle of sending the defective unit back."
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"The sound is good, but I wish it had a volume control on it to lower and raise the volume when on a call or listening to music."
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"I would have loved to have volume control, but this is good enough."
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"My set have an inline on off and take-call switch, but no volume control; turns out it isn't that hard to get used to not having the volume control handy as on the Klipsch...though I'd prefer it if I had a choice."
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"for the buck is out of control on these slick, bass-bangers."
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Cover

Cover:
"Also, the ridiculous cover over the male plug makes it virtually impossible to plug into most phones that have a case on them."
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"The plastic is not soft, and all earbud covers are equally uncomfortable."
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"THANK YOU, DAILY DEALthese are great, come with like 20 different bud covers"
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"But...they just happen to take the same type of cover made for other brands such as the Sennheiser CX 281's (which I also liked, and which died, and are discontinued anyway, but have the right size), so the JLab's now fit well enough to stay in as long as I have the cord arranged properly."
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"Even though we have tried lots of different covers, and have the ones that fit best, these still tend to fall out of my ears."
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"As for people who defend the rugged side, well perhaps sacrifice a little of the bass capabilities for some more highs, I prefer the ability to cover all ranges evenly and giving a nice blend, not too much of anything."
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"The melodic bass notes are smooth & clear and don't bleed into, or cover up, any other sonic territory, and the lower-end bass notes are still satisfyingly punchy, without being overpowering."
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Design

Design:
"I am somewhat confused by the rear design of the earbud."
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"Not sure whether this poor design caused the next problem or if it is itself a design flaw but I am now experiencing what appears to be a short in the cord where the right speaker shuts out or muffles and then you need to tinker with cord to get it right again."
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"the weight of the wires pull them from your ears, great idea but not great design"
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"I can only guess that there is a design or engineering problem, because the thickness isn't really protecting the product."
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"Loved the design, however, I'm very disappointed."
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"Would be great, but it must have a design flaw."
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"I cannot say for sure the construction would lead to increased durability but they appeared to be designed more for this than comfort."
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"Design: They fit just as well as any other in-ear buds I've owned."
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"Good sound nice design."
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"The design and sound is great on this and it it comes with a one year warranty from JLAB directly."
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Ear-buds

Ear-buds:
"You might want to buy a cheap pair of ear-buds on the side because you'll HATE letting family borrow these."
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"I'm happy with these ear-buds."
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"The sound was good but the main issue I had with these ear-buds is that they kept falling out."
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"Best ear-buds all around."
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"Had them since March (2014), best ear-buds I've EVER had."
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"I tend to go through ear-buds very quickly, but these have held up quite well."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"I know for the price range I should keep my expectations lowered but these are probably the worst set of headphones I have bought."
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"I was disappointed at first, because of my high expectations, but let's review my luck thusfar."
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"I had high expectations of these, but they are disappointing."
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"The set came with very high expectations from me after reading all of the reviews, and the piece work well after a burn-in."
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"Like the case for it, they are not the loudest jlabs I had own but for the price they exceeded my expectations."
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"nothing extraordinary good product, good sound and appearance, does not exceed my expectations in sound headphones but with only a nice appearance and excellent packaging, fully end is worth the packaging of headphones."
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"I have the same expectation with J4M to be a great product."
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"Didn't expect much for the price, but totally went well beyond my expectations."
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Fit

Fit:
"I've tried all the ear bud's on these and failed to find one that fits comfortably and will stay in my ears for any length of time."
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"They do not fit well in the ears."
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"These were my daily (M-F) drivers on my 2+ hour commutes and I never had any issues with them: great fit, awesome bass."
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"These do not fit well in my ears, but it is tolerable as long as I'm not moving around very much and am indoors."
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"This combination means they fall out constantly - no matter how good the fit is - and the cord gets caught on everything and they get yanked out of your ears."
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"I was a bit worried since a lot of in ear headphones don't fit well, but they had a size that worked and they're really comfortable now!"
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"Perfect fit, nice little case."
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"She said the sound is great (highs, Mids & lows) with clear sound, fits & stays in her ear & cord is flexible & durable."
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"sound quality and build quality is great, however fit in ear is problematic, even trying all supplied tips."
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"First, we could both find a comfortable fit with the included silicone tips."
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"The sound was excellent but they never really fit in my ear."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"Although its problems with lower frequencies are probably due in part to the earbud style, JLab might be able to enhance the J4 some at a later date by improving the diaphragm materials."
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"These are ear cannons, the audio experience is just fantastic, crisp, crystal clear and perfect at every frequency."
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"Low frequencies = high rating - 5 stars - probably the best bass I've heard at this price point."
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"Nice sound and good level of all frequencies."
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"The sound quality was acceptable for the price- low frequencies were decent but the mids and highs were lacking."
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"The sound quality is very nice, not over saturated like some headphones, cough cough Beats by Dr. Dre cough, and it responds well to various frequencies."
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Heavier

Heavier:
"These seemed like they might be a bit sturdier, and the wires looked heavier, so I'm hoping they won't be damaged as easily as the tiny, thin wires on the cheaper headphones."
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"These have a much heavier gauge wire, solid plug and Excellent depth of sound."
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"The cables are very durable, and although the buds are heavier than normal headphones due to the aluminum, they don't fall out of your ears."
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"The earbuds have a good sound that's a lot bass heavier than the J3s, and also wider on the soundstage."
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"These seemed like they might be a bit sturdier, and the wires looked heavier, so I'm hoping they won't be damaged as easily as the tiny, thin wires on the cheaper headphones."
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"The ear pieces themselves are a little heavier that I am used to, but that is easily fixed when you use the clip that came with the headphones, and clip it to you shirt (or I clip it to my seat belt when I'm in the car)."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The supposedly heavy duty aluminum casing broke, leaving the left side without any sound."
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"I'm a women and I don't find them to be so heavy as to feel uncomfortable."
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"I would not recommend the earbuds, they are heavy and fall out of your ear when exercising and didn't prove to be any more durable than a significantly cheaper pair."
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"Heavy and uncomfortable"
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"My own fault for buying since the description states Heavy Bass."
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"very heavy on the bass indeed, maybe a bit too heavy, but don't we all love bass?"
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"Love the thicker cord...definitely heavy duty."
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"Heavy duty cord, wish all earbuds had good cords."
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"All good, but wires are heavy duty!"
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"Even with that, they sound quality is excellent, the cable is very strong and has not broken despite heavy use."
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"They work for all genres (some bass heavy headphones suck for classical, but these work)They are very comfortable and the clip relives the weight of the wire which I appreciate."
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Kindle

Kindle:
"I am very pleased with this earbud and use it all the time to hear the wonderful music I have loaded in my Kindle Fire."
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"I carry the kindle and the ear bud every where to enjoy music."
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"Also, the cable easily pulls out from my Kindle Fire."
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"I bought these for my wife to use with her kindle, she says they work great."
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"I have used the J4 with both my Creative Zen X-Fi (see my review) and my Kindle Fire (see my review), and nothing else that I have matches the sound quality."
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Light

Light:
"Durability: After light use, these things broke in less than two months."
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"It was really nice while it lasted.. Only 3 months of light use, one side stopped working and i was disapponted."
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"Comfortable, light, and fits wonderfully in my ears."
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"They sound good, are nice and light and feel well put together."
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"They look nice light weight."
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"These are very light, very comfortable fit in ear, nice case to store them in, extra ear pads, and yes the SOUND!"
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Music

Music:
"Great audio quality, they feel premium, i've been using them for about 1 week only, and the only problem i got with this Jlab Headphones is that if you do sport, and want to listen to music at the same time, they don't have great grip."
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"I bought these earbuds due to the name, Heavy bass, as I like my music to have some thump to it, unfortunately, it is not very bass-y as I hoped, in comparison to Wicked Audio WI2103 JAW BREAKER EARBUDs, which I used a lot until they broke."
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"It makes it very hard and very annoying to listen to music."
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"Unfortunately, I have to sit perfectly still while listening to music, it's not worth it."
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"These worked great at first but it only took a couple months until one of the ear buds blew out so i wouldn't recommend buying these for anyone who likes to listen to there music loud."
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"Clip restricts head movementBass heavy (not in a good way, in a treble damping, listening to music under water way)"
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"I love music and you could probably say that I like it too loud, but these things never distort and are always crystal clear."
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"Wife loves these for both music and phone communications."
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"I really enjoy listening to music with this product."
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"These are very nicely balanced with very acceptable bass regardless of music type."
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"The music is clear and loud."
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Noise

Noise:
"I can't hear you is the most common response followed by it sounds like your aee in a tunnel, wind noise and frustration I will have to speak with you later response."
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"People complained that they could hear all of the background noise during calls."
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"The hard part that sticks out of my ear is pretty large for a headphone which makes these headphones incompatible with my motorcycle helmet(I use a pair of borrowed Bose noise canceling in-ear headphones instead).My only complaint about these headphones is that there isn't a way to turn the sound on my iPhone up and down."
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"The heaviness of the JLAB cords have been hard to get used to as they are noisy when they hit anything, but as I said in original review, I keep the slack taken up."
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"They are very good with blocking out noise and i would not recommend driving or biking with them."
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"DOWNSIDE:The only problem I have with this set is that the wires are very noisy."
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"Excellent passive noise reduction: I was able to listen podcasts walking along highway."
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"Great noise cancelling ear buds."
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"Great noise isolation and faithful sound reproduction."
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"Noise cancelling is effective and the wires are sturdy."
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"These sound great, excellent noise cancelling too."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Every plastic pair of ear buds that I have purchased have broken (with the exception of the apple pair, but the sound of the Apple ear buds isn't very good and they don't really feel comfortable in your ear)."
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"The problem for me is that the plastic piece to which the rubber tips are connected is extremely large in comparison to other IEM's that I have used."
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"when i got these they did what they were meant to do but i don't recommend them for going to the gym and running or anything that involves sweating as the sweat will degrade the plastic or rubber coating of the cord making them become brittle and then split revealing the innards of the cord."
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"After having my past (plastic) earbuds broken by standing on them, or being packed badly in luggage, my main criteria was ruggedness."
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"The sharp plastic edges begin to irritate in the small matter of fifteen minutes."
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"But the downside is that I am always aware of the fact that there is a chunk of plastic dangling off my ears..."
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"Lastly, the joints where the wire meets the connector and the ear buds are all nicely protected with thick plastic."
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"Great sound but avoid noisy places as it doesn't cancel the outside sounds, even with the perfect plastic intra ear adaptor."
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"The Good:Lot's of different plastic attachments to fit your ear...although none of them fit as well as SkullCandy's in my opinion."
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"and the carrying case.... well I prefer sound quality over a stupid plastic case...."
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".. the cord is short so there isnt a lot of flexibility and the cord is also pretty rigid plastic rubber so it obviously isnt a sport head phone."
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Plug

Plug:
"But the plug broke a few months later."
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"They developed a faulty connection plug (Wife says I toss & turn."
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"Hope that the reinforcement on the buds and the plug will solve a problem that has always bugged me with ear bulbs- the wires becoming loose or even separating in use."
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"The second pair after only a few days are a little bit flaky - if I bump the plug even a little bit one ear will stop working briefly, which is disappointing because the cable looks and feels like it ought to be heavy-duty and more robust than this."
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"I attribute that to weak solders and shabby housing connections at the plug and earphones."
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"Also, the ridiculous cover over the male plug makes it virtually impossible to plug into most phones that have a case on them."
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"Love the ear plugs except that the plug in will not fit into my phone suite iphone cover so I need to remove it every time I use the Jbuds."
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"Equally important (to me at least) the plug is very well made."
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"These have a much heavier gauge wire, solid plug and Excellent depth of sound."
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"they come with like 6 different sized plugs which is great cause i have tiny ear holes."
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Price

Price:
"Up until the mic failure, I would say these were a great value for the money."
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"They sound great and come with many different styles of buds, but the one problem I find is that they feel kind of cheap as the side of the headphone fell off quite easily."
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"Not near as good of sound as some cheap ones I got from monoprice."
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"More importantly, they have a detachable cable; I'm tired of dealing with cheap headphones with faulty cabling."
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"Save your money, overall not a good product especially at the $40 price point"
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"Up until the mic failure, I would say these were a great value for the money."
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"They sound great and come with many different styles of buds, but the one problem I find is that they feel kind of cheap as the side of the headphone fell off quite easily."
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"Great earbuds, especially for the price tag!"
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"They have great sound for such a small form factor and price."
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"Good value for the money"
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Quality

Quality:
"But the quality is not as good as they appear to be."
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"They are of great quality and don't break easily"
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"The sound quality is not the best, but they seem pretty sturdy and I did buy them for working out."
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"They have great return service, but their headphones are made with such poor quality the right headphone has broken within the first 2 months 5 times!"
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"I paid a bit more for these since I thought the quality would follow but I was sorely disappointed."
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"The sound quality was actually pretty good, but the cable broke and only the right channel played audio after only 4 months."
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"Sound quality is good."
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"Sound quality is good and they are definitely very sturdy."
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"sound quality and build quality is great, however fit in ear is problematic, even trying all supplied tips."
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"Sound quality is good but could be better."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"The earbud literally broke in two while I tried to replace the rubber head on it.."
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"When wearing something over the earphones the can sticks out enough that it gets pushed into the ear and is uncomfortable (think earmuffs, a headset for a call center, a hooded jacket, anything like that)The yellow rubber ear cups aren't as soft or comfortable as the black ones that came with my maxell M&M; earbuds but they are basically the same size so I just swapped them out."
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"The headphones even come with huge rubber tips in case you are somehow having this problem."
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"I have tried all the rubber tips that come with these but these are still very uncomfortable in my ears (YMMV)."
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"The problem for me is that the plastic piece to which the rubber tips are connected is extremely large in comparison to other IEM's that I have used."
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"when i got these they did what they were meant to do but i don't recommend them for going to the gym and running or anything that involves sweating as the sweat will degrade the plastic or rubber coating of the cord making them become brittle and then split revealing the innards of the cord."
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"good selection of rubber pieces to fit your ear."
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"They stay in my ears well, with a great variety of rubber pieces to choose from."
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"Love that they are metal, the different size rubber inserts and the flat cording."
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"They came with a large selection of rubber ear pieces to choose from, and have great, clear deep sound."
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"Still trying to finalize my choice of which rubber boots fit my ear the best."
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Shape

Shape:
"- maybe if the Auxiliary head piece that plugs into thing was possibly an L shape cause it's about a solid inch and i get worried about breaking it but it's still built very stong and durable so i guess it would take some force but i think L shape would help with that and make it take up less space in your pocket while plugged in."
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"While I've only had these earbuds for a month, they've travelled with me to a few countries, been dropped, accidentally dragged on cement a few times, etc, and still are in perfect shape without even any signs of damage to the cord or connections (Like you would see with cheap apple headphones at this point)."
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"I love that they don't tangle and keeping their shape so far."
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"Main use is for the gym, the earphones have been pulled multiple times with a good amount of force due to lifting etc and the headphones are still in great shape."
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"Very nice bass, 3-4 different earplug shapes and a nice carrying case."
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"good shape."
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"I received it in good time and shape and got a great deal on Amazon!"
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Size

Size:
"The metal part of the earbuds makes them too heavy, they're constantly falling out of my ears at the slightest tug which makes it impossible to work out while wearing them (and this problem persists regardless of what size I wear)."
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"(I'm a little larger than average size and, as far as I know, my ears are not extraordinarily large...)"
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"I was a bit worried since a lot of in ear headphones don't fit well, but they had a size that worked and they're really comfortable now!"
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"Would not recommend for a person with small ears."
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"JLab tried to solve the problem by including a small adjustable clip that can attach to your shirt and reduce the weight of the cord, mic and Y connector."
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"I have small ears and even with the small buds on they are painful to wear."
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"They come with a wide array of buds, easy to find your right size."
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"They have great sound for such a small form factor and price."
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"Nice bass and many options for ear sizes."
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"I used my old V- Moda ear covers since I like those better but these come with assorted sizes and a nice hard case."
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"The number of ear bud sizes they give you are incredible so they're really comfortable for anyone."
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Sound

Sound:
"Not near as good of sound as some cheap ones I got from monoprice."
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"The sound quality is not the best, but they seem pretty sturdy and I did buy them for working out."
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"The supposedly heavy duty aluminum casing broke, leaving the left side without any sound."
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"Good sound but broke after a month."
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"Before they broke, they were a nice sound."
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"Even the crappy sounding and somewhat uncomfortable Apple headphones that come with their products at least function well for a long time."
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"The J4s are a step up I think they have a better sound and are a little clearer good base but every thing else comes in clear also."
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"Great sound, excellent construction."
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"While they worked, the sound was excellent."
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"Good sound."
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"The sound is good and they hold up much better and longer than plenty of others I've tried."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Everything looks heavy duty enough, but in the first month both of the speakers separated and broke."
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"The speakers themselves aren't particularly great, either - there's no dynamic range, and heavy bass translates into really muddy and muffled."
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"Broke after a week (couldn't hear out of right speaker) got new ones in the mail, worked fine since."
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"Though recently one of them had a little problem: the speaker itself fell out of the cylinder and was dangling from tiny wires when I took them out of my pocket."
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"I bought one for my teen and the speakers broke after 3 months."
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"my complaints though are that while it is sound cancelling, the vibrations and scratchy noise caused by the cord rubbing on your clothes skin etc is really loud in the speaker and frankly annoying as hell."
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"i liked them, they have really good sound quality, like a home theater in your ear... but all good buds i seem to buy the speaker dies before anything else :( ...really good quality on the cord and connection points."
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"I am not sure if this a problem with the speaker or the cable, but it no longer works and I am very disappointed as I have used JLAB products before and nothing has performed so poorly as these headphones."
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"I'm not sure if this problem is a result of a speaker becoming broken due to pressure change after a take-off or not, but given the coincidence, I can't recommend these headphones for frequent flyers."
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"When you get to the those deep base frequencies they rock your head like you are listening them by a good speaker set up."
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"I got the new ones and thay worked great for about 3.5 months then the left speaker just quit working thay are going to replace these also they say."
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Support

Support:
"Good sound, but their support is terrible."
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"So they really don't have humans, but good headphones if you don't need support."
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"Not sure what caused the one to go dead but I contacted JLab support, explained the situation, and since they were still covered under their 1 year warranty, they gave me store credit for the full amount and I was able to purchase the same model for FREE."
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"They do NOT stand behind their products, and have, bar none, the WORST customer support I have EVER tried to deal with ."
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"I don't usually write reviews but when i do its mainly due to the fact a company has amazing customer support which is hard to find these days."
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"I was a bit disappointed, but after contacting JLabs technical support everything was sorted out."
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"Good sound, but their support is terrible."
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"All of our hard work is for you and we back every JLab product with world class customer support because we want you to have a great experience."
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"Not too mention that the bass support is phenomenal for a pair of earbuds!"
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"Since my first Jbuds I've been a fan of JLab products as they make quality products with very reasonable prices, and customer support is superb."
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"I don't usually write reviews but when i do its mainly due to the fact a company has amazing customer support which is hard to find these days."
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Travel

Travel:
"It can be a bit annoying when something hits the cable and the sound travels to your ears."
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"Inexpensive but sturdy with a good sound and handy travel case."
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"These feel comfortable and they work well for traveling around because the travel case that comes with it keeps the ear buds protected."
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"but I actually only paid $29.99 ( random markdown sale ) The travel case is also exceptionally well made."
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"I love these for when I travel."
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"14 hour flights, 20 hour bus rides, 40 hour multi-modal travel days - these things rock, sound great, and are very comfortable."
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Usage

Usage:
"Within 2 hours of my claim I had a shipping confirmation for my replacement due to damage incurred by normal usage."
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"It first appeared to be a great product, but this headphone broke in the first week of usage."
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"What is most disappointing is that I really did not put these through the same usage as previous, much cheaper headphones."
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"I used to own couple of Shure headphones but they broke with less than a year of usage."
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"Despite the sturdy feel, after about 3 months of usage, my J4s have damaged or severed their wires near the base apparently, such that one of the earbuds no longer works, and the other one is cutting in and out."
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"Best in ear headphones I have ever owned, still working well after significant usage"
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"i still have them since day one and use them every time i can , in work , during work , at home , in street , whenever , good usage and they have resisted till now , and have worked as expected , with no tangling and a above average sound , i would say good sound , they are well balanced with a good amount of bass and a nice treble , also the mids are good for my type of music , i am using a phone with no equalizer at all , not even apps , and the sound is pretty good"
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"Headphone Case: Even though I didn't find a use for this, besides usage with storing my earbuds, it was a pretty nice thing that came with the headphones."
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"Was using them occasionally several times a month in my travel kit during flights and while they worked I've enjoyed the sound, usage comfort, rugged construction, travel case, etc."
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"I could feel myself starting to get a headache after about 20 minutes of usage with the volume at 100%, since the drivers in these things are pretty powerful."
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Value

Value:
"Up until the mic failure, I would say these were a great value for the money."
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"Got these for cheap on woot, thought i was getting a good deal, they were cool and different from the generic earpods so i wouldnt get my headphones mixed up with anyones, but they were different and i dont like the in ear rubber stuff as much but it was good quality, but i also didnt like there wasnt volume control and the song change pause button broke after the first couple weeks and i hardly used the mic, and i ultimately ended up losing em but i was not even mad about it, i would not recommend, earpods are way better imo, ultimately not bad headphones but not good for the value"
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"I was dissipointed with this product, the case is nice but I don't feel I got a good value for the quality, I ordered these ear buds as a gift so I didn't return them but they would be a good value at about $15.00JBuds J5 Earbud-style Metal Headphones for iPod, iPad, Tablet, Kindle (Black Pearl)"
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"Up until the mic failure, I would say these were a great value for the money."
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"Good value for the money"
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"Best value headphones I've ever had."
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"Excellent value."
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"Great value as purchased at $18.99"
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Video

Video:
"Music(hip-hop and rock) and movies sound flawless with wonderful bass!"
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"I'm not an audiophile just a man who enjoys good music, movies, and distraction from my burning muscles."
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"These feel like solid earbuds, and work well for watching movies on my tablet."
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"The movie going experience at home in bed is wonderful now."
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"The sound quality is amazing for something so small, I use them for listening to music and occasionally watching movies and they are right up there with the best headphones."
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Volume

Volume:
"Sound quality was not very good and you can't control the volume from the mic."
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"Only downside for me was no volume control on the cord, but all is else is spot on."
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"I missed this when I bought them even though it is clearly advertised this way (i. e. it was my own fault), so I might just buy a different pair with volume control."
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"I feel that the volume control on the cable is a missing feature."
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"Being the type of person who does not play music at an excessive volume, has never stuffed the headphones into a pocket bag, or pulled on hyperextended the cord; I expected these headphones to last a lifetime."
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"I use headphones for my piano class and we usually use headsets when we are practicing and when I would use other headphones with the volume on high on the digital piano, they would sound horrible and grainy but not these ones."
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"Volume more than adequate."
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"Nice crisp and clear base and more volume than most."
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"Never used at excessive volume."
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"I haven't really pushed these to maximum volume levels, but for the gym they are excellent."
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"It's really great to have as much volume as necessary."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"The only complaint I have is my JBuds broke and I had registered them with the company when I bought them and I bought them last march and they broke in Dec and when I went to send them in for warranty they didn't have my information and wouldn't replace my old broken ones when they were still under the one year warranty but other then that I love JBuds! "
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"I have purchased several pairs of JLab earbuds over the past few years for either myself or as gifts...they are great sounding, good fitting earbuds...and come with a case and several silicon tips to get that perfect fit...and JLAB has the best warranty fgor earbuds out there...any problem?"
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"I gave the product a 5 because I went to the Jlab website and logged in to pull up my warranty information and it was very easy to submit my problem and they immediately sent me confirmation that I would recieve a free new pair."
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"Of course, I hadn't registered the serial number at the time of purchase, so making a warranty claim seemed like it would be a hassle."
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"I bought my pair of J4's after being extremely pleased by the J2's, which unfortunately broke soon after the warranty expired."
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"JLAB has an excellent warranty replacement policy too."
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"They do have an excellent warranty program (or at least they used to) and I was able to get a replacement pretty easily."
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"The design and sound is great on this and it it comes with a one year warranty from JLAB directly."
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"And if they do break, JLab has a very easy to do warranty process to get a replacement."
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"Then I found out that they have a really great warranty!"
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iPhone

iPhone:
"Does NOT work well with my iPhone 6."
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"I have to actually take my iPhone out of my pocket to turn it up or down which is inconvenient when I'm out running in the rain."
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"I also tried the earbuds on my friend's iPhone 6 and it failed as I originally described."
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"I would conclude that this product is not 100% iPhone 6 compatible."
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"It only has a problem with my iPhone 6."
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"I definitely still can't give it a 5-star rating for the cons listed above (I just couldn't get good audio out of my iPhone like I can with other pairs, even less expensive ones), and even 4 feels generous, but they are a very good value for the price, and are capable of great audio in the right setting."
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"Button and Mic work great on my iphone 5."
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"That said the sound is rich and I enjoy listening to music on my iphone with them."
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"No auto activate music from iPhone sleep statusAll other features work well: double click advances songs; stop start music with one touch; hold for Siri....and they get a three because they do sound pretty good for the lightning deal price of $20.00."
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"I love the bass and this is now my primary headphone for iphone and Macbook."
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"UPDATE: My original 3-star rating was given after only trying them on my iPhone, with very limited custom EQ options (they all sounded pretty bad)."
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