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JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds Style Headphones with Travel Case (Jet Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds Style Headphones with Travel Case (Jet Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 1217 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 6.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Performance5.0   above average
Vocal5.0   above average
Durable4.5   average
Travel4.5   average
Value4.5   below average
Comfortable4.4   average
Level4.4   above average
Balance4.3   average
Fit4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Size4.2   above average
Sound4.2   average
Music4.1   average
Noise3.8   average
Audio3.6   below average
Packaging3.6   below average
Speaker3.6   average
Treble3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average
iPod3.3   below average
Cable3.2   below average
Support3.2   average
Durability3.1   below average
Material3.1   below average
Rubber3.0   below average
Color2.9   mediocre
Shipping2.9   mediocre
Warranty2.9   average
Microphone2.8   below average
Light2.7   mediocre
Connector2.0   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Not very comfortable, the wire makes a ton of noise through the headphones, the audio is mediocre, I got these for $10 on sale."
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"I think the ultimate cause of the failure in my case is that the audio jack itself is not designed as an L-shaped plug (which in my opinion, reduces the chances for damage during storage)."
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"The straight audio jack awkwardly sticks out from whatever device you use, making it more likely that it could get damaged by any little thing that may press up against the audio jack and cable."
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"Today, after a little over five months of use (undoubtedly the shortest period a set of ear buds have lasted me)the sound on the left ear bud gave out, not due to wear and tear where the cord meets the ear bud, but what is apparently invisible damage where the cord meets the audio jack."
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"only problem is one side lost audio today, 3 weeks after receiving the items."
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"When you have earbuds in both ears but audio is only coming out on the left side, it causes an uncomfortable feeling because it feels like your right ear is congested."
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"The ear buds are great in some areas,The audio is much better than an original Sony pair."
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"Get these and walk around knowing that your audio experience is superior to those other people while saving you enough money to pick up a nice MP3 player to go with them (I recommend the Sansa Clip+)."
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"Even though no audiophile or extreme audio enthusiast would be happy with these, but anyone who like and enjoys music and sound for a cheap cost, I highly recommend these."
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"I can highly recommend these to any audio enthusiasts and music lover."
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"With the added Mic and Audio controls make this a clear winner for $30 or less."
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Cable

Cable:
"To me these things sounded muddy, and are not very comfortable to wear in my ear, also when the cord is bumped or moved around a little bit it adds noise to the earbuds."
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"I just got rid of a pair because they stopped working due to a cord that was so long it got tangled and the wire broke."
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"I was very happy with them at first despite the annoying vibrations the cord carries whenever it hits something (I jog in with them) and I figured the more layers of clothes I had on over the cord, the less the vibrations so I was working them until this happened :("
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"Sound quality suffers - not enough presence - and the cord noise is horrible - every little movement transmits right to your ear."
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"I have two problems with the cord:(1) it is short (43 long) and I can't sit a comfortable distance away from my iMac without it getting in my way(2) there is a lot of interference when the cord moves or brushes up against thingsAnother disadvantage is that they did not last me very long."
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"Another downside is cord length."
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"Ok sound and durable cord makes it a suitable sound source for work out."
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"I own multiple jlab products, these sound good but have very sensitive cables so they offer almost a stethoscope like effect."
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"One really big advantage is the tangle-free cord."
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"Cord is long enough for desk work as well."
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"The cord gets tangled easily but I've gotten used to it."
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Clip

Clip:
"I managed to avoid this problem with my SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Black) by just clipping it somewhere higher up on my body."
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"I have had this problem with Sony ear clips (though usually at the ear end(s), so I suspect I'm tough on earphone."
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"My problem with this is that If I wanted clip on or wrap around headphones I would NOT have purchased ear buds in the first place!"
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"i broke out a paper clip, bent it straight and kind of levered them on."
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"-Has a nice clip, so the earphones won't fall out."
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"Get these and walk around knowing that your audio experience is superior to those other people while saving you enough money to pick up a nice MP3 player to go with them (I recommend the Sansa Clip+)."
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"I told them I never had a problem like this with my J-2 earbuds and all they would offer up was a clip that would minimize the rubbing banging of the cable on my clothes."
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"Worked great with my sansa clip, laptop, etc."
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"I use it on my SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Black) and it comes with a very sturdy, fantastic case."
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Color

Color:
"I missed the button (little rectangle to the right of the picture, below color choice), and so I ordered the wrong thing."
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"If you are looking for a solid pair of headphones go with Skullcandy INK'd; they aren't as sleek as these J3; but they come in a bunch of colors too, and the sound beats any other headphone on the market."
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"The only thing I dislike about the buds are the color."
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"maybe it was the wrong color ;)"
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"They sound OK. Not bad - I can hear those bass notes and those highs, but not with any particular clarity or color'... the earphones have good, but not great sound distinction."
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"Fun colors."
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"I also liked the color options; the set I bought was titanium silver."
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", it is just way too stylish, I bought the blue one and I love the color is very sparkly for the eyes."
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"I bought the blue pair and was very happy with the color and the great sound quality."
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"They work so well though, the color barely seems to matter."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"He couldn't find a decent pair of earbuds that sounded good and were a comfortable fit in his ears without paying too much money."
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"I'm no audiophile, but I do appreciate a comfortable pair of earbuds when listening to my iPod."
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"Because they sound great and are comfortable, I'll keep these, but I am disappointed in the overall construction."
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"I am very disappointed with them mostly because they are pretty comfortable."
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"Yeah, pretty good earbuds, they don't fall out very easily and they are quite comfortable."
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"The comfort level isn't good but it gets me through the day..A few months ago I decided against going skully candy for the 50th time, and bought 3 pairs of j2's on a really good sale..."
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"They are light-weight and comfortable and deliver a great sound."
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"Very nice, clear clean sound very comfortable...they work so nice, someone stole them...lol...nice while it lasted, I recommend these buds"
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"Sound is great from them and comfortable wear."
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"Was a gift for my husband and he really enjoyed them and the sound and comfort."
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"Good sound, adequate and comfortable in the ears."
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Connector

Connector:
"At the connection point from the input jack to the wire, is flimsy and has spliced so the sound is only playing out of one ear and it has only been 6 months since purchasing these headphones."
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"Straight-in jack - This is a ruined pair of ear phones waiting to happen."
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"I recently purchased these to replace my 11 month old Jbuds that finally started developing problems at the jack."
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"I think the ultimate cause of the failure in my case is that the audio jack itself is not designed as an L-shaped plug (which in my opinion, reduces the chances for damage during storage)."
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"Today, after a little over five months of use (undoubtedly the shortest period a set of ear buds have lasted me)the sound on the left ear bud gave out, not due to wear and tear where the cord meets the ear bud, but what is apparently invisible damage where the cord meets the audio jack."
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"Either way, they only lasted four months and ended up breaking in two ways- the earbud fell out of one side, and the jack connecting to my iPod came loose, so you'd always have to fiddle with the jack, which is very irritating."
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"The cable itself seems like it is sturdy but I am concerned about the durability of the headphone jack."
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"One earphone is now not working and the problem seems to be associated with the cord's base at the 3.5mm jack - something appears to have become loose in that area."
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"Here goes for the plusses and minuses:MATERIALS: I give the materials 5 stars - The 3.5mm jack is very durable."
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"the look is slim and sleek, with metal housing and a metal jack connector plug (nice touch -- added durability)."
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Durability

Durability:
"The durability of these earphones are not that great... After only a month of usage, the sound died from my right one."
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"first some praisesi really liked how these earphones that does not tangle together unlike my previous onesthe design was also to my liking the sound it produces was also satisfactorytheres even a traveling case that comes with it but when it comes to durability the fastest it broke down was only a week the longest was a monthmy first j3 broke within a month and second one claimed through warranty just broke a few minutes ago which i used for only a week both with only one side workingi use my earphones everyday but my previous earphones usually last at least for a year before they break down but breaking down within a week is too muchor it is just me that happens to receive defective goods TWICEStill dies on me, but this time it worked a little harder than its ancestor, it worked for me for two months, is this improvement or just by chance and luck."
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"It's a testament to how good they are that I almost bought the J4's, but durability seems to be a brand wide problem so I'm sadly going to have to look elsewhere."
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"The bottom line is that I like the product - however the durability is not very good at all."
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"However, given their durability, they earn a: Don't Buy recommendation from me."
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"When I received the J3s was excited about the good sound and appearance, but the problem with these earphones is durability, in just two days left channel stopped working."
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"I did a lot of research before purchasing these headphones as a gift for my husband for Christmas and was thrilled to read about JBud's durability and superior sound quality within the price range I was looking for."
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"The sound quality when I first got them was amazing playing off my iphone 4 and with all the good reviews and the products OWN description of the durability, I decided to try and use them for running a day after they arrived."
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"A big improvement in my eyes, hopefully ensuring greater durability."
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"It's a testament to how good they are that I almost bought the J4's, but durability seems to be a brand wide problem so I'm sadly going to have to look elsewhere."
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"the look is slim and sleek, with metal housing and a metal jack connector plug (nice touch -- added durability)."
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Durable

Durable:
"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"Unfortunately, they don't seem to be very durable either: the silver part broke off from the housing after about 8 mos."
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"Excellent quality sound when it worked, much better than iPhone's originals but unfortunately not that durable."
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"Great durable little headphones, I prefer its hard plastic cords over the cloth cords, they seem to tangle less."
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"Good sound quality, good looks, durable."
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"Great earbuds, the bass is great, the sound is clear and they are extremely durable."
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"The multiple tip sizes were great as was the durable case."
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"I recommend this to anybody who is looking for durable headphones, with an added bonus of great sound."
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Fit

Fit:
"These headphones are just OK... For $20, the sound is just OK, but my main complaint is about how they fit into your ears."
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"If you do buy these I highly recommend trying all the silicone ear buds that come with the headphones as some fit better than others but for me it was finding the pair that gave a mediocre fit."
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"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"With the larger buds, they don't fit well enough to stay in my ear."
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"My only real complaint is the fit."
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"The only thing I would caution people about these headphones is that it is sometimes hard to fit into your ears."
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"good sound nice fit."
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"These headphones fit great, block out ambient noise, and have great sound, including some real base."
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"They work great, sound great, fit great."
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"Sound aside, I think my favorite aspect of these earbuds is how well they fit."
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"I love these because they fit so nicely in the round container they come in and they never seem to get tangled from just randomly jamming them into it."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"The best part of the J3s, now that I have broken them in, is the frequency spectrum they cover."
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"High frequency spectrum is very pitchy and can actually be painful over long periods of time."
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"Now to the sound quality, initially I was disappointed , there was definitely something amiss in the frequency response, a blooming in the mid bass area I would guess."
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"I like my stock IPod headphones as they're a good compromise of low-high frequency response, comfort and convenience."
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"Great balance across their frequency range."
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"The best part of the J3s, now that I have broken them in, is the frequency spectrum they cover."
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"I will say that these buds seal in your ears excellent and really do sound good covering a very wide range of frequencies."
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"It's only in one frequency that it does this - other than that they sound really good and really isolate well."
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"I do very much enjoy everything else about these headphones including frequency response, colour, and just how they fit."
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Level

Level:
"man, it has great sound, solid build quality, nice volume level, but I am really disappointed and waiting for warranty replacement."
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"The bass level on my J2s wasn't spectacular by any means, but they really did get the job done."
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"The comfort level isn't good but it gets me through the day..A few months ago I decided against going skully candy for the 50th time, and bought 3 pairs of j2's on a really good sale..."
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"I usually go through these type of headphones in about 3-4 months, because of my workout activity level and the intensity, i have brought some high end, well respected company brand head phones, none of them lasted."
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"Certainly they aren't premium, audiophile level of sound quality, but they still sound excellent."
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"man, it has great sound, solid build quality, nice volume level, but I am really disappointed and waiting for warranty replacement."
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"Pros: Great bi level sound and bass."
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"The fit and comfort level makes more of a difference."
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Light

Light:
"I absolutely know how to take care of my electronics...yet, they broke after two months of light use."
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"I have read many other reviews with the same complaint but disregarded them as harsh users of the headphones, now I find myself with the same problem with very light and gentle use of the product."
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"In any case, they are super light, look flimsy, but they most definitely are not."
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"On getting the J3, I love the design, which is light and tiny, but I was disappointed with the sound quality."
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"I have the black earbuds and the letter is also black, so it is hard to see the letter espically in low light situations."
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"It is also not colored so it's stealthily in place and hard to read in poor light."
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"God construction quality, nice bass, good finish,very light."
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"-- Well, I am still a light user but it is now two years later and they are still doing great."
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"I bought a pair of JBuds J3 and enjoyed them for half year of very light use."
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"This is one hell of a headphones, its super and competes with big names like Bose & Shure, Excellent Sound quality, excellent anti-twist cable, light, perfect fit in ears with 4 cups of various sizes, definitely recommended."
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"While this doesn't put the earbuds in a good light, they had been extremely fantastic before that - one of the better pairs of earbuds I've owned, especially for the price at which I bought them."
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Material

Material:
"Well j labs never fail great material and quality"
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"but you hear very low , very cute case and very fast delivery capability....in a good material I like that the only thing wrong is that sound low, it was not what I expected"
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"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"There's no such thing as a perfect set of earbuds for all ears and all source material."
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"I think if it was made out of a more rubbery material, it would dampen the noise more and alleviate the problem."
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"I did have a problem with the insulation material breaking and bare wire sticking out of one bud."
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"Well j labs never fail great material and quality"
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"but you hear very low , very cute case and very fast delivery capability....in a good material I like that the only thing wrong is that sound low, it was not what I expected"
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"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"But the earbuds have really great sound quality, nice material, multiple earpieces are handy, and the case is great."
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"Great quality of the materials! "
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Microphone

Microphone:
"Good middle of the road headphones, although the mic is terrible."
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"The microphone does not work very well."
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"But I was greatly disappointed when I realized my set does not have a microphone."
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"The microphone isn't as clear as the J5s, and the worst part is the left earbud isn't working at all."
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"Though they are not nearly as good as the similar model with microphone."
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"I really love them, but this time the mic does not work properly (since the problem is random and its been a month, I can't even send it back to Amazon), the call answer button has a mind of its own and just today one of the drums on the ear-bud fell off!"
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"Good middle of the road headphones, although the mic is terrible."
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"These earbuds are amazing, just wish that there was a microphone on them."
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"With the added Mic and Audio controls make this a clear winner for $30 or less."
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"I really love them, but this time the mic does not work properly (since the problem is random and its been a month, I can't even send it back to Amazon), the call answer button has a mind of its own and just today one of the drums on the ear-bud fell off!"
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"The bass is great, the mic quality is fantastic."
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Music

Music:
"the quality is ok , maybe i am so strict to the music, if you are very sensitive to the music, you should buy Beatsif not, this one is a good choice with this price"
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"Very annoying to listen to any sort of music with them."
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"If you have a pretty serious passion for metal (or similiar) music like myself, you will probably find these too weak in bass."
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"Not as well suited for bass heavy music such as rap."
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"Also, do yourself a favor and don't expect any headphones to breathe life into crappy quality music files."
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"Unfortunately the first set i got One of the head phone was not working than when i returned it and got replacement the plug in was not working and i was not able to listen to music."
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"The sound quality is unbelievable...you totally will be listening to you're music for the first time."
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"Good sound good case have not really tried it for music I would assume its would be good yes yes"
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"Plugged them in to my kindle to hear my music and BOOM just like being there in person amazing how they truly sound."
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"The acoustics of your music will sound so much better and you'll be amazed that it comes from ear buds."
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"I listen to a variety of music on my iPod and so far, I have no complaints about these ear buds."
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Noise

Noise:
"Not very comfortable, the wire makes a ton of noise through the headphones, the audio is mediocre, I got these for $10 on sale."
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"One headphone started having noisy sound and then failed, after about a month."
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"Again, it's a muffled, loud, annoying noise every time the headphone wire hits my body."
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"Sound quality suffers - not enough presence - and the cord noise is horrible - every little movement transmits right to your ear."
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"i would pay up to 100 bucks for these headphones, my personal opinion their just as good or better then the iBeats Headphones with ControlTalk From Monster - In-Ear Noise Isolation - Black defiantly recomended, the only downside is if your working out with these they can get a little noisy but for 20 bucks BEST headphones out."
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"These headphones fit great, block out ambient noise, and have great sound, including some real base."
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"Cord doesn't tangle - blocks external noise really well."
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"They seal up snugly just inside the ear canal for excellent noise isolation and are difficult to dislodge."
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"Great noise cancelling."
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"They are not noise canceling, but I think the aluminum body on them helps dampen a lot of ambient noise very well."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"It arrives on schedule and well package to protect agaist damage."
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"Hey JLab, please recycle these things responsibly rather than wasting resources (in material, packaging, shipping and time) by selling these clearly faulty headphones any longer."
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"More disappointing i was eager to open my package to my surprise there is only one ear phone."
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"When I opened up the frustration free packaging and plugged the J3's into my phone, they sounded like utter garbage."
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"in the process of trying to claim warranty through their website, unfortunately i threw away the package with the serial numbers."
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"Upon opening my package I was very excited to listen to them, and when I plugged them in I was a little disappointed."
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"For pure sound quality these are above average but as a total package, they are great."
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"Very fast shipping and the easy open packaging was a plus."
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"It arrives on schedule and well package to protect agaist damage."
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"The packaging and case that it comes with are excellent."
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"Good packaging."
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Performance

Performance:
"Over that time they performed decent, it was nothing to impress."
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"At first, I thought this was a great purchase as the price:performance was incredible."
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"This little guy (J3) arrived, and like the manual said, I gave it a little bit of time for it to perform at its best."
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"com and perform the suggested Burn-In to ensure that you get the best performance...it makes a difference! "
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Plug

Plug:
"I've had my J3s for less than a month and the left plug is dead already."
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"Unfortunately, the 3.5MM plug finally gave up the ghost and broke."
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"I think the ultimate cause of the failure in my case is that the audio jack itself is not designed as an L-shaped plug (which in my opinion, reduces the chances for damage during storage)."
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"As for quality of construction, the only fault I have is the straight vs. angled plug."
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"Unfortunately the first set i got One of the head phone was not working than when i returned it and got replacement the plug in was not working and i was not able to listen to music."
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"The major fault I see over and over again in UE reviews is that the straight-up design of the plug that connects to the music device bends in a way that the left ear bud will short after a while."
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"Forgot my headphones for my cell phone at home one day, wanted to listen to some music on break, thought what the hell, I'll plug these in, they've got good sound...BAM!"
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"The strain reliefs are excellent and the sturdy metal plug is a welcome change to plastic."
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"the look is slim and sleek, with metal housing and a metal jack connector plug (nice touch -- added durability)."
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"i love them from where they plug in to my iPod to what they sound like."
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"The fit of the soft rubber plugs was good if the wire hangs straight down."
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Price

Price:
"Worked well for the price I paid, but then one of the earbuds broke... so that was the end of that"
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"It's a great sound for cheap (I bought them at $10 at the time), but it's pretty disappointing that they broke after taking such good care of them."
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"The sound is not amazing, but it is quite good for the price."
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"Many earbuds around this price aren't usually that great, but when I had these they were better than the Sony EX series earbuds I got for around $30.They fit very well and come with a variety of different sized tips."
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"Good price and sound, but I hate the fact that touching the wires causes sound to reverberate loudly into my ears."
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"I don't recommend this product,its a waste of money to buy this item."
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"Good sound quality for the price."
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"These buds were a great price and constructed really well."
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"Great value for the price."
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"Great buds for the price and I'm am still using them they seem to last forever, would buy a second pair if these ever wear out! "
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"I love the case it comes with and the price is great considering the quality."
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Quality

Quality:
"Well j labs never fail great material and quality"
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"The sound quality isn't as good as skull candy brand."
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"I was really disappointed with the quality of the sound of my latest purchase."
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"I was expect that it would have good quality sound, but turn out a little bit disappointed."
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"I have an older pair of Sennheiser HD 600s for when I actually care about sound quality, but as open headphones they're obviously not very good for using around other people, when traveling, or with mobile devices since they're pretty hard to drive."
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"Sound quality on them is pretty great, I'm not an audiophile but they have a nice rich balance of highs, midtones, and a nice rumbly low."
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"Well j labs never fail great material and quality"
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"Good sound quality for the price."
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"Good sound quality, good looks, durable."
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"they are great quality and very sturdy."
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"good quality earphones with lots of different sized ear pieces for custom comfort."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"For me, a big problem is that the rubber seal doesn't allow the ear to breathe, resulting in a moisture buildup after a few hours: little drops of moisture form on the driver."
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"I bought these because I really wanted ear phones with silicon gel ear pieces, instead of the horrible foam rubber on my trusty Sony's."
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"The only drawback for me was the rubber tips."
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"I know because I have had ENDLESS issues with this and the small size of the driver allows the headphones to fit in your ear shape easily while the larger rubber tips can fit if you have a weird shaped ear."
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"Only negative might be the fit of the rubber inserts which is subjective, and there is significant cable noise, but most inside-the-ear phones have this issue."
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"My wife and I both tested these earphones, so for those worried about fashion you can't see the white rubber inserts when they're in your ears."
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"I love the semi-translucent rubber around the wires; it looks really spiffy."
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"They come with different sizes of rubber ear fittings, as they should, and they look great."
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"The rubber tips (in multiple sizes) fit comfortably in your ear and have a nice sound-blocking seal to prevent outside noise from getting in the way of whatever you're listening to."
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"The material used for the rubber ear pad slips too easily, the cord has a rubbery finish so it likes to snag on things and the cord loves to tangle."
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"The sound is good if the soft rubber mushroom seats good in my ear canal."
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Setting

Setting:
"At higher volume settings you are going to do some serious damage to your ears."
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"I'm pretty certain it's not the audio source since 4 other headphones i've tried (same music, same volume, same EQ setting) do not exhibit this problem."
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"Now I'm back to the rock audio setting and the sound is great."
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"They normally you have to burn in in ear headphones to achieve greater bass by breaking in the diaphragms (give them a bit more flex).Needles to say thease do not suffer from missing BASS but rather any sort of clear mids or highs (no EQ settings)."
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"I have messed with the EQ SETTINGS on my IPOD & found that LOUDNESS is best for me."
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"The issue with these headphones and my mp3 is that no matter what setting I change it to, it pretty much sounds sucky."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"I do not recommend these things at 10 bucks plus an 8 dollar shipping fee making the total come out to 18 dollars."
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"they arrived on the 31st which was in the 3 to 5 business days that was needed, unfortunately, the shipping was a little high."
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"Hey JLab, please recycle these things responsibly rather than wasting resources (in material, packaging, shipping and time) by selling these clearly faulty headphones any longer."
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"Just hate to pay for RMA shipping when it's the product that is defective."
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"I'll probably return to amazon for a replacement, but that will be a lot of hassle-- packing, shipping etc for such a low cost item."
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"After enduring 2 weeks (shipping time) of intense cardio workouts w mediocre headphones, I was ecstatic to finally get this product in the mail."
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"Very fast shipping and the easy open packaging was a plus."
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"Fortunately, I had registered my earbuds with JLab when I first purchased them, so I was able to make a warranty claim, and they are shipping me another pair free of charge since it has been under one year."
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"The customer service rep wrote and said that they would replace without shipping the old ones back so I'm good with that."
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"ConclusionAs expected from JLab, you get a great price, very fast shipping, and exceptional customer service."
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"My second pair of earbuds arrived a few days later, the shipping being the most satisfactory part of the entire ordeal."
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Size

Size:
"I also find I'm not a fan of this kind of headphone design, as I don't find it very comfortable despite the different sizes of earbuds included."
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"I'll say it again, they are very, very small; and not very comfortable if you have to squeeze them to stay into the canal of your ear."
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"I imagine the problem is more the size shape of my ears rather than the product."
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"Great earbuds, great sound quality, would have given five stars except for the fact that about one year after using them the metal part of the earbuds began delivering periodic small shocks to my ears which are quite unpleasant."
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"The only small problem was explaining to my Granddaughter, that it needed to be broken in to sound its best."
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"I really liked the compact size of the J-3 earbuds but was immediately turned off by excessive noise resulting from the cable rubbing on clothes."
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"The multiple tip sizes were great as was the durable case."
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"Love that they came with different size buds."
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"Several sizes of silicone caps for a perfect fit."
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"They come with different sizes of rubber ear fittings, as they should, and they look great."
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"Pros:-The sound quality is pretty decent for headphones this size."
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Sound

Sound:
"Great sound, but the left side fails within weeks."
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"The sound quality isn't as good as skull candy brand."
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"It's a great sound for cheap (I bought them at $10 at the time), but it's pretty disappointing that they broke after taking such good care of them."
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"The sound is not amazing, but it is quite good for the price."
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"Good price and sound, but I hate the fact that touching the wires causes sound to reverberate loudly into my ears."
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"they have average sound nothing spectacular."
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"Good sound quality for the price."
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"Good sound quality, good looks, durable."
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"Good sound but won't remain in my left ear."
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"great sound! "
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Speaker

Speaker:
"I got tired of paying for expensive Bose earbuds where either the speakers or the cords failed."
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"I open the bud to see what happened, and discovered that the fault was the speaker."
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"At least, it sounds like a blown speaker sounds -- terrible distortion on the sound."
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"Based on my dual speaker failure I would not recommend JLABS ear buds..not even if they come out with J4 and J5."
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"In any case, the highs are brilliant, and the bass is pretty amazing for such small speakers."
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"This, for me, is the mark of good sound reproduction, whether it is in speakers or ear buds."
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"The sound of the speaker comes in very clear some people say it hits it's highs better than it's lows but after I let it wearin for a day this seemed to go away although it never was bad the sound out of the package blew away another headphones I would have been able to buy for twenty dollars."
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"The wires coming from the headphones are VERY thin and could easily break or come apart from the speaker body."
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"**EDIT** Its likely that my speakers were just producing 100db, because it is not likely that could produce 140db, now that I've looked at some numbers and prices involving good speakers."
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Stylish

Stylish:
"The J3s are not the cheapest nor the best sounding but they offer a very stylish and good sound quality for the dollar.4 Stars"
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"A stylish piece of hardware definitely, but terrible sound quality."
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"For the money, you cannot find a more comfortable and stylish pair of headphones."
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"The earphones are very stylish, small, and compact, but this is unacceptable!"
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"I think they work well & look stylish."
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"Overall these headphones deliver exceptional sound quality and have a very stylish look to them."
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", it is just way too stylish, I bought the blue one and I love the color is very sparkly for the eyes."
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"I dont know if it gonna be very durable but I have been using it like 1 week and still pretty cool, whatever happens I m gonna do an update to let you know, So if you want a Good-quality sound, sexy - stylish, comfortable earphones this is the one yo need to pick up and now for 20 bucks it is more of a bargain."
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"At first, I was impressed; sound quality was superior (for a $25 pair of headphones), they're stylish and didn't interfere when I was at the gym."
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Support

Support:
"While admittedly this is not a huge purchase, I feel, depite some reviews to the contrary, that JLab's support of their products is not good and at this time I would not consider purchasing any of their other products based on my experience with the items I've already purchased."
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"stay away unless you want garbage and to deal with terrible customer support"
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"This appears to be a common problem, as the tech support section on JLab's website listed this as one of the 5-6 choices for problems with the headphones."
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"As far as the customer support goes I was disappointed that i was unable to talk with a person on the phone."
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"One more problem is customer support."
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"It's not clear who to contact when you need warranty support, and perhaps that's why they have it set up that way (to discourage people from warranty claims)."
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"Amazon customers can decide what is most important to them for their earphone needs, whether that means that good product support is enough to overcome a limited listening experience based on pricing versus your competitors offerings will vary by consumer needs."
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"Read the little support documentation that came with these, and JLab suggested an amazing idea of running the bud cables upwards and behind the ear."
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"I love the sound quality and the customer support is fantastic."
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"This is awesome customer support, never before have I found a company where it's so easy to get a replacement for a broken item."
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"Contrast to a company like Creative that has amazing response time, helpfulness, and product support in general."
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Tone

Tone:
"The only complaint is the depth of low tones , bass but it can be improved by so called burn in when you put the volume up at full and let it play for a day :)"
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"Nice for someone that is tone deaf !"
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"These Jlab JBuds are the perfect companion for my cell phone's music library, and after running the break-in program on the Jlab website, I think their tone quality is excellent."
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"Bass tones can be heard relatively well, but they don't have a huge punch."
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"Great fit, good outside noise dampening, excellent tone quality and reproduction down to very low volume levels."
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"I'm a bit older, so I appreciate the higher treble tones anyway."
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Travel

Travel:
"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"Once you move and the wire barely brushes anything, there is terrible feedback that travels up the wire and right into your ears."
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"My only complaint is the travel pouch."
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"great product.....NO TRAVEL CASE! "
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"They agree that the JBuds have awesome sound too and they love the travel cases."
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"Pros:--Relatively inexpensive--Durable materials--Free travel case--Frustration free packagingCons:--Poor fit--Short cord--Mediocre sound quality (lacking bass)"
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"These headphones sounded like a good value and even came with a travel case."
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"The travel case is nice."
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Treble

Treble:
"the treble is insanely high and the base is terrible."
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"My only problems are that the cord is quite short and the treble tends to be higher than what you'd get from speakers."
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"The only reason that I was disappointed was because the treble is a little off in these earbuds."
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"Pros: Good cabling, comfortable, impressive treble qualityCons: Massive driver flex; ridiculous MSRP, cold signature"
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"Looks great, stylish, high clarity, good treble, but the bass..... not so good."
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"Considering the price, I didn't imagine they would be as good as they are, but bass reproduction is good as well as treble."
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"These earbuds have a little more treble than bass, although they still sound good if you add more bass through an EQ or something like that."
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"Bass, treble, and mids is pretty decent and they fit in the ear well and for the $6 I spent, great price."
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"All of my music is very clear and crisp, with the appropriate amounts of bass and treble."
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"Well balanced sounds ; crisp treble , even mid-range , & deep bass."
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"A nice balance of treble and base."
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Value

Value:
"Very disappointed in the value."
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"These are cheap and a good value for a while, but reliability seems to be a consistent problem."
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"Like most things you get what you paid for but never the less good value."
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"I say VALUE because it seemed like the other earphones had too many problems to justify their $100, $200, even $400 price tags."
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"I have to agree with -duke -and-raven-., Even after 40 hours of burn in at full volume,no bass and harsh treble , also fits in the ear like all other earbuds of lower value .I will end up keeping them ,to much hassle to return-maybe thats what they were hoping for"
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"Great value for the price."
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"Great budget earbuds that sounds pretty good, they also come with a carrying case to keep them organized and safe while moving them around, great earbuds and great value."
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"And at only $10, I consider that a good value"
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"These headphones sounded like a good value and even came with a travel case."
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"Nice buy,great value."
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Vocal

Vocal:
"It's not for the dubstep listeners (most earbuds aren't) but these headphones can pound out the thumping bass and clear vocal highs of Armin Van Buuren like there's no tomorrow."
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"All in all a great buy, no ear fatigue whatsoever once used right; clear and crisp vocals and music, and deep and true bass, I think they are worth the price."
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"I have noticed great improvement in the vocal rendering as well as the little nuances in classical instruments from my previous buds (stock Sansa Fuze, not totally useless, but very uncomfortable compared to the J3's).- Comes in a neat little clam-shell case (literally, it really does look like a black clam-shell).- The wires do transmit vibration to your ears in the form of an annoying thudding noise, my only gripe, (hence the four stars) I thought they would have tried to solve this after the first models since this seems inherently due to their ear-plug type fit."
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"Rich, transparent capture of the 1KHz-2.5KHz range makes bowed strings shimmer, synth pads float, and affords an impressive resolution in the range of vocals."
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"The mids, where the vocals of my hard rock come in, are insanely perfect."
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Volume

Volume:
"At higher volume settings you are going to do some serious damage to your ears."
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"man, it has great sound, solid build quality, nice volume level, but I am really disappointed and waiting for warranty replacement."
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"As I was taking my walk during my lunch hour on Monday, I noticed the sound was dying in one ear and I had to keep moving the wire in an attempt to balance the volume."
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"Terrible base, terrible volume."
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"They were great at first, but now anything with any amount of bass produces a horrible scratchy noise, even at a very low volume."
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"The only downside I found is that I need to have the volume a notch or two higher than I do with the EP830's in order to achieve the comparable volume levels."
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"overall very nice, only wish that it had pause volume buttons like some earbuds,but not having to care about left right is great!"
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"these headphones sounded really good i barely had to turn my volume up in school because i couldnt hear anything outside of the headphones and the bass is superb but one of the earbuds stopped working after three days"
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"I would love to increase the volume even more to see what more I can get out of them but oh well."
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"Although the volume is pretty good for being a one ear headset."
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"I'm using an older Creative MP3 player, and I can move the volume up to 20 and still wish I had more."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I'm knocking off 1 1 2 stars because of the reliability, but adding 1 2 back because of JLab's honest commitment to customer satisfaction (warranty replacement and if you look at negative reviews here, JLab has responded to them in an attempt to help those people out).Considering how now this product is under $10, I don't think you can go wrong."
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"The sound was not very good in that ear following the incident so I filed a warranty claim."
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"man, it has great sound, solid build quality, nice volume level, but I am really disappointed and waiting for warranty replacement."
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"They failed just after the one year warranty."
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"I have owned 3 different versions and have done 5 warranty claims b c they have all broken."
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"I'm very disappointed that I even had to resort to the warranty (though it's nice that there IS one)."
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"But it was super easy to get a replacement under their great warranty (apparently the replacements have a brand new warranty of their own)."
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"We may choose to take it for granted since the product was still covered within terms of warranty but the entire string of events were completely hassle free and thoroughly professional which, I believe, deserves appreciation."
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"I'm knocking off 1 1 2 stars because of the reliability, but adding 1 2 back because of JLab's honest commitment to customer satisfaction (warranty replacement and if you look at negative reviews here, JLab has responded to them in an attempt to help those people out).Considering how now this product is under $10, I don't think you can go wrong."
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"On the plus side, JLab is really good about warranties -- they send you a new pair free."
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"Update:JLabs warranty is great!"
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iPod

iPod:
"now i use a one sided broken ipod earphone that i took out of my roomates trash ):NOT WORTH $25+ without a microhpone"
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"I'm no audiophile, but I do appreciate a comfortable pair of earbuds when listening to my iPod."
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"As soon as I received the earbuds, I plugged them into my ipod and was extremely disappointed."
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"This is a common problem for people that carry their headphones ipod in their pockets constantly, so I'd be careful, and would instead get headphones with angled connecting jacks like the new VModa's"
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"On my own mistake, I broke my headphones by wrapping them too tightly around my iPod."
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"I bought these headphones after my iPod headphones broke."
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"I listen to a variety of music on my iPod and so far, I have no complaints about these ear buds."
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"The sound was great (bass a little high, but I can adjust that on my Ipod), and I also noticed some noise cancelling."
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"Less $ for great sound, great finish, great build, nice all-around improvement and replacement for iPhone iPod earphones."
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"If you have the regular stock ipod headphones these are perfect."
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"I've been looking for a decent pair of earbuds to use with my iPod while cutting the grass."
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