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JLab Bombora Over-Ear Headphones with Universal Mic Matte Brown-Gold by Review Summary ,  Sep 5, 2015

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JLab Bombora Over-Ear Headphones with Universal Mic, Matte Brown/Gold
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 311 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 12.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color4.7   average
Comfortable4.6   average
Design4.3   above average
Music4.3   average
Sound4.2   average
Price4.1   average
Quality4.1   average
Cable3.8   above average
Fit3.8   below average
Noise3.7   below average
Audio3.2   below average


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Amazon:
"The headphones were the problem so I returned them through Amazon and got a replacement."
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"I took a chance on this unknown brand and I am extremely disappointed...thank goodness for Amazon's amazing and generous return policy."
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"Amazon are not able to take it without sellers authorization, and Jlab are trying to avoid issuing refund acting they don't understand my requisition as we email for 2 weeks."
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"They were quick to respond, but couldn't do much about it except to recommend I return it to amazon, which I was going to do in the first place."
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"Purchased as a gift for my nephews birthday, a little concerned since they were used but turned out to be one of the best items I've ever purchased from Amazon! "
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"I chalked it up to a bad pair, returned it (easily) to Amazon and awaited my new pair."
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"I usually never write reviews and trust me when I saw I am always very easily pleased with my amazon products."
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"I took a chance on this unknown brand and I am extremely disappointed...thank goodness for Amazon's amazing and generous return policy."
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Audio

Audio:
"I ordered these headphones on 12-16 and they arrived defective out the box ( headphones missing parts unable to connect the audio cable - photo included as ref ) I returned them the nextv day 12 17 ."
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"Had audio issues upon first receiving it and broke entirely within a month of the purchase."
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"It was handy to use for regular phone calls with the built mic and it was excellent at cutting out ambient noise with skype (but you have to use a separate mic input to chat, not a big deal for me).About 6 months later two bad things happened that turned this into a lemon1) the Audio began to fail."
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"They're extremely comfortable, but the audio isn't spectacular at low levels -- a lot of background noise."
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"Turns out the problem is that the connecting cable from the headphones to the audio jack was the wrong way around (the heads fit in both plugs, so it's easy to confuse the two)."
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"The JLab Bombora Headphones are Cool to look at and very Comfy to wear; the Balanced Audio Quality make them a Good choice for listeners with a diverse taste in a lot of Music."
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"I wear these for 6 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and they have fantastic for all kinds of music and audio!"
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"Might be good for those who listen to audio books but for music?"
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"The audio portion of it is simply good, so don't go expecting as if you were in a Van Halen concert wedge between a pair cleavage and stereo speaker, the sound suit just fine and you can always adjust it through your own personal equalizer in the phone and whatever else stereos you may got which will amplify the sound."
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"Classy looking and sounding Jlab delivers the audio goods again."
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Cable

Cable:
"I ordered these headphones on 12-16 and they arrived defective out the box ( headphones missing parts unable to connect the audio cable - photo included as ref ) I returned them the nextv day 12 17 ."
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"The comfort is far excellent, soft and snuggle like a Mr snuggle the bear, the quality is quite bloody nice, faux leather (good thing because I am terribly allergic to real leather), the cord is detachable which is neat, despite the weird slant angle of the plug but no biggie."
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"However after only about two weeks of only periodic use on my PC, the cord constantly disconnects if nudged wrong."
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"It was sold as open box and when I received it the headset cord was damaged in two places."
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"I didn't realize how good they were until my daughters puppy decided the cable was great sport to play with."
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"I checked both headphones with other cables just to see if it was broken and they are not."
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"... otherwise, the cable works great, no tangles and the bags that comes with the headphones are very usefull and give some protection to the headphones!"
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"I love the detachable cable, something you rarely find on headphones at this price."
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"PROScomfortable, good solid constructionisolate sound pretty wellnice long cordand best of all the cord comes out of the headphones- there is a jack at both ends this really helps them not getting yanked off your head, and makes it easier to detangle them."
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"PROS-I love that it has a detachable cable with a mic-It has a bass presence-They look goodCONS-These sit heavy on your head and squeeze-There is a severe lack in the highs-The sound is kind of far away and it's clear but sounds like the mids and highs blend together, not really muffled but not exactly clearI wanted a replacement for my Panasonic RP-HTX7's since there was a short in the cord, and a friend told me about these and I got a good deal on them."
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Color

Color:
"picked the cheapest but the worst color and they are terrific."
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"This headphones look stunning, i like very much the desing and the colors... the sound its clear and good bass, i give them a four stars for the sound!"
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"Sounds great, but be aware that the color is nothing like the picture."
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"picked the cheapest but the worst color and they are terrific."
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"Great product and cool colors."
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"But, the colors are great! "
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The high end is also incredibly clear, and well balanced, so that sharp sounds that can be painful with other headphones are comfortable, even at high volume."
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"Conclusion: Good sound quality, EXTREMELY comfortable, beautiful design and terrible stitching on the inside of the padding"
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"They're extremely comfortable, but the audio isn't spectacular at low levels -- a lot of background noise."
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"I do feel a bit upset because I did have high expectations that didnt pan out but I do enjoy their comfort when I do use them! "
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"They come with an absurd number of fittings so finding the most comfortable option is a cinch."
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"The headset performs very well and even cancels most background noise (it also rumbles from the bass~)I would highly recommend for a gift to those looking for entertainment and comfort (and don't get me started on the OP packaging~)"
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"I have had no problems with them and they are very comfortable."
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"Great set of headphones-very comfortable."
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"Comfortable, great sound quality"
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"Very comfortable and great sound quality."
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Design

Design:
"Anyway, they're ok for adults but I don't recommend for kids as they aren't designed to be sturdy at all and can easily break."
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"Conclusion: Good sound quality, EXTREMELY comfortable, beautiful design and terrible stitching on the inside of the padding"
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"I love the design of it as well, doesnt look too flimsy or cheap @ all, and is quite stylish looking i feel."
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"Perfect sound and design."
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"To begin with the JLab Bombora Headphones have a sleek, sturdy design, fit really comfortably, offer Good Sound for noise-canceling headphones too."
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"The design is very nice."
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"-Design is sleek, could be unisex and cleanliness could be easily maintained (I use alcohol to rub it down the plastic areas, be careful on rubbing it on the micro sued fabric it might damage it if you rub aggressively or use super harsh chemical on it) & given you don't spill a good amount of grease, oil or water damage it."
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"Great design and sexy looking set of cans however there is an issue with the IPhone 6."
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Fit

Fit:
"When adjusting the fit, one might pull damage the wires."
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"Good fit, might be uncomfortable while wearing glasses, but that's over-ear headphones for you."
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"I typically have this problem, but JLab seems extreme in all of their headphones only fitting people of average height or smaller (tall folks tend to have larger heads), as these were way off, far too small."
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"Any smaller means an uncomfortable fit."
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"I've only been using them for a few hours but so far the sound is good, they actually fit over my ears--which is great, I hate when they get stuck on your ear instead and squish them--and I like the overall feel and look."
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"Due to some of the unhappy reviews about it being TOO big and sound quality, prior to ordering them, I called and spoke to a female customer service and asked her if the RETURN shipping is FREE of charge if my husband decided he doesn't want it due to fit (size-its hard to tell when you don't have the actual product) or quality to HIS specification."
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"They fit great, are well made and I am the 50's something hippy chick in the call center!"
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"Good fit, might be uncomfortable while wearing glasses, but that's over-ear headphones for you."
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"I think JLab Bombora headphones fits really well, comfortable and delivers strong performance for a reasonable Fine Price."
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"The JLab Bombora offer clear, Natural Sound and a very comfortable fit for Over-ear Headphones They offer Strong Sound for the money, with Impressive Bass performance."
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"To begin with the JLab Bombora Headphones have a sleek, sturdy design, fit really comfortably, offer Good Sound for noise-canceling headphones too."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The most optimus headphone so far, fashione outlook and well-designe wire with microphone, sound effect is not so nice but acceptable"
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"Not so great after all, had to return these head phones due to the mic not functioning!"
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"They are comfortable, functional (combined mic button great), and produce amazingly rich sound."
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"I received a call while testing them and the person on the other end seemed to have no idea I was wearing a headset leading me to believe the microphone on them is pretty good."
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"It was handy to use for regular phone calls with the built mic and it was excellent at cutting out ambient noise with skype (but you have to use a separate mic input to chat, not a big deal for me).About 6 months later two bad things happened that turned this into a lemon1) the Audio began to fail."
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"The inline microphone is decent and makes it easy to take calls or record a voice memo."
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"I liked the look, and the mic was an added bonus."
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Music

Music:
"i have played music through them for two weeks and they still sound terrible."
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"Sound: Extremely bass heavy - for some kinds of music, it's almost unbearable, especially newer electronic music."
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"I Would Recommend these if you are into Your Music Listening primarily."
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"The Headphones click with all Music genres and are possibly comfortable to wear for hours at a time."
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"I wear these for 6 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and they have fantastic for all kinds of music and audio!"
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"On to the sound, with a decent eq you can get the desired sound you like from the music you listen to."
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"Might be good for those who listen to audio books but for music?"
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Noise

Noise:
"I tend to have to let my ears rest in 30 minute intervals due to how uncomfortable they are.2 They let off a lot of noise."
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"The good.1st- Its sound is great, nice bass(dosent over power other sounds to much), highs are good although I dont have much music with a lot of highs but lows are also good and mids are ok( got better once I used them more).2nd- The looks are awesome, nice finish build.3rd- The comfort is also very good, I have used them for hours and had no complaints.4th- Its a great price.5th- The noise cancellation is very good, dont have to turn it too loud to block out noise."
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"There was a weird suction with the noise cancelling that would hurt my ears."
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"I realized they weren't great for work, because they isolate too much noise."
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"They're extremely comfortable, but the audio isn't spectacular at low levels -- a lot of background noise."
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"I bought this one because our thread mill is extremely noisy and the previous headphones don't do a good job in noise control."
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"The headset performs very well and even cancels most background noise (it also rumbles from the bass~)I would highly recommend for a gift to those looking for entertainment and comfort (and don't get me started on the OP packaging~)"
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"they are comfortable and block out much of the back ground noise."
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"They are comfortable and enclose the ear completely and do have a noise canceling effect from doing so."
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"I would say they have Superb Sound Quality - are Very comfortable - and Noise Reduction is almost noise canceling grade without having to crank the volume up."
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Price

Price:
"These things are junk, made by a junk company, trying to take your money."
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"These things sound so great for the price but my ear pads broke off and now I'm having connection problems from the plug."
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"They are cheap plastic and are not well constructed."
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"First off I will say the cons I experienced within 5 days of moderate use.1st- The wire is not the best, it feels a little cheap and if the jack is turned the wrong way in my phone etc."
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"The good.1st- Its sound is great, nice bass(dosent over power other sounds to much), highs are good although I dont have much music with a lot of highs but lows are also good and mids are ok( got better once I used them more).2nd- The looks are awesome, nice finish build.3rd- The comfort is also very good, I have used them for hours and had no complaints.4th- Its a great price.5th- The noise cancellation is very good, dont have to turn it too loud to block out noise."
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"While I am sure they are not as good at $300 ones, they are a great set for the money."
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"Overall, very good quality for price and it's nice I can also use them with my phone."
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"I gave them 5 stars because I purchased mine for less than 12 dollars, they sound good, bass is strong , comfortable , feels good in my hand , I was very surprised because of the price i paid ."
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"These things sound so great for the price but my ear pads broke off and now I'm having connection problems from the plug."
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"It is a Headphone that certainly sounds Good for the money."
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"They Sound Excellent for their relatively modest price point, not bad."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality: Not good."
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"The Bombora however, fail in many aspects to catch up to the quality of apple earbuds."
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"Due to some of the unhappy reviews about it being TOO big and sound quality, prior to ordering them, I called and spoke to a female customer service and asked her if the RETURN shipping is FREE of charge if my husband decided he doesn't want it due to fit (size-its hard to tell when you don't have the actual product) or quality to HIS specification."
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"The wire stopped working and the sound quality wasn't that great (unless if this was defective)."
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"Maybe better than average construction quality, but the durability is terrible."
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"It looked high quality, sleek and classy."
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"The build quality is, at best, low-end."
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"Overall, very good quality for price and it's nice I can also use them with my phone."
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"They are a good buy for their quality."
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"Comfortable, great sound quality"
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality: Not good."
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"They don't sound nice at all and having had experience with Jlabs before, I don't think any amount of breaking in will make them sound as crisp as Apple earbuds."
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"No doubt they are great sounding headphones when you are wearing them, but they just aren't practical to use if you are in a classroom or quiet setting."
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"These things sound so great for the price but my ear pads broke off and now I'm having connection problems from the plug."
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"Does not sound as good as ultrasone, AKG Sennheiser But then again they all cost at least $100 more so for the money these sound quite well, solid, a little thick on the low end, but not overly bright brash"
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"Due to some of the unhappy reviews about it being TOO big and sound quality, prior to ordering them, I called and spoke to a female customer service and asked her if the RETURN shipping is FREE of charge if my husband decided he doesn't want it due to fit (size-its hard to tell when you don't have the actual product) or quality to HIS specification."
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"Sounds amazing, looks great , but the left headphone part stopped working after two days , is there a way I can get another pair or a refund.?"
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"good sound ! "
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"I listen to songs primarily on my genuine apple earbuds which themselves have excellent, crisp sound that is free from muddiness and is not lacking certain tones."
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"great sound"
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"Perfect sound and design."
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