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JLab JBuds J6M High Fiedelity Metal Ergonomic Earbuds Style Headphones (Nero Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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JLab JBuds J6M High Fiedelity Metal Ergonomic Earbuds Style Headphones (Nero Black)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 564 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.6   above average
Listening4.6   above average
Noise4.6   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Music4.4   average
Size4.4   above average
Sound4.3   average
Plug4.2   above average
Price4.2   average
Range4.2   average
Rubber4.2   above average
Quality4.1   average
Cable3.8   above average
Design3.8   below average
Volume3.8   average
Audio3.7   below average
Microphone3.3   below average
Connector1.5   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"After about a month of daily use, the yellow strain protector on the audio jack has unsealed and broken away from the audio jack entirely, exposing the inner casing and metal wiring."
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"And I also could hear static mixed with the audio which was disappointing."
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"Here's my biggest complaint with the product - the audio quality is not great."
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"Whole sections of the audio spectrum were missing and what was there sounded like it was echoing through a tin can."
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":( I am not an audiophile so I can't really comment on the audio quality during playback, but they seem pretty clear to me."
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"The audio quality is shrill at best, there is no mid tones or low tones."
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"The audio is very nice, after burning them in."
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"The audio is fairly clear for listening to podcasts but for any music you could do far better IMO."
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"Of course, my Audio Technica, Able Planet, and Martin Logan headsets blow these out of the water but that's an unfair comparison, I suppose.########## EDIT ##########EDIT: The manufacturer (JLab 5-start service) kindly responded to my initial (very harsh review) and recommended that I break-in the earphones."
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Cable

Cable:
"Additionally, the connection between the microphone and button casings have broken and is now sliding around on the cable."
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"So far, they seem durable, but as we probably all know, many earbuds don't last more than a few months before you have cord problems or 'dropouts in sound quality."
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"They seemed to have developed a short in the cord and I never really liked the way they fit."
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"Had these for a while and my only complaint is that it isn't tangle free cord and why it gets stars."
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"A problem I've had with other ear buds is that the cord breaks off at that connection over time and exposes the wire."
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"but the biggest problem i found was that the cord (main line)is xtra long and really thick."
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"The pros:a) Fit nicely and comfortableb) Descent soundThe cons:a) Cord is too short."
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"c) Cord is cheap rubber so can get easily pinched and damaged."
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"These headphones sound really nice and look good-- however after a couple months of use, the cable began separating from the connector, making these headphones unreliable."
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"The cord is pretty much the perfect length and I love the little storage pouch that comes with them."
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"These earbuds are definitely full range, low to high as specified (20 to 20khz).The cord is long and soft enough to feel comfortable hanging from your ears."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Sound quality is good (break them in) and the earbuds are comfortable but I have had the microphone fail on two different pairs within a month of light use."
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"They were comfortable, but the sound quality wasn't the greatest unless I heldmy ears closed."
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"I purchased these mainly for use with Skype but I was very glad of them recently when my Bose Quiet Comfort headphones failed in-flight (as they have done several times in only 12 months)."
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"In terms of comfort, there is nothing wrong with them."
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"They give you several rubber cap options to help fit into your ear.... unfortunately none of them are comfortable."
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"The J6 buds, fitted with the right ear tips, provided me with comfort and excellent noise isolation."
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"I got this a few months back and have been using them from then, while the sound is good and the fit comfortable, the sound in my left earbud cuts off intermittently only after few months of usage."
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"Comfortable and with great sounds! "
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"They are a great price and very comfortable."
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"Sound quality is good (break them in) and the earbuds are comfortable but I have had the microphone fail on two different pairs within a month of light use."
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Connector

Connector:
"After about a month of daily use, the yellow strain protector on the audio jack has unsealed and broken away from the audio jack entirely, exposing the inner casing and metal wiring."
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"I bumped the connector and it broke."
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"It was my fault, but I would expect the connector would be built stronger than that."
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"Only drawback is that the strain relief at the jack could be designed a little more robustly."
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"The sound is fine, but the plug does not stay securely in the jack on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), which makes them hard to use for commuting, working out, or any other activity other than sitting absolutely still."
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"Love these headphones for just watching youtube videos 45 degree connector is a great feature."
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"nice feel, sound has nice quality for Samsung Galaxy 3, substantial jack (This is where most of my buds end up failing)"
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"Pros:-Ear pieces fit securely-Cord does not tangle-Nice sound-Very good bass-Solid protective rubber design for the jack (will not rip or tear with extensive pull & tug)-InexpensiveCons:-No volume control-Blocks out fair amount of noise but as one reviewer wrote, some 'stethoscope' affect"
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"Finally the part that connects into the headphone jack fits perfectly without me having to peel back my case."
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Design

Design:
"The ear buds had a good sound but I suffered a similar problem as others in the design durability."
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"Only drawback is that the strain relief at the jack could be designed a little more robustly."
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"The wire connection to the jack seem to be fine, and seems to be designed to last, but the metallic portion is pretty weak."
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"Great product as well but the newer design made wearing inside the helmet actually painful on my ears."
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"The ear buds had a good sound but I suffered a similar problem as others in the design durability."
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"But for the price, these have been the best quality and design I have ever used."
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"The sound is good and the design is good."
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"The sound quality was good and the product was nicely designed sleek."
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Durable

Durable:
"the wires feel like it's coated with durable rubber plastic and would not rip easily."
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":-) Maybe my hearing isn't the best are they are a very durable set of buds."
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"and they all love the fact that they are durable, strong and deliver great sound."
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"These are among the best sounding, most reasonably priced, and durable ear buds I have found."
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"They are super durable, comfortable and sound great."
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"Lacks bass but yeah very durable and nice for price :)"
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"Good sound quality, seems durable."
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Fit

Fit:
"don't fit well"
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"No volume control + terrible sound + oddly fitting plugs of all sizes = Hate 'em."
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"They seemed to have developed a short in the cord and I never really liked the way they fit."
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"I have very tiny ears; even Apple ear buds don't fit comfortably."
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"Shipped much faster than anticipated but upset they don't fit properly into my electronics."
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"I have always had problems with earbuds in the past; they either would fall out of my ears or if they fit, they were incredibly uncomfortable."
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"The great tip selection helped the misses find one that fit her very tiny ear canals without being painful after a long while."
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"Good fit, light weight and looks and sounds good."
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"I got this a few months back and have been using them from then, while the sound is good and the fit comfortable, the sound in my left earbud cuts off intermittently only after few months of usage."
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"They fit perfectly well in my ear, even in a long race (10 miles) they stay in."
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"The pros:a) Fit nicely and comfortableb) Descent soundThe cons:a) Cord is too short."
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Listening

Listening:
"i changed my good review on this headset from 5 stars to 1, it was working fine and the sound quality was great until the microphone started to drop in the middle of my calls and now the speakers are also stopping to work while listening to music.. i only had them for a couple of months and now they are broken..i wasted my money :("
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"When listening to orchestral there is a nice sound stage."
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"Good for just listening to music as far as sound quality"
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"The audio is fairly clear for listening to podcasts but for any music you could do far better IMO."
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"Clear sound both when listening and when using for phone mic."
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"I may as well have been listening through aluminum cans... after turning the bass down to zero."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I dont know if it's just that the microphone is damaged but I literally just opened them and used them on skype and my friends couldnt hear me."
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"Terrible microphone on it, literally had to move the microphone an inch away from my mouth to get any sound picked up."
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"The sound is fine and all but the microphone is terrible."
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"the mic not so good, but the sound is clear and good ~"
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"Additionally, the connection between the microphone and button casings have broken and is now sliding around on the cable."
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"It comes in a very accessible pouch, the sound fidelity and microphone are both good."
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"The mic died after a year, but the sound is still great."
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"Sound quality is good (break them in) and the earbuds are comfortable but I have had the microphone fail on two different pairs within a month of light use."
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"The earbuds themselves are relatively decent in quality but the mic is quite useless."
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"The point of buying these was to have a good mic that works with Android."
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Music

Music:
"If accidentally washed, place into a bag of dry rice, give it a day... Japanese trap music never sounded so good."
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"Sound is really nice... not amazing, just really good and clear with both phone and music."
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"i changed my good review on this headset from 5 stars to 1, it was working fine and the sound quality was great until the microphone started to drop in the middle of my calls and now the speakers are also stopping to work while listening to music.. i only had them for a couple of months and now they are broken..i wasted my money :("
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"I listen to books more than music so I'm not a good judge of sound quality, but they seem fine to me."
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"Comfortable and isolates from surrounding noises when you play music on them."
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"Music sounds great with these."
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"I am incredibly amazed at how clear podcasts and music sound with these headphones."
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"works great to hear music from my android phone."
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"I love classical, orchestra, and choral music, and these earbuds deliver all the textures, stereo separation crisply and levels really, really well."
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Noise

Noise:
"I even broke them in with pink noise for 40 hours."
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"I previously tried SleepPhones, which were a great disappointment--too hot in the summer, and more importantly there was no noise cancelation."
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"I've since noticed a lot of times when specific ambient noises come through clearly, causing a very weird experience (footsteps while walking outside, the sound of the cord rubbing on a stiff shirt collar, etc."
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"I wore these vacuuming because I totally hate the sound of a vacuum, they did not isolate the noise but they did help."
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"Comfortable and isolates from surrounding noises when you play music on them."
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"Effectively, they have replaced the BOSE over ear headphones that I traveled with for years as from my point of view they offer excellent fidelity while effectively insulating my ears from most outside noise."
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"The J6 buds, fitted with the right ear tips, provided me with comfort and excellent noise isolation."
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"Nice bass and almost noise canceling without the spend price"
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"Otherwise, sound is pretty good, as well as noise isolation."
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Plug

Plug:
"No volume control + terrible sound + oddly fitting plugs of all sizes = Hate 'em."
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"45 degree plug is a nice compromise between straight and 90 degree plugs relieving some of the strain (hopefully)."
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"These work almost as well as my foam ear plugs."
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"Great sound, comfortable, the wires seem to be attached surdily to the plug, and at a reasonable price."
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"Well, since I keep my phone with me all the time anyway, these are perfect because they plug right in."
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"Stereo plug casing feels strong and durable to hold up over extended use."
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"When using the double edged ear plugs on them, they isolate outside noise incredibly well."
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Price

Price:
"Perfect noise isolation, great sound quality (maybe a bit weak on the bass, not considering the price), I have used these badboys almost every day for two years now, and they're still going strong."
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"c) Cord is cheap rubber so can get easily pinched and damaged."
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"Am not happy with the time and money which has been wasted on these."
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"I may be biased since these are a replacement from my Bose ie2 headphones which recently broke and I didn't have the money for another pair."
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"It's hard to argue with the price, but I still wouldn't buy them again."
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"i changed my good review on this headset from 5 stars to 1, it was working fine and the sound quality was great until the microphone started to drop in the middle of my calls and now the speakers are also stopping to work while listening to music.. i only had them for a couple of months and now they are broken..i wasted my money :("
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"Great quality and sound for the price."
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"Excellent value for the price."
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"These buds are fantastic for its price."
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"Thanks for a n inexpensive and great sounding product"
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"As the same time they offer a number of advantages (price, form factor by not taking up space in my briefcase, microphone, etc.)."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality is not good."
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"I'm not an extreme audio enthusiast but I do try to go out of my way to look for new and different ear-buds whenever my current one breaks down or degrades in quality."
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"She still uses them and generally likes them but admits the sound quality is not as good as other earbuds she has owned."
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"They were comfortable, but the sound quality wasn't the greatest unless I heldmy ears closed."
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"Perfect noise isolation, great sound quality (maybe a bit weak on the bass, not considering the price), I have used these badboys almost every day for two years now, and they're still going strong."
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"Here's my biggest complaint with the product - the audio quality is not great."
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"Great quality and sound for the price."
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"The overall sound quality was OK and for $15 a 5-month durability isn't too shabby."
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"Otherwise great quality vs price."
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"Good quality."
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"The build quality is decent (the buds are metallic) and there are lot of options in terms of cushions [4 5]."
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Range

Range:
"Because of the size reduction, you get a smaller driver which doesn't have as good of a range and lacks bass response in comparison."
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"Without exception, every type and brand (except for one that was very out of my price range) had one common complaint; when the cord brushes against clothing or an object, the sound is transmitted and magnified."
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"Solid full range sound and a great value for the money."
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"The sound is crystal clear and full range, with bass that actually thumps, without drowning out the rest of the frequencies."
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"The point of the flanged design is to provide more isolation, but these tips let through specific (treble) frequency range very well."
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"I am far from an audiophile so take this with a grain of salt but i found that the sound is rather good and seems to perform well over the entire range of sounds."
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"I see people spending upwards of 100 dollars to get a good pair of earbuds and I got these for a great price and comparing them to Bose Adidas beats and Klipshe in the 80 dollar range they are great and hang with the big names!"
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Rubber

Rubber:
"c) Cord is cheap rubber so can get easily pinched and damaged."
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"the wires feel like it's coated with durable rubber plastic and would not rip easily."
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"c) Cord is cheap rubber so can get easily pinched and damaged."
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"The ear buds come with extensive size tips made of a flexible rubber, and they easily will fit into the ears comfortably."
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"Pouch is nice for storage and holding the many rubber ear cushions that come with these headphones."
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"They are comfortable and come with many choices in ear rubbers.. but the sound quality just doesn't have enough shine for the price.."
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"Pros:-Ear pieces fit securely-Cord does not tangle-Nice sound-Very good bass-Solid protective rubber design for the jack (will not rip or tear with extensive pull & tug)-InexpensiveCons:-No volume control-Blocks out fair amount of noise but as one reviewer wrote, some 'stethoscope' affect"
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Service

Service:
"Do yourself a favor and spend your money on headphones with a warranty at one of your local electronics stores, because you will be very disappointed with the quality and customer service JLAB provides."
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"I spent a lot of money on them and then when I went to return them it was not an easy process, I had to speak to customer service, and the links did not make it easy, so I just kept them."
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"I bought these because I thought the customer service seemed pretty on point, but as it turns out, the company will not allow me to return or exchange the defective headphones."
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"Also, JLab is one of the the best companies when it comes to customer service."
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"It is rare to experience customer service as good as what JLab provides."
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"They have amazing Customer service."
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"The product may be fairly good, but I will not deal with such poor customer service."
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Size

Size:
"I bought them knowing the bass would not be very good because of the small driver size."
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"No volume control + terrible sound + oddly fitting plugs of all sizes = Hate 'em."
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"I first opened the package and was like these are to small to be good, I was wrong."
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"I was very dissapointed in the sound , came with different sizes buds."
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"The housing is a little small for me and I find it hard to hold and insert into the ears."
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"They are perfect and even though my earsare small, they are very comfortable."
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"Great headphones, I like how small and compact they are, while also providing clear sound."
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"I will give them 4 stars for size and comfort, but my cheapest set of Dollar Store earphones are better than these."
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"There are several different size earbuds, but none of them really felt comfortable for me."
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"The ear buds come with extensive size tips made of a flexible rubber, and they easily will fit into the ears comfortably."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is fine and all but the microphone is terrible."
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"The sound quality is not good."
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"the mic not so good, but the sound is clear and good ~"
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"She still uses them and generally likes them but admits the sound quality is not as good as other earbuds she has owned."
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"- There is no volume control on the cord- The sound is not impressive."
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"Scratchy, very irritating sound that dropped out entirely frequently."
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"Great quality and sound for the price."
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"These earbuds are tiny and deliver great sound."
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"and they all love the fact that they are durable, strong and deliver great sound."
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"very nice sound but after two weeks one of the head phones stopped working"
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"Excellent sounding buds."
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Value

Value:
"Excellent value for the price."
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"I've been using these for a few months now and I must admit the value for money is great [5 5]."
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"Great value."
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"Solid full range sound and a great value for the money."
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"Great value for money."
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Volume

Volume:
"- There is no volume control on the cord- The sound is not impressive."
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"No volume control + terrible sound + oddly fitting plugs of all sizes = Hate 'em."
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"There is no volume control on the headphones and the buds are not as comfortable as they seem - you should really try them before you buy"
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"And this pair in particular are just great sound is good even though you can't control de volume you can hang up or pick up a phone call without having to do it on the phone."
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"They Sounded good but one note is you have to turn up the volume noticeably higher to get the same volume you would get with other earphones and the base isnt amazing but its good enough."
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"Everyone seems to hear me well and most of the times I need to turn down my headphone volume on my phone because the sound is so good."
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"The button is supposed to be able to pause playback and change the volume, however it always makes calls, even when using the stock app on my Android LG F3."
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