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Jlab Go Waterproof-sweatproof-sports Mp3 Player Headphones (black-gray) by Review Summary ,  Jul 21, 2015

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Jlab Go Waterproof/sweatproof/sports Mp3 Player Headphones (black/gray)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 576 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 9.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Light4.4   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Music4.2   average
Volume4.2   above average
Size4.0   average
Charging3.9   average
Fit3.9   below average
Sound3.9   below average
Weight3.8   below average
Design3.7   below average
Plug3.7   above average
Price3.6   below average
Battery3.5   below average
Underwater3.5   below average
Quality3.3   below average
USB2.5   below average
Button2.1   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"As this product services is not supported by Amazon, I haven't been able to return this to the seller yet though they have agreed for a return refund."
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"I was very upset, but because of amazons AMAZING return policy, Didn't cost me a penny to return."
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"It is much easier if this was handled by Amazon."
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"Might as well just order a new one off Amazon at that point."
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"I thought I did my research and read all the wonderful reviews on Amazon before I decided on this MP3 player."
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"I have to also commend Amazon for excellent customer practices."
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"I am glad I purchased through amazon and was able to return them."
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Battery

Battery:
"It can be glitch sometimes and you have to let the battery die to reset and correct the issue."
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"They told me that the distributor may have a stockpile of these devices in which the batteries have been compromised due to storage."
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"I just wish there was a way to know how much charge was left in the battery, but it's a small complaint."
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"There are to many people to say it is pilot error-- the batteries have poor quality control and you take your chances."
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"Sony pluses- excellent base- easy to useSony minus- Keep falling out of ear- not waterproof- NWZW252BLK turns off with magnets, problem is it keeps turning on in my gym bag by accident so when I needed it the battery was dead."
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"The battery lasts forever and sound quality is great! "
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"Long time battery, I love to use it each time swimming, and jogging also."
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"The device fits well, stays in place, has decent sound quality, and pretty good battery life."
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"The battery last a good amount of time and for the money the sound quality is pretty good."
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"The headphones are still working but once their battery ends I wont be able to use them anymore"
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Button

Button:
"Buttons hard to press but that is probably because they are really waterproof."
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"If you don't hold it down long enough, it can then get confusing because you only have to press (and not hold) the button and it will turn on."
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"I am currently waiting for J Lab to replace my model because of the missing button... however the previous model is on backorder."
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"However, I dislike the Play Pause button, this button also is ON OFF button."
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"These seemed like a good idea but they are not especially comfortable and I don't like the button interface."
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"Haven't used it in water jet but its great, all buttons work and its comfortable"
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"The sound is great even underwater and it is simple to use (only a few buttons!"
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"Buttons are easy to use and changing shuffle to continuous play is easy."
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"Either the volume button doesn't work or it's broke."
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"The button controls are easy to use in the water."
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Cable

Cable:
"My only complaint is the data cable, sometimes it works and other time it doesn't."
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"Company was willing to send me a new cable (which they believed was the problem), but I just sent the device back instead."
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"I recommend paying more for the iPod and learning to deal with the cord through trial and error."
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"It is great to not have to be teathered to an earphone cable while at the gym or on a run."
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"Great for running, no cables bothering all the way..."
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"Love not having a cord to negotiate."
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"I was able to keep my accessories from the first device which is great because I now have extra ear pieces and charging cable."
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"The sound was surprisingly good and I was glad not to fuss with a cord."
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Charging

Charging:
"holds a charge, is water proof, company response when I broke a plastic piece was excellent."
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"I just wish there was a way to know how much charge was left in the battery, but it's a small complaint."
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"You MUST remember to replace the tiny plug after charging or water will damage it."
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"He had one instance where the sound cut out on him and it stopped working, but we chalked it up to not having a good charge."
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"Tried it out some more times charging it and load up more and less songs but it still had that problem."
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"The battery life is insane even though they are much louder than any of my other headphones, I only charge them once every 2 weeks or so and have never had them run dead."
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"The controls are easy to use and the charge seems to be lasting at 5 1 2 hours so far."
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"Holds a good charge and will last for 3+ hours easily."
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"The JLAB player has more than enough storage space for music, it connects easily and transfers music with his laptop easily, and he hasn't had any problems with it not charging or it not holding it's charge."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"When I misplaced the replacement silicone ear tips (some are more comfortable to wear when running), I emailed JLAB to ask where I could purchase replacement silicone tips."
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"Comfortable fit, not heavy, good sound and very user friendly."
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"On the plus side these seem fairly comfortable and they did work with water save for the multiple broken eartips."
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"Strengths:- easy to use- super light, super comfortable- they are actually waterproof- they stay on your headWeaknesses:- they're great for splashing around, but they're too loose for a hard swim"
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"Comfortable and easy to use!"
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"This headset is comfortable and easy to wear and unpbtrusive to cap and goggle wear."
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"Haven't used it in water jet but its great, all buttons work and its comfortable"
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"they might take a bit of adjusting to get comfortable, but I dont have any real complaints."
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Control

Control:
"There are to many people to say it is pilot error-- the batteries have poor quality control and you take your chances."
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"The controls are easy to use and the charge seems to be lasting at 5 1 2 hours so far."
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"The controls on it is easy to handle, with the volume on the top and the switching of tracks on the bottom."
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"The button controls are easy to use in the water."
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"Clear sound and easy-to-use controls make it a great player."
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"Controls and switches work well enough but are by necessity pretty small."
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Design

Design:
"Plus the design of the earbuds and device in general is not good, its not sleek at all."
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"Cons:- Not good for running: There's something about the design of the unit where every step you take translates to a very noticeable thumping sound."
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"It is a fit problem, nothing wrong with the design, although Jlab could have provided a larger range of plug sizes."
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"The Sony iteration of these cordless headphones was a disappointment for me as they were not designed right with consideration to the weight of the headphone units and would always pop out of my(and others) ears."
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"It is a great product designed for use even during water sport activities no deeper than 1 foot."
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"The sound is good but the earbuds and strap design are the great part - they stay in place so there is no fiddling with them while I am trying to paddle etc.."
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"It's sleek, has good design, overall I had no problems."
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"Love these headphones, they stay one great while running, excellent design."
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"Player needs updates, but it got 3 stars for excellent design."
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Fit

Fit:
"This will be my third one in two years, the ear pieces seem to be very fragile, but the convenience not having to worry about wires and the continuous bad fit water damage of regular headphones is well worth the repeated purchases."
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"Sound not as good as Sony competitor but fits my head a bit better."
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"I am a little disappointed in the fit and how easy they broke."
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"I guess some people have had problems with it fitting around their heads?"
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"Broken after first use and I paid attention to the directions; didn't fit well in water as it kept on falling out."
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"Comfortable fit, not heavy, good sound and very user friendly."
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"There are many ear thingies (sorry to get so technical) so you get a good fit."
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"This will be my third one in two years, the ear pieces seem to be very fragile, but the convenience not having to worry about wires and the continuous bad fit water damage of regular headphones is well worth the repeated purchases."
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"The sounds was good, while plugged in and the ear pieces fit well."
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"You'll have to try out the 3 different ear pieces for the best fit."
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"Never could really get them to fit well as the ear bud swivels up and down and go in and out and that little stem of plastic is what broke."
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Light

Light:
"They are light, but that also means that they are not so robust for banging around in bags and such."
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"It has a green light to indicate whether it is on or off, so if you are confused, just take it off your head and look at it!"
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"Strengths:- easy to use- super light, super comfortable- they are actually waterproof- they stay on your headWeaknesses:- they're great for splashing around, but they're too loose for a hard swim"
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"Have used the player 3 x 50 lengths lane swimming, 3 x 1 2 hour in sauna, 3 x 10 minutes in steam sauna + showers + light swims and am happy with unit so far."
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"Also there is a nice LED blue light that emits and really does compliment it's looks at night."
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"Light weight, easy to upload music."
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"Comfortable, light and stays put through the most vigorous routines."
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Listening

Listening:
"The other would cut in and cut out, but not well enough for me to keep listening during a swim."
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"There's enough storage to hold a half dozen books, but I just put them in one at a time because that's easier to navigate while listening."
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"The best thing about this is that I'm finally able to swim and dive while listening to music."
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"They are very easy to use, but wish I could pick the music I'm listening to instead of having it be random."
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"He loves to swim and loves listening to music."
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"I was shocked when they offered and very happy that my husband will be able to continue doing the two things he loves listening to music and swimming."
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Music

Music:
")However, those are minor complaints versus the benefits of being able to listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks while swimming laps."
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"Random music play OK but not great."
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"Downloading music can't get any easier."
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"I thought it was going to be a hassle downloading music but I was totally wrong."
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"It was a pretty weird experience being able to listen to music while fully submerged in water but you quickly get used to it."
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"If you dislike both bass and mid-range in your music, these headphones are for you."
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")However, those are minor complaints versus the benefits of being able to listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks while swimming laps."
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"Good but a little complicated to download music from iTunes."
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"They work underwater and have great clear sounding music!"
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"My swiming training is much more fun with my music!"
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"Love music and love this product - it makes a 45 minute to 1 hour non stop lap exercise not just seem shorter, but so much more enjoyable."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Never could really get them to fit well as the ear bud swivels up and down and go in and out and that little stem of plastic is what broke."
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"The adjustment on the left side, a plastic post, broke."
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"holds a charge, is water proof, company response when I broke a plastic piece was excellent."
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"Plastic parts not so great."
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"The ear bud is connected by a very small piece of plastic which broke after 3 months."
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"works great, however the plastic where the small screw is that hold the earpiece on broke on my first set after about 8 months."
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"holds a charge, is water proof, company response when I broke a plastic piece was excellent."
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"very good product but you have to choose carefully the plastic things for your earsgood sound under waterfast delevery"
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"works great, however the plastic where the small screw is that hold the earpiece on broke on my first set after about 8 months."
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Plug

Plug:
"The negative--Came with only one set of waterproof plugs and you can only have one play list."
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"They do warn in the instructions that they limit the warranty due to water damage, evidently if the plug doesn't go back in correctly after charging loading music, it dies."
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"The volume of the music was erratic depending on the angle the plug was in your ear."
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"Immediately after I opened the package to charge it for the first time, I noticed that it did not come with all the pieces outlined on the back (mine was missing the spare USB plug)."
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"Comes with plenty of different ear pieces although I still can't find any that perfectly work as effective ear plugs."
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"You MUST remember to replace the tiny plug after charging or water will damage it."
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"Have had to surface stop swimming and pull the rubber ear plugs off to clear the inner earphones of water (by gently blowing on them) a few times, but they are holding up!"
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"Ear plugs easily fall off from the device as well, and stuck in the ear."
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"I think the product was good, however the power would only stay on while plug into the computer."
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"The headphones felt comfortable, but mine were just big ear plugs."
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"They do a great job as ear plugs keeping the water out."
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Price

Price:
"I usually went through 4 headphones year and about an ipod year due to sweat and water damage so this still saves me money and trouble."
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"Unfortunately the item itself is very cheap and hard to mold to the way you want it to feel when you put it on."
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"Though cheap they are very fragile and mine got broken after only few uses..."
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"That tells me that the brand and or the product is faulty, there is high probability that they are all mostly faulty, and you shouldn't waste your money on this gamble of a product."
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"I HATE throwing money away and I would never recommend this to anyone."
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"This product has good sound for the price but kind of hard to position on your ears and it stays."
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"It's a great little gadget for the price and convenience! "
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"Great mp3 player that's waterproof for a great affordable price! "
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"The sound is good, especially for the price point."
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"However, for the price, they are great."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is not good, the material is very hard"
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"Really disappointed with the quality."
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"After writing an excellent review for this product and telling all my friends at the Y about them, I regret I must now give them a two thumbs down for quality control."
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"HORRIBLE sound quality compared to the sony walkman set."
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"All built in China, all with horrible quality."
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"Sorry but this product is a big thumbs down for me It is uncomfortable to wear and the sound quality is horrible."
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"The sound quality is adequate and stays consistent even when you're fully submerged."
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"The sound it's mid quality but for exercising and swimming it's one good product."
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"Sound quality is good."
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"I wouldn't blame the company, the product seems really strong with good quality material."
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"Excellent product with great sound quality, I would highly recommend this to anyone! "
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Size

Size:
"MY only complaint is that the small openings at the tip of the earbuds can get clogged with water or earwax and need to be blown out or cleaned out every 10 uses or so."
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"I just wish there was a way to know how much charge was left in the battery, but it's a small complaint."
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"The ear bud is connected by a very small piece of plastic which broke after 3 months."
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"works great, however the plastic where the small screw is that hold the earpiece on broke on my first set after about 8 months."
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"Also the earpieces are small and easy to loose so keep them in a good place."
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"Functionally, he likes to use the smaller sizes of the rubber bits that go into the ear, so since this came with 3 or 4 sizes that wasn't a problem either."
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"I know his hat size is somewhere in the range of 7 1 4 to 7 3 4 and he has no problem with if fitting around his head or it falling loose or falling out of his ears while he runs."
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"They give you earbuds of different sizes, which is great because the swimcap pushes the earbuds hard into my ears, and I switched to the smaller ones, which fixed that."
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"They fit really well and had plenty of sizes to choose from.....Overall a game changer in my swimming work out! "
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality is not good, the material is very hard"
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"Great feeling, sound not excellent."
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"Sound not as good as Sony competitor but fits my head a bit better."
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"If you don't have a proper deal I'm sure they will not sound good but as it is they sound pretty great."
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"The ear pieces do not move very well and unfortunately one of them broke but that didn't affect the sound."
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"Sound is good and makes my swim so much better now that I can jam to my favorite songs!"
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"I've used quite a few times and as long as you don't go too deep, the sounds is pretty good - comparable to a good set of fairly priced headphones ($20-&30 dollar range headphones, in my opinion)."
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"The sound system is amazing!"
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"The sound quality is adequate and stays consistent even when you're fully submerged."
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"Sound quality is good."
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USB

USB:
"My order is supposed to have a spare usb cover, but it is missing from the package."
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"Immediately after I opened the package to charge it for the first time, I noticed that it did not come with all the pieces outlined on the back (mine was missing the spare USB plug)."
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"After trying this step on all three usb ports, I hit the on button by mistake on the Go Waterproof."
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"The first malfunctioned due to my error: I didn't close the usb port before swimming."
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"As well upon further inspection of the headset it is clear that the waterproof seal protecting the USB connector could fail after a short amount of time."
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"Though I found the fit and sound acceptable, problems with shuffle and the USB port make this product worthless."
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"Just make sure the USB port is secure and you should be good to go."
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"The mp3 player is easy to load: just plug it in to your computer via the USB (included), then drag and drop to the JLAB device."
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"Millions of earbuds to cjoose fromhigh qualbut you may have to push the usb pretty snuggly into the audio unit for computer t lo recongnise it"
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"A standard USB connector would be nice but the one they use is a good bit smaller, allowing for the overall product size to be smaller too."
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"I first unboxed it, everything is going great and then i load up some songs using the provided usb cable and start testing it out."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"Can't think of a design change to fix that, and I assume all underwater earbuds suffer the same problem."
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"you would expect them to sound terrible underwater but they sound like the water isnt there."
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"In summary, after only three uses, I've had the audio in the right go out, device constantly ripped out of my ears from pushing off the wall underwater, and a missing ear piece."
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"Underwater it will not work so well because the sound cant vibrate in your ear due to water pressure but it will work again once you resurface2 the light for some odd reason it has a light that indicates that it is on dont get me wrong its super cool and at times makes the product look even sexier but was it really necessary?"
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"I did some research before buying this item and I was kind of sceptical buying an underwater electronic device."
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"They work great underwater and if they fell off for some reason they won't broke."
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"They work underwater and have great clear sounding music!"
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"The sound is great even underwater and it is simple to use (only a few buttons!"
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"They don't give you that...but they do give you pretty great sound considering you can wear them underwater in the pool."
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"Ever since I was a kid I always dreamed about being able to hear my favorite music underwater and these waterproof MP3 headphones are perfect."
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Volume

Volume:
"The volume of the music was erratic depending on the angle the plug was in your ear."
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"The On Off switch is a little inconvenient simply because when you try to change volume or track you may accidentally turn the device off."
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"At $40 they work great and have good volume."
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"The controls on it is easy to handle, with the volume on the top and the switching of tracks on the bottom."
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"very nice comfortable more if you are working out, nice volume and clear."
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"Either the volume button doesn't work or it's broke."
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"I've changed songs, volume and made adjustments while underwater, no problems whatsoever."
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Weight

Weight:
"So not good for working out on free weights but better snug fit to your head."
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"Being that my gym plays nothing but dance music.. it was hard to get motivated to lift mountains of weight while Mariah Carey's 'we belong together' was blasting."
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"The Sony iteration of these cordless headphones was a disappointment for me as they were not designed right with consideration to the weight of the headphone units and would always pop out of my(and others) ears."
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"Also it is great for running and lifting weights."
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"Light weight, easy to upload music."
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"I have the older pair and just bought this for my father-in-law (he wanted a waterproof pair for swimming).What I love: waterproof, size & weight, fit & feel - no cords, nothing on my arm, nothing to pull the ear bud out of my earWhat I don't like: too much memory for a track by track selector (but I have to control my content)"
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"Pros: easy to use, holds a charge, lightweight, good fitCons: large earpieces and flashing light (when turned on) look a little tacky, shuffle seems to randomly select a lot of the same songs"
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"Love the fit and how lightweight they are."
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iPod

iPod:
"I usually went through 4 headphones year and about an ipod year due to sweat and water damage so this still saves me money and trouble."
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"I am pleased with my head set because before with my earphones for my ipod sweat got inside them and ruined them but with this headset problem solve! "
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"I have tried water proofed IPod's in swimming and the wires get a bit frustrating to manage."
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"I recommend paying more for the iPod and learning to deal with the cord through trial and error."
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"I am pleased with my head set because before with my earphones for my ipod sweat got inside them and ruined them but with this headset problem solve! "
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"I am so happy that I bought this instead of another MP3 player or Ipod."
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"I love not having to carry my ipod anymore."
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"I recommend paying more for the iPod and learning to deal with the cord through trial and error."
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"I needed my rock n' roll without the frustration of fidgeting with my ipod & headphones."
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