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Jaybird Sportsband Stereo Bluetooth Headphone - Bulk Packaging - Midnight Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Aug 19, 2015

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Jaybird Sportsband Stereo Bluetooth Headphone - Bulk Packaging - Midnight Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 147 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 17.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
iPhone4.4   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Volume4.2   above average
Price4.1   below average
Sound4.0   average
Quality3.8   below average
Headset3.7   below average
Fit3.6   below average
Connection3.5   average
Headphone3.4   below average
Music3.2   below average
Bluetooth2.6   mediocre
Charging2.0   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"The audio quality is all right, but not amazing."
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"- some times there is a continual beeping sound over the faint audio - assuming its tell me something is broken but its only now and then, not all the time."
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"I know Bluetooth audio isn't as good as 3.5mm hard wired sound, BUT REALLY for wireless music you can't expect much more.."
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"Actually pretty good audio all things considered."
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"Some of the others have had crystal clear stereo audio... but sadly, they no longer make them."
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"connected to the ipad the audio is surprisingly good."
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"i use this device with both my droid 1 phone for streaming audio while im in the grocery store, as well as with my ipad 2 for audio and video when im exercising."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"These Bluetooth headphones not only fit well the playback quality is also great."
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"No doubt a great bluetooth headset."
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"The iSport was dead out of the box and refused to pair with the headset but the bluetooth built into my iPhone paired just fine."
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"I'm EE by degree, and I know whereof I speak when I say that there is no legit reason for this kind of failure rate in the bluetooth market!"
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"What's wrong with the bluetooth industry?"
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"Even before it broke, the bluetooth connectivity was spotty."
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"if you are planning to buy good bluetooth headphones, then go no further."
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"the bluetooth connectivity and the freedom that comes with it is much appreciated during work outs."
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"the bluetooth connectivity is instantaneous."
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"MIIKey MIISportThe Jaybird is extremely comfortable, very secure on the head, the bluetooth connection has been extremely reliable, and has the best overall sound."
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"Jaybird I believe is still one of the best bluetooth headset I've ever had...Until BOSE won't manufacture this kind of bluetooth headset, I'm sticking to Jaybird...Infact, i've been thinking to buy their more elegant Freedom headset...:)"
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Button

Button:
"Failure occurs in the buttons."
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"They stop working, they stick (my last pair stuck in the volume up position, and continued to beep, my previous pair stuck in the volume down position and the power button failed)."
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"Ive been having problem too on the VOL+ button, its just hard to push."
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"They are dead, unresponsive to the power button and charging."
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"Pros: comfortable Look good Gr8 sound No tangly wires Dont slip off easily All the buttons work Took a phone call, no problemCons: Really don't have anyI think for less than $90 it was a good investment."
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"Everything is nice but mine works for 6 months after that the up volume button doesnt work anymore : ...its discontinued so jaybird offered me a new model."
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"I love the buttons on the side, they work with multiple music players on my android phone."
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"Believe me, its a good indication of the product inside+Perfect fit that can withstand a wide range of activities and remain firmly in place on your head+Very sturdy build that feels durable and the rubber coating on the inside is oh so comfortable and helps it stay put+Pivoting earpieces the nest nicely to your ears.+Great size and width with very nice solid tracks to adjust length+Tactile buttons that are easy to find and control blindly+Easy to use multifunction button and initiating voice commands is a breeze+Very nice bass response experienced in a wide variety of genresI will say that the sound quality is not what I had expected."
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"The buttons are easy to use once you remember which one s are which."
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Charging

Charging:
"I don't know what they called inappropriate charging habits."
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"Sounds is great but, yes, but after a little while the charge won't work and the battery therefore is dead."
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"I'm not sure if its the USB problem or the headset itself but the red light charging mode indicator will turn on & turns off in just few seconds after plugging it on the charger."
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"There is this problem though that I'm experiencing wherein at the moment, its just failing to charge itself."
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"They are dead, unresponsive to the power button and charging."
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"Only lasted a short while before the tiny non standard charger pin broke the socket internally on the headphone rendering it unusable."
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"love these- so convenient and hold a charge for a long time! "
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"I sent them back to have them checked and they said it was not covered by warranty because it was not sweat damage, and the damage was probably caused by inappropriate charging habits."
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"Sounds is great but, yes, but after a little while the charge won't work and the battery therefore is dead."
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"Other than awkward charging this unit is an excellent product."
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"I was very optimistic that somehow I had received the one lemon pair out of a million and opened them and charged them (even though the user manual says you don't have to, it also says that charging is recommended)."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I would rate the sound for music as among the best for sports headphones, maybe THE best: well balanced, not overly bass-y, no S-hiss in pop rock vocals (a problem I experienced with the LG Tone, which was a comfortable headphone too)."
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"I was debating just getting wired or going bluetooth, but with all the horrible reviews for comfort and sweat resistance coming from the major brands like the Motorola S9 S10 and whatnot, I thought there would be no hope."
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"I was worried these would trade off too much sound quality for comfort and ease of use."
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"Really unfortunate because the sound is great and they're really comfortable."
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"The volume and sound quality is good and the grip pretty strong & comfortable."
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"comfort is good."
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"On a positive note, the sound quality is outstanding and they are for the most part comfortable."
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"Believe me, its a good indication of the product inside+Perfect fit that can withstand a wide range of activities and remain firmly in place on your head+Very sturdy build that feels durable and the rubber coating on the inside is oh so comfortable and helps it stay put+Pivoting earpieces the nest nicely to your ears.+Great size and width with very nice solid tracks to adjust length+Tactile buttons that are easy to find and control blindly+Easy to use multifunction button and initiating voice commands is a breeze+Very nice bass response experienced in a wide variety of genresI will say that the sound quality is not what I had expected."
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Connection

Connection:
"Anything else including Android will cause the headphones to shut down and unpair the Bluetooth connections with your device several times a workout, very annoying and time-consuming."
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"Turning slightly to left or right means connectivity is broken."
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"Even before it broke, the bluetooth connectivity was spotty."
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"For some reason the headphones would not charge, and if I was able to get the charger and the headphones to make a connection, sometimes the headphones wouldn't turn on at all so I would be stuck with no headphones or having to workout with wired headphones (which I hate)."
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"The only other thing Im finding out is that sometimes my bluetooth from my phone and the headphones connection get alittle weak."
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"I bought the sportband connected well to my Iphone but after a few mont of use i was un able to recharge the unit."
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"Overall, the controls are well laid out, BT connection with my iPhone 4 was simple and strong (40+ foot before they dropped the connection!"
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"This is an amazing product specially for iphone, it connected without any problems and it's sound quality is amazing but there is no noise cancelling, it can bother people around you because they can literally hear the song as if there is a mini speaker."
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"the bluetooth connectivity and the freedom that comes with it is much appreciated during work outs."
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"the bluetooth connectivity is instantaneous."
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Fit

Fit:
"These Bluetooth headphones not only fit well the playback quality is also great."
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"Have tested 5, hated them, bought top 5, biggest complaint, the fit sucked even with after market modification,NO SATISFACTION!"
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"However, they just barely fit on my head and can be very uncomfortable."
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"Problem is, although they have a snug fit and stay put, they actually HURT after a half hour or so of continuous wear."
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"The JB200s are certainly less obtrusive than the SB2s, but the sound quality, at least for me, is not nearly as good, as I find it very hard to get a tight fit in my ear with their design."
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"Their music sound quality is excellent, the bass level just right, the controls are easy to access and use, the microphone sound quality is good (not excellent) and the fit is tight enough without being too tight (I have a very large head)."
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"Have tested 5, hated them, bought top 5, biggest complaint, the fit sucked even with after market modification,NO SATISFACTION!"
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"The don't fit my head well."
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"Again, I love the fit, they last about 6-8 hours on one charge, but I'm not going to spend the extra money to buy that extra device that will make them sound better."
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"I think they fit well."
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"Pros: The headset fits my fat head very well and is very snug for running and elliptical exercise."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"It lost two stars because the padding is very cheap and wears thin quickly and if you use your headphones daily to work out, this will be very uncomfortable."
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"These Bluetooth headphones not only fit well the playback quality is also great."
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"I have a useless pair of headphones and I am really frustrated."
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"I get nice bass, clear treble on music and it has a warm sound that I haven't been able to get from other headphones."
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"Certainly sweat shouldnt cause a problem for a pair of headphones with a lifetime warranty against sweat...right?"
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"I would rate the sound for music as among the best for sports headphones, maybe THE best: well balanced, not overly bass-y, no S-hiss in pop rock vocals (a problem I experienced with the LG Tone, which was a comfortable headphone too)."
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")As nice as the Beats headphones look sound I would NEVER wear something that expensive at the gym...these are relatively cheap for what you get.!"
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"Love these headphones!"
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"I would recommend this product if you are looking for a stylish headphone for mild use."
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"Other than that a decent headphone that can be used while running."
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"I did enjoy owning these headphones when it worked."
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Headset

Headset:
"No doubt a great bluetooth headset."
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"Jaybird has great supportConsEar pads absorb too much sweet and eventually cause the headset to fail and need RMA."
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"I'm not sure if its the USB problem or the headset itself but the red light charging mode indicator will turn on & turns off in just few seconds after plugging it on the charger."
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"The only problem that I have with the headset is that they are not loud enough."
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"The iSport was dead out of the box and refused to pair with the headset but the bluetooth built into my iPhone paired just fine."
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"I tried the suggestions and had a little success with keeping the phone to the right side of my body and close to the headset, but that just wasn't good enough for me."
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"This headset sounds really good when it works."
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"I've been using several headsets but this particular one satisfied my ears."
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"Jaybird I believe is still one of the best bluetooth headset I've ever had...Until BOSE won't manufacture this kind of bluetooth headset, I'm sticking to Jaybird...Infact, i've been thinking to buy their more elegant Freedom headset...:)"
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"Pros: The headset fits my fat head very well and is very snug for running and elliptical exercise."
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"The sound quality is not as isolating as my $10 JVC earbuds from wal-mart, but listening to the Virtual barber shop is actually AMAZING with this headset - a good yardstick for a headset imho."
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Music

Music:
"I get nice bass, clear treble on music and it has a warm sound that I haven't been able to get from other headphones."
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"It wasn't good enough to battle the music level at my gym and sometimes rush hour traffic drowned them out though."
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"This has disadvantages in that you'll hear background conversations or music, say at the gym--but you'll also know if a friend is talking to you and not appear completely oblivious to other people."
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"Every time I have done this with the factory-supplied in-ear headphones my iPhone starts to skip and then stops playing music after 20-30 minutes due to excessive perspiration."
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"These headphones are great for around the house in or out but not so well on the running track...the music jumps or skips."
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"(And I know the problem isn't the iPhone, because Bluetooth music streaming between the iPhone and my Prius works fine!"
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"Great sound as well...I highly recommend for those that want their music while they workout."
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"This really is a great product for us gym rats who must have music constantly pounding in our ears."
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"I was able to hear my music well and listen to my pace & distance as reported by my iphone app."
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"I would rate the sound for music as among the best for sports headphones, maybe THE best: well balanced, not overly bass-y, no S-hiss in pop rock vocals (a problem I experienced with the LG Tone, which was a comfortable headphone too)."
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"I love the buttons on the side, they work with multiple music players on my android phone."
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Price

Price:
"At first sight I was not in love, as they appear cheap, but I assure you they are perfect for working out."
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"I wouldn't recommend this for the price asked."
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"I play the guitar and Ukulele and they both have harmonics high enough to sound terrible on cheap headphones."
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"good n cheap"
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"Great headphones, and good price."
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"Such a good start, but I would rather have put up with the cord and purchased a nice set of Bose than waste the money on these."
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"Great value for money."
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"Pretty much what you would expect for the price and the fact that they are bluetooth."
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Quality

Quality:
"These Bluetooth headphones not only fit well the playback quality is also great."
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"They are awesome, great sound quality, hardly ever have a problem with falling off(both running and lifting)."
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"I've noticed a lot of the negative reviews have complained about quality which almost convinced me not to give these a try, however after purchasing them I'm glad I did."
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"I read some people complaining about sound quality, but this just doesn't make sense to me, unless they've received a defective unit."
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"The audio quality is all right, but not amazing."
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"It's not the best sound quality headphones (cord) in the market, but if your'e willing to compromise a bit, this bluetooth headphones is highly recommended!"
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"Very happy with sound and quality."
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"It is much better than having to use any sort of corded headphone and the sound quality is great for my purpose."
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"They are awesome, great sound quality, hardly ever have a problem with falling off(both running and lifting)."
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"This is an amazing product specially for iphone, it connected without any problems and it's sound quality is amazing but there is no noise cancelling, it can bother people around you because they can literally hear the song as if there is a mini speaker."
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"I am just amazed at Jaybirds customer service and the quality of the product."
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Sound

Sound:
"They are awesome, great sound quality, hardly ever have a problem with falling off(both running and lifting)."
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"I get nice bass, clear treble on music and it has a warm sound that I haven't been able to get from other headphones."
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"They broke in nicely and the sound is warm and broad."
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"I read some people complaining about sound quality, but this just doesn't make sense to me, unless they've received a defective unit."
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"I have had about 4 bluetooth headphones over the last 5 years... and by far, these sound the worst."
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"A little bulky, and people complained about my voice sounding muffled during calls, but all-in-all, I could sweat and listen to music or talk on the phone at the same time, so I was happy."
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")As nice as the Beats headphones look sound I would NEVER wear something that expensive at the gym...these are relatively cheap for what you get.!"
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"Great sound as well...I highly recommend for those that want their music while they workout."
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"Very happy with sound and quality."
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"The sound is pretty great compared to in-ear buds but just OK compared to wired over-the-head headphones."
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"It is much better than having to use any sort of corded headphone and the sound quality is great for my purpose."
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Volume

Volume:
"They stop working, they stick (my last pair stuck in the volume up position, and continued to beep, my previous pair stuck in the volume down position and the power button failed)."
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"I was listening to Kill the Lights (a Britney Spears song) at half volume, but people still heard it, and gave me weird looks."
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"Everything is nice but mine works for 6 months after that the up volume button doesnt work anymore : ...its discontinued so jaybird offered me a new model."
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"I love that it doesn't have wires and I can change the song & volume from the headset."
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"Volume is more than adequate."
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"One thing I would have liked to see though is the volume controlling the devices internal volume rather than changing it at the headphone level."
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"The volume and sound quality is good and the grip pretty strong & comfortable."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"impossible to redeem warranty for failure due to sweating."
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"I am going on my third headset (they will replace them under the lifetime sweat warranty, if you can prove that is why they have failed)."
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"Certainly sweat shouldnt cause a problem for a pair of headphones with a lifetime warranty against sweat...right?"
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"But, if you make a crappy product, you offer an okay-sounding warranty, but put so many exclusions and qualifications in there that most people with broken items won't be in compliance."
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"Tricks like these are only profitable when you KNOW that you are selling a high percentage of items that will fail before the warranty expires!"
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"I ended up purchasing them because they looked decent and had a lifetime warranty against sweat damage."
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"I sent them back to have them checked and they said it was not covered by warranty because it was not sweat damage, and the damage was probably caused by inappropriate charging habits."
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"Think about it: if you know you have a good product, you want to give good warranty service because you know that contributes to your reputation."
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"I ended up purchasing them because they looked decent and had a lifetime warranty against sweat damage."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"To solve the problem with the bluetooth cutting out, I turned the WiFi off on my iPhone 4 (which has replaced my cell and iPod) and made sure to keep the iPhone in an armband on my right arm."
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"(And I know the problem isn't the iPhone, because Bluetooth music streaming between the iPhone and my Prius works fine!"
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"I bought the sportband connected well to my Iphone but after a few mont of use i was un able to recharge the unit."
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"Overall, the controls are well laid out, BT connection with my iPhone 4 was simple and strong (40+ foot before they dropped the connection!"
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"This is an amazing product specially for iphone, it connected without any problems and it's sound quality is amazing but there is no noise cancelling, it can bother people around you because they can literally hear the song as if there is a mini speaker."
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"I was able to hear my music well and listen to my pace & distance as reported by my iphone app."
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"Very pleased with this purchase, and relieved to be cordless with my iPhone armband."
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