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Monster Isport Strive In-ear Headphones With Control Talk (blue) by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Monster Isport Strive In-ear Headphones With Control Talk (blue)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 106 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 2.9
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Sound3.7   below average
Fit3.4   below average
Quality3.1   mediocre
Size2.4   mediocre
Control2.1   mediocre


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Control

Control:
"Earphones arrived dirty, the left one didn't work and the control talk was just not responding when I pressed it."
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"But I am disappointed as it doesn't have the 'volume control button'."
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"The most frustrating thing is this product doesn't control the volume on my iPhone."
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"Another disappointment was the lack of most standard in line controls on the cable -- IMHO these are a necessity."
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"I still cannot recommend them at that price due to lack of volume control and sound quality being average at best."
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"Sound quality, I would say is about a 7.5, its good but not great for $50-69.What your paying for is packaging and a control talk button that is made for cell phones?"
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"The Monster Isport Strive In-Ear Headphones with Control Talk (Blue) is a great looking headphone that gives a semi-tight fit which is good for active or workout use."
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"The Monster Isport Strive In-Ear Headphones with Control Talk (Blue) is comfortable enough to be worn for long periods of time during my workouts and even with sudden movements, it stays in place."
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"Imagine running on the treadmill and a great song comes on to turn up and instead of being able to control from your headphones, you have to pull out your device and control volume from there?"
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"When I had the phone out and the app open, the controls worked perfect."
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Design

Design:
"Inconvenient headphone design."
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"The design is a good idea, but Monster did an absolutely terrible job of executing it."
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"There is no bass, the sound is flat and most of the time it's muted thanks to the terrible design of these headphones."
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"I'm willing to overlook the size fit of the earphones overall, as it's hard to make a product designed to fit everyone, just as long as they sound good."
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"It looks like Monster may have had some inspiration from the Bose's design, but they didn't do a good job on adapting it to their own buds."
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"I really like the on ear partial sound isolation design which is comfortable, stays in place, and allows you to stay partially aware of your surroundings."
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"Again, these are designed with features for a pretty specific market...Actual athletes...of all sorts...where having great bass isn't as important as an overall great sound and allowing ambient sound in."
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"These headphones are great...If used for what they were designed for."
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"The design is a good idea, but Monster did an absolutely terrible job of executing it."
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"I'm willing to overlook the size fit of the earphones overall, as it's hard to make a product designed to fit everyone, just as long as they sound good."
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Fit

Fit:
"Unnecessarily bulky and do not fit well."
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"I unboxed it and inserted them into my ears of course I had gone with large tip since the others wouldn't fit as well."
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"The medium seems to be the most 'snug' fit, but after 5 minutes of wearing them the pressing on my tragus is unbearable."
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"I was constantly untangling my other pair, and the way they fit in my ear without falling out, is AMAZING."
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"most people who've reviewed positively haven't waited long enough to get the static, I've bought two of these from two different companies so the seller is not to blame when I say they don't last more than a month with out becoming staticy, Both of them now play music horribly and the only reason y i did it twice is because of the fit and I thought I had damaged the first one since both worked great when I first got them and I always take great care of my stuff but both of them blow static out the left side now and I never put my phone pass half way so the bass didn't do It either."
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"It does take some trial and error to find the right size fitting but once done it's super comfortable."
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"They fit amazing and love the sound from them."
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"They were easier to properly fit and place in my ear."
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"So the next model up is more expensive because they drown out ambient sound and provide full sound quality, therefore they fit different, and have no mention of working well with helmets...again details athletes will appreciate."
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"love the quality of this headphones nice fitting and they dont come loose while working out or running Moster puts alot of effort on little details and having different sizes of tips a plus."
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"), and 2) Comfortable, stable fit."
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Quality

Quality:
"Overall, they don't fall off but they cause great discomfort and not that good audio quality for an audiophile."
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"After I received the head phones I immediately tried them in my new iPhone and was disappointed with the quality."
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"It does get a bit uncomfortable at times and the material on it is not very high quality."
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"The sound quality is not as good as I had hoped."
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"But considering the trouble and the average sound quality I wouldn't recommend these."
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"The sound quality, btw, is good (not great) but not substantially different from competitive products in the same price range."
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"I wasn't expecting the quality of these headphones to be perfect for me, I need the flat sound to mix the channels when I edit footage."
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"I recommend a similar model from Bose, but with much better sound quality and excellent comfort for your ears."
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"Works great ,stay in my ears while jogging,sound Quality above average, durability excellent"
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"The order came on time and excellent quality."
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"The microphone is good, they are truly waterproof, and the sound quality is very good."
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Size

Size:
"People with larger ears probably will not have an issue with comfort but small to medium ears may experience discomfort."
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"I didn't know about the missing piece till my friend told me when I complained that even size small buds are too big for me!"
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"I tried all the sizes and combinations of different sizes, I also had a few friends attempt to use them, all had the same complaint."
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"It does take some trial and error to find the right size fitting but once done it's super comfortable."
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"They also weren't as forgiving in choosing the correct size - it had to fit perfectly or it either fell out, or was uncomfortable."
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"The sound is good, surprisingly good bass for a small driver."
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"The sound is great but no matter which size earbud I try these headphones cause me quite a bit of pain."
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"But to my surprise, the small size worked best."
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"It took maybe 5 minutes to get the fit right with the right-sized bud they provide you with, but once I found the right size (small), they fit pretty comfortably."
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Sound

Sound:
"Personally I think these headphones are marketing to the wrong people; I understand that having a flatter sound can allow you to hear traffic but when I am in the gym I would rather choose something else."
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"Secondly, the sound is horrible."
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"I have other sweat-resistant earbuds, and they don't work well- the sound becomes distorted with moisture and they fall out."
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"There is no bass, the sound is flat and most of the time it's muted thanks to the terrible design of these headphones."
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"Overall, not the best sound, but a good buy if you want something strong and are also tired of always wearing the same boring looking Bose headsets."
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"The sound quality is not as good as I had hoped."
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"The sound is good, surprisingly good bass for a small driver."
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"They fit amazing and love the sound from them."
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"I wasn't expecting the quality of these headphones to be perfect for me, I need the flat sound to mix the channels when I edit footage."
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"I recommend a similar model from Bose, but with much better sound quality and excellent comfort for your ears."
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"Great sounding headphones."
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