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Polk Audio Buckle Headphones - Black-Silver - with 3 button control and microphone by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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Polk Audio Buckle Headphones - Black/Silver - with 3 button control and microphone
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 91 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Sound4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Music3.9   below average
Audio3.8   below average
Control3.3   below average
Cable2.4   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"I think what people are confusing for heavy bass is it's design to warm up audio."
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"I called Polk Audio and they offered to replace (thank you) but unfortunately my boyfriend was too lazy to send them out so they never got fixed."
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"If you're concerned about any audio bleeding, I was not able to notice any."
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"Even on digital tracks, the audio is smooth yet fairly clear."
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"The audio is also very good, even right out of the box."
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"I chose a 4 out of 5 because these headphones would not likely work for what I would use headphones for (audio engineering).They are very comfortable and they attenuate external sound quite well."
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"Audio Quality:The audio quality is fantastic and the bass is deep."
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"I'm constantly on the computer for work or on my own time, so my biggest concerns are comfort, construction sturdiness, and of course audio quality."
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Cable

Cable:
"They were kind enough to provide a new cord, which unfortunately did not work."
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"The plug that goes into the headphones is bad idea and produces loud static if the cord gets bumped or moved in the wrong way."
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"I thought the problem was the cable but I just got the replacement today, and one side is still out."
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"They also broke because I was inattentive (partially because I didn't care they just seemed average at best) and the cheap thin cord broke off from the phones and I really had no issues with tossing them because they were less comfortable than good sounding."
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"The negatives are: do not bring a replacement cable and pouch for storage is very regular."
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"Purchased them as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and after 1 use the place where the cord enters the headphones broke making them unusable."
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"They also broke because I was inattentive (partially because I didn't care they just seemed average at best) and the cheap thin cord broke off from the phones and I really had no issues with tossing them because they were less comfortable than good sounding."
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"Since I already had a good 3.5mm microphone cable(http: www."
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"I was only able to get it to work one time.2) The cord that comes with the headphones is too short if you wanted to plug it into your desktop computer (laptop was fine).3) The passive noise cancelling aspect is okay when theres no music playing."
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"The cable is a 3.5mm to 2.5mm (2.5mm on headphone side of course) why didn't they just stick to 3.5mm I don't know, finding a good replacement is almost impossible, the cable was also too short."
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"The small details really speak to careful design and their sturdiness as well as their removable cord bodes well for the longevity."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"These are not the best in terms of comfort."
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"Love the sound and they are very comfortable."
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"Product is fantastic and I would recommend to anyone wanting good quality comfortable headphones."
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"They also broke because I was inattentive (partially because I didn't care they just seemed average at best) and the cheap thin cord broke off from the phones and I really had no issues with tossing them because they were less comfortable than good sounding."
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"I have never experienced an issue with comfort and the noise canceling is great and eliminated all outside noise including a commuter train."
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"The ear cups are well cushioned and very comfortable."
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Control

Control:
"Sound quality is horrible , volume is low , headphones are uncomfortable , and the headphone control that looks like a scroll wheel , but doesnt scroll and actually serves no function."
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"Description on amazon does not state the controls are incompatible with android."
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"Negatives:1) The control system on the headphones works well for pause play and fast-forward, but the method to go back to the previous song is a bit of a pain."
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"And now the negatives:1) Although the control system on the headphones for pause play and fast forward (one and two taps on the button) work well, the method to go back to the previous song (three quick pushes on the button) is pathetically unworkable."
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"Polk Audio Buckle Headphones - Black Silver - with 3 button control and microphoneThese are the best headphones I have ever purchased."
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"Negatives:1) The control system on the headphones works well for pause play and fast-forward, but the method to go back to the previous song is a bit of a pain."
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"Positives:1) The leather padded ear cups are very soft, well cushioned, and well made.2) Headphones are very sturdy and well constructed.3) The sound controls sync extremely well with your iPhone iPad iPod to adjust the volume of the music and pause play and fast forward to the next song, no software app and started instantly.4) Includes a convenient draw-string pouch to pack them away so you dont scuff them up.5) The speakers SOUND fantastic."
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"-iPhone controls: I love that the iPhone controls are built-in to the frame of the headphones, there are more intuitively accessible."
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Design

Design:
"I think what people are confusing for heavy bass is it's design to warm up audio."
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"Fantastic luxury design and beautiful aesthetics."
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"While the sound quality is amazing, the design is worthy of mentioning too."
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"Polk's attention to detail and design as well as their well-known sonic prowess make these headphones a contender in a very competitive price range."
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"The small details really speak to careful design and their sturdiness as well as their removable cord bodes well for the longevity."
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"When I first received these headphones on opening the box I had both flashbacks to my childhood and a knowledge of what a hipster I had become, but they are both well designed and have remarkable sound."
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Music

Music:
"I'd been listening to my music mainly with earbuds lately, but when I plugged these headphones in I started to hear subtleties and nuances in the music that I'd been missing."
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"Again, these are obviously really nice headphones and I have a whole new appreciation for subtle things I was missing in my music beforehand."
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"All my other attempts resulted in either pausing the music or going forward to the next song."
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"If you are an audiophile, you probably can't enjoy your music without pair your Sennheiser HD 650 and an amplifier."
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"The Pros Spectacular sound with music and games."
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"Not enough bass to make the ears bleed just enough to make the music sound great."
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"They sound amazing with any type of music."
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"However, because of their tight fit, they do isolate the music quite well."
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"In fact the entire structure is quite comfortable, which is great because I tend to sit for hours listening to music."
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Noise

Noise:
"They isolate most of the noise from my surrounding and have great sounds(for my taste) better then the Sony I had"
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"I have never experienced an issue with comfort and the noise canceling is great and eliminated all outside noise including a commuter train."
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"The sound quality is great and very smooth .They pretty much drown out any outside noise around you so you are fully engrossed in what you are listening too."
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"They adjust easily to fit, and the full-sized ear pads damp out most external noise, making listening an even more enjoyable experience."
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Price

Price:
"They also broke because I was inattentive (partially because I didn't care they just seemed average at best) and the cheap thin cord broke off from the phones and I really had no issues with tossing them because they were less comfortable than good sounding."
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"Though inexpensive headphones are easy to obtain, they can be highly uncomfortable to use, fail frequently, and deliver varying sound quality."
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"Good value for the money."
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"They also broke because I was inattentive (partially because I didn't care they just seemed average at best) and the cheap thin cord broke off from the phones and I really had no issues with tossing them because they were less comfortable than good sounding."
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"im not impressed with the headphones, im happy that I didn't pay full price and for amazons awesome return policy.. these headphones are too big, heavy and the sound quality Is weak"
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"Great price for this set of cans."
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"Amazing sound quality for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Its just not that good a quality."
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"im not impressed with the headphones, im happy that I didn't pay full price and for amazons awesome return policy.. these headphones are too big, heavy and the sound quality Is weak"
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"Sound quality is horrible , volume is low , headphones are uncomfortable , and the headphone control that looks like a scroll wheel , but doesnt scroll and actually serves no function."
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"Just frustrated because this was my first time purchasing quality headphones and these look amazing in person."
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"Good quality but very uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time."
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"I'm not a sound snob, so I can't go into great technical detail about the quality of these headphones."
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"Polk Customer Service is a quality organization and we easily reached an agreement that was suitable for us both but beware the seller."
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"The headphones are good, the sound quality is perfect."
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"Product is fantastic and I would recommend to anyone wanting good quality comfortable headphones."
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"Great Quality Sound"
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"Got this on a sale I would say they are a great deal quality and will definitely hold me over until I can afford nicer ones."
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Sound

Sound:
"Probably not the most accurate sound out there , but I find they produce a deep rich sound that I find pleasant and is not fatiguing."
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"Shortly after receiving these headphones, my iPod started having problems - I could only get sound out of one ear, no matter which set of earphones or plugs I used."
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"I listen to country, classic rock, heavy metal, indie music, and even rap of all ages and I have yet to find that one song that doesn't sound great."
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"im not impressed with the headphones, im happy that I didn't pay full price and for amazons awesome return policy.. these headphones are too big, heavy and the sound quality Is weak"
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"Sound quality is horrible , volume is low , headphones are uncomfortable , and the headphone control that looks like a scroll wheel , but doesnt scroll and actually serves no function."
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"- microphone worked right out of the box with Skype (on a Mac laptop)- sound is so isolated that using the mic is a little weird (can't hear myself talk)- wanted to scroll the volume control, but works as expected (as does the play pause feature) - would probably by handy if I wasn't sitting at a keyboard when using these- wire comes in on right side ear piece (somewhat non-standard)- wire is a touch short, just long enough for me to use while at my desk with my laptop- mid and high range seems slightly muted compared to my other monitor headphones"
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"Pros:Excellent sound qualitySturdyCarrying bagQuiet for bystandersPadded headrest is comfortable for bald headsCons:HeavyBulky in a packing situationVolume control audibleNo Earpiece pivotIt's probably unfair to compare them to a different model but I also own the Hinge headphones from Polk and they are my preferred headphones."
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"The sound is big and good while still working."
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"The headphones are good, the sound quality is perfect."
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"Love the sound and they are very comfortable."
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"Great Quality Sound"
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