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Jlab Jbuds Hi-fi Noise-reducing Ear Buds (black - Electric Blue) by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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Jlab Jbuds Hi-fi Noise-reducing Ear Buds (black / Electric Blue)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 8274 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 2.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Value4.9   average
Backup4.8   above average
Delivery4.8   above average
Kindle4.8   above average
Weight4.8   average
Balance4.7   average
Color4.7   average
Ear-buds4.7   above average
Video4.7   above average
Stylish4.6   average
Comfortable4.5   average
Fit4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Size4.2   above average
Noise4.1   average
Music3.8   below average
Sound3.8   below average
Quality3.7   below average
Radio3.7   average
Packaging3.6   below average
Base3.5   below average
Rubber3.5   average
Cable3.2   below average
Cushion3.2   below average
Response3.2   below average
iPod3.2   below average
Audio3.1   below average
Expectation3.1   mediocre
Clip2.7   below average
Static2.7   average
Button2.6   below average
Cord2.6   below average
Frequency2.6   mediocre
Plastic2.5   average
Usage2.0   below average
Connector1.8   below average
Connection1.6   mediocre
Echo1.4   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Expect what you paid for, resounds, no good music.. headset just for audio hearing"
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"Even the kids complained about the quality of the audio."
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"Ear Buds broke within 2 weeks of purchase (I can only hear audio from one ear)."
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"I also tried them with an audio book file, unfortunately the words could not be understood."
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"Terrible audio quality but you pay for what you get."
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"This one had the worst audio quality."
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"The audio quality could be better but still really comfortably"
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"While comfortable to wear the audio quality is significantly poorer and music is much less enjoyable."
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"They block outside noise as promised and the quality of audio through them is crystal clear."
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"I listen to mostly podcasts & audio books and these provide excellent, clear, well-defined sound for spoken audio."
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Backup

Backup:
"I wouldn't recommend them for daily use, but they're great as a cheap backup."
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"We use them as a backup for bluetooth earbuds during hiking and they hold well to sweeat and activity."
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"I would use these as backup if you lose your good pair and in between getting the next one."
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"Bought two pairs from Fry's to use as backups for when my good pair ($15 Skullcandy buds) inevitably breaks."
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"So as a cheap backup pair, these are a decent buy."
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"They are, however, great for disposable backups."
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Balance

Balance:
"What I am disappointed with is that the earbuds are way off in volume balance."
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"My daughter liked them better than Sony, which loose the balance."
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"Sound balance is off, bass is decent for buds I guess but the dynamics are all off."
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"Life is good and the Universe is now in balance! "
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"I loved them the bass & treble were balance well.. Noise-reduction ,I almost thought I wear a pair of Headphones."
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"I had to mess with my equalizer to get a good balance out of them."
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Base

Base:
"Horrible sound quality, they only emphasize on the base but when you listen to a podcast it sounds as if these guys are talking to you through a sheet of glass"
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"Good earbuds; however, the base isn't as good as my other pair of earbuds."
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"I gave this two stars as technically the product still works however, after literally approximately 4 hours of use (sitting on a plane, no vigorous activity) the plastic that covers the wire at the base of the male end (which plugs into your device) broke and now the wires are exposed."
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"Yesterday, I pulled the earphones out of my ear and the cord snapped at the base before the earphones split into two so unfortunately I was not able to use them that long."
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"these work ok, too much base and noise reduction not to good."
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"You have to wiggle the wires at the base of the jack and even then they are flaky."
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"The base is still very clear, just does not dominate."
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"Good ear buds they have a lot of base and are nice looking but don't feel very sturdy I mean they haven't broke yet but I have that feeling"
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"Excellent base, clear treble."
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"Nice base sound, nice cord...no complaints."
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"i think for the price these are really good i get great base and they are durable im still using them and i bought them about 5 months ago"
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Button

Button:
"The microphone button were broken; the button would get stuck in the down mode, which meant my phone was constantly pausing and restarting my music."
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"I've found other earphones with the pause button don't work well in apps."
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"They are ok in a pinch but provide static at times and don't have a button to hang up with someone which makes it inconvenient when phone locks"
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"The wires are a little flimsy and the play pause button increased the volume instead of pausing once, and nearly blew my ears off."
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"Mic button feedback is subtle and it's hard to feel if you've pressed it or not."
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"The play pause button works, but the plug end of the cable easily shorts out and causes play pause actions when flexing the cable."
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"Yes, they are simple, no buttons BUT hey, they work and work well =]I am a really happy customer!"
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"I had to return the first set because the click to answer button didn't work, but returns are easy and the replacement arrived quickly and works perfectly."
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"Also, they have a MIC MUTE button that works fine with my Lumia Icon, but it would be nice if volume was integrated as well."
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"The nice thing is that they have a button on one of the ear lines that can pause play."
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Cable

Cable:
"Plus as soon as I touch the cord they have horrible static."
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"The other problem I have with them is that sound seems to travel up the cord."
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"The no-tangle thick cables that now often are used, have a terrible side effect; you hear every thud on the cable when you walk."
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"The inner cord broke inside for the right bud."
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"Decent for the price but sound not as good as my cheap Altec Lansing's and cord tangles very easily."
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"I bought these because I needed headphones for work that had a longer cord...haven't been happy with them since the day I bought them."
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"don't fit in ear very well and cord pulls from bud too easily"
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"I find the cables decent, even if they tangle easily."
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"They fit well in my ear and the cord is just the right length for my desk."
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"cord could be longer but the sound is good"
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"There was no damage to the cord or bud."
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Clip

Clip:
"They are OK I wish I would have got the clip around ear because they don't in my ear comfortable but they good for now"
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"My only complain is that it doesn't come with a clip to clip it to the shirt so it doesn't drop."
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"The only problem I have is that there is no clip to prevent the buds from tangling."
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"I just did a quick A B comparison of the JLab JBuds ear buds vs. the ones that come with the Sansa Clip+ 8gb, and they are tinny and weak."
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"the Clip feature on these (the two buds can clip together, or clip to clothing or cords when not in use) is nice, but doesn't override all the performance downsides."
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"They look nice while matching the color of my Sansa Clip very well."
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"I compared these JBuds Hifi Buds to the Panasonic RPHJE120K and the GOgroove audiOHMs (almost twice the price as the previous two).As background on the comparison, I'm playing 256kbps variable bit-rate MP3s through a Sandisk Sansa Clip (which sounds great by the way).The construction of the JBuds is definitely what you'd expect from a sub-$10 pair of headphones."
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"For the price they work good, I use a paper clip and attach the cord to my shirt neck line."
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"It's simply in the way, making my Clip+ much too wide to sit comfortably in my shoulder, on my neckline, or even in my hoodie pocket."
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"Just bought a Sansa Clip+, and a few of the reviews for that product recommended picking up the very reasonable JBuds as an upgrade."
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Color

Color:
"The design is not bad, i enjoy the color schemes."
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"They arrived on time, great price, but wrong color."
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"Color me disappointed."
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"You get what you pay for not the best earbuds there is static but the color is nice and the price isn't too bad if you go through these like I do still have to see how long they last me"
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"Favorite color is blue :) Not too happy about the fit in my ear (I like the flat ear buds), bud good ear buds none the less."
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"ordered these earbuds in February on the 28th got them on March the 10th there very good ear buds they weren't the same color as they were in the picture so kind of disappointed all that um as the noise cancellation goes up I have no clue I don't think that they have the noise cancellation but you can't hear very well on them trust me you will have no problem hearing whatever you want to hear on your tablet iPod computer or whatever um I like them they work so that's a plus but uh if I wanted a pair of cheap headphones at work I could of went to like Dollar General or Walmart or family Dollar instead of having to pay for like a pair of good good headphones and you know go somewhere and get a spare $20 headphones because you know you're going to end up paying $20 for the ones you going to order of here so yeah umm I hope this helps and thank you oh and as to the shipping it was good thank you"
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"Great color, great sound, even greater price!"
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"Great color and great use."
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"it works well and fits my ears, love the color"
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"I primarily listen to podcasts and audio books so I can't comment on sound quality, but the color and price are fantastic! "
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"Cool colors and great price!"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The sound is low quality, don't expect the best EQ on them, they fit great and very comfortable, you get what You pay for, if you're looking for great earphones, don't choose this ones, go with skull candy for better sound"
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"I tried all of the different sizes (which were great in finding the right fit and were very comfortable) but the sound quality is horrible."
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"While still comfortable and portable, the quality is terrible."
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"comfort is good - sound is not the best"
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"Literally sound horrible, they're just comfortable in the ears, but they are horrible in sound quality."
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"the ear buds are comfortable, but they do not do well with strong bass and high pitch noises."
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"Nice comfortable earbuds."
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"These are comfortable and look alright, but the sound quality is pretty bad."
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"Good sound quality, comfortable to wear but one side stopped working in a month."
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"These are great sounding very comfortable and well made earbuds."
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"They're comfortable, so I'm happy."
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Connection

Connection:
"While the sound quality and fit was good for the price point, the durability of the connection by the jack is inadequate."
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"The wire where it meets the jack is a definite weak spot, and I lose one speaker from a broken connection after a while of using these."
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"The cord for these is less than expected as far as performance goes, I've had my headphones for about a year now and 6 months into use the cord connection at the jack separated she exposed wires, I taped it back and kept using them, recently the cord connection where the single wire splits into two, has had the same problem."
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"The thing that necessitated my buying a new pair this time was the jack connection failing and causing uneven sound; still for the price these are great."
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"They don't make a good connection with my Iphone 5 or 5s."
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"I called myself researching the tablet's earphone connection online, however, it was wrong."
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"While the sound quality and fit was good for the price point, the durability of the connection by the jack is inadequate."
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"I always have to wiggle where the headphone jack connection to be able to hear some kind of messed up audio."
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"Sturdy connections and good wire that doesn't seem like it will disconnect easily."
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"connection points are good , what more do you want at this price point."
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"When the sound started I jumped and quickly started to check the earbud connection to the Kindle as I was sure something was not connected properly..the sound was clear as a bell and almost surround-sound like."
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Connector

Connector:
"I tried a few different players because I originally thought there was something wrong with my phone's jack."
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"While the sound quality and fit was good for the price point, the durability of the connection by the jack is inadequate."
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"I used them every once in awhile and they remained practically unused (except being in my pocket in case I needed them) until one day I grabbed them and the wire near the headphone jack broke."
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"Great for a week, doent work after that, the headphone jack broke after one week of minimal use."
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"The wire where it meets the jack is a definite weak spot, and I lose one speaker from a broken connection after a while of using these."
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"I've had them for 6 months, and by now the plastic coat protecting the thin wires has broken off both at the jack and the Y-splitter - see attached photo."
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"Tried it out on an android phone and an iphone just to make sure my device's audio jack wasn't the problem."
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"While the sound quality and fit was good for the price point, the durability of the connection by the jack is inadequate."
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"I always have to wiggle where the headphone jack connection to be able to hear some kind of messed up audio."
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"Great for a week, doent work after that, the headphone jack broke after one week of minimal use."
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"I bought like 2 or 3 of these and they are great for a while, but they break easily, especially at the tail of the jack"
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Control

Control:
"The only disappointment I have is no volume control."
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"can't beat these for the price- major drawback is they don't have volume control"
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"The sound is not as clear as my old ear phones which was the Sony MDREX38iP BLK EX Earbud with iPod Remote Control - Black which sadly broke because a wire got pulled."
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"Was disappointed that the controls only start and stop the music - I got used to having volume on my headphones."
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"Nice noise isolating headphone, but the front panel of the the volume control button is broken in a week."
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"No volume control on the cord, which is frustrating when the phone is in your pocket."
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"I purchased these headphones to use with my iPhone 6, when I tried them the sound quality was good, but the controls didn't work at all."
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"Good sound (when working), nice responsive control."
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"The ear buds sound pretty good, but the mic + track control does not work on mine (using it with iPhone 6)."
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"volumn button stoped working......can only hear with out being able to use volumn control would love volumn control to work that is why i ordered it"
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Cord

Cord:
"They look great and they sound great, JLab buds have equal length cords (I hate the left side shorter than the right side style)."
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"So after a few months, the cords broke on one side on both of my pairs."
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"The cords do not de-tangle easily and seem to get caught in my clothes."
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"As usual the cords don't look durable, the length is quite long - it has enough length to attach them to the iMac ( back of the LCD) while sitting behind it on descend distance."
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"They still work, but I had to wrap the cords in electrip tape where the rips were and it makes an unpleasant lump."
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"I hate short cords."
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"So I expect the cords to have a reliable joint near the ear plug."
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"The cords are particularly thin and knot easily."
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"I wouldn't recommend this for wearing during a run due to the cord transferring sounds, and forget about trying to eat potato chips with these things on crunch crunch crunch that's all you hear... but that isn't the cord's fault."
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"I liked the fit and length of cord; however, they only lasted ONE week."
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"They look great and they sound great, JLab buds have equal length cords (I hate the left side shorter than the right side style)."
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Cushion

Cushion:
"The comfort level is ok, but not any better than my Apple earbuds (which fit weird in my ears) - even though these have cushions in different sizes, I could still feel the hard plastic speaker in my ears & couldn't wear them for very long."
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"Not sure how it can happen, but the sealed package was missing one of the small size ear cushions."
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"Uncomfortable, and changing the ear bud cushion changes the sound, which isn't all that great to begin with."
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"Very hard to change the cushion on buds! "
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"Even with the size variations on the VERY flimsy cushions, the hard part of the earbud hurt my ears."
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"My only complaint is that the cushion on the ear buds tend to fall off after a while."
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"Love that it comes with several sizes of ear cushions to choose from."
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"These are priced right, they are perfectly fine quality, they sound good (I use them to stream shows on my Kindle), and they come with a few different size cushions to adjust to your ear perfectly."
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"Sturdy wires, comfortable shape, 3 sets sizs of rubber cushions for a personalize fit, and superior stereo sound with great outer noise blocking."
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"They come with three different sized cushions to fit your ear perfectly."
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"Full sound, bass, they came with different size ear cushions for comfort."
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Delivery

Delivery:
"On time delivery was nice because my Apple Headphone broke and i was just in need of some good headphones so i can jam."
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"I was searching hard for some IPhone earbuds, so I settled for these because of the prime delivery and it was cheap but looked good and the reviews were good."
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"A vary nice pair great sound also I would highly recommend these to my friends & the delivery was on time:)"
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"Great product and prompt delivery"
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"Quick delivery and just as good as the high priced ear buds."
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"good price great delivery I would buy again"
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Dog

Dog:
"I would never be without them and keep an extra pair around just in case the first pair is misplaced or chewed up by the dog."
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"I bought a pair and the first day they were torn apart because of my dog, which is my fault."
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"I lost a pair to my dog and my 4 year old son broke another pair."
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"These were to replace an older pair that I had in black that worked really well, but my dog chewed one side."
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"I made for calls willing walking the dog, it was pretty windy and their is nearby construction, none of my contacts complained about me fading in & or sounding muffled."
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"With 3 dogs and a 13 year-old human child, it can get pretty loud around here."
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"Best of all, if the dog eats this pair as she has eaten so many before, including two $100.00 pair, I won't cry."
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"The J3's are still a little hollow - these have a crisper sound and deeper bass, now noise reduction was pretty darn good as they drowned out the sound of my BARKING dogs."
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Ear-buds

Ear-buds:
"Cons: very poor packaging, ear-buds arrived broken."
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"At first I was impressed by the sound quality and relative comfort of these ear-buds, but after very light use over a few months one of the buds has stopped working entirely and now sound can only be heard through one."
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"love these things they are pretty powerful and the perfect ear-buds your looking for and i really love it in the color blue that i have"
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"I love these ear-buds."
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"I would recommend some samsung stock headphones ear-buds that come with their phones such as the galaxy S5."
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"For the price, these are the best ear-buds I've seen."
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Echo

Echo:
"It's as if there is an echo and it's not clear at all."
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"Very tinny sounding and terrible echo."
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"Sound quality is terrible, tinny with an annoying echo."
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"From time to time, I do get an echo but it's not consistent so I haven't been able to figure out a pattern."
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"Horrible echo sounds while talking."
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"I just got them in the mail today and i gave them right to my brother there crap not one of the ear bud attachments are good theres no bass at all and it has an echo effect which really is annoying and it almost sounds like just before your earbud is falling out of your ear and you feel the air and hear music and the sounds around you at the same time thats what it sounds like I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE EARPHONES FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BASS AND BLAST THERE EARPHONES AT WORK OR WORKING OUT THEY DO NOT DO THE JOB."
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"Perfect for listening to music, but my pair has an echo when talking on my phone, so I just use them when listening to music"
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"There's a pretty pronounced echo and it sounds like I'm listening in a can."
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"The sound quality is decent and the ear fit is fine, but I hate that it echos every other call."
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"Worked well, good sound, and no echoes from the cord rubbing up against my clothes."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"At the beginning I thought these earphones would fullfilled my expectations.. however they disappointed me."
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"I had no great expectations for the price, but they have held up fine."
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"They are cheap, so I didn't have high expectations, but they broke within 2 weeks."
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"I'm going back to my Philips earbuds, JBUDS failed to meet my expectations."
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"I purchased these with no great expectations: I just needed standard, inexpensive earbuds."
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"The second are working okay so far but I hate that I have to lower my expectations for this product and its potential to last."
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"Yes, the product is inexpensive and I was not going in with high expectations, but, I expected decent sound."
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"I had high expectations for these considering the overwhelmingly positive reviews but was thoroughly disappointed when I went through my library and found that every song sounded muffled and blurry."
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"These are not expensive therefore set your expectations low and you'll be satisfied."
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"Sound quality far exceeded my expectations and it came with several sets of replacement buds."
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"These ear buds have exceeded all my expectations."
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Fit

Fit:
"They do not fit well in my ears."
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"Overall these earbuds are garbage sound ia terrible and so is the fit."
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"The sound is worst then the earbuds they gave me with my phone, the fit hurts after a while, noise cancelation is not a thing in these earbuds."
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"work OK but don't fit me very well"
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"They didn't fit well in my ear, the sound quality is very poor, and they don't have a mic."
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"Now, I purchased a ulefone be pro 5.5 android 4.4.4 smartphone and I am having problems finding an earphone with mic to perfectly fit my phone."
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"Fit Well2."
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"don't fit in ear very well and cord pulls from bud too easily"
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"The part that you insert into your ear is extremely comfortable and fits snug compared to others I have tried to use over the years."
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"Headphone fit great and do the job of a cheap set of headphones."
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"They fit well, but they are cheaply made."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"Also one other problem I also had is I would have headphones break on my with a frequency of every 3 months or so."
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"Certain peoples voices are more muffled then others leading me to believe that there is a range in the frequency response that is just horrible."
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"High distortion in the low frequency range is really annoying and the deep bass has a lot of uneven tone."
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"I didn't expect much in the sound of them, and usually you get better than what you expected with some cheaper items, but the audio quality is trying to hard to compensate for mid and low range frequencies and tends to drown out the high end."
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"The mic on this has a weird frequency buzzing sound and the person on the other end complains of not being able to hear me clearly."
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"The high frequencies are tinny and the low to mid frequencies are boxy...the overall sound is weird and unnatural..."
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"GR888888 Quality & good frequency response & with choice of bud covers a real value"
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"I also have tried many different earbuds, some for a good bit more money, and still find these to have the best range of frequency response, good base, good mids, decent treble."
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"I liked the product itself (great sound over wide frequencies), so I said I'd keep them if he sent some buds."
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"The base isn't overwhelming (but of course with the right audio settings you can get all the bass you need - but at least for the rest of us who actually want to hear what we're listening to, it isn't shoved down our throats like a bad ad campaign), so you'll be able to hear the finer things in your music and appreciate an overall broader spectrum of frequencies in whatever you listen to."
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"They cover the full frequency range well and they're designed to fit the shape of the ear better than I've seen in an ear bud."
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Jogging

Jogging:
"They are not good for jogging because they will fall out."
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"So, not very good if you want to jam to music and go jogging."
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"These aren't great for jogging, which I've tried, as if your ears get sweaty at all (mine do), these will easily fall out."
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"I regret that I adjusted mine too loose for jogging."
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"The only problem is when I use these for jogging, I completely cannot hear anything around me."
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"I went jogging with these daily for about 2-3 and the right earbud went dead."
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"The buds themselves are comfortable to wear and don't fall out when jogging, but there is little bass to speak of and every thing sounds slightly muffled as if you were listening to music podcasts over the phone."
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"If you need a simple sturdy headphone that you can use while jogging, commuting, etc... this is perfect."
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"Great for jogging and zoning out."
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"These stay in nicely when jogging or working out on exercise equipment."
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"They offer a great quality and very useful for your office, cycling, jogging or gym"
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Kindle

Kindle:
"I tried them myself in my kindle fire and computer to determine that they were broken."
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"I've been buying these for a while the cord is round it so that it doesn't tear up as fast I buy them for my two children as well as for my Kindle."
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"Good protection for kindle"
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"My son uses them with his Kindle and loves them."
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"Good value and they work with my Kindle fire."
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"In the description it states that these headphones are compatible with Kindle tablets."
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Material

Material:
"Buds are made from material not comfortable to wear."
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"The quality is great but the material seems a bit flimsy."
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"The material is good but not really good quality and also the sound isn't good compared to the description that says: Noise Reduction and Great Sound Quality ... clear sound and deep bass."
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"The sound quality, material and comfort is mediocre."
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"Even if these ear buds were being given away, either the material used or the design(or both) makes them instruments of frustration."
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"The buds themselves seem a little flimsy (made of flimsy material) and I always worry about tearing them, but maybe you can get a case for that."
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"Their construction makes them easy to bump while wearing them, and the in-ear portion is a thin, rubbery material that, while comfortable, do not help them remain in the ears."
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"The quality is great but the material seems a bit flimsy."
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"Nice voice clearity with good product material and anybody can afford also variety of different colors and sheds which gives better style..."
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"If they ever were good, then someone decided to skimp out on material costs and claim they are the same product)"
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"The sound quality, material and comfort is mediocre."
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Music

Music:
"Expect what you paid for, resounds, no good music.. headset just for audio hearing"
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"The sound isn't the best for music, but it's not terrible."
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"I would not recommend for music."
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"Ear Buds didn't have bass and it made hearing music not as enjoyable."
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"I have Motorola-bluetooth head set, though it is nice for listening music, during calls people on the other side of the phone were complaining about the background."
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"Sound comes out garbled, not good for music, not good for voice either."
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"Don't degrade your music with this."
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"Sound is great for phone calls and music enjoyment."
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"They give a tight seal and sound quality is nice and you hear the bass of the music too."
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"Music quality is also pretty bad, and I only buy cheap headphones as I am hard on them."
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"While comfortable to wear the audio quality is significantly poorer and music is much less enjoyable."
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Noise

Noise:
"it had good sound but wasn't as loud and not enough bass and not good with noise reduction"
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"I don't find the claim noise-reducing to be apt as it doesnt do anything to reduce the ambience noise and you might need to shove this ear buds deep into the ear canal to block any noise and that's not good good for your ears."
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"I had a lot of complaints from people I called that there was a lot of noise."
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"One bud began failing, as scratching noises were produced from it."
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"The audio quality is atrocious, and the almost foam-like buds feel awful and make a terrible squishing noise."
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"I think this product is better than the new Apple earbuds at blocking all the noise and annoying music blaring at my gym."
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"They were nice and really canceled background noise but after 3 weeks of using only one works."
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"For the price, these do an amazing job of noise cancelling."
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"reduces outer noise somewhat but sound quality is great"
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"They do in fact block out some ambient noise which is nice."
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"It isn't like big headphones noise canceling but it is nice."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"This product seller failed all three.1) package was cut open2) item was obviously used3) continuous crackling sound out of one ear bud."
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"Inside the package was a notice about contacting the manufacturer with any problems experienced as opposed to returning the product to the retailer."
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"Cons: very poor packaging, ear-buds arrived broken."
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"Not sure how it can happen, but the sealed package was missing one of the small size ear cushions."
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"My only complaint was that one of the buds came out of package with no rubber cover, and there was not a replacement for that size (medium)."
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"The sound quality is TERRIBLE and one side of the earbuds is flaky right out of the package."
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"Shipping and packaging all were great."
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"I received the product promptly from Amazon and immediately that JLab eschews the usual blister packaging for a rip-open trail-mix bag, so you will have no problem getting to them."
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"The package arrived great and everything."
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"these fit great and the sound is very good, comes with 4 different sizes which is normal, great packaging and they came quick for the money I paid you cant go wrong, now I want to order some red ones."
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"They're comfortable, and since some reviewers raised their ratings over time, I'm going to give them another chance, but at this point I can't recommend them, especially when the Panasonic RPHJE120K buds I bought at the same time work extremely well right out of the package."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Just horrible they feel cheap like thin plastic but what can you expect for couple bucks"
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"It was is also missing the plastic slider piece that keeps it from getting tangled."
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"The earbud casings are flimsy plastic and you can hear the wires bouncing around when you walk or move."
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"It broke at the weak point of the design which is the elongated plastic neck of the earbud."
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"I've had them for 6 months, and by now the plastic coat protecting the thin wires has broken off both at the jack and the Y-splitter - see attached photo."
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"Steer clear of these cheap plastic failure of a headphones."
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"We also bought a waterproof phone case (by ZZKA and as superior as Lifeproof but at 1 4 of the price)and because of the larger plastic molding around the plug, she does have to use the adaptor plug that came with the case."
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"The sound is good, but the plastic made my ears itch."
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"Steer clear of these cheap plastic failure of a headphones."
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"I especially like these because the packaging is easy to open, not one of those impossible plastic clamshells that require power tools to get open."
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"And the blue plastic ends were more comfortable than most, they were softer and I liked them so much that I still use them in other headphones once these broke."
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Price

Price:
"They're worth the cheap price, but they will fail at a dependable rate."
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"Price point nice but the quality is terrible."
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"I wouldn't recommend them for daily use, but they're great as a cheap backup."
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"The sound quality is not as good as my Sony ear buds but for the price I'll buy ten of these."
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"For essentially the same price, you get a much better product... the only problem is that the Panasonic ones don't have a microphone."
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"Not going to hate on it too much since it's very cheap, but I would advise investing in something more expensive that would last longer."
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"For the price, one can't complain, but the sound quality is bad enough (it's not horrible, but it's pretty tinny) that it's hard to hear someone on the other end."
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"Good price."
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"Pretty good product feels a little cheap but it is what it is."
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"Cant hardly believe how long these cheap earbuds have lasted, but they really do sound great when used with my lossless media player or smartphone (pandora, youtube etc.)"
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Quality

Quality:
"Even though it has nice sound quality I don't recommend."
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"For the price, one can't complain, but the sound quality is bad enough (it's not horrible, but it's pretty tinny) that it's hard to hear someone on the other end."
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"Terrible sound quality."
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"Terrible sound quality! "
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"Sound quality is okay, not great."
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"As for the build quality, it is junk."
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"For the price, one can't complain, but the sound quality is bad enough (it's not horrible, but it's pretty tinny) that it's hard to hear someone on the other end."
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"I purchased these for my wife because I enjoyed the sound quality of my first set."
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"these are pretty low quality"
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"reduces outer noise somewhat but sound quality is great"
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"I consistently buy these earbuds (about 2 pairs per month) because they provide reasonable sound quality and are sufficiently waterproof."
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Radio

Radio:
"I WRAP THE WIRES AROUND THE RADIO when not in use so I guess I'm at fault for the failures."
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"Comparable to listening to a crappy radio broadcast on an antiquated radio."
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"It sounds like you are listening to a radio hidden under a blanket at the end of a long hallway."
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"It is as though they are not even meant to be placed in your ears, but rather be some kind of strange, old, crappy radio static to be listened to from a distance."
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"While I was disappointed to receive the wrong radio, I was very pleased with the Ear Buds I received and I use them everyday to drown out the loud woman who sits on the other side of the wall from me at work."
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"These miniature ear pieces provide excellent fidelity and comfort for listening to news radio."
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"If you just need a set of ear buds that are reasonably comfortable and you listen to a lot of AM radio, and your FM listening is mostly religious programming or talk radio, these are an excellent choice as they seem more optimized for voice as opposed to music, and they are not super expensive."
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"The sound is clear enough for sure, so radio talk and perhaps some kinds of music would be OK to listen to with these, but if you want any kind of warmth or low end, look elsewhere."
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"I will only use these to listen to talk radio while I mow; because they do cancel out outdoor noise very well and again the lenth is perfect for my pocket to my ears."
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Response

Response:
"Certain peoples voices are more muffled then others leading me to believe that there is a range in the frequency response that is just horrible."
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"The bass response on them is terrible - turning bass drum sounds flat and failing entirely to reproduce bass guitar."
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"Sound response out of these is just plain horrible."
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"Sounds muddy, horrible...just horrible..no high frequency response whatsoever"
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"I didn't expect any bass response in buds this cheap but was disappointed to hear no high end at all."
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"Unless of course you don't mind an absolute lack of bass response with a hollow, tinny, and weak sound."
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"GR888888 Quality & good frequency response & with choice of bud covers a real value"
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"That being said for a set of cheap earbuds they have great response and like I said they are loud."
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"In the end, these headphones didnt have the sound quality or response I was listening for, but the microphone does work well."
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"I also have tried many different earbuds, some for a good bit more money, and still find these to have the best range of frequency response, good base, good mids, decent treble."
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"Great bass response and sound deadening."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"Had to return when they arrived the rubber on the ear piece was missing."
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"Maybe noise cancelling isn't for me as they just weren't comfortable even with the smallest rubber ear fitting."
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"Since then, one pair broke and lost a rubber piece."
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"They fell apart in my hand as i tried to change the rubber ear plug.. And they just sounded horrible.."
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"The noise-reducing aspect is not as good as I had hoped, due to the rubber insert not creating a tight enough seal."
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"Just removing the rubber ear piece nearly broke the Ear Bud plastic housing.2) Flimsy wiring."
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"Durabilty still to be determinded not high quality rubber cording but overall a decent pair for work."
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"The rubber part falls off quite easily."
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"They come with different sized rubber buds so it's perfect for all ear sizes."
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"The JBuds advantage is they do fit and feel great with the soft rubber inserts."
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"These are great because they have different size rubber adapters to fit different ear sizes and are very comfortable."
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Shape

Shape:
"not compatible with my ear shape, so uncomfortable and the bottom section sticks out in a weird way from my head...Just mentioning this because i've had many pairs of headphones throughout the years from various companies but they have all actually fit in my ear."
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"The clunky shape was uncomfortable."
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"The JBuds' rubber tips are made of a soft and flexible rubber material, but I find the shape and depth unpleasant."
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"Good headphones, love the shape."
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"They look good, have great shape & style, but they dont last long at all."
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"Beautiful packaging, nice shape, horrific sound quality... forget listening to any kind of music, it's hard to even undersand a phone conversation."
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"and they have silicone covers (you will get 3 spare pairs of 2 or 3 styles & shapes) that are soft and comfortable with a great acoustic seal in my ears."
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"I also don't like those ear buds with the funky shape (ergonomic), so these are great for me."
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Size

Size:
"For me one problem is I have smaller ear canals so usual size silicone tips are uncomfortable, however, the smallest silicone tips that come with these fit perfectly."
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"They're overall good earbuds, and I really appreciate that there are smalls sizes for the soft part, but unfortunately these stopped working for me about 3 months in."
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"The color (electric blue)makes them easy to find and hard to lose .They even come with different sizes included so they fit my small ear, unlike most which pop out of my ear! "
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"Not sure how it can happen, but the sealed package was missing one of the small size ear cushions."
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"Produces exceptional sound for as small as they are and are great for airplane travel, working out, as well as any normal daily use."
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"They work great, the ear buds have good sizes."
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"I have tiny ears and purchased a great pair of small earphones directly from JLab."
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"They're overall good earbuds, and I really appreciate that there are smalls sizes for the soft part, but unfortunately these stopped working for me about 3 months in."
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Sound

Sound:
"Even though it has nice sound quality I don't recommend."
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"They had good sound but broke within 30 days"
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"Terrible sound quality."
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"Mic that is included also doesn't work well, listeners would describe it as a muffled scratchy sound."
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"Some of the worst sounding earbuds i have ever used."
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"Terrible sound quality! "
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"Great sound"
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"Nice sound"
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"For the price, one can't complain, but the sound quality is bad enough (it's not horrible, but it's pretty tinny) that it's hard to hear someone on the other end."
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"The sound is great and I have no prolem using the mic."
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"They had good sound but broke within 30 days"
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Starting

Starting:
"broke 1 week after starting to use them"
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"The sound is very tinny and far away, and within a week one side was starting to fail."
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"But after 6 months they are starting to fail."
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"I have to wiggle position the wire in a certain position to have sound come out of both buds (this method is starting to fail now lol)."
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"They still sound great and are so comfortable I keep them in at work even if I'm not listening to anything just because I like the noise buffer.1 25 10 Update: Just had to go back to find these again because they are just now starting to have problems with the sound cutting in and out due to the wires not connecting right by the jack."
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"The original earbuds that came with my 5th generation iPod were starting to irritate my ears--making them itchy and scaly."
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"The right one is starting to go out as well."
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"Now the right side works sometimes, but is starting to cut in and out as well."
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"If you want more bass and comfort than the iPod earphones, the JBuds are at least the best starting point."
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"However, after about 5 months of pretty intensive usage, the connection of the wire (when the wire comes to the tip of the input connection) was starting to get poor, rendering the earbuds pretty useless."
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Stylish

Stylish:
"Aside from the terrible sound quality these buds are sleek and stylish so I was really hoping they would work out well, but unfortunately this did not happen."
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"It may not be top quality audio like a pair of $50 headphones but they work really great, durable and stylish."
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"Aside from the terrible sound quality these buds are sleek and stylish so I was really hoping they would work out well, but unfortunately this did not happen."
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"When I first bought these headphones I thought they were great; decent sound quality, stylish, comfortable."
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"I purchased these headphones because I found them to be quite stylish and they had many good reviews."
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"They are comfortable, stylish, and sound pretty good."
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Support

Support:
"Calling JLAB's customer support line (toll free), I explained the problem and noted that I did not have any receipts, etc."
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"I previously owned a pair of J3s which I really liked and so I wanted to support JLab again."
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"When I contacted JLab Audio support, they were extremely friendly and immediately shipped me a new pair (which fixed the previous issue as I noted that they reinforced the structure)."
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"Jlab's warranty support was great though and they sent me a free pair to replace the suspect pair within a week."
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"The customer support at Jlab is also amazing."
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"I don't know about the customer support part because it still works, but I can assure you that it's great."
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Usage

Usage:
"Wire in one side broke after 1 month usage."
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"Loved them initially.....unfortunately they broke within the first week of usage."
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"They broke after two weeks of usage."
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"It is a disappointment to see after 5-6 weeks of usage the wire to the right side earbud was broken and now cannot hear on that side."
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"Replacing them with smaller buds might correct slight pain or discomfort with 3+ hour usage."
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"However, these aren't very durable-the wiring next to the connector already broke after ~2 weeks of usage."
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"They have received heavy usage for about a week now with no complaints."
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"So far they have held up very well to usage."
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"They do seem to fit well and are comfortable for extended usage, but you are better off looking for a different product."
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"They have held up well to usage but I'll be buying another brand soon."
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"Good for rough & tough usage."
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Value

Value:
"they do the job, block out noise and play music clearly and they don't cost $30 - great value for the money you're spending"
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"Having to replace them every 3-4 months means even that inexpensive price really is not a good value."
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"Not a great value."
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"Good fit, good sound, good value but unfortunately not built to last."
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"Not for audiophiles, but these are good earphones and good value for your money."
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"Good value for the money, even so."
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"We have bought quite a few pairs of Jlabs earbuds over the years and for the money they are an exceptional value and we repeatedly buy them over any brand of budget earbuds."
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"Great value for the money paid."
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"Highly recommend these for the value."
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"Comfortable to wear, great sound, good value"
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Video

Video:
"I use the yellow ones for video games and they sound mediocre even for that."
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"They work fine for listening to voice (or if you're listening to training videos), but for actual music they are mediocre at best."
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"The button works for pausing movies, music, and podcasts on my iPhone, which is a nice bonus."
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"Like I said, I am not a soundologist; however, I am a person with ears and appreciated clarity when getting lost in a movie or two."
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"Sound quality is good for music and online videos."
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"They work fine for listening to voice (or if you're listening to training videos), but for actual music they are mediocre at best."
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"Might be good to watch a movie on some tablet but not music."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"Contacted support, they will not replace the defective product but provide credit to purchase another of their products (email below).I do not trust a company that I suspect continues selling knowingly defective products so there's no point going through the warranty process (with hassle) to end up with another potentially defective product."
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"Unfortunately it was opened after the warranty expired."
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"As someone who travels a lot, it's irritating to have to keep track of this paper code, especially because on a couple of occasions the JBuds site hasn't recognized the code so I haven't been able to register those pairs for the warranty they are supposed to have."
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"Of course I was a little frustrated but I remembered about the warranty and this time they want me to print out a label and ship them back with my own money."
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"After a month (just out of warranty) the Ear Buds broke and now there is no sound unless the cord is just right."
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"But they broke twice during the warranty period (I got new headphones twice), and then broke the third time two days after the warranty was up."
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"Also, while I appreciate the warranty, it's not constructed in a particularly usable way."
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"Great price they can last up to 3 to 4 months with a 1 year warranty."
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"No problem with company on warranties."
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"This effectively makes the warranty useless."
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"I tried these because there were so many good reviews and they offered a warranty, but you couldn't give me a pair for free."
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Weight

Weight:
"If you happen to roll to your side and put your weight on your ears, you will have a rude and painful awakening."
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"Great audio quality light weight extremely comfortable fit."
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"Lightweight, affordable earbuds with excellent sound."
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"My favorite headphones, light weight, great sound quality and my first set was fairly durable though my second broke in about 2 weeks of use"
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"These light-weight, inexpensive ear buds are of excellent quality."
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"Comfortable to wear and nice and light weight."
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iPod

iPod:
"For some reason the connection between the headphones and my Ipod is fuzzy and doesn't work very well."
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"so I then gave my son my head phones and I took his instead and used it with my Ipod but then it started doing weird random things to my Ipod....so I dont know about these head phones and I cant return:-("
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"I thought id damaged the ipod because there was no sound but i put them in an old player the next day and silence again."
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"The sound is not as clear as my old ear phones which was the Sony MDREX38iP BLK EX Earbud with iPod Remote Control - Black which sadly broke because a wire got pulled."
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"These completely broke after about 3 months and now I am back to my iPod earbuds."
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"The last earbuds I owned were the regular Mac brand that came with my iPod and they at least worked for a good year before dying."
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"It's probably a result of dropping my iPod a lot, which stressed the wire, but great product for price nonetheless."
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"The sound is a bit scratchy, I just changed the EQ on my iPod and the sound ended up perfect."
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"This really interferes with my enjoyment of all the prog rock on my iPod."
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"much more comfortable than the standard iPod earbuds."
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