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Jabra REVO Corded Stereo Headphones - Retail Packaging - Gray
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 144 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 1.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Jabra4.7   above average
Music4.7   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Sound4.7   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Price4.4   average
Design4.3   average
Microphone4.3   above average
Audio4.2   average
Headphone4.2   average
Packaging4.2   average
Noise3.8   below average
Volume3.8   average
Cable3.7   average
Control3.4   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"Make sure you connect this to a good audio source, seems like some laptops audio Jacks dont output good audio quality."
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"Has an audio port on either side while makes for easy switching if you need to.4) Since it is wired, you have no need for charging or replacing batteries."
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"These are wonderful for use in the office, audio is loud and clean, sits comfortably on my ears; and the fact that i got it used like new from amazon warehouse deals (saved about 25%) makes it even more enjoyable."
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"I have been looking for a pair of headphones for a while now that are comfortable and have great audio quality."
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"I plugged in the headphones to my PC headphone audio jack they performed well but you don't get local volume control, only on the listed iDevices."
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"I listen to a variety of music and audio books from my device library as well as the cloud."
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Button

Button:
"Even the website to get to is, you can tell was made by an amateur (clicking on tabs simples scroll down with pre-colored-in tabs and the FAQ buttons fail to reveal any answer text...)."
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"The small buttons on the controls do not always respond when pushed because it is hard to push the buttons accurately at time since they are small."
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"The app has a Dolby Digital Plus button, which seems to amplify the bass to ridiculous levels (probably through boosting harmonic overtones)."
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"The included braided cable has a microphone as well as volume control and a multifunction button."
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"It was easy to figure out how to use the 3-button controls for volume and playback and so much more comfortable than typical included ear-buds."
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"No problems using the iPhone buttons in-line to adjust volume, change tracks, or answer calls."
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"The detachable cord includes volume controls and a multi-function button, as well as microphone."
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"The pause and volume controls are easy to identify by touch alone since the buttons are raised."
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Cable

Cable:
"Performance is great, but after a month of use, the cord malfunctions a bit sometimes, and the left ear doesn't always pump out sound at full volume."
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"But soon I realised that the Dolby app for Android glitches in the middle of the songs and after 2 months of very careful usage the tested 15 kg cable has been broken inside around the control box."
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"The only downside to the product is the built in mic on the cord barely works with anything."
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"This may or may not be a Con as positioning the control lower on the cord would make it more vulnerable to damage.~Carrying case - I wasn't impressed with the carry sack that came with the headphones."
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"The Headphones overall are incredibly sturdy -- the headphone 'headband' plastic component is made of shatterproof materials, while the cord itself is reinforced fabric instead of the usual flimsy thin plastic coating you see on items like these."
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"The Jabra cord that plugs into either side is a nice touch both for flexibility and since it opens the possibility of replacing a damaged cord easily, if replacements are available."
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"Performance is great, but after a month of use, the cord malfunctions a bit sometimes, and the left ear doesn't always pump out sound at full volume."
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".Good sound, like the switchable sharable cord location option, understand the storage bag stronger than it looks (weighs next to nothing) and packs easily."
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"I like the yellow cable, looks funky and the jacks feel good quality."
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"Turns out the accents and cord are actually orange but still look great either way."
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"Look very sturdy and I love the detachable cord."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Good headphones, not great, comfortable, folding, solid cord+mic and not too long, as for the sound- has nice bass but highs are a little screeching."
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"The ear cups are comfortable, but I did experience some discomfort after wearing them for a period of time."
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"Stylish, comfortable and great sound."
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"Other than that I feel them really comfortable, no problem with overheating my ears."
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"I have been looking for a pair of headphones for a while now that are comfortable and have great audio quality."
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"We have Beats, but I picked these up for a great price and I believe they are better and more comfortable than the Beats."
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"-----------------FEATURES------------------ Jabra Sound app provides High Definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound- Unrivaled durability -bend tested and made for use while on the go- Controls on the cord to easily manage music and phone calls- Two jack connectors for sharing music or videos with a friend- Memory foam ear cups and padded headband for long term comfort- High definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound via exclusive Jabra Sound App- Optimized sound excellence with portable devices- In-line controls for easy music and call management- Life proof - tough, shatterproof and constructed for ultimate portability- Extreme tested: cable (to 15 kg), bend ( 10000 times), Fold (3500 times), Drop (from 2 m)- Premium materials: Tangle-free, fabric cables reinforced with Liquid Crystal Polymer, synthetic titanium headband (lightweight and flexible), steel hinges and aluminum frame- Foldable design for quick and easy storage- Premium comfort for extended wear: memory foam ear cups and padded headband- Superior call quality hear and be heard- Dual 3.5 mm jack connectors plug in on your preferred side and share your music- Connects with all devices with a 3.5 mm jack connector phones, computers, tablets and more------------SOUND------------SOUND*Highs - 4 5*Mids - 4 5*Lows - 5 5I really like these headphones a lot of have a lot of good things to say about them for the price (usually less than $110)."
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Control

Control:
"But soon I realised that the Dolby app for Android glitches in the middle of the songs and after 2 months of very careful usage the tested 15 kg cable has been broken inside around the control box."
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"None of the controls would work with my blackberry, which is one complaint I have because my Sol Republic Master Tracks ios controls work with my blackberry."
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"The small buttons on the controls do not always respond when pushed because it is hard to push the buttons accurately at time since they are small."
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"This may or may not be a Con as positioning the control lower on the cord would make it more vulnerable to damage.~Carrying case - I wasn't impressed with the carry sack that came with the headphones."
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"3.5 starsSince my original iPhone ear buds gave up the ghost I haven't had a set that had controls on the cable, a feature I really missed."
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"The only drawback here, again, is that the Jabra controls only work on an Apple device."
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"-----------------FEATURES------------------ Jabra Sound app provides High Definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound- Unrivaled durability -bend tested and made for use while on the go- Controls on the cord to easily manage music and phone calls- Two jack connectors for sharing music or videos with a friend- Memory foam ear cups and padded headband for long term comfort- High definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound via exclusive Jabra Sound App- Optimized sound excellence with portable devices- In-line controls for easy music and call management- Life proof - tough, shatterproof and constructed for ultimate portability- Extreme tested: cable (to 15 kg), bend ( 10000 times), Fold (3500 times), Drop (from 2 m)- Premium materials: Tangle-free, fabric cables reinforced with Liquid Crystal Polymer, synthetic titanium headband (lightweight and flexible), steel hinges and aluminum frame- Foldable design for quick and easy storage- Premium comfort for extended wear: memory foam ear cups and padded headband- Superior call quality hear and be heard- Dual 3.5 mm jack connectors plug in on your preferred side and share your music- Connects with all devices with a 3.5 mm jack connector phones, computers, tablets and more------------SOUND------------SOUND*Highs - 4 5*Mids - 4 5*Lows - 5 5I really like these headphones a lot of have a lot of good things to say about them for the price (usually less than $110)."
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"The included braided cable has a microphone as well as volume control and a multifunction button."
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"PHONE COMPATIBILITYThis isn't apples-to-apples since the Philips headphones are wireless, but the Jabra headphones are great with the microphone on the cord along with volume controls and the answer hang up button."
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"It was easy to figure out how to use the 3-button controls for volume and playback and so much more comfortable than typical included ear-buds."
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Design

Design:
"The design is awesome but they don't have that really good quality other people say about in their reviews."
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"I see the hinges as serious weak points in both designs."
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"Beside the quality of the app and the cord, I like the sound of these headphones and the foldable design is quite good."
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"But nice design, and microphone make this headphones good enough for mobile devices"
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"People never have a problem hearing me or hear any feedback.3) Great look and design."
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"-----------------FEATURES------------------ Jabra Sound app provides High Definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound- Unrivaled durability -bend tested and made for use while on the go- Controls on the cord to easily manage music and phone calls- Two jack connectors for sharing music or videos with a friend- Memory foam ear cups and padded headband for long term comfort- High definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound via exclusive Jabra Sound App- Optimized sound excellence with portable devices- In-line controls for easy music and call management- Life proof - tough, shatterproof and constructed for ultimate portability- Extreme tested: cable (to 15 kg), bend ( 10000 times), Fold (3500 times), Drop (from 2 m)- Premium materials: Tangle-free, fabric cables reinforced with Liquid Crystal Polymer, synthetic titanium headband (lightweight and flexible), steel hinges and aluminum frame- Foldable design for quick and easy storage- Premium comfort for extended wear: memory foam ear cups and padded headband- Superior call quality hear and be heard- Dual 3.5 mm jack connectors plug in on your preferred side and share your music- Connects with all devices with a 3.5 mm jack connector phones, computers, tablets and more------------SOUND------------SOUND*Highs - 4 5*Mids - 4 5*Lows - 5 5I really like these headphones a lot of have a lot of good things to say about them for the price (usually less than $110)."
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"Very appealing design and color options available to consumers is a big plus."
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Fit

Fit:
"The quality of the materials used in the earphones is good, but the overall fit hurt my ears and I was so not impressed with the sound quality."
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"It fits on the ear and is very comfortable compared to other on the ear headphones."
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"The headphones are able to fold up and fit in the included carrying pouch for on- the- go storage."
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"The headphones shrink down a bit and fold to fit in your bag for easy transport."
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"They fit well on my large head and I can leave then on for hours."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Good headphones, not great, comfortable, folding, solid cord+mic and not too long, as for the sound- has nice bass but highs are a little screeching."
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"The ears are not in the best position agains the headphones which create a little pain due to the continous pressure on it"
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"Will it make you hate these headphones?"
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"So... Bottom line I would never pay $200 for this.$50 was a good bargain and the headphones weren't as noise-isolating as I thought it was."
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"I guess most on-ear headphones have this problem, but this is another deal breaker for me."
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"com article2 0,2817,2418342,00.aspThe head band does still pull hairs and so is relatively uncomfortable for headphones in the retail price range."
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"I don't know about all the nuances and technical jargon so if you are a serious audiophile your opinion may differ, but on my end I love these headphones."
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"This is my sixth pair of on-ear or over-the-ear headphones and by far my favorite even over some of the more expensive recommendations by the likes of Wirecutters or Gizmodo.FORM< B>: I have the white version and consistently get compliments when I travel."
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"Overall good headphones but my opinion is you can get better sound for the same price"
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"Beside the quality of the app and the cord, I like the sound of these headphones and the foldable design is quite good."
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"PROS:1) These headphones are nice."
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Jabra

Jabra:
"The only drawback here, again, is that the Jabra controls only work on an Apple device."
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"I was pleased much more than I expected to be seeing that other products from Jabra in the past that I have used have not been that great."
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"As Tony the Tiger say their great thanks Jabra & Amazon"
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"But I'll tell you that these Jabra Revo's are fantastic and are a very close second to my Klipsch."
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"Though clearly the Jabra revo's have advantages in build quality convenience (mic, detachable clothe cables, dual jacks, etc) that those don't necessarily have.=== UPDATE 12 23 2014 ===2 and 1 2 stars for good quality construction, but poor sound quality and useless sound app."
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"In other words, the difference in bass between the Jabra and the V-Moda's is going to be even greater than the difference between the Sol's and Jabra's."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The only downside to the product is the built in mic on the cord barely works with anything."
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"The mic itself is something that I haven't been able to hear from the outside, but so far - no complaints from the other end, only a compliment that the sound was less static-y than my OEM Apple earphones."
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"But nice design, and microphone make this headphones good enough for mobile devices"
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"Though clearly the Jabra revo's have advantages in build quality convenience (mic, detachable clothe cables, dual jacks, etc) that those don't necessarily have.=== UPDATE 12 23 2014 ===2 and 1 2 stars for good quality construction, but poor sound quality and useless sound app."
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"The included braided cable has a microphone as well as volume control and a multifunction button."
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"PHONE COMPATIBILITYThis isn't apples-to-apples since the Philips headphones are wireless, but the Jabra headphones are great with the microphone on the cord along with volume controls and the answer hang up button."
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"* The microphone works very well."
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Music

Music:
"Other reviews on the app found that it's a battery hog and that it is a hassle to import music - I'll update on this if I get a chance to import songs."
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"My music has never sounded this good."
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"the second pair I bought for my grown up children , both praise the balanced and clear sound for different types of music."
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"I listen to classical music, rock and some hip-hop...Good build quality."
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"I would say best sound quality for any music."
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"These are the greatest music headphones I've ever used, and I bought them when they were $200."
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"The sound is awesome, I absolute love to listen to music with them."
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Noise

Noise:
"The headphones are not noise eliminating and are not marketed as such, but do a good job of getting rid of most outside noise."
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"I have earphones of equivalent size that cover my ears without putting pressure on them- this pair is large enough to block out a significant amount of ambient noise but puts pressure on the ears that is uncomfortable after 20 minutes."
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"The fabric keeps the cables from tangling and also eliminates the annoying noise you can hear in other headphones when the cables rub against something."
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"Because of ambient street noise, I hate hands-free talking through headsets and detached the headphones to talk with my phone next to my ear."
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"They also block out a good amount of background noise, which is great since I walk alot, take the bus, and go to the gym."
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"The passive noise cancelation is also quite good."
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"For corded headphones, these do an amazing job of blocking outside noises."
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"I also own Bose noise canceling headphones which I love to use in noisy settings like on an airplane."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"After pulling the item out of its packaging I was not expecting such a superior looking product, but had I taken a moment to look at the brand I would've expected exactly what was received."
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"Jabra has clearly learned a lot from Apple about how to attractively package electronics, but they haven't learned how to do it efficiently."
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"I received the package in perfect condition."
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"Experience consistent with other reviews: well designed, nice packaging, looks good, good sound quality."
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"The Jabra REVO headphones are immediately impressive upon receipt, as they beautifully and carefully packaged, and every single component appears to have been thought out, designed and packed with care."
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"While the headphones are packaged in a beautiful plastic recloseable (and reusable) case that's honestly pretty snazzy, there's also a soft cloth bag for storing the Headphones (folded up) that's a bonus for frequent travelers or commuters."
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"I saw another reviewer said the packaging was somehow environmentally friendly."
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Price

Price:
"com article2 0,2817,2418342,00.aspThe head band does still pull hairs and so is relatively uncomfortable for headphones in the retail price range."
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"Overall, I would not recommend them for the original price at $200."
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"It could be improved in a few areas, but for the price point these are hard to beat."
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"Great for the price."
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"I really didn't care that they were wired and I'm happy on the amount of money I saved buying these instead of wireless headphones."
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"Very good quality sound for the price!"
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"But comfort and look wise and price wise, I would choose Jabra over beats anyday."
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"amazing price for such a quality made pair of headphones."
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Quality

Quality:
"The design is awesome but they don't have that really good quality other people say about in their reviews."
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"Make sure you connect this to a good audio source, seems like some laptops audio Jacks dont output good audio quality."
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"My only complaint is the sound, which also happens to be the most important quality if you ask me."
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"The only downside I found to these headphones other than the slightly tinny quality to the spoken word items I have on my iTunes is that there is some sound leakage."
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"Good build quality and excellent sound, as expected."
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"The build quality is great I wouldn't be scared to toss these in my backpack."
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"Excellent quality construction and wonderful sound quality."
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"Good sound quality and balance."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is quite good, but they are not as comfortable as expected (especially if you wear glasses)."
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"Very uncomfortable and poor sound."
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"too small, and sound not so good as expected."
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"When I first used them was connected to my Laptop, they sounded horrible, but then when I tried them with my phone amazing full sound."
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"I was not expecting the headphones to sound as good as they did in comparison to some of the other headphones I have in my collection but these were much better than expected - not only good looks but good sound and comfortI listen to music using Cowon players - J3,S9,Iaudio9, Iaudio10, D20, X7I normally listen to music using the jet effect option BBE Headphone 3 or a minor custom variation of thisThe genre of music is typically blues or blues rockThe other headphones in my collection I compared directly to the revo as a comparison for mobile on the move use are the Sony MDR 1R, MDR 10R , MDR 10Rc , DR 701ip, Sennheiser HD25 II, Momentum, Harman Hardon Cl, Yamaha HPH 200, Philips M1, L1, Citiscape uptownThe result - my personal preference taking into account sound, comfort, price and enjoyment after many hours of listening to music walking or commuting was that this was in my view the revo was only slightly behind the momentum and yamaha and on par with the Harman Kardon for the type of music I listen to in terms of enjoyment, comfort and frequency of useThe pros are the style, build quality , comfortThe cons - The protective dust bag is about as useful as a paper bag for any form of protectionThe only thing I did find is that the bass, while well controlled, was sometimes was a bit strong and not as balanced as it could be."
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"My only complaint is the sound, which also happens to be the most important quality if you ask me."
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"I am no audiophile and know only enough terminology to be dangerous, but what I can say is that these are the best sounding on-ear phones I've ever owned."
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"I love the sound these things puts out!"
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"Good build quality and excellent sound, as expected."
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"Sounds pretty darn good."
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"Overall good headphones but my opinion is you can get better sound for the same price"
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Volume

Volume:
"I tend to give this 5 star, however, the sounds seems leak when using it on higher volume (my wife complaints a lot because she can hear the leak)."
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"This is a minor problem because you can always use the volume controls on the device, though if your chosen device doesn't amp up the volume enough, it could be a problem."
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"The included braided cable has a microphone as well as volume control and a multifunction button."
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"PHONE COMPATIBILITYThis isn't apples-to-apples since the Philips headphones are wireless, but the Jabra headphones are great with the microphone on the cord along with volume controls and the answer hang up button."
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"I plugged in the headphones to my PC headphone audio jack they performed well but you don't get local volume control, only on the listed iDevices."
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"It was easy to figure out how to use the 3-button controls for volume and playback and so much more comfortable than typical included ear-buds."
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"The detachable cord includes volume controls and a multi-function button, as well as microphone."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"I typically pick tunes to play based on Artist, but when I tried to play a tune via Artists (Rolling Stones), it was missing a lot of tunes that would come up with the default iPhone music player when selecting via Artists."
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"So when you're listening to classical or talk shows or even using it to call people (all on my iphone), the sound is unbalanced (other reviewers have mentioned this as well)."
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"The bass does give the music a darker profile than I was used to with my iPhone earbuds, but these are still great headphones."
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"The Jabra Dolby app was easy to install (as iPhone apps generally are)."
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"The instructions that come with these headphones are quite clear about certain features working only with the iPhone iPad but this is not important to me as my other headphones did not have these controls so just having them at all is a plus for me.~Sound quality is superb for my uses."
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"I have used it with my iPhone, outside, even in the wind, and it works very well."
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