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Symphonized MTRX Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Orange Stripe) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Symphonized MTRX Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Orange Stripe)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 370 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 4.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.8   average
Size4.8   above average
Fit4.7   above average
Music4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   above average
Sound4.5   average
Noise4.4   above average
Rubber4.2   above average
Cable4.1   above average
Design3.9   average
Microphone3.9   average
Listening3.8   below average
Volume3.8   average
Loud3.6   below average
Plastic3.6   above average
Cord3.5   average
Connector2.5   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"The cord will not be easily bent or broken which is a huge bonus."
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"The cord is a braided and doesn't tangled easily, they have a mic on them to I like that so if you are listening to music andget a call you don't have to take the headphones out to get the call."
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"The nylon cable is great - it doesn't easily get all tangled up like other headphones."
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"That said, I regret the purchase only because of the loud noise the produced when the cable rubs against your shirt."
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"storage bag is also a major plus, to keep the cord from getting tangle or damaged when I put it away in a drawer or backpack."
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"Wrapping the cord around your device, damages the wires."
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"I like that the cord is wrapped and I think that would make it stand up to a good amount of travel but the sound is another story."
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"Buds look nice and are firm, 3 sizesNylon cable is great, very little tangling and or easy to untangleCons:The metal plate near the edge of my right earbud is slightly shifted; however, the audio quality is still great for both ears, its just hard to look at."
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"headset also have a decent length cord."
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"The cord is really nice and covered in cloth, and the earbuds themselves are incredibly sleek and rich-looking."
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"And I thought I really liked the nylon cord too (the plastic rubber ones annoy me plenty), but it ultimately presents a HUGE issue with me... the sound pollution introduced when the cord rubs against anything."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I can still use these to talk on the phone despite the noise, but I won't use them for an extended time because I don't find them to be comfortable and the sound quality is mediocre."
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"Using them inside they had a good sound and were comfortable, only issue is I would be using speakers inside and not ear buds."
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"These tangle very easily, but they are comfortable and the sound quality is pretty good."
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"That being said, these earbuds are very comfortable and the best part is the fabric coated wire."
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"They are comfortable and can stay in for extended periods of time with no issue."
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"They also fit very nicely and securely in my ears, I was a tad bit skeptical that they would be able to stay in but they stayed in and were super comfortable!"
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Connector

Connector:
"The 3.5mm jack broke within a week (the metal snapped when inserting it into my macbook*)."
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"They feel well made, just a little flimsy around the actual jack."
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"However after using them lightly for about a month the connector started failing and I started losing the sound on the left ear."
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"The jack itself is a weird pistol shape making it stick out way too far."
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"Great sound but quality disappointing; Ihave never seen a jack break before."
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"Purchased these for use on vacation, the jack got bent somehow in transit and broke off in my iPad."
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"*my rating is not influenced by the broken jack."
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"Built for the low power jack all ipods smartphones have and does an excelent job."
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"Now don't get me wrong, I love these, but within 2-3 weeks of buying these the jack actually came out of the wire."
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"Again, I tested the accuracy of the jack on three separate devices and they all yielded the same great results: The plug remains seated firmly without any loss of sound."
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"The jack is a standard 3.5 mm type and fit his iPhone perfectly."
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Cord

Cord:
"The cords are made of nylon which doesn't tangle easily."
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")Warm sound quality with cords that do not tangle easily."
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"I hate having to untangle the plastic ones and in my experience with nylon type cords, they don't tangle very easily."
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"I d not recommend them for jogging as the cords transmit a lot of the noise from that jostling of the cord against your clothing into the ear."
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"I also love the color of the cords; make them very easy to find!"
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"The sound is clear and strong, and the cords are long and (somewhat) tangle-free."
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"The cords are a nylon which I LOVE because they tend to last a lot longer than your average plastic cords."
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"The cord is also nylon which I like because they are more durable than the plastic cords."
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"And they cords are just fantastic."
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Design

Design:
"Basically: decent sound, horrible design."
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"The Symphonized MTRX natural wood in-ear headphones are designed using real wood in an attempt to make music audio sound live."
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"The plug on the headphones is designed to keep the headphone plug from getting damage due to constant bending."
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"The wooden design isn't necessary, and it makes it hard to figure out easily which earbud belongs to which ear."
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"The sound from these earbuds is incredible, but unfortunately, the design defects detract from them so severely that I can't recommend them."
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"Good sound quality and good looking design, Best in-ear headphones I had so far! "
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"Basically: decent sound, horrible design."
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"While the sound quality is decent every other aspect of design completely throws that out the window."
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"Great design."
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"They look nice with the wood design."
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Fit

Fit:
"They sound good, it's just that they don't fit well."
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"Yes, the headphone plug is a little big for my taste and it has a weird curve, but it still fits easily even with a case on."
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"These have good sound, but do not fit well in my ear."
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"However, for motorcycle riding with a tight fitting helmet, this wasn't durable at all."
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"fit me well."
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"Fits comfortably and really does knock out outside noise; I usually wear earbuds mowing the lawn, and often had to crank other buds up to overcome the lawnmower sound."
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"Great sound and a good fit in ears."
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"These sound great, fit great, and look great!"
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"For $25, the sound is fine and they fit well in my ear."
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Listening

Listening:
"They broke after 2 weeks, I'll be listening to music and randomly siri will ask me what's up?"
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"I have owned headphones that were just junk and ruined my music listening experiences, but this brand and particularly this pair of headphones has yet to disappoint!"
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"The cord is a braided and doesn't tangled easily, they have a mic on them to I like that so if you are listening to music andget a call you don't have to take the headphones out to get the call."
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"Keep in mind they are chunky so not good for laying down and listening."
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"Outstanding sound especially when listening to Floyd."
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"This headset also comes with a microphone which can take you seamlessly from listening to music on your iphone to answering the phone."
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"The wood helps to bring out the sound when listening to music and gives it a great sound and with awesome, deep bass."
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"I really like them for listening to music and they fit well in the ear."
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"They block out all sound around you easily and direct whatever music you are listening to into your ear."
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Loud

Loud:
"There is a lot to like about these headphones, but they have one enormous problem: they make a very loud swishing sound whenever the beautiful nylon chords move, which under normal use is almost all the time."
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"When you put it in your ear it makes a loud chirpy sound that I believe can damage your ears."
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"That said, I regret the purchase only because of the loud noise the produced when the cable rubs against your shirt."
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"My immediate response to the first sound I heard was to take them out because I thought they were going to be too loud, but that wasn't the case at all, it was just this perfect bass response that you are not used to hearing with other ear buds."
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"There is a lot to like about these headphones, but they have one enormous problem: they make a very loud swishing sound whenever the beautiful nylon chords move, which under normal use is almost all the time."
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"The sound quality is excellent with these just make sure you don't have it loud enough to hurt your eardrums."
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"i love love loud music."
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"The earphones have clear, loud and superb sound quality."
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"There is a crazy old lady in the gym who loves to disturb everyone by talking out loud and laughing at the TV show."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"But the microphone broke on one set and the audio quality became terrible on the other set."
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"These earphones might be great for someone looking for a cheap set of ear phones w a microphone that's less crappy than most at this price point."
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"People have complained about the placement of the mic, but I dont find it to be an issue I mostly care about audio quality."
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"Update: at the 7 month mark, the microphone began to fail."
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"The cord is a braided and doesn't tangled easily, they have a mic on them to I like that so if you are listening to music andget a call you don't have to take the headphones out to get the call."
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"The microphone on the Samsungs is not good and picks up lots of background noise."
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"sound quality is quite good; mic works well on phone calls"
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"This headset also comes with a microphone which can take you seamlessly from listening to music on your iphone to answering the phone."
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"The mic is a good one as well, I've been told that I'm heard clearly."
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"I do like that there's a mic, as it makes it easier when on the phone and doing something else at the same time."
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"We tested the Mic by doing some google searching on our cells and it worked wonderfully."
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Music

Music:
"They broke after 2 weeks, I'll be listening to music and randomly siri will ask me what's up?"
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"I have high expectations, as headphones can either accentuate music or damage the quality that artists work so hard to achieve."
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"I have owned headphones that were just junk and ruined my music listening experiences, but this brand and particularly this pair of headphones has yet to disappoint!"
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"The cord is a braided and doesn't tangled easily, they have a mic on them to I like that so if you are listening to music andget a call you don't have to take the headphones out to get the call."
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"The Symphonized MTRX natural wood in-ear headphones are designed using real wood in an attempt to make music audio sound live."
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"The lack of balance of sound is too noticeable to really enjoy the music."
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"A lot of my work revolves around music and they're well worth the price."
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"Sound quality is pretty decent overall, with real good bass reproduction, but ultimately my music sounds unbalanced and my ears tire quickly using these."
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"The music sounds nice and clear and they really cancel out noise."
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"I love to listen to music while I mow and in my opinion that is the ultimate test."
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Noise

Noise:
"It doesn't matter how good the actual earbuds sound when every time I turn my head slightly I hear a loud zipper-like noise... it's very grating to my ears and totally unacceptable."
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"That said, I regret the purchase only because of the loud noise the produced when the cable rubs against your shirt."
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"However, as long as the Nylon Cable touches my face, or clothes, or wherever, ..., I could hear loud noises produced from frictions coming into the earphones, which is very annoying."
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"The microphone on the Samsungs is not good and picks up lots of background noise."
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"Because it picks up your voice through the ear canal, it is unable to pick up outside noise so as a side effect it serves as a noise canceling mic and an excellent one at it!"
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"I d not recommend them for jogging as the cords transmit a lot of the noise from that jostling of the cord against your clothing into the ear."
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"Nice sound quality and good noise isolation."
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"It isolates noise well and I will be ordering another one."
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"also, these are noise cancelling head phones, just an FYI to my fellow big city dwellers, if you walk the city a lot, you probably dont want noise cancelling head phones, as you need to be able to hear a little bit of your environment to be safe."
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"Fits comfortably and really does knock out outside noise; I usually wear earbuds mowing the lawn, and often had to crank other buds up to overcome the lawnmower sound."
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"Excellent base and excellent noise reduction of ambient sound."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"They arrive very nicely packaged with extra ear buds for the right fit."
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"I was happy extra ear pieces were included in the package, and liked the fact that the cord was thicker than usual and braided which meant it would be easier to untangle and less likely to bend the wires causing shorts."
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"He took them out of the package and was happy that they came with different sized ear pieces because the ones on the headphones are too small to fit in his ears."
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"The earphones come in a decent packaging."
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"The package includes the earphones, 6 pair of earbuds, a cute sack to put the earphones after use."
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Performance

Performance:
"Sometimes it comes as surprising to find out what your headphones may have missed, but thankfully the Symphonized types have always performed as good or better than expected."
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"The high's were not there and the midrange at times seemed lacking in areas you'd expect most earbuds to perform well."
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"-Natural Wood Housing (better bass response and acoustic performance)-Very soft silicon ear buds (so comfortable!"
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"They perform just as well as they look in my opinion."
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"I paid almost 200 dollars for my Bose OE headphones (10 years ago) and these Symphonized MTRX headphones make me wish I hadn't paid so much for them when these perform as good if not better in my opinion."
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"They perform as good if not better then my than my Bose OE headphones which I consider to be very good."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"These also have a very nice nylon cord instead of plastic or rubber and they do not tangle or get damaged easily."
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"They are nylon instead of plastic so there is less chance of damage to them and they will last much longer without getting as knotted up as other cords."
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"All the headphones I used before were a plastic rubber and got damaged easily."
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"I hate having to untangle the plastic ones and in my experience with nylon type cords, they don't tangle very easily."
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"And I thought I really liked the nylon cord too (the plastic rubber ones annoy me plenty), but it ultimately presents a HUGE issue with me... the sound pollution introduced when the cord rubs against anything."
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"The cord is also nylon which I like because they are more durable than the plastic cords."
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"These wood headphones are amazing sounding, my cheap $15 dollar plastic throw around pair aren't in the same league as these $25 dollar headphones."
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"These also have a very nice nylon cord instead of plastic or rubber and they do not tangle or get damaged easily."
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"They are sleek and elegant in design, a huge difference performance wise between these wood headphones and the regular plastic ones and I Highly recommend them."
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Plug

Plug:
"I don't use it during athletic activities, but it doesn't fall off that easy, especially when the right size plugs are installed."
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"The plug on the headphones is designed to keep the headphone plug from getting damage due to constant bending."
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"Yes, the headphone plug is a little big for my taste and it has a weird curve, but it still fits easily even with a case on."
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"The 45 degree angle on the plug is useful (on my old headphones, this is the part that failed) and appears to be of high quality."
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"They come with their own little carrying bag and several sizes of rubber plugs for the most comfortable fit possible."
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"Comes with 3 sizes of plugs, a nice little fabric storage bag, and flashy red fabric wire."
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"The nylon cord is much easier to untangle and the end that plugs into your device in angled nicely instead of sticking straight out."
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"Again, I tested the accuracy of the jack on three separate devices and they all yielded the same great results: The plug remains seated firmly without any loss of sound."
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"The ear plugs are comfortable and well built."
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Price

Price:
"These earphones might be great for someone looking for a cheap set of ear phones w a microphone that's less crappy than most at this price point."
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"I ordered these as a replacement for my Sennheiser CX301's which were a similar price point.. My initial impression was not good, as they seemed to lack depth in mid-range and bass which is important to me."
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"Overall they are a huge disappointment, even with a low price point and the surprisingly high ratings on Amazon... unless they are defective, but I have no evidence to support that."
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"Price is reasonable but one side of earphone is malfunctioning after use of more than a month."
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"These were on track to getting a full 5 stars however I've run into the same problem with these headphones as various others ones in this price range and that is that they do not seem to be built to hold up very well."
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"We go thru ear buds because one their made cheap and just aren't that great compared to these Genuine wood ear buds, They have a smooth wooden finish, with the feel of lightweight buds."
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"These earphones might be great for someone looking for a cheap set of ear phones w a microphone that's less crappy than most at this price point."
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"They look great sound awesome and were delivered quickly outstanding quality for the price"
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"The other Symphonized products don't compare to this and all are more or less the same price at $25.Pros:Audio range is excellent for this model."
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"In dry situations these are good ear buds for the amount of money I spent on them."
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"great quality for a very reasonable price will purchase more"
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Quality

Quality:
"But the microphone broke on one set and the audio quality became terrible on the other set."
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"Buds look nice and are firm, 3 sizesNylon cable is great, very little tangling and or easy to untangleCons:The metal plate near the edge of my right earbud is slightly shifted; however, the audio quality is still great for both ears, its just hard to look at."
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"I can still use these to talk on the phone despite the noise, but I won't use them for an extended time because I don't find them to be comfortable and the sound quality is mediocre."
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"These have pretty nice sound an all but beware of the potentially faulty build quality."
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"These headphones sound great and I loved them right up until the left ear bud just stopped working... really disappointed in the quality they didn't even last 6 months."
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"Not the best sound quality though."
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"They look great sound awesome and were delivered quickly outstanding quality for the price"
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"really good sound quality"
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"Nice sound quality and good noise isolation."
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"Up until then the sound quality was decent, though I found my Sennheisers to have a richer and louder sound."
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"Great quality."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"These also have a very nice nylon cord instead of plastic or rubber and they do not tangle or get damaged easily."
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"All the headphones I used before were a plastic rubber and got damaged easily."
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"It is flexible and comfortable, not like the typical rubber wires associated with ear buds."
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"the in-ear headset have really good sound for 25.00.it is nice that they also come with extra sizes rubber covers and a storage bag."
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"And I thought I really liked the nylon cord too (the plastic rubber ones annoy me plenty), but it ultimately presents a HUGE issue with me... the sound pollution introduced when the cord rubs against anything."
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"They also come with different rubber pieces for the earbuds so that you can be sure you get the perfect fit."
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"They come with their own little carrying bag and several sizes of rubber plugs for the most comfortable fit possible."
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Size

Size:
"I don't use it during athletic activities, but it doesn't fall off that easy, especially when the right size plugs are installed."
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"I found they don't stay in my ear well and fall out very easily regardless of the bud size I use."
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"the in-ear headset have really good sound for 25.00.it is nice that they also come with extra sizes rubber covers and a storage bag."
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"They come with their own little carrying bag and several sizes of rubber plugs for the most comfortable fit possible."
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"The earbuds come with three different sizes of rubber tips to insure optimal comfort."
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"The size small fits me quite comfortably."
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Sound

Sound:
"Mediocre sound, uncomfortable."
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"I can still use these to talk on the phone despite the noise, but I won't use them for an extended time because I don't find them to be comfortable and the sound quality is mediocre."
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"There is a lot to like about these headphones, but they have one enormous problem: they make a very loud swishing sound whenever the beautiful nylon chords move, which under normal use is almost all the time."
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"Basically: decent sound, horrible design."
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"When you put it in your ear it makes a loud chirpy sound that I believe can damage your ears."
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"I noticed early on what I thought were glitches with the sounds cutting in and out but settled on it being an issue with the device I was using at the time."
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"I like that the cord is wrapped and I think that would make it stand up to a good amount of travel but the sound is another story."
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"If you need good sound, this isn't the one."
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"They look great sound awesome and were delivered quickly outstanding quality for the price"
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"really good sound quality"
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"Nice sound quality and good noise isolation."
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Volume

Volume:
"Another negative is the lack of volume control."
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"Only negative is there is no volume control."
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"My only complaint was I couldnt raise or lower the volume using the switch on the earphones."
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"I should add that I am hearing impaired so good quality is very important and that is hard to do at high volumes, this product way over shoots this reviewers expectations."
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"The sound is so clear and powerful that I don't even have to crank the volume over half way."
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"Again, bass is deep, solid, and very comfortable even with the volume turned high."
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"They work so good that you actually had to keep the volume low!"
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"The sound itself is extremely crisp and clear and even with the volume turned up there was no distortion."
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"Then I would recommend starting at a low volume."
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