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Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 Headphones - White (ULTRAFIT 3000WHT) by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 Headphones - White (ULTRAFIT 3000WHT)
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 188 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 8.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Fit4.5   average
Price4.4   average
Quality3.8   below average
Sound3.8   below average
Cable3.3   average
Design3.1   below average
Volume2.5   mediocre
Control2.4   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"There is no comparison between the superior quality of the Dr Dre headphones and the tinnyPolk Audio UltraFit 3000 Headphones - Black (ULTRAFIT 3000BLK)y sound produced by the Polk headphones."
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"I have used at least 4 different brands of in ear headphones and the Polk Audio 3000 are the best that I have listen to."
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"It's a great brand for audio quality for the price you pay."
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"Pros:Good audio quality for the priceGood fit over the ears with the different ear fittings and the over-ear clips are bendable to give the best fit possible."
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"These Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 in-ear headphones work very well."
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"Running made much more tolerable with these Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 Headphones---Love that I can bend the ear pieces to fit snugly around my ears! "
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Button

Button:
"Typically, the volume buttons fail first."
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"Cons:Cord- was too long short depending on which you used; heavy cord pulled the headphones around and sometimes annoying for running; buttons for noise pause were awkwardly placed so that almost every powerclean or muscle up blasted the volume or paused the music."
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"Changing tracks while you run with a tiny control button doesn't work well and can be frustrating."
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"Only complaint is that on the Android model, the on-cord button for pausing playback doesn't seem to work for all applications."
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"well, I was disappointed by the quality of sound and the volume button did not work."
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"But when running sometimes the mute button get set off and it becomes a hassle to stop and reset it."
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"The control button is larger and flatter than others I've had which is good when your running."
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"My cheap Philips headphones ($30) have a far superior and solid in-line remote that gives nice click-feel feedback when the buttons are pressed."
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"well, I was disappointed by the quality of sound and the volume button did not work."
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"I love the tangle free cord, the buttons to go back, advance, mute and adjust the volume."
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Cable

Cable:
"No bass, both ear pieces broke, the cord constantly comes unplugged in the gym, phone capability quit working, and in the gym it keeps turning off when you use a machine with a chest pad."
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"One drawback, like many earbuds after some time the cord fails."
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"This is beyond annoying.4) The mic is located 2ft down the cable from your ear."
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"Cons:Cord- was too long short depending on which you used; heavy cord pulled the headphones around and sometimes annoying for running; buttons for noise pause were awkwardly placed so that almost every powerclean or muscle up blasted the volume or paused the music."
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"But the Ety's aren't good workout headphones, they completely block outside sound, and if you yank on the cable, you'll pull them out, or could damage the cable."
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"The headphone jack constantly and easily pulls out of the 42 cable connector."
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"The long cable is really long - which is great becuase I like to connect to my phone and then put my phone in my side cargo pocket while I ride.6)The flat cable is nice because it does not twist up like the other round cables on my Philips buds do."
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"I use them while running and the feature of coming with two different detachable cord lengths is nice depending on how you're using them."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They do not sound as good as some of the Sony's that I have used in the past, but for running they are comfortable and stay on my ear."
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"I have smaller ears yet they fit well and are very comfortable even when wearing them for an extended time."
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"great sound and relatively comfortable fit in the ear."
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"Fit well and comfortable"
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"They are loud, comfortable, and reliable."
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"Sound is great, very comfortable."
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Control

Control:
"I bought them because there are no other good earloop headphones with mic and controls for Android."
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"The iPhone control broke within weeks but customer service was very responsive so they obviously know their product is filled with flaws."
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"Changing tracks while you run with a tiny control button doesn't work well and can be frustrating."
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"The iPod controls kept failing on me."
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"The remote control is extremely flimsy for a product of this class."
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"The iPod controls work perfectly, too, but they are also susceptible to malfunction if you get to sweaty."
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"The control button is larger and flatter than others I've had which is good when your running."
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"Controls were good for no more than a week before they failed."
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"Yes it's tangle free, removable and has the best controls of the bunch, but it's HEAVY and WAY, WAY too long!"
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"I really like the volume control as well"
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"The cord also breaks into multiple pieces, making it as long as you please and has it's own separate volume control."
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Design

Design:
"It's a horrible design."
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"This is a design flaw that I attempt to remedy but couldn't without making a mess of electrical tape, etc."
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"Now, I was completely upset and couldn't believe a quality company like Polk could put out such JUNK, especially since I loved the design for a person who exercises with headphones."
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"a) the quality of the sound reproduction is - meh - middle of the road at best (not as good as a simple Apple headphone) and b) the earpiece design and material do not keep the earbud steady in my ear."
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"The bass on the powerbeats was a little weak because they weren't designed to go into your ear canal."
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"They are flexible material which I suppose are designed to ease the wrap-around connection to the ears."
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"the fit is good and love the over the ear design it really does give a good fit... the fact there is a shortened cable option is great....but that's about all the good stuff there is as the sound is really disappointing and tinny......Polk need to really work on it and check with Monster on how they are able to achieve such superior sound quality..."
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"I have not tried the dr dre Power Beats, but out of most other popular, higher-end earbuds designed for active use the Ultrafit 3000s are one of the best."
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"These are too expensive for such poor design and durability."
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"Nice design."
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Fit

Fit:
"These were average headphones, that fit well and had mediocre sound."
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"I was initially disappointed because the headphones sounded almost without the bass, especially compared to my old pair of Bose MIE2 headphones that did not fit well but sounded great."
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"Others might not experience the fit problems I did, but if you use these for exercise, and you sweat, don't expect the controller to last very long."
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"Unfortunately, my first complaint about these is despite a good fit, none of them would stay in my ear."
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"Heck, I even had problems with fit during just simple bodybuilding routines where I'm just standing!"
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"Unfortunately for me, none of them fit me to a tee, but I didn't really fret that much about it."
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"After I got the fit right, they were great."
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"I have smaller ears yet they fit well and are very comfortable even when wearing them for an extended time."
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"My new set still fits in my ears great and they still sound great even during the sweatiest rainiest of runs."
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"great fit, great sound"
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"Great fit."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I bought them because there are no other good earloop headphones with mic and controls for Android."
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"This is beyond annoying.4) The mic is located 2ft down the cable from your ear."
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"My other complaint about the chord is the mic and its controls."
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"Except after about a week of general use (listening in at the car, home, bed) the longest wire failed internally between the mic remote and the port where the earphones connect."
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"I mostly listen to techno over 181.FM I did have problems with the microphone using my iPhone 4 in that the other caller could not hear me through the microphone."
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"Nice bass tones, comfortable in the ear and it has the remote control with mic that I was looking for."
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"The Mic hangs down too low to be effective and you have to hold it up to your face for people to hear."
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"I also use them on conference calls throughout the day as they are very comfortable, and the mic works well."
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"Microphone for phone conversations:Works great when the microphone is close to one's throat or mouth, however, it hangs mid chest on me which means I need to hold it to my mouth when speaking."
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Price

Price:
"So, long story short, these are a major disappointment (complete waste of money - there's really nothing redeeming I can say about these) and a $60 lesson learned."
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"I was hesitant because of the price and a few not so great reviews but thought F it!"
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"Great quality for the price! "
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"Another great product from Polk at a great price."
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"Nice headphones for the price."
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"great value and price, service was exceptional, much better headphone than all the other that I have used while running."
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"It's a great brand for audio quality for the price you pay."
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Quality

Quality:
"The volume controller shorted after a few runs, and then the noise quality continued to degrade over time."
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"I had previously had a very difficult time finding headphones that not only had great sound quality but also stayed in my ear while running."
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"The sound quality is decent, but not great."
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"The sound quality and bass level are not the best, but are still good."
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"Here are the sets I have tried in my search prior to these Polks: Standard Apple Headphones - sound quality is ok, but my ears don't allow them to stay in with the slightest movement Sony (don't remember the model) earbuds - they had a similar look to the Polk's but the sound quality was fair and they were NOT durable, however, they stayed in my ear during any workout Klipsch S5i - Absolutely EXCELLENT sound quality, great fit in the ears with many optional buds, however, because I sweat a lot when I run they don't stay tightly in my ear canal."
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"Now, I was completely upset and couldn't believe a quality company like Polk could put out such JUNK, especially since I loved the design for a person who exercises with headphones."
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"Great quality for the price! "
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"I feel the sound quality is very good"
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"The sound quality is excellent on these."
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"Pros:Superior sound quality to any sports headphone I've purchased (although I've never spent more than $30).Stayed in ear well."
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"Even still, they have very good sound quality."
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Remote

Remote:
"Cons: The remote malfunctions if it gets even slightly wet from sweat or vibration from running."
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"I've had the same problem as some other people - the remote stops working entirely due to sweat from running."
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"The Polk remote does not inspire confidence and feels mushy when pressed."
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"The remote control is extremely flimsy for a product of this class."
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"When running, it's really not a good place for the remote - if it's over my shirt it's flapping around like mad (they give you a clip - the clip is useless given the position of the remote), and if it's under my shirt it gets wet with sweat and starts shorting to skip songs, fast forward, turn on voice command, etc."
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"Except after about a week of general use (listening in at the car, home, bed) the longest wire failed internally between the mic remote and the port where the earphones connect."
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"I personally have little use for the longer extension - and that's a good thing, because it has a clunky heavy-ish remote that I wouldn't want getting in the way."
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"My cheap Philips headphones ($30) have a far superior and solid in-line remote that gives nice click-feel feedback when the buttons are pressed."
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"Nice bass tones, comfortable in the ear and it has the remote control with mic that I was looking for."
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"The sound quality was good but the in-line remote stopped working as a result of moisture."
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Sound

Sound:
"The other problem I had is the connection is loose and I only get sound from the right speaker."
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"No fiddling, no falling out and pretty incredible sound."
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"The sound is okay and not exceptionally great."
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"They don't fall out like all the other reviewers say.2) The sound really is ok to not that great depending on how wet your ear is."
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"Now to the horrible:1) absolutely no bass, everything sounds like a tin cup with a string- music, podcasts, everything."
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"I had previously had a very difficult time finding headphones that not only had great sound quality but also stayed in my ear while running."
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"Over all the sound is great, and I will continue to use Polk 3000's"
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"Perfect for working out.......plus they deliver great sound."
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"My new set still fits in my ears great and they still sound great even during the sweatiest rainiest of runs."
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"great fit, great sound"
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"Sounds great once I used the right ear tips."
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Volume

Volume:
"Typically, the volume buttons fail first."
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"Now buttons rarely work on cord, right ear volume completely gone, inner pieces have broken off."
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"It's up to you if you want to use them on city streets, and either way I don't recommend going above 1 2 volume to be safe when cycling."
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"well, I was disappointed by the quality of sound and the volume button did not work."
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"Enough so that you are not raising the volume excessively."
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"It may be great for the gym treadmill, but add moving vehicles to the mix and ourdoor runners may have a little problem on their hands... just keep the volume low so you can be aware of your surroundings."
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"Really nice headphones,u get many pairs of(what ever u call it)so every1 can find a good match for his hears, the max volume is not high enough,tho the insolation is very good so u get good sound after all,the bass is great and the sound is clear."
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"I really like the volume control as well"
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"The cord also breaks into multiple pieces, making it as long as you please and has it's own separate volume control."
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"well, I was disappointed by the quality of sound and the volume button did not work."
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"The inline volume control works well with my Nano 4G."
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iPod

iPod:
"The iPod controls kept failing on me."
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"Bottom line is, these are really disappointing, and I'm going back to my lame IPod headphones until I can go back and find a new pair that sounds better than they do."
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"They are especially perfect for my ipod nano which is a hassle to use without this kind of feature due to the design of the nano."
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"Much more comfortable than standard iPod headphones while running."
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"I have taken very good care of the headphones and always had my Ipod in a hip bag with the wires leading out to my ears."
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"I run approximately 20 miles per week and have always enjoyed my standard ipod headphones."
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"The shortest length is great for an ipod clipped to your shirt collar."
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"The iPod controls work perfectly, too, but they are also susceptible to malfunction if you get to sweaty."
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