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Jabra Active Corded Headset - Ear set - Retail Packaging - Yellow by Review Summary ,  Sep 5, 2015

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Jabra Active Corded Headset - Ear set - Retail Packaging - Yellow
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 105 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 5.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.7   average
Price4.6   above average
Quality4.3   average
Music4.2   average
Microphone4.1   average
Sound4.1   average
iPhone4.1   average
Control3.9   average
Earphone3.9   average
Button3.8   average
Headset3.8   average
Volume3.7   average
Fit3.6   below average
Cable3.3   below average
Size3.1   below average
Headphone3.0   mediocre
Rubber2.5   mediocre


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Button

Button:
"After 4 runs it turned out that sweat interferes with the controls on the cable and makes it turn down the volume and further - unable to use pause button."
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"Had my hopes up this pair would last....in the second bike ride, control button dead -_- didnt even rain...sweat resistant?"
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"Unfortunately my old LG flip-phone is not a compatible device and does not have the proper sized jack so I was not able to review the microphone button for my review."
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"The ear fit was great, but the wire from the control button develop a short which made to set unusable."
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"I found out almost right away, that during my workouts on elliptical machines, exercise bikes treadmills, that sweat would affect the track skipping button - work out long enough to generate a good sweat, the button brushes up gainst my cheek, eventually picks up enough sweat, and begins skipping tracks endlessly, until I give up listening."
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"But all the buttons work perfectly as they should."
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"Pro:- Good sound quality, compare to my stock Samsung in-ear, Sony, Plantronics, the sound is loud, clear, enough bass but no distrotion;- Solid quality;- Long soft rubber wire; (I hate the farbic wire on Plantronics)- Multi-function press button: answer play pause, forward back; the button works perfectly with my phone."
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Cable

Cable:
"After 4 runs it turned out that sweat interferes with the controls on the cable and makes it turn down the volume and further - unable to use pause button."
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"The sound works great, and the rubber cord is sturdy and doesn't tangle easy."
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"The sound quality is fine, but it's confusing that the volume control on the cord doesn't impact the volume on the phone, so you have to adjust both to get max or min volume."
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"Nice build and sound quality, good controls and cord length, but the only serious flaw is really upsetting."
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"The case is not that appealing, so I just roll the cord up and put them away."
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"The cord is thick, and this means you won't be able to hear the noise of the cord moving when you touch the cord (like some cheaper products).Again, these sound great."
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")- Good sound quality- They don't block out external sounds- Volume control is on the cord - PERFECT!"
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"Nice build and sound quality, good controls and cord length, but the only serious flaw is really upsetting."
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"The handy remote control on the cord makes it very easy to answer calls and to control your music at the touch of a button."
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"Their durable when the cord gets tangled, it's pretty east to unravel it."
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"There is only one small problem and that is sometime the little silicon ear bud cover stays in my ear when I take the buds out (is rather humorous since it has gone unnoticed since they are so comfortable).The sound quality is quite good, they have a long enough cord, and all the buttons you need to control your iphone."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The sound is decent, not great, and the headphones are comfortable and stay in place once the rubber ear pieces can be made to fit properly."
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"Comfortable, easy put in, and stay put."
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"Great fit, great comfort, good microphone for talking and good phone sound."
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"One they're in, they fit perfectly - very comfortable, and don't fall out at all."
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"Pros:- Great, comfortable fit (even for 8 hours!"
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"These Japra earbud are wonderfully comfortable."
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Control

Control:
"After 4 runs it turned out that sweat interferes with the controls on the cable and makes it turn down the volume and further - unable to use pause button."
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"Had my hopes up this pair would last....in the second bike ride, control button dead -_- didnt even rain...sweat resistant?"
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"The sound quality is fine, but it's confusing that the volume control on the cord doesn't impact the volume on the phone, so you have to adjust both to get max or min volume."
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"These inline volume control boxes have been the point of failure of more than one pair of headphones in the past as the connection weakens, but I can't speak to long-term durability with these yet."
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"Next, the bad: The most disappointing part of this Jabra set is the failure of the control box to work as an iPhone device."
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"These were the only sturdy-looking earbuds I could find that were comfortable, had universal mic remote volume control, and would still let in enough ambient noise for me to hear my surroundings - really happy with them! "
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"The ear fit was great, but the wire from the control button develop a short which made to set unusable."
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"Other than this the headphones work great and the volume control works on both the Shuffle and iPhone which is really all I need for now."
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"Volume control is nice, but what's the point if it keeps falling out of your ear."
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"The pause, answer phone works great, the volume slider is easy to control."
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Cover

Cover:
"Scrambling to recover your earbud covers is annoying."
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"But, they are uncomfortable even with the smallest ear gel covers, and it makes it difficult to recommend this unless you have huge ears."
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"The big selling point with these headphones is that they come with variously sized earbud covers to maximize comfort."
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"Plus, the plastic covers that go over the buds tend to fall off very easily."
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"Comfort:The earphones come with 3 sets of ear covers (eargels) none of which fit me or my girlfriend comfortably, the eargels are also too loose and sometimes get stuck in my bag or pocket, I almost lost them several times."
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"I liked that this additional plastic cover helps keep the earbud in place."
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"I always have high hopes though and the ear gel cover pieces seemed like a good idea."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"I bought these earphones to use at the gym but I'm very disappointed with the product as the earbuds do not stay in place even during moderate activity."
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"They are not the most comfortable but they fall out less than plain old earphones."
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"I love earphones but hate the fact that they come off or that sweat gets into the speakers and cause them to fail."
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"I'm going to go out on a limb -- I really wouldn't recommend these earphones."
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"Great sport earphones."
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"The sound quality is good but the earbuds defeat the purpose of using these earphones for a workout."
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"Not much of a complaint, but they are a pretty solid pair of earphones at a reasonable price."
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"The design is good and the cords to not transmit noise to the earphone."
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"I had high hopes from these earphones, I'm a big fan of jabra and on paper these seemed like the best earphones I can get."
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Fit

Fit:
"I'm disappointed in the fit of these earbuds."
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"The fitting is very weird and if one of the included rubber pieces doesn't fit in your ear you're screwed."
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"I have a set of Bose without the mic and love the fit and sound quality."
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"I don't know how many others have this problem, but I have a very difficult time getting earbuds to fit securely in my ears."
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"Very bad fit in ears, uncomfortable and keeps falling off."
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"They don't fit well, and they keep falling out, they just don't stay in your ear."
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"fit perfect, does not fall of the ears."
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"The ear fit was great, but the wire from the control button develop a short which made to set unusable."
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"Very well fit."
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"If it weren't for the terrible audio I'd highly recommend them with the catch that due to the fitting system you may have to return them."
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"They do fit firmly in my ear and are comfortable to wear, but I've lost all three of the sizes because they don't stay firmly enough on the earpiece."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"the headphones are not comfortable."
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"good sound, I like the classic headphones, modern headphones are uncomfortable, you have to get a tube in my ear, so I chose these, but the only thing that bothers me a bit is that they look a bit big and bulky for the ear"
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"Without the rubber surround, the earpiece isn't comfortable rendering the headphones all but useless."
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"In other words, I would not recommend these to anyone looking for really versitile headphone."
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"I don't like the stock in-ear headphone (uncomfortable)."
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"Works great really like the headphones."
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"These were great headphones - for two weeks."
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"So this review is for the headphones themselves, which I love."
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"Mainly because the ear pieces in the first version of these headphones came off easily when they weren't in use."
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"These are fantastically designed and rock solid headphones for those of you who don't like isolated fit headphones."
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Headset

Headset:
"No question, best headset I have owned, I already miss it."
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"Since that time, that first headset caught a doorknob while I was walking and, rather than the earbuds flying out of my ears, the soldering broke and the headset tore in half."
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"Every time I get a headset for my phone, I get the same complaint: I can't hear you."
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"best headsets I ever purchased."
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")- You want to control the volume without having to dig the MP3 player out of your many layers (this is a constant annoyance as most people like to chat on the lift)This headset answers the mail perfectly."
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"All in all the sound quality was very good and the wind noise reduction microphone seems to work well, from what I can hear on my end of the headset."
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"All in all, these are very reasonably priced and have a couple of nice features that I haven't seen on other headsets."
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"I was pleasantly suprised to see that this headset comes with three differently sized rubber-like covers with three sizes of nibs to custom fit your ear...with the claim that they are sweat and water resistant."
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Jabra

Jabra:
"Bottom line, for my uses and preferences, these Jabra buds are a no-go, I can not recommend them."
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"Next, the bad: The most disappointing part of this Jabra set is the failure of the control box to work as an iPhone device."
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"I also ordered a pair of Motorola headphones, but am thinking of returning them (without ever even opening them) because I just love these Jabra ones!"
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"It has noise reduction (which Jabra is one of the best at accomplishing!"
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"I had high hopes from these earphones, I'm a big fan of jabra and on paper these seemed like the best earphones I can get."
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"They are Jabra and are made well and sound just great."
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"The Jabra ACTIVE earset is the best one that I have tried."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I have a set of Bose without the mic and love the fit and sound quality."
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"I've listened to my own recordings with these ear buds and I say that the mic isn't the best, but not bad either."
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"Unfortunately my old LG flip-phone is not a compatible device and does not have the proper sized jack so I was not able to review the microphone button for my review."
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"Mic sounds great - callers say they can't tell I'm using headphones."
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"These were the only sturdy-looking earbuds I could find that were comfortable, had universal mic remote volume control, and would still let in enough ambient noise for me to hear my surroundings - really happy with them! "
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"The audio quality is excellent when used as a mic, and the sound quality is fantastic when listening to Volbeat break it down."
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"The microphone works well."
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"The microphone is great, the quality of the sound is good."
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Music

Music:
"Although they stay put while exercising, for most people the fit won't be snug enough to keep ambient noises from ruining your music audio book, unless you are exercising somewhere very quiet, away from traffic or annoying gym ambient music."
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"The earphones also have a nifty little volume adjuster that is unfortunately too sensitive and also when you play with it the sound feels like there's a loose wire (could be specific to my set).Sound quality:the sound is actually not bad and is enjoyable when you listen to music."
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"sound great, however, they constantly pause, fast forward my music as well as activate siri on its own."
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"Again, sound quality for speaking and music was wonderful."
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"These are not super bassy speakers, but they do great for calls, movies and most music."
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"For music these are not the worst I've heard but they are definitely poor."
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"The handy remote control on the cord makes it very easy to answer calls and to control your music at the touch of a button."
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Price

Price:
"For the price these headphones are okay, but they are not great."
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"Would definitely recommend, especially for this price."
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"Not much of a complaint, but they are a pretty solid pair of earphones at a reasonable price."
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"Aside from the fact that I really could not use these, I just don't see enough in this product to justify a price above twenty dollars--especially when there are so many other decent earbuds on the market."
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"This is a great quality product, has a good functionality and a low price for what you get."
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"They feel a little cheap though so I do have some questions about the durability."
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Quality

Quality:
"And compared to the brand new pair I just got, there wasn't any distortion or quality degradation."
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"I have a set of Bose without the mic and love the fit and sound quality."
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"The sound quality is fine, but it's confusing that the volume control on the cord doesn't impact the volume on the phone, so you have to adjust both to get max or min volume."
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"Pro:- Good sound quality, compare to my stock Samsung in-ear, Sony, Plantronics, the sound is loud, clear, enough bass but no distrotion;- Solid quality;- Long soft rubber wire; (I hate the farbic wire on Plantronics)- Multi-function press button: answer play pause, forward back; the button works perfectly with my phone."
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"The earphones also have a nifty little volume adjuster that is unfortunately too sensitive and also when you play with it the sound feels like there's a loose wire (could be specific to my set).Sound quality:the sound is actually not bad and is enjoyable when you listen to music."
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"It's really frustrating since the sound quality is very good."
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"They had decent sound quality and felt great in my ear."
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"worth every penny, excellent audio quality, really clear."
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"Again, sound quality for speaking and music was wonderful."
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"The audio quality is excellent when used as a mic, and the sound quality is fantastic when listening to Volbeat break it down."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"The fitting is very weird and if one of the included rubber pieces doesn't fit in your ear you're screwed."
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"Without the rubber surround, the earpiece isn't comfortable rendering the headphones all but useless."
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"The sound works great, and the rubber cord is sturdy and doesn't tangle easy."
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"Pro:- Good sound quality, compare to my stock Samsung in-ear, Sony, Plantronics, the sound is loud, clear, enough bass but no distrotion;- Solid quality;- Long soft rubber wire; (I hate the farbic wire on Plantronics)- Multi-function press button: answer play pause, forward back; the button works perfectly with my phone."
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"The sound is decent, not great, and the headphones are comfortable and stay in place once the rubber ear pieces can be made to fit properly."
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"Problem was, I tried to position them in my ear, the cushion kept coming off the bud, because the rubber cushion was so weak and flexible."
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"It was still working perfectly - the little rubber case thing does a great job of keeping it from getting damaged in my pocket."
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"My original review stated that the rubber ear pieces fell off the earbuds too easily but otherwise the sound was good."
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"On the other hand, the rubber earpieces are quite good."
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"The sound quality is better, the mic seems clearer and I definitely appreciated the three difference sizes of rubber earpieces which not only made the headphones more secure, but also more comfortable!"
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"The cord is rubber and seems pretty strong."
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Size

Size:
"Also they do not slip in your ear or cause any discomfort - once you select the correct size ear gel (provided with the unit)."
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"The small size gel is specially hard to put it on correctly."
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"Somehow they get suspended in there and sound still leaks but that is fine since sweat will not touch the small speakers and cause them to fail."
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"There is only one small problem and that is sometime the little silicon ear bud cover stays in my ear when I take the buds out (is rather humorous since it has gone unnoticed since they are so comfortable).The sound quality is quite good, they have a long enough cord, and all the buttons you need to control your iphone."
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"I have very small ears and I have always had problems with this type of earset."
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"The different sizes are great for any ear and they stay in place very well."
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"I wish I had been able to try them on for size before buying."
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"They do fit firmly in my ear and are comfortable to wear, but I've lost all three of the sizes because they don't stay firmly enough on the earpiece."
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"I found the medium one installed by default fit my (medium size) ears perfectly."
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"Here are the problems:- It is as active sport, so you don't want them to fall out of your ear while moving around- You want them to be compact and small so they fit comfortably under your helmet flaps- You want external sounds to pass through while you are listening so you can hear warnings and other skiers (i. e. the exact opposite of noise canceling!"
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Sound

Sound:
"They clip at half volume and have no mid highs, I made EQ settings just to adjust to the crappy sound."
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"I have a set of Bose without the mic and love the fit and sound quality."
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"The sound quality is fine, but it's confusing that the volume control on the cord doesn't impact the volume on the phone, so you have to adjust both to get max or min volume."
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"I found that these not only sound great while I'm running but that they stay properly in place because of the innovative shape of the speaker covers."
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"I used to use a pair of Sony over the ear clip on style headphones, and they worked well for staying on and passing through sound, but they become increasingly uncomfortable as the day wore on."
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"The sound is not impressive but for ~$30 I wouldn't expect more."
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"sound great, however, they constantly pause, fast forward my music as well as activate siri on its own."
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"The sound is good too although I only use it for chatting"
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"They had decent sound quality and felt great in my ear."
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"Mic sounds great - callers say they can't tell I'm using headphones."
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"These things really sound fantastic."
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Volume

Volume:
"After 4 runs it turned out that sweat interferes with the controls on the cable and makes it turn down the volume and further - unable to use pause button."
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"Also, before you complain about their maximum volume being too low, be sure to look at the INLINE VOLUME SLIDER!"
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"Now that I know it's there, I really love it, but I was initially quite disappointed with the volume when plugged into my phone."
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"The sound quality is fine, but it's confusing that the volume control on the cord doesn't impact the volume on the phone, so you have to adjust both to get max or min volume."
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"The earphones also have a nifty little volume adjuster that is unfortunately too sensitive and also when you play with it the sound feels like there's a loose wire (could be specific to my set).Sound quality:the sound is actually not bad and is enjoyable when you listen to music."
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"These inline volume control boxes have been the point of failure of more than one pair of headphones in the past as the connection weakens, but I can't speak to long-term durability with these yet."
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"These were the only sturdy-looking earbuds I could find that were comfortable, had universal mic remote volume control, and would still let in enough ambient noise for me to hear my surroundings - really happy with them! "
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"Now that I know it's there, I really love it, but I was initially quite disappointed with the volume when plugged into my phone."
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"These headphones sound fine and are easy to untangle, but they only lasted 3 months before sliding the volume began to trigger a scratching noise."
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"Other than this the headphones work great and the volume control works on both the Shuffle and iPhone which is really all I need for now."
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"Volume control is nice, but what's the point if it keeps falling out of your ear."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"This is confusing to me because it works with my iPhone 4S perfectly and the technology I would think is very similar between the units as my Apple Earphone buttons work with both unit."
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"Next, the bad: The most disappointing part of this Jabra set is the failure of the control box to work as an iPhone device."
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"These earbuds, while not the best sounding or the most noise-blocking of those I own, stayed in place, without budging during an hour long workout; however, as a hands-free set for the iPhone, they fail."
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"The positive side is that the headphones sound decent and operate well with my iPhone 5."
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"Other than this the headphones work great and the volume control works on both the Shuffle and iPhone which is really all I need for now."
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"This is confusing to me because it works with my iPhone 4S perfectly and the technology I would think is very similar between the units as my Apple Earphone buttons work with both unit."
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"Compatibility:tested with various android devices and iphone as well and it worked well with all of them!"
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"On the iPhone, the microphone works great, and on any device the inline volume control works as expected."
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