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Monster Isport Victory In-ear Headphones by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Monster Isport Victory In-ear Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 354 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Fit4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Size4.1   average
Button4.0   above average
Sport4.0   average
Audio3.9   average
Listening3.9   below average
Design3.8   below average
Music3.8   below average
Noise3.8   average
Quality3.8   below average
Price3.6   below average
Volume3.4   below average
Service3.2   below average
Cable3.0   below average
Control2.4   mediocre
Microphone2.1   mediocre
Warranty2.1   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"Problem is I'm a bit of an audio snob and I have quite a collection of headphones so I at least wanted something that would be ok."
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"The biggest problem I have with the audio quality is that crash cymbals sound very flat and very tinny."
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"I thought for sure it was going to be an issue because without audio on, I was able to hear a fair amount of background noise, but once I started my music, fast or slow, the noise isolation was the best of anything I have previously used."
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"They are made Cheap but the audio quality is great and you cant beat working out with these."
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"The sound quality wasn't bad and the base was maybe a little much (not too much) but I got used to them and sacrificed a little audio quality for one of the best features of this headphone."
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"Again, solid audio and good fit but here we are almost exactly 13 months later and the replacement pair has broken (shorting out at the in-line remote)."
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"I have been looking high and low for the perfect headphones that would provide amazing audio sound AND stay comfortably in your ear when running."
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"It's a shame too since audio quality is great and I found them very comfortable, if only they'd keep on working!"
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Button

Button:
"-The handy quick control buttons are broken and the rubber came off and fully exposed the plastic it's made of."
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"Unfortunately, I have an Android and so while the pause play button works on my phone, the volume control doesn't (all well)."
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"The only thing I dislike about iSport Victory is the ControlTalk buttons are a little too stiff, and ControlTalk stills seems just a little too bulky to me, but it's not heavy like previous in-ears so it doesn't pull on that ear bud."
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"The volume play buttons were not totally useful -- I would have liked forward backward buttons as well."
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"The play and pause button is extremely difficult to press comfortably."
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"The inline switch is nice, with an affirmative response on button push."
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"Everything about this product is great except I am working on the fast forward button."
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Cable

Cable:
"The sound was decent and I liked the flat the cable but ultimately had to return them because I couldn't find a comfortable combination for the earbuds."
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"After almost a year of constant use in gym one earpiece broke (cable) but thanks to Amazon got a replacement and now I am happy again"
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"These were decent earbuds until the inline switch broke; now the sound cuts in and out every time the cord moves."
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"- RETENTION CLIP: The clip is supposed to eliminate, or at least reduce, the problem described above through attaching the loose cord to a piece of clothing."
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"Since I run a lot both the cord slap and the flimsy retention clip are a big problem for me."
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"The main problem I've always had with earphones is that the cord right around the jack would always tear and it seemed as though that would never happen to these but it was not meant to be."
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"Bottom line is this is a great sounding headphone that fits great, sounds great, and is perfect for working out, minus the cord."
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"If Monster could place the remote right before the cable splits so that it's weight is balanced, and make it easier to tuck away, these would easily deserve 4.5- 5 stars."
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"After almost a year of constant use in gym one earpiece broke (cable) but thanks to Amazon got a replacement and now I am happy again"
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"Comfort is okay, the tangle proof cord is definitely tangle proof but it isn't very flexible and can be awkward."
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"The cord seems to be of good quality."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Even though I HATE the controls for these headphones, they sound so good, and are so comfortable, I don't see an immediate reason, or see any headphones on the market, that may be a better choice for me."
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"Without a doubt the best earbuds I have ever owned, and I've owned more than a few - comfortable, great sound, never fall out, never irritating, great mic location and sound, perfect for running and long bike rides."
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"The sound quality is so much better on these it is ridiculous, these are also a lot more comfortable."
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"These headphones are the best sounding and comfortable sport earbuds ever."
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"They are reasonably comfortable as well."
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"its good for me its kinda comfortable but it has great noise canceling and good sound"
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"These are comfortable and have a great sound like no others I've tried."
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"Very comfortable and good sound quality."
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Connector

Connector:
"Product itself:#1: the jack is not compatible with many iphone cases, so thats a pain.#2: sound quality is just ok. Got similar fidelity with my iphone earbuds, being totally honest.#3, and most importantly: Within 3 months of use (4-5x week) the in-line remote stopped functioning."
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"One day, I sat on them on a soft chair and now the left channel drops out when ever I move (apparently a broken wire in the jack)."
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"This is really important to me because I tend to stuff my things in any pocket I can find and usually end up damaging the jack from all the weird bending."
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"I've only had the headphones for 2 days currently so time will tell if they fixed the problem with the jack.."
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"Also, I'm not fond of the L shape 3.5mm jack only because it adds more stress to the cable which can become a problem quickly especially during workouts."
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"And know the end of the jack is coming off as well."
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"Amazing - Volume controls stopped working within 2 months, now 9 months later earphones are about to stop working altogether as wires are exposed and sticking out near the connector end... Unbelievable, that $150 earphones from Monster would be completely falling apart in less than a year, never had this with any other headphones!"
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"The jack connection to the wire is turned at a 90 degree angle and a tug on the micro wire appears to wreck the connection to the jack too easily."
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"Lastly, the flat wires are really nice - especially the bent cable jack."
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"R&B;, dubstep, Detroit techno, New Jack, all sound pretty wonderful."
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Control

Control:
"Sadly i had to do an RMA through monster mine broke at 11months in then the ones they sent me for the replacement the control talk volume buttons dont work and they told me this is how it is now and were super rude."
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"After less than 6 months of extremely delicate care, the controls began to fail and the headphones worked only erratically with my Shuffle and iPhone, with buttons working intermittently and fading the device to off after exactly 30 seconds of play time."
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"Disappointing case of great sound ruined by negligent quality control and a vaporware warranty."
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"I do not use them with my Android phone so I am not sure how well the controls work if you don't have an iPhone."
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"-The handy quick control buttons are broken and the rubber came off and fully exposed the plastic it's made of."
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"Sadly the control talk fails."
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"I've purchased three pairs of these headphones over the past several years and without fail the controls stop working after a very short period of time (Volume control, track skip, track repeat, etc...)."
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"Disappointing case of great sound ruined by negligent quality control and a vaporware warranty."
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"The logos have fallen off as well as the cover for the volume up down play pause control."
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"Amazing - Volume controls stopped working within 2 months, now 9 months later earphones are about to stop working altogether as wires are exposed and sticking out near the connector end... Unbelievable, that $150 earphones from Monster would be completely falling apart in less than a year, never had this with any other headphones!"
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"Robust design, good in ear fit and easy to use controls."
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Design

Design:
"The wire is very weak where it connects, it's a bad design."
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"There is no question these have a great design for exercise or any active lifestyle, but they still need to deliver an acceptable sound rather than being a pretty earplugs."
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"They're great for running, as much as I hate how they are designed with little balls to stick in my ear, they dont fall out."
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"The only disappointment I have with the design is tangles."
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"Robust design, good in ear fit and easy to use controls."
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"My $60 Kliptsch are of superior sound and quality though not designed for the rigors I place on them."
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"I know their price is a bit steep at $150, but considering quality of their design, excellent fitment to stay in your ears, very impressive sound isolation, and great sound quality - they actually represent a really good value."
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"I love the compact design and how they fit the inner portion of your ear."
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"Great sound and the design allows you to wear your sunglasses."
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Fit

Fit:
"A great sounding, great fitting set of ear buds with terrible durability."
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"I have really small ears and it's normally hard to find ear beds that fit."
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"Great sound and they fit really well, but terrible cpnstruction quality."
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"Unfortunately, I really like the fit and sound of these earbuds, and they stay in place during rigorous activity very well."
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"I did like them being wireless, but in the end I missed the isolation and the fit from my old iSports."
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"In-ear fit not as comfortable as Bose ie2."
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"I really want to love these, they fit in my ear perfectly, sound is ok."
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"A great sounding, great fitting set of ear buds with terrible durability."
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"Obviously great sound, great fit, poor build quality."
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"These fit perfectly! "
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"Headphones sound great and fit really well, but left ear fell apart within the first few months--company exchanged for a new pair."
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Listening

Listening:
"Not a great set of headphones for casual listening though."
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"Music seems more enjoyable listening through these and I enjoy re listening to tracks all over again just to hear what sounds have I missed before and did not know existed."
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"They allow me to have a relatively pleasant (not perfect) listening experience without constantly falling out."
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"On the other hand the Sound Stage and Separation of instruments was spectacular So by this I mean you can feel the depth of the room when listening to music especially live music."
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"Nothing ever gets drowned out when you're listening to a good mix in these headphones."
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"I've always been a fan of UE series and had the UE900's which audiophiles rave before breaking them accidentally, and I must confess, I enjoy listening to music through this iSport headphone more any day at a fraction of the cost."
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"Music seems more enjoyable listening through these and I enjoy re listening to tracks all over again just to hear what sounds have I missed before and did not know existed."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"After a month on both pairs mind be the microphone broke so that was utterly useless."
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"The mic and volume controls broke after a few months, and the right earbud just stopped working this week (aprox 15 mins after I purchased)."
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"Wind protection for the mic is the only problem so far."
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"to my surprise the MICROPHONE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SAMSUNG GALAXY S3.I called InMotion hoping they could work with me on a trade-in."
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"Without a doubt the best earbuds I have ever owned, and I've owned more than a few - comfortable, great sound, never fall out, never irritating, great mic location and sound, perfect for running and long bike rides."
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"Last of the inline mic is horrible."
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"They should be clear and forthcoming about the microphone compatibility issue."
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"Without a doubt the best earbuds I have ever owned, and I've owned more than a few - comfortable, great sound, never fall out, never irritating, great mic location and sound, perfect for running and long bike rides."
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"Lighter cord, great sound, better inline mic, no to less microphonics, and durable."
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"(When taking the headphones out of carrying case they came with I noticed several times where this hard plastic on the Isport Immersion would pop off, and they are very easy to lose)The inline mic and buttons toggle much better and smoother."
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"I really love the embedded microphone in the event that I want to answer a call."
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Music

Music:
"I found that with some Metal music they were not able to keep up with the speed of the music and began to sound muddy."
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"Perfect for flying on propeller planes that make your head hurt - with music or without these are great to keep propeller sound off your brain."
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"Very frustrating and mentally defeating when I rely on music to keep me going."
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"I was unable to fix and completed my workout without music."
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"Sound Quality: I am so excited that I no longer have to hear the horrible music or the grunts from weight lifters at my gym anymore."
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"I'm a bit of an audiophile so I was looking for headphones that I could work out in but that I could also enjoy my music in."
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"Just select treble reducer equalizer and you're good to go with almost any music."
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"I would say I am listening to music about 20-30 hours a week with these, and I've never thought that they are uncomfortable or bulky."
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"I was aiming for a headphone that was well balanced and able to reproduce the subtle details of Sigur Ros as well as perform well on some of the more fun music like Eminiem, Die Antwoord, Nine Inch Nails, and Metallica."
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"OCX880s where for the most part flat and focused only slightly on the bass but reproduce the full range of all of my music perfectly."
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Noise

Noise:
"I wanted something water resistant, full function remote (can't take your phone out going 25 mph), good isolation (wind noise is a constant problem) and at least halfway decent sound."
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"left ear piece not working any more... was good for a while, cancel noise well, but... not a long life"
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"I thought for sure it was going to be an issue because without audio on, I was able to hear a fair amount of background noise, but once I started my music, fast or slow, the noise isolation was the best of anything I have previously used."
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"Here are my likes and dislikes:What I Like:-Noise cancellation is great-Sound is good."
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"These are good earbuds but not effective at all - Noise cancellation does not work."
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"The cord is too heavy and when you go jogging the cord jumps around causing a thumping noise that is very annoying."
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"Excellent noise isolation, great sound, very good product overall."
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"Sometimes the noise isolation was too great and I found myself having to remove the headphones when talking to someone, even when the music wasn't playing."
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"The noise isolation was amazing!"
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"I wanted something water resistant, full function remote (can't take your phone out going 25 mph), good isolation (wind noise is a constant problem) and at least halfway decent sound."
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"Awesome so clear no white noise"
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Price

Price:
"Monster sure could use better customer service and would benefit from making their headphones less crappy and cheap."
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"Trust me and dont buy these headphones the sound quality is amazing thats why i give it 2 stars but besides that the headphones are not durable and is held together buy cheap glue."
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"These are not inexpensive headphones and I'm very disappointed that the company can neither build a quality product nor support it after the fact."
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"So disappointed given the price, I expected more robustness."
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"They are practically the same price as Bose in-ear headphones - my mistake not purchasing them"
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"Very disappointed, I should have spent the extra money and gotten the Bose, but really, at $100, this set should have been much better."
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"They are made Cheap but the audio quality is great and you cant beat working out with these."
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"I purchased the iSport Victory after reviews suggested they produce great sound for those willing to pay a premium price."
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"They are honestly better than at least half of the ones I own now, which is amazing because of their price - less than half of say, the B&W;'s."
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"Well worth the money."
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"Summary: For Amazon's current discounted price these headphones are a steal if you are looking for a good pair of gym active lifestyle headphones."
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Quality

Quality:
"If you enjoy good sound quality with a huge dose of tech functionality frustration thrown in for good measure, by all means purchase a pair."
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"Quality problems, now out of warranty."
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"Very disappointed in the quality of the construction."
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"Disappointing case of great sound ruined by negligent quality control and a vaporware warranty."
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"Great sound and they fit really well, but terrible cpnstruction quality."
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"Started out great then broke after two months, very disappointed with quality."
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"If you enjoy good sound quality with a huge dose of tech functionality frustration thrown in for good measure, by all means purchase a pair."
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"The sound of these headphones are good quality."
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"Obviously great sound, great fit, poor build quality."
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"They are made Cheap but the audio quality is great and you cant beat working out with these."
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"It has excellent sound quality and was extremely effective in staying right where i put it in my ear as I ran, rode a bike, worked out, etc."
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Range

Range:
"The Bowers &Wilkins; C5 may have a better sound range, but are more expensive, have less bass, and are uncomfortable to where after 15 minutes of wearing."
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"CX200: Good bass in a narrow-ish range, but everything else is muffled and the highs are weak."
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"OCX880s where for the most part flat and focused only slightly on the bass but reproduce the full range of all of my music perfectly."
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"The iSport Victory headphones are pretty comfortable to wear and they have a range of sizes to fit anyone's preferences."
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"The sound quality is also really great - they have a pretty good range and definitely sound fuller than your average on the mill headphones."
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"CX200: Good bass in a narrow-ish range, but everything else is muffled and the highs are weak."
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"Good bass - comparable to CX200 in volume, but cleaner and seems to be effective over a wider range of frequencies especially into the lower end."
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Remote

Remote:
"Only problem with the Sennheiser is that they don't have a remote (which is probably for the best seeing as those headphones tend to short out)."
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"Again, solid audio and good fit but here we are almost exactly 13 months later and the replacement pair has broken (shorting out at the in-line remote)."
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"The problem with the remote, however, is that it is ridiculously difficult to press the buttons, there is no way I can even push them while running."
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"I tried to isolate the remote with a cloth or something, but it keep failing."
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"Mines begin failing (the remote i guess) after only 3 months of use, first I blamed the iPhone, so I switch phones to my Nexus 5..same results, it began playing and pausing the songs like crazy."
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"The remote failed at first then the the sound quality began to falter."
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"Only problem with the Sennheiser is that they don't have a remote (which is probably for the best seeing as those headphones tend to short out)."
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"I use these on my iPhone 5 and all of the remote functionality works perfectly."
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"The cord was tangle free and the remote buttons worked great."
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Service

Service:
"Horrible Customer service from Monster."
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"Monster sure could use better customer service and would benefit from making their headphones less crappy and cheap."
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"In summary, great product but comes with some of the worst customer service I've ever dealt with."
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"Unfortunately, reviews highlighting that the durability and warranty service are as bad as the sound is good are also accurate."
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"Terrible customer service?"
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"Customer service:#1: Emailed monster and initially got a good response-- after they ensured I bought these from a Monster authorized dealer, they agreed to replace the headphones."
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"In summary, great product but comes with some of the worst customer service I've ever dealt with."
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"Unfortunately, reviews highlighting that the durability and warranty service are as bad as the sound is good are also accurate."
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"Although sound quality is better on the Klipsch (I am not an audiophile but could hear the difference) these seem to be much more durable (I've gone through two Klipsch S4I with regular gym use, although Klipsch customer service was great and replaced the headphones).What I love about these is they will stay in your ear no matter how much you move and can stand to take a tug if you accidentally pull on the chord which could not be said for the Klipsch S4i."
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"I cannot comment on long term durability and monster's customer service since I've only owned these for a month."
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Size

Size:
"I have really small ears and it's normally hard to find ear beds that fit."
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"Cons:- Can heart after a while in your ears if you use the wrong tip size (I had to try the small and then the medium for a week before I've decided with which to go with).- Volume control works only with Apple phones I guess."
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"They sounded great and with all of the different size ear pieces you cant go wrong."
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"It honestly took me a week to find the best fit because I have weird ear size but it works out with all the cross fit, weight lifting and running I do."
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"Of course, you can eliminate that danger by wearing the wrong size tip, but that will defeat the quality sound you'll hear from these babies."
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"This product is amazing, Perfect grip and size customization."
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"These a deep bass, full middle, and crisp high ranges that never distort or crackle regardless of what music I listen to (tons of EDM, pop, country, acoustic).As exercise headphones, once you take the initial 3-7 minutes to find the perfect size wing tips and buds to match your own ears, these will fit like a glove and never fall out unless you yank on the cords hard."
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"Great headphones with many customizeable sizes included."
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"The Monster Isport Victory headphones fit very nicely in ear once the proper tip size is used."
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"I compare this to my previous headphones (Senneheiser CX 685) which can be adjusted to fit your ears perfectly, instead of just 3 sizes."
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Sound

Sound:
"Good sound but complete junk otherwise."
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"Disappointing case of great sound ruined by negligent quality control and a vaporware warranty."
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"This product will seal off ambient sounds which can be a problem if you are for example running along a road with a lot of traffic in a big city."
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"Great sound and they fit really well, but terrible cpnstruction quality."
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"Unfortunately, I really like the fit and sound of these earbuds, and they stay in place during rigorous activity very well."
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"I'm now getting crackling sounds due to wire failure(I've treated these things like gold)."
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"Pros - Very good sound, especially for a sports headphone."
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"The sound isolation is good."
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"I really want to love these, they fit in my ear perfectly, sound is ok."
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"If you enjoy good sound quality with a huge dose of tech functionality frustration thrown in for good measure, by all means purchase a pair."
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"The sound of these headphones are good quality."
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Sport

Sport:
"These are without question the best sport headphones I have ever owned, however, they are far from perfect."
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"However, they do not do the sport part justice, they are just not well built for the strains of sports."
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"Honestly, sealed headphone are not great for active sports like jogging."
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")Soo...PROS:Good sound, great for constant use on music and videoEasy fit if you have any sort of manual dexterityCONS:Cheap Chinese plastic falls apartWhole unit failed within 3 months without any sports being involved"
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"Good for sport , do not drop easily."
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"Pros - Very good sound, especially for a sports headphone."
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"These headphones are the best sounding and comfortable sport earbuds ever."
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"I do not think I will buy these again since I expect a better product for upwards of $170 (from the online Monster store).If anyone finds a better, more durable sport earbud like these I would love to hear the suggestion."
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"Sound is probably best I've ever heard in a sport headphone."
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"These are absolutely the best in-ear sports headphones I've owned."
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Volume

Volume:
"I purchased this last pair in May, and by mid August they started to malfunction, randomly changing volume, skipping songs, activating voice search and interrupting every run and workout I do."
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"The mic and volume controls broke after a few months, and the right earbud just stopped working this week (aprox 15 mins after I purchased)."
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"Unfortunately, I have an Android and so while the pause play button works on my phone, the volume control doesn't (all well)."
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"So if you want to minimize microphonics you have to either turn up the noise to extreme volumes which is not good for your ears or wear it on your arm."
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"For some reason, the universal version of Control Talk does not include volume control, a constant source of frustration to me on the first two pairs I owned."
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"The logos have fallen off as well as the cover for the volume up down play pause control."
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"Amazing - Volume controls stopped working within 2 months, now 9 months later earphones are about to stop working altogether as wires are exposed and sticking out near the connector end... Unbelievable, that $150 earphones from Monster would be completely falling apart in less than a year, never had this with any other headphones!"
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"they sound great and can get really loud( I never have my volume up all the way; I'm using an Galaxy s4)."
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"One safety point worth mentioning is that if you must be able to hear the outside world you should reduce the volume to a lower setting or use smaller rubber adapter to help all outside noise in in an effort to keep you alert as possible."
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"powerbeats were loud but the quality was ok. 3.5 star and after 3-4 months you can tell that it is loosing the bass and volume, Bose was good but It just didnt take me to the next level while I was workingout, so after 2 weeks of searching I bought Monster iSport from amazon and I opened it 20 minutes ago and listened to 1 song and I am so happy with it that I had to write this review, it comes with 2 additional earbud pieces, complete set with the thing that holds it in your hears."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"Quality problems, now out of warranty."
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"Disappointing case of great sound ruined by negligent quality control and a vaporware warranty."
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"Unfortunately, reviews highlighting that the durability and warranty service are as bad as the sound is good are also accurate."
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"Since it's now out of warranty, Monster now will not send a replacement for the faulty replacement."
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"Unfortunately I'm passed my warranty limit on my original purchase so I can no longer warranty these broken headphones."
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"Thanks to the great warranty on the product, I was able to send it in and be guaranteed a replacement."
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"Unfortunately, reviews highlighting that the durability and warranty service are as bad as the sound is good are also accurate."
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"The cost of these far exceeds the performance and the fact that obtaining any warranty relief at this point seems impossible, I would recommend staying away."
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"I've been willing to continually & regularly buy new pairs of these isport immersions for sound and ruggedness though overall life span is short ( terrible ).I've got around reliability issue of isport immersions by:#1Purchasing instant exchange warranty from retail stores.#2Great deals when they discontinued isport immersions ( half price on Amazon ).#3Have separate pairs dedicated to specific tasks."
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"I'll return these under warranty, and Monster (who has good customer service) will mail me another set."
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