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Denon AH-W150BU Exercise Freak In-Ear Headphones Blue by Review Summary ,  Sep 12, 2015

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Denon AH-W150BU Exercise Freak In-Ear Headphones, Blue
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 296 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 2.8
Returned or considering to return: 13.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Control5.0   exceptional
Pairing5.0   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Weight4.6   average
Button4.4   above average
Design4.2   average
Fit4.2   average
Size4.0   average
Sound4.0   below average
Battery3.8   average
Wireless3.7   below average
Connection3.5   average
Quality3.5   below average
Bluetooth3.4   below average
Amazon3.3   below average
Price3.3   below average
Music3.2   below average
Cable3.1   below average
Range3.0   mediocre
Charging2.3   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"I also purchased the Beat wireless outside of Amazon and flat out hated those because they were not comfortable."
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"I originally own pink ones, then they replaced them with black (very unhappy about that) and then with blue, when i see online here at amazon they do have them in pink!"
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"I'm not real happy with Amazon either - if it said somewhere on the page that the manufacturer's warranty was invalid it wasn't very prominent."
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"Unfortunately, when I bought these on Amazon they cost a lot more than their current price."
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"I'll be more careful about using Amazon Warehouse in the future as well."
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"i didn't buy these off of amazon, i bought them through best buy marketplace."
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"Granted I haven't done a super sweaty workout in them yet, and if they start shorting, they'll go right back to Amazon or Denon, but so far so good."
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"Well that will teach me to read the Amazon reviews before buying."
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"I tried the highest rated headphones here on Amazon and after a few returns--hands down, these sound the best."
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Audio

Audio:
"Even when I manually hold in the buds just to hear the audio, the sound is not very good."
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"The sound is phenomenal and there have been no Bluetooth problems....no skips...advancing to next tracks, fast forwarding and reversing (audio books) works great."
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"The audio is amazing - cancels all outside noise, the fit is perfect - I could run without having them slipping off."
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"Leave it to Denon to design a set of Bluetooth wireless ear buds that actually stay in your ears and give them a great audio range."
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"The Beats audio of the M7 improved the sound quality some as well, so your device's sound output will effect the headphone's."
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"I purchased these based on the brand being known for good audio quality."
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Battery

Battery:
"However, the battery went dead after 3 uses."
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"These headphones work well for the first year when under warranty but around the 14 month period the battery is broken and will not charge."
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"After the run and after the headphones were no longer moist from the workout, I attempted to charge them thinking the battery might be dead."
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"I charged them before every use, today they were dead..... Really disappointing that the battery would be dead so soon."
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"There is clearly a problem with the production of this product's battery."
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"The battery life wasn't a long as I liked, about 3 hours with a full charge."
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"Great sound, decent battery life."
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"Worked great for about 8-10 battery cycles and now won't turn on! "
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"These headphones always stay in my ears, have a great battery life, are comfortable, and sound great."
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"Great product, great sound, very comfortable, excellent battery life"
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"Good battery life and great sound."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The bluetooth range is terrible."
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"The 2nd unit worked well for about 4 months and then the Bluetooth capability failed."
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"I was and remain a fan of Denon products; however, I cannot begin to recommend these bluetooth headphones."
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"Not a great product fits uncomfortably, loses bluetooth capability easily."
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"it has problems finding the bluetooth signal and the reach is poor."
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"Ive been jogging for years.. And this is my 3rd different brand of bluetooth headphones.. Bluetooth range is horrible.."
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"The sound is phenomenal and there have been no Bluetooth problems....no skips...advancing to next tracks, fast forwarding and reversing (audio books) works great."
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"The sound on these headphones was nice, the bluetooth worked well, but they never seemed to fit properly into my ears -- I couldn't create a 'seal', and my ears aren't that unusual."
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"I've tried pretty much every pair of in-the-ear bluetooth headphones out there, and these are by far my favorite."
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"The 2nd unit worked well for about 4 months and then the Bluetooth capability failed."
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"Great sound and easy to connect to bluetooth."
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Button

Button:
"The problem I have is that after about 3 weeks of consistent use, the play button became unresponsive after an overnight charge."
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"One of the worst parts is for the buttons it does have, it's not designed well to push them easily while wearing the units, and if you take them off to adjust volume or whatever, wait the 3 minutes it might takes to get them back on in the right position on your ears, and I love the waste of a button for making a phone call (on the left side), yeah that's what I do with blue tooth headphones I like to random call people that are the last number I dialed (it will happen) that's where the REW FF could go Denon geniuses!"
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"the buttons are easy to mess with while running, excellent buy."
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"--Easy to charge--Several ear bud sizes for all sizes--Very comfortable--Easy to distinguish between buttons by touch--Sweat proof."
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"Following instructions, they paired easily & the headset buttons are easy to distinguish and use on the go."
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"Buttons are easy to access and use."
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"Another big thing that some manufacturers miss with bluetooth headsets is the ease of finding and using the buttons."
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Cable

Cable:
"On 8 20, eight months later ($18.75 month) the USB connector inside the headphones broke off and came out with the cord connector end."
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"I probably could go through the hassle of returning them, but I do like that there is no cord in the way and the functionality is great!"
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"Hopefully once they get broken in a little more, the cable will hang a little more relax."
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"The fit is great but the wire cable that hangs behind your neck can be a bit annoying when it catches under your shirt while working out."
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"Especially while mtn biking, the cord was always pulling and catching from my pack, problem solved."
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"Losing the cord and still getting great sound during a run makes the outdoor time ever so more pleasant."
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"I probably could go through the hassle of returning them, but I do like that there is no cord in the way and the functionality is great!"
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"However, if you put the above aside, these headphones are the best exercise headphones I own, simply for the lack of cord."
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"The sound quality is okay (compared against those of Bose, Monster and Etymotic), but man, having no cord to get in the way is pretty sweet."
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"The headphones recharge easily via an included USB cable."
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Charging

Charging:
"These headphones work well for the first year when under warranty but around the 14 month period the battery is broken and will not charge."
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"Well worth the money but the only problem I have had with them is that occasionally I have difficulty getting the charger into the input."
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"I figured I would charge the unit and see if the problem went away, when charging was complete I went to remove the USB cable and the fixture on the earpiece you plug into came out on the USB charging cable."
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"The unit broke on second charging."
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"After the run and after the headphones were no longer moist from the workout, I attempted to charge them thinking the battery might be dead."
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"These wireless headphones have worked great, but now they no longer will hold a charge - I did get two years out of them....I guess you could look at like this, these are expensive disposable headphones- expect them to work two years or less ."
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"Sounded ok, fit pretty well, but like others, they stopped taking a charge after just a few weeks."
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"Not only is it a terrible fit for the headphones but the actual charger popped right out of the headphones while taking the micro USB out."
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"Charge seemed to last, and the controls worked pretty well."
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"The charge holds well, the earbuds stay in and the color is perfect."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I never even got to try them out, so I cannot speak for the sound quality or comfort or anything like that, but I am very disappointed that I received a product that did not work."
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"Sound was adequate (although not exceptional), fit was great comfortable, easy to pair with my Samsung S4 and seemed perfect for use during fairly rigorous (and sweaty) workouts."
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"Lightweight, comfortable, easy access on the controls."
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"They sounded great and were very comfortable."
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"Great sound, comfortable fit, simple controls, and I'm already ahead on 'price per day of use'."
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"These headphones always stay in my ears, have a great battery life, are comfortable, and sound great."
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"They're comfortable, sound great, and easy to operate."
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Connection

Connection:
"Holding a cell phone the wrong way causes connection breakup and disconnects."
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"The Bluetooth connectivity it horrible."
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"The sound is great, but I'm absolutely disappointed with the useless connection quality."
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"The connectivity with my iPhone was spotty at best and at times non-existent, when the connectivity was there, the sound quality was terrible."
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"Very good sound quality for sport headphones and the bluetooth connection, although not great, was good enough."
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"In terms of sound quality, they are obviously aren't going to be as good as a wired connection."
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"Sound quality is good and the bluetooth connection works pretty well as long as the device is within a foot or two of the earphones."
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"I bought it from Bangkok Airport(black color), they fit well, sound good, occasionally the connection breaks while jogging and thats still understood, not an issue."
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"Great sound for a Bluetooth connection, enough bass for me and very clear."
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"with stationary Bluetooth devices INSIDE, they maintain good connections."
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"I like the blue tooth and found the ease of connection to the device is great."
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Control

Control:
"Lightweight, comfortable, easy access on the controls."
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"Great sound, comfortable fit, simple controls, and I'm already ahead on 'price per day of use'."
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"The play pause skip controls were working well."
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"I love the controls on the back of the ears, makes transitioning between songs and phone calls easy as all get out."
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"The controls are easy to reach and they make for simple device pairing."
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Design

Design:
"One of the worst parts is for the buttons it does have, it's not designed well to push them easily while wearing the units, and if you take them off to adjust volume or whatever, wait the 3 minutes it might takes to get them back on in the right position on your ears, and I love the waste of a button for making a phone call (on the left side), yeah that's what I do with blue tooth headphones I like to random call people that are the last number I dialed (it will happen) that's where the REW FF could go Denon geniuses!"
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"I've had several sets short out after extensive use and exposure to moisture, which is quite disappointing from a set designed to be worn during physical exertion."
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"I use these headphones in my bike and they feel well secured on your ears or maybe in your ears, the design keep the headphones in place with zero drama and keep comfortable even after 2 hours of riding..."
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"Highs: 1) Innovative Design: 2) multiple colors, 3) Bluetooth works well indoors; 4) pairing and on-headphone controls are easy to use; 5) upper frequencies sound great."
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"It seems like these are in early stage design - if improved and and proven to be durable - the Denon's could be an excellent solution for runners."
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"The conceptual design is great, but the durability is really poor."
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"After reading many negative reviews of this product I decided to give it a try anyway because I liked the overall design and I hoped the headphones would win me over."
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Fit

Fit:
"At first I found it quite annoying fitting it to my ears, but once get used to it, it actually fits well."
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"Not a great product fits uncomfortably, loses bluetooth capability easily."
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"They fit horrible, got theese after other reviews said they fit good."
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"Wen sealed in ear sound is great, and the bluetooth distance is great, but they fit horrible."
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"Holds up to moisture well and are a good fit but sound quality isn't as good as other HD headsets."
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"At first I found it quite annoying fitting it to my ears, but once get used to it, it actually fits well."
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"It fits very well, will not fall while running, easy to use, but.... sound performance is a bit lacking."
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"Sound quality was pretty good when the ear bud fits in your ear."
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"These fit well and sound great."
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"Well, the fit was excellent and the sound quality was pretty good but the latency was just too much for these to be of any use to me so I gave them to my niece and she loves them."
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Music

Music:
"Hard to enjoy a workout with music."
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"Actually that is the only complaint about the headphones, while your listening to your music, the damn things drop out of sync with your music device."
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"Ok so after writing my experience with the Denon Exercise Freak in-ear headphones, I was contacted on here by a Denon rep and he indication that there is fix for the earphones problem of music dropping out while listening to them."
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"Volume can get very loud, which I utilize to ignore the terrible Sirius XM Octane music being played at my gym and to ignore all the tools and grunting people that encompass the gym."
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"(This would be a problem if you wanted to stream music.)"
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"I saw it on toptenreviews and it was the 2nd best and yes the music is awesome!"
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"I haven't done any hard research on the issue of the 20% increased productivity when listening to music, but I can say having a good beat going definitely keeps me on pace and prevents the slowdown from exertion."
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"I love having a bluetooth solution to listening to to music while running."
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"The sound is great whether it's listening to music or taking a call."
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"I liked these but for 150 not worth choppy music."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Bluetooth paired seamlessly with i-Pod touch, HTC M8 One, laptop and tablet."
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"The controls are easy to reach and they make for simple device pairing."
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"Highs: 1) Innovative Design: 2) multiple colors, 3) Bluetooth works well indoors; 4) pairing and on-headphone controls are easy to use; 5) upper frequencies sound great."
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"Pairing was easy."
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"Following instructions, they paired easily & the headset buttons are easy to distinguish and use on the go."
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Price

Price:
"Well worth the money but the only problem I have had with them is that occasionally I have difficulty getting the charger into the input."
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"For the price, fairly disappointed as I have several Denon stereo components and they are always great quality."
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"Horrible sound quality- Seems like some cheap $2 chinese headsets..Not a good, snug fit if you wear spectacles or sunglassesDistorting even at 8 feet distance!"
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"I'm very disappointed as these were not inexpensive headphones, Denon has a good reputation in the audio business, and initially (the first time) they worked great."
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"The rubber fastens tight and won't fall off (which already happened with my cheap pair).The sound wasn't as fantastic as the other online reviews made them out to be, but once you're running with traffic and lawn movers etc it was fine."
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"Still a pretty good product, though--just not as good as one might hope for the price."
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"work great and very happy with price and delivery"
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"Good value at this price."
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"Well worth the money but the only problem I have had with them is that occasionally I have difficulty getting the charger into the input."
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"Glad I spent the extra money on a good set of head phones."
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"NOT EVEN CLOSE to worth the (pretty high) price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Totally disappointed as the sound quality is great but these are not reliable for someone who works out 5-6 days a week."
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"Terrible quality."
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"The build quality on these headphones is not good and unfortunately their support is no better."
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"Unless you are okay with paying $10 hr for mediocre sound quality."
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"Holds up to moisture well and are a good fit but sound quality isn't as good as other HD headsets."
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"I never even got to try them out, so I cannot speak for the sound quality or comfort or anything like that, but I am very disappointed that I received a product that did not work."
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"Excellent sound quality, good volume, noise cancelling is excellent"
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"Unlike others have negative reviews for this headphone, I am quite happy with its sound and built quality."
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"Sound quality is good."
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"Sound quality was pretty good when the ear bud fits in your ear."
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"I found the quality of these earbuds to be quite good but unsuitable for my intended use."
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Range

Range:
"The bluetooth range is terrible."
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"Ive been jogging for years.. And this is my 3rd different brand of bluetooth headphones.. Bluetooth range is horrible.."
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"Whoa, I suffer from a genetic hearing problem, so I looked for a headphone with good dynamic range and bass response."
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"They stayed in place fine, but I used it for dancing, so the range and quality were not great for that."
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"some can be a pain), but the range isn't great."
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"-Bluetooth range: excellent; I've seen many people complain about the range but I think what most of them are forgetting is, it takes 2 devices to make a bluetooth connection; the headphones and you phone mp3 player."
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"Great Sound, Great Fit, Great Range."
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"Leave it to Denon to design a set of Bluetooth wireless ear buds that actually stay in your ears and give them a great audio range."
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"Great bass nice quality highs and a full range of mids."
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"The range is excellent but can be tricky."
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"Whoa, I suffer from a genetic hearing problem, so I looked for a headphone with good dynamic range and bass response."
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Size

Size:
"Yes, it comes with 3 different sizes of uncomfortable, slippery plastic earbuds that will fall out of your ears as soon as you start to sweat or move."
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"Absolutely horrible fit, despite trying all of the different sizes of earbuds provided and constantly adjusting the earbud arms during my runs."
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"The fit was ok, but I have very small ears and ear canals, so even the small inserts were slightly uncomfortable after a while."
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"amazing clarity and deep sound for such a small and light item."
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"take time to install the right size ear pieces, (I use two different sizes) and the fit is snug and secure with outstanding sound."
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"If you can find the right size head ear-buds that come with the headphones that fit your ear (and four sizes come with the unit), they are very comfortable and the bass is the best among blue tooth headphones in my opinion."
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"I Did notice some skipping but if you are stationary it's ok. Sound quality is ok. Good bass, but you need a nice fit to really have a good sound, it comes in 4 different sizes of earbuds."
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"PROS-- Comfortable (includes a few earbuds of different sizes)-- Easy to pair-- Reliable-- Ergonomically designedCONS-- Sound quality is not that much better than a good set of wired phones-- The price is on the high sideIf you buy the pink edition, then Denon will give a donation to the Komen Foundation, an organization that helps support Planned Parenthood."
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Sound

Sound:
"Unlike others have negative reviews for this headphone, I am quite happy with its sound and built quality."
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"Good performance and sound base is weak though"
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"Totally disappointed as the sound quality is great but these are not reliable for someone who works out 5-6 days a week."
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"Second pair it works and sound great my only problem is when I run they come of my ear not sure if my ear is too big or small but I make it work with a head band I had others and the work great for a month then they don't or break easily."
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"Horrible sound."
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"Not the best sound."
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"Excellent sound quality, good volume, noise cancelling is excellent"
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"Unlike others have negative reviews for this headphone, I am quite happy with its sound and built quality."
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"The sound is phenomenal and there have been no Bluetooth problems....no skips...advancing to next tracks, fast forwarding and reversing (audio books) works great."
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"It fits very well, will not fall while running, easy to use, but.... sound performance is a bit lacking."
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"Sound quality is good."
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Weight

Weight:
"I have been working out for over thirty years, both running outdoors and the gym, and nothing has been more annoying than having wires get stuck in the weight machines and being pulled out of my ears, or having the wires get messed up while running, getting caught in my sleeves or outerwear and again, being pulled out."
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"They don't provide a mind-blowing sound but as someone who uses headphones for intense weight training I've found this product to be extremely durable in comparison to other headphones."
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"Lightweight, comfortable, easy access on the controls."
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"They are effectively paper weights."
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"OVERVIEW: The combination of these lightweight, easy to use, long-lasting bluetooth headphones combined with the Comply Foam 3rd party ear buds, makes for an awesome set of feels like you're not wearing them headphones in the gym without wires."
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"The Exercise Freak name was right about comfort, weight, and ergonomics."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"This pretty much makes it worse than having the actual wire and defeats the whole purpose of getting a wireless headset...I noticed that someone else is having the same problem from the reviews... How can you possibly make a wireless headset so poor in connection range?"
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"If you haven't had comfort issues with other wireless headsets, read on."
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"This is not an uncommon issue for me - I've tried other wireless headsets & found them to be uncomfortable too."
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"They also get a lot of pauses, the quality is not that good, they must be sensitive to other wireless bluetooth signals now for the price the name exercise freak I would expect slight pressure and movement wouldn't cause pauses in music play but it does."
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"These wireless headphones have worked great, but now they no longer will hold a charge - I did get two years out of them....I guess you could look at like this, these are expensive disposable headphones- expect them to work two years or less ."
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"I've owned quite a few Denon products in the past and was looking forward to having a good pair of wireless headphones with the quality I've come to expect from Denon."
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"The only reason I am going through the process again is because these are the best fitting and best sounding wireless headphones I have ever owned."
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"I wanted wireless earphones for my gym workouts that sounded great and stayed in my ears without constant adjustment."
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"Great wireless headphones."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"The connectivity with my iPhone was spotty at best and at times non-existent, when the connectivity was there, the sound quality was terrible."
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"It was easy pairing it with my Iphone."
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"They pair quickly with my iPhone 5, and I haven't had a single problem with clarity or connection."
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"A plus here is that that they connect well with my Iphone -- I didn't have the dropoff problems that others have had here."
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"I was able to pair these to my iPhone very quickly.2."
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