Rated 3 out of 5 by Josh Decent but had to replace under warranty
Great sound...however, no so great for workout ect.. not very durable.. the left ear gave out after 3 months. but the warranty was honored and they sent me a brand new pair. They are kinda of heavy, which is good but do fall out during workouts.
March 13, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ace Poor Quality Wire
Although the sound quality is great, the wire is a problem. If you buy this product, be careful when sitting or bending it at the jack. The beginning of my wire got bent and now, everywhere I go, walking or sitting, the headphones either send it to the Voice Command feature for the iPod, raise the volume to the max, which is bad for the ears, or fast fwd/rewind/pause the song which is annoying. I usually use this for my laptop now since the bent wire doesn't affect my laptop. You'd be better off buying the Solo HD's since the L-Shaped jack prevents any bending of the sort. Also, it only costs about $50 more so it's not that big of a difference. Overall, i'd give it a 3/5 for it's awesome sound quality but more wire construction.
March 22, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Boblablaw Simply OK earbuds
When I first bought my iBeats I wasn't completely blown away with the sound quality, lots of bass and that's about it. A few days in one of the speakers blew and a horrible rattling noise was heard while listening to music. But I sucked it up and went on. 2 weeks later the left earbud completely gave out, NO SOUND AT ALL! I wasn't impressed, as I'm on a budget and the hefty pricetag wasn't easy BUT i stuck it out and bought a pair. However they look cool, and you're able to say that you own a pair of Beats. I exchanged my Beats today so we'll see how long this pair lasts! I should have spent the extra 100 dollars to jump up the over-ear pair, or even the 50 bucks more for the Tours. THEY ARE NOT WORTH THE PRICETAG! Might I also add that I wasn't heavily using them, and they would always go back in their case.
April 2, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Moneeman23 The Voice control
The headphones are awesome but the one problems is the control talk on the left headphone. I think the cord gets loose in it and it randomly will play, skip, or rewind songs. But the most annoying thing is the control talk randomly using the voice control feature on the ipod. It stops the music and everything. Besides that, that the headphones are great.
April 4, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by disappointed in california Pretty pricy for something not made well
I used them frequently over a 4 month period at the gym and on jogs. I found them to be my headphone of choice even though I had multiple pairs. I was surprised at how I was able to find a snug fit for earbuds as i normally have trouble with the earpieces falling out of my ears. On the other hand: Volume adjustment and song "shuffle" switch on cord stopped functioning correctly after very little use. This was not a big deal to me as I barely use that dial, but considering the price I feel like it should be constructed MUCH better if I am expected to buy a second pair. And today, 4/7/11 after receiving them as a gift this past christmas, the cord is broken under the insulation. They worked fine this morning and I wore them around my neck as I took a walk and apparently that was enough force to damage the flimsy wire under the red insulation because now the bass is totally gone, and when I wiggle the wire it pops back in for a split second. Very disappointed especially since they were a gift I am not eligible for warranty. My advice: if you are going to buy them, keep the receipt close.
April 6, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by school kid good sound but hurt after an hour
i use these at home and on the way to school on the bus. when i turn them up in this noisy enviroment they hurt when i get to school and take them out, everyone else who i've let listen has had the same feeling. but the sound is very good.
April 13, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ed A bit muddy
This would be a great pair of buds if the sound wasn't so muddy. I've compared them to my Beats Studio, and while it is clear that they're not gonna be as potent as the Studios, the sound is a bit too muddy for my liking - it should be clearer, more defined, to make these headphones truly suitable for audiophiles. Additionally, they're not the best at eliminating ambient noise. Conclusion: sharpen up the sound a bit and work on the isolation properties and these will be some of the greatest in-ears available.
April 17, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Falken27 Cheap Wiring
I love the bass and clarity of the earbuds. You really "hear what you've been missing". The only downside is watch how you store them. If you're a person who wraps them around your ipod when not in use, you wil have to stop doing that. I did that to mine and the wire housing began to split at the headphone jack. Now, when I sit a certain way, the sound is shifted to the right earbud, or the sound is mysteriously turned up 2 or 3 clicks.
April 19, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by sc0814 Sound great but the dont last long
I had to return them three times now because one of the earbuds stopped working, I use them everyday and theyre too easy to break
May 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gym Rat Broken, for the 2nd time!!!
This is the second time that I am having to return these for warranty repair. It seems that they only last for a couple of months before the wire near the jack breaks and the audio in the left ear cuts out. Unless you take special care of these while using, they will go bad. It seems they might benefit from a sturdier jack construction since this is where a lot of pressure is placed when used for working out. It's a pitty because the sound is excellent, the fit is comfortable, and the ear pieces themselves are sturdy.
May 26, 2011