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Good sound quality but for LIGHT usage only - NOT RUGGED
on September 17, 2017
I really like these headphones BUT....
They should not be listed as rugged. These headphones have about the same level of durability as any other similarly priced headphones. They are well-made. At this price-point, they sound great. Like all other earbuds though, they break from what I consider normal wear and tear. Neither set lasted longer than a few months of regular usage -mostly sitting on bus and walking to work- Your mileage may vary. I would definitely recommend these headphones and others like them for LIGHT usage - sitting at a desk at work, on a couch at home, etc. You won't need to baby them, but if you expect a lot of active usage -running, jogging, rigorous commute, children- buy something larger and sturdier.
Details about issues: I used these with a nexus 5x. Both units malfunctioned somewhere in the cable. There were shorts in the wiring or at the solder points that caused music to go in and out. It also caused various applications to pause and play again with no buttons being pressed. It always starts slow, but over time the cutting in and out and the glitching, pausing applications becomes frequent and unbearable.