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Solid $15 purchase for these red earbuds
on July 12, 2010
I like them; I'll tell you why :)
First off, please read this: I bought these last year and I have been abusing the *HELL* outta them. Since at least last Thanksgiving ('09), I have taken them on (multiple) plane rides as far as Sydney Australia (from the US), ran probably 500 miles with them on, took them snowboarding on ten different occasions to A Basin and Keystone, among other things that put them in jeopardy. They still work well and are still well intact. 5/5 without a doubt on construction. This sole reason would compel me to buy them again if these happen to get lost or if they finally break down after much hard toil on them.
I use the small eartips, and they are quite comfortable. I also have the Klipsch S4 (which are superior in comfort, believe me; if you need comfort for under $100 with awesome sound quality with the exception of overpowering midrange and slightly muddy, yet loud bass, the S4 are the way to go). Comfort is 4/5 (the S4 are without hesitation 5/5) just because I have been spoiled by the Klipsch S4.
Sound isolation or whatever you call it is great on these J2, as they are great for going to the gym or running on busy streets. They are (obviously) going to block everything, but they do a good enough job that, if you just put them on without any music, and you snap your fingers as loud as you can, you can barely hear that muffled sound.
Sound quality: haha... for $15, what do you honestly expect? Being spoiled by the S4 and the the Sennheiser HD-280s, they aren't top notch; maybe mediocre at best, but yet a giant leap from the standard iPod headphones or those Coby $5 headphones that are comfortable as hell but sound crappy. They sound very flat, very balanced, but overall just mushy compared to the S4. But like I said before, they are $15... Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad honestly, but comparatively, they are what they are for their price.
Here are my two cents, hopefully it helps out. I mainly use these to work out in, and they do the job very well.
Overall: You can abuse the crap outta them, they are quite comfortable, and it has its $15 sound quality to it.