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Want great earbuds? Keep looking. Because
on July 10, 2010
I'm what you call an audiophile. I always search for the best music (but this is subjective) and the highest quality earbuds, because I am always on the go and want my music to sound as good and detailed as possible (this is what an audiophile actually is). So when I came across these earbuds, after going through the reviews, they seemed amazing and perfect for what I'm looking for. Well, "seemed" is definitely the key word here. I bought a pair (thanks to those reviews), got them, and was massively disappointed. Why though? Surely those reviews can't be wrong? False. I think most of those reviews are fake because they seem too identical, and not very well written at all. Overall, like I said, I was massively disappointed. Here's why.
For one, the sound is good but nothing special at all (I give it a 2.5/5 stars). Not nearly as good as it's made out to be on this site. I usually look for a good bass response, but the bass is not very strong at all, and I really have to turn up my iPod to hear the music/sound well. I shouldn't have to do this.
Secondly, there are a lot of different sized white earbud tips, but in my opinion, none of them fit comfortably in my ear, even though I've tried them all. I also want to mention that the earbuds themselves ruin the sound; in other words, the sound sounds more distorted and drowned out, especially if you put on those cone tips. The earbuds also absolutely SUCK at reducing noise.
This next issue of mine may not be a bother you, but it is a big bother for me. The cable is not long enough. I tend to put my iPod in my pocket and keep it there while I'm out somewhere and listening to music along the way (I'm usually on the go these days), and it drags the earbuds right out of my ears because of the short cord. As a result, I have to keep putting the earbuds back in my ear while holding the iPod in my pocket. I shouldn't have to do this either. Gets really, REALLY annoying after a while.
And last but not least, they're way overpriced. I realize they're gold (most likely not even real gold), but because of the reasons above, there's no way these are worth [...], ESPECIALLY not worth [...]. They're worth [...] at the most. Seriously.
All in all, I definitely regret buying these have already returned them, because I know there are better AND cheaper earbuds out there. When I got my refund for these pathetic excuses of earbuds, a smile grew on my face. And that smile isn't going anywhere unless these things come near me again.
Thanks for reading. :)