"Far and away best deal in earphones! Anywhere!"5.0 starson by mjrei1
Pros: - Great sound including strong bass.
- Volume control goes from 0 to 100 % unlike slide volume controls.
- Over the ear clip sport style.
- Incredibly inexpensive.
Cons: Cons are so minor compared to cost and value that they are not worth mentioning.
Summary: Bought these as a close-out for parts for $6.99 at TJ-Max. Right as I was about to dissect them for parts (ear-hook and pads) I thought, on a whim, I'd compare them to my JBL headphones costing $60. Wow! Am I glad I tested them before breaking them down.
Needless to say they surprised me big-time! Side by side with my JBLs they sounded identical. I couldn't believe it at first. So I went to the iLuv website to have my inclinations confirmed. These had a db rating of 109db. Generally speaking earphones that are inexpensive run about 96-100 db. The more expensive ones (usually but not always) run somewhere around 106-115 db. The decibel rating doesn't inherently mean earphones will sound good but it is usually the easiest way to find out. Anyway, these iLuvs at 109db sounded as good if not slightly better than my JBLs. Then I tested them next to my $100 sennheiser earphones once again to find the quality of the sound very comparable.
Sound quality of $50 - $100 earphones, with the over the ear design, a volume an in-line volume control and lastly a sub $12 price tag make these earphones the bargain of the century.
At that point I went back to TJ-Max and bought 10 more pairs for my wife, kids and a few extras for me just because they were so darn great and so darn inexpensive.
I consider myself an audiophile of sorts. These headphones aren't Shure or in-ear quality but almost nothing is. They are on par with my Sony, JBL and Sennheiser costing 5 times more! Unbelievable! If you find them my advice is buy them. Add a Radio Shack foam earpad on the earpieces for anther $2.50 and the fit is perfect and super comfortable.