• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound, not-so-great durability

    • Written by from Somerville

    I've had these since January 2014, and I was mostly satisfied with them. I bought them after my third pair of Apple In-Ears fritzed out on me, so I didn't want to spend yet another $80. For $50 these did the trick for a while. The cord is really way too long for someone of my height (not short, but not tall ...), so I have to wrap the cord around my iPhone at least once before I put it in my pocket. Not a big deal, but kind of an annoyance till I got used to it.

    I found the highs to be a little harsh until I replaced the rubber tips with squishy foam ones. I lost a bit of the isolation, but then I also lost the harshness and most of the thumping sound you get with isolating in-ears when you're walking or just breathing ... Overall, though, they sounded great for $50.

    The only real issue is with the durability. In the middle of August, the left channel dropped out, and I'm just getting in contact with them now about a replacement. Hopefully RHA's reputation for good customer service is warranted (no pun intended).

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    • Written by from Hamilton

    For whatever reason, I do go through headphones at an exceptionally high rate (once a year usually) With that said, up until today these have been great. I love that I can multitask between music and speaking. The sound quality is decent, remote is handy... It's an all-around decent set of head phones at not a terribly high cost.

    But, not even a year into owning these, the right side head phone has completely stopped working and for that, I have to give these a lower rating.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, disappointed in the quality

    • Written by

    Bought these in the spring, after using them for a bit I was happy with the sound quality. After about 3 months of use with them the right earbud stopped working. Thankfully there is the 3 year warranty so RHA sent me a new pair. About 2 months later both earbuds stopped working. Even though there is a 3 year warranty, getting them replaced every 3 months is a hassle.

    Just a warning for anyone considering buying these.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok sound, cord wore out in 4 months

    • Written by from Toronto

    The sound and remote function on these earbuds are acceptable for the price, but the cord wore out at the plug easily (killing audio in one ear). Trying to get a replacement from the manufacturer, but not holding my breath. Sick of spending $10/mo on headphones...

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but chord is too long and gets tangled REALLY easily

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I like the sound quality and fit. But...
    I think the chord was designed for a basketball player. Why do you need such a long chord?
    And the cloth material around the chord makes it easier to tangle.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed . . .

    • Written by from Naperville

    Purchased these based upon reviews read on several sites.

    The sound produced is very appealing, but the amount of "noise" that gets generated to the earpiece from the wires rubbing on my shirt collar or jacket gets pretty annoying. Not sure if this is a design flaw (i.e.the earpiece not being "sound insulated" from the wires) or due to the cloth wrapped wires providing a surface that may produce subtle "noise".

    Didn't experience that problem with my original iPhone earbuds.

    Should have tried before purchase.

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