• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but need time to "break in"

    • Written by from Saddle Brook

    I was kind of hesitant to buy these, because of the mixed online reviews.

    I came to the Apple Store thinking about buying the B&O's BeoPlay H3, but since there weren't any available there, I decided to give the RHA a try.

    Boy, I'm glad I did! The reviews for BeoPlay H3 have all said the bass was lacking. The RHA's got it in droves! And not just the bass - the whole range is very good! There's a slight dip in the upper highs, but other than that - I'd say it's very close to perfection.

    Having said that, initially I wasn't that impressed. The problem is, right out of the box they sound pretty average. But after a while they break in and the sound gets A LOT better! I have to agree with the HeadFi's assessment: these earphones DO sound amazing, but it might take up to a full week of constant use for them to reach their full potential. Once they're there - you'll find yourself re-listening to your entire music library, discovering something new in every track you have - sonething you haven't heard before.

    Some reviews say that the low-quality tracks sound pretty bad. Yes, they do. There's a reason for that: these earphones don't add anything to the sound, so you hear it exactly the way it's supposed to sound! And that's a good thing!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever!

    • Written by from Willow Grove

    I have tried a number of headphones and these are the best I've tried! And I've tried many brands, various price ranges....these are my favorite! I highly recommend them to everyone that wants a quality experience when using your Apple products either in the gym, at home or on long car rides. I've bought this model for friends and family and everyone has very impressed with the quality and precise audio. My one hesitation when I first used these was the over-the-ear design. But then I read about why it's designed that way (I believe it's to reduce noise/sound cords make when you're active). And since I'm at the gym often and am in love with the idea that these noise-isolating headphones allow me to slip in my own world with my iPhone or iPad....life is good. The bonus was the thick cords. Why so thick? To reduce tangling. Genius!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy These!

    • Written by from New York

    Best earphones I've ever owned. Been through dozens. Reviews are spot on.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High Quality, Excellent Value

    • Written by from Chicago

    Although there are less expensive options these are well worth the price. Setting aside the sound quality (which is excellent but is also subjective) they are heavy-gauge stainless steel, the cabling is robust and extremely low contact-noise (when you brush the cable with your hand or shirt and hear it in your ear...these don't do that), it comes with a decent case AND a whole assortment of ear-bud cups to help you get the right fit. Take your time and try them, it's worth it. The behind-the-ear cabling is really nice (my first pair that do this) and it seats the earbuds perfectly in my ears.

    The unexpected surprise is how effectively these shield outside noise. I really didn't think too much about it until I took them off and realized how noisy my office was...the music wasn't loud at all but I could not hear anybody's phone conversation. Remarkable.

    The sound quality for phone calls is also excellent.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Who actually gave these 5-Stars? Headphones a "Fail" for me.

    • Written by from Leicester

    I chose these headphones (with integrated mic for phone calls) because of the 5-Star review they got. And, my experience with them was far from 5-stars! I gave 2 stars (vs only 1) because they do actually seem to be made with high quality materials and, if you might actually get them to fit in your ears, it seems they would sound great. But, that is where the fail comes in for me....

    1) I tried every ear piece that came with these headphones, read their silly directions about "how to properly place these in your ears" several times, and nothing worked for my ears. I was quite surprised at how difficult it was to get these headphones to both stay in your ears and fit "the way they are supposed to". You would think that a pair of headphones as expensive as this would have figured this out!? I mean is this really rocket science? Wearing a set of headphones? Not sure whose ears they fit in, but they were not mine. Because the ear pieces kept falling out I found them quite uncomfortable as, no matter what ear piece I tried, I was forced to keep pushing them back in my ear to get them to stay.

    2) Because these headphones were not easy to fit in my ear the way they are "supposed to be", the sound was what I consider to be terrible. If you do not have these headphones jammed deeply into your ear or with a perfect fit to whatever the manufacturer designed as "a perfect fit", you are going to loose all of the base in the sound. So 95% of the time (after the first 10 seconds after jamming the headset deeply into my ear and then started to fall out), the sound was uncomfortably only reflecting mid and especially higher frequencies. No low frequencies. I basically could not use these most of the time I wanted to.

    3) The over the ear piece is made of flexible rubber which would not easily actually stay over you ear - then what's the point? So I again found these headphones to be clunky in trying to get them on your ears (definitely not for a quick phone call or for what I consider to be every day applications) and they were certainly not easy to actually keep in place on my head for every day practical use.

    So either I have some strange alien ears over here (don't think so) or RHA needs to go back to the drawing board on these.
    On that note, hoping this review might actually be helpful for some folks, I am an male that is 5" 5' (on the shorter side of most American Men) and would consider myself average to stocky build. I have been a musician and into sound engineering most of my life so my ears are beautifully perfect for my body type. So, who knows, maybe these headphones were made for giant people? Not sure what the deal is but, again, these headphones were a huge disappointment for me.

    This item was returned to Apple after a couple of weeks of trying to make them work.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've Auditioned In This Price Class

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Got these to replace RHA's 600i buds - which I *hated*. Fortunately these share none of the junior model's shortcomings. They have strong, deep, accurate bass, a flat, pleasant midrange and reasonable treble extension, although at noticeably reduced levels. The result is a warm, natural soundstage with just enough of the extreme high-end to provide some necessary detail and sense of space.

    The fit is good, although not perfect. I find the buds do pop out after awhile, even after trying many different size ear pieces. I miss the old Klipsch buds I had in that regard - they were lighter and their oval-shaped silicone tips were better at staying in-place and sealed. The build quality of the 750i seems exceptional, though - time will tell.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound perfection at amazing price!!!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    After reading several reviews on internet, i bought these earbuds... In the beginning, they were harsh to ears... But as several pro reviews states, let them break-in... And voila, what a sound (after alot of hours of idle playing, maybe 60hrs or so)...

    Overall, they have a very wide, open and detailed sound... Happy to own this amazing product at a really good price with exceptional build quality...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound and Extremely Comfortable!

    • Written by from Fort worth

    I was hesitant to buy these due to the price, I listen to music everyday and let me tell you the sound is crisp, and clean there not like Beats where all you hear is bass. With these you can hear everything the artist wanted you to hear when there song was created, now don't get me wrong they can THUMP if there is bass in the song. I would HIGHLY recommend these to anyone looking for a nice everyday pair of headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This will last you a lifetime

    • Written by from Portland

    Good earbuds and the best part is durability. I have had the horrendous but expensive Beats to the amazing B&W. My headsets/earbuds take a beating with my lifestyle as a roadwarrior and a runner (constantly on the phone)...RHA 750i have withstood the travails of time unscathed.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Crystal clear sound, bad comfort

    • Written by from Florida

    Before the RHA, I was using the Klipsch S4i. I used to love the Klipsch, however one channel went out. So I picked up the RHA. The sound quality is amazing, even compared to the Klipsch, which isn't a bad headphones. The Bass could be a bit more, but it's Ok. Lows are amazing, highs and kids are swell. Plus, you can lay on your side with these. However every headphone needs a weakness. For me it's the comfort. After the Klipsch's oval ear tips, these are horrible. Even the foam, and the back of the earbud hearts my ear. That means after 1 hour of usage I've to take out.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods are better.

    • Written by from orcutt

    The reason I am sending these back is because the Apple Earpods sound extremely close to these. The MA750i has same same bass, mids, but exaggerated highs which I do not like. These are prosthetically sturdier and are a little louder than the Earpods but sound quality wise earpods sound better not even including the fact that earpods cost $100 less. My experience: I'm an 11 year musician, I can tune instruments by ear and have a collection of studio headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding headphones; great value

    • Written by from Louisville

    I work in an open office in which ambient noise levels are often chaotic. I've possessed several headphones, including Bose, Sennheiser and Scosche, and while I've enjoyed them all, the RHA noise-isolating headphones work best for me. This is the model I have been seeking. I highly recommend these comfortable, convenient in-ear headphones that block ambient noise well, reproduce music clearly and cleanly and prove comfortable for hours on end.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great IE headphones

    • Written by from Buford

    I originally purchased the Bose® MIE2i Mobile Headset at around the same price but was disappointed with how flimsy they felt, and with how they sounded. I replaced them with the RHA MA750i's and have been very pleased with them. They sound great and seem very well made. I also like that they come with a variety of options for ear pieces for a good fit. over all I am very happy with them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds I've owned to date and high quality

    • Written by from Monroe

    I don't typically write reviews but I felt this purchase warranted one. I have had them for about two weeks now and just through break-in. They look (and more importantly) feel very high quality. The wire is heavier than others I have owned. I really appreciate the stainless steel treatments and small details like the coil spring around the cord at the base of the plug to prevent the wire from pinching and getting damaged, the stainless steel joint where the wire splits in two (I have had other "high end" earbuds where after a few accidental tugs or getting caught on something would expose wiring or damage the performance/use) and the outstanding spohnd and mic performance. Well done. Takes some experimenting to determine which earpieces will fit correctly without slipping out but once you find it, they are solid in ear with the ear loop. I will definitely but RHA again!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Hollis

    I've had a fair number of nice headphones, and these are in a whole different class than their price suggests. They could use a bit more bass, but that's just because I prefer house music when I workout. Everywhere else the sound is almost perfect. No distortion ever, some of the most crisp audio I've heard, and the build quality is something to be commended. I would highly recommend these to anyone.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones for price

    • Written by from Farmington

    i did see them at apple store, never heard of this brand before, so i decided to check the reviews to avoid the return process, i am glad for buying these as compared to other IEM, i used B&W P7 mostly at work as my main headphones, need these IEM for workout only, so far I am impressed, the reviews are right on the money i am sure the some of the Sennheiser and Sure IEMs sound better but cost almost three time than these IEMs.
    Build quality is top notch, the loop over the ear is comfortable and stay in position, there are plenty of plugs to choose from, i am using the memory foam one right now for best results. I am trying to break them in by connecting it to MBP and let it run for 20-40 hours, on the sound side, the bass is very good not overpowering, high frequency and mid levels are very clear, listened to some of the lossless recording downloaded from B&W website, it is fantastic how good the sound is. I have not used the call functions so i cant say if it is good or not, i use mine with Ipod NANO and shuffle only.
    3 year warranty is big plus also, it is good to know company backs its product and has very good after sales service record. For those who don't know the RHA name i would recommend to get these IEM, they will be extremely happy with these IEM. The looks of these IEM's are expensive sound is even better.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and fit

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have ordered several pairs of in-ear headphones in recent years (in other words, I'm very fussy!) and I have to say that these are outstanding. The RHA headphones have a sturdy, quality build and fit well in the ear. Offering multiple sized-earbuds certainly helps in getting the right fit. Most importantly, the sound is excellent. Crisp high notes blend with full sounding bass- a rare combination in earbud headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All Around Excellent

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of sound quality. The RHA MA750i is the best IEM I have had the pleasure of experiencing to date. I was looking for a good combination of sound quality, price, and build quality. The 750s have hit the mark in all these categories. Regarding sound: Highs are crisp and clear, mids are nice and present but not overwhelming, and bass has a full range of abilities without being mushy or overpowering. I listen to a variety of genres, and the 750s are able to handle any thing you throw at them. Build quality is phenomenal. The cord is very thick yet pliable. The headphone itself is made of steel but is not too heavy. Combine that with 10 different sizes/types of eartips and every one should be able to find the perfect combination of fit/sound. The 750s are an excellent IEM for the price and come highly recommended!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the "bang for buck" buy

    • Written by from Saint-Leandre

    I am no expert but I enjoy listening to music, podcasts and such a lot, and I tend to think I enjoy good, balanced, detailed sound. I have owned quite the zoo of headphones, Sennhizer, Fostex, Koss, Sony.... Was looking to upgrade my Sony's ear buds and heard of these on forums and decided to give them a try. Build quality and a general consensus on sound quality got me decided. I was so happy I got an extra pair for my wife, and she really loves them too. Sound quality can grab you at times and let you believe you are listening to a high end stereo system in a comfy living room. That, the build quality and comfort, and a three years guaranty, make these quite the "bang for the buck" purchase. Works with any devise, no need for amp, can be plenty loud but still deliver an enveloping sound experience in low volume. I am very impressed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An Ah-Ha moment...

    • Written by from Southampton

    These IEM have been well thought out in design, top shelf materials/components, very well crafted and the audio experience delightful. The drivers deliver powerful, clean and even sound across the spectrum.They have a secure, over-the-ear fit. Great for sport/training. The flexible lanyard is thicker than most and expect that would resist and protect the O2-free copper wiring. BTW. I purchased the RHAs from the local Apple Store while on a recent trip and the "ah-ha" moment is each time I turn these on.

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