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High-quality appearance, low-quality sound

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Pros: good build quality, flat cable, nice-looking wood, selection of silicone tips, comfortable, free & fast shipping, good warranty, decent mids.

Cons: muddy sound, lacks punch, weak bass, mediocre highs

I was looking for a secondary pair of phone-ready (mic'd) in-ear headphones too keep in my bag, since I have a tendency to leave my Shure set wherever I last used them.  I've been hearing ads for the Tweaked Audio products on several of my podcasts, and with the promo codes, free shipping, and (relatively) low prices, I decided to give them a shot.   I'm a fan of wood color and grain, so I decided to try the Natural v3 (Item# 1182640), purchased directly from Tweaked's website for a total of US$26.37. It's been a long time since I listened to mass-market-level earphones, and I may've forgotten how bad they are... I was shocked when I heard these. I laughed when my podcasters...
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Ahh, MD, how I loved thee

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Man, was this thing awesome.  My second portable MD unit... the first was a player only, purchased in 1998. I bought a component-sized deck for recording to go with it. Then, years later, portable recorders came way down in price and I picked this little lovely up, circa 2002.  The sound quality was, to my young self, just astounding.  I don't know how it would hold up today, but I suspect pretty darn well compared to 128kbps MP3.   At any rate, this unit had the ubiquitous and much loved inline-remote, an FM tuner, and a very nice design.  As always, I loved the heft of the solid metal case and machinery visible when you opened it. It finally died after...
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Decent sound, poor construction

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Pros: SQ, comfort, isolation

Cons: materials

I had these a while back.  I'd fallen in love with "canalphones" as we called them, thanks to Sony's "Nude EX" back in the MiniDisc days.  I went through a couple pairs of them, always losing the silicone tips. I then tried a pair of Philips with a somewhat similar design that didn't work for me at all. In exasperation, I found these and gave them a try.  They were a bit pricier than I was used to ($40, I think), but the sound quality was quite good -- way better than the Philips and slightly better than the Sony ones.  I would've been delighted if not for the fact that they started falling apart after a few months.  First the "chrome" ring would break loose and...
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Good for consumer-level

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Pros: low interference, comfortable, alright SQ

Cons: heavy, useless features, hard to "dock"

Decent for a consumer-level headphone set.  I've been using them at the office for 2.5yrs now and they've served well in that environment. I can wear the headphones all day without getting sweaty ears or any other fatigue.  I do remember them feeling very heavy at first but I quickly got used to it.  Now when I swap in my cheapo Sennheiser HD201s due to dead batteries, they feel absurdly light.   Sound quality is "okay."  They're up there with any mid-to-upper consumer-level headphones I've tried (all in the $20-$80 range).
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