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Great value and impressive performance!
on March 15, 2013
Saw these as another customer mentioned on a one day sale for $9.99, shipping included. Purchased an iPhone at Christmas and was looking for headset with a mic and that would control calls while playing music. After looking for weeks ran across Scosche IDR657MBK that I'm happy with. As a second pair for work, I purchased the Altec's to keep in my desk. Was amazed with the sound reproduction, plenty of frequency range, great bass and really liked the cord material. These have moved to the primary pair and handle the phone calls, also the music pause, skip type functions as well.
If I had paid the 49.95 plus shipping I would still be a happy camper. I own Bose, Sony, Sennheiser and Scosche, these Altec's have moved up the headphone chain. The listening experience with music is very exclusive to ones taste. I repaired stereo equipment for over 20 years and listened to different amps through the same test speakers, there are certain makes that just sound better. What sounds good to me, might not for you. Same goes with speakers and headphones. My $99.00 Bose earbuds sound incredible but the don't fit my ear and when mobile they suck for that, but setting at home in a chair they are great. These Altec's exceed my needs and sound awesome for what I'm using them for. They sound good enough to let the phone go to voice mail as I'm rocking them out.