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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2013
I've been a professional producer of audio and video for decades.
These are simply the most "accurate" earbuds I've found.
(I have expensive Bose and Sennheiser buds, as well, and I do not like how "artificially colored" they sound)
But, these Altec MZX2071S buds are very close to the sound of the large professional Sony studio monitor "closed-ear"headphones (Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone) that I normally wear during recording sessions.
(Those large Sony's have been a pro studio and location industry standard tool for many years.)
I have trusted the large Sony's for tonal balance and clarity for years, and was looking for the closest match
to those in easy-to-carry earbuds.
The Altec buds fit that bill as closely as anything I've found.
If these buds don't "sound right" to you, I'm thinking that you are not using
the correct connection jack to match their special (iPhone, etc) plug.
To other recording studio professionals out there:
I recommend you find a pair of these gems for your iPhone, etc.
I was simply amazed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2013
I love, love, love these headphones! They sound better than my $50. Skullcandy earbuds, and better than any other earbuds I have bought, and I have purchased many over the years. I bought them from 1SaleADay for $9.95 (free s&h), and now I wish I had bought several more at this price! I am hearing notes and guitar chords, etc. that I had not heard before on my favorite songs. These definitely live up to (and actually exceed for the price) my expectations.
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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
Look at the connector. If you are plugging into a standard mp3 player, it will sound like crap(you need a stereo minijack with 2 black rings not three). It has 3 black rings, which is more than the normal stereo connector and used for the multi-function button. You need an adapter to use this in devices other than Ipods and devices that normally have the 3 ring connector. It will sound much better if you use an adapter.
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on December 3, 2013
Very good construction -- more durable than most. The sound is fine, it won't rival the Shure I used to have, but had the Shure been constructed like this, it likely would not have met an untimely end.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
Good pair of earbuds to toss around or bring to work/school, but nothing very impressive. I purchased these headphones for about $10 during a sale, so I'm happy enough with their performance.

The sounds isn't rich. My biggest complaint would be distortion near the UPPER MID-RANGE. Think mid and higher voice of a male singers like James Taylor. They are also a little low on the BASS without any adjustments, but if you're running an internal tuner like BeatsAudio they can actually deliver pretty strong lower frequencies.

The cloth style cord is great. The wires seem to stand up to bending and bounding without any risk of breakage, and I haven't had any problems yet.
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17 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2012
I bought it from 1daysale for $10 plus tax (I almost pay $5 shipping). Advertised say $40 but everywhere I just checked only $10. The quality of the sound is terrible now I want to throw in the trash can. Altec is a good brand but this model is not for me and certainly not for you. Don't buy this model.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2013
These only have a "call" button. If you want to be able to adjust the volume you will need access to your device. In the picture the control back is displayed. I found the wires to be thin. Better made headphones are available for just a little bit more money.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2012
I'm listening to Mark Knopfler and he sounds great with rich base and his clear voice. I think it was the best $15 I have spend in some time.
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