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A truly amazing earbud with warm bass that I can't get away from; the problem—this is my third pair.
on November 24, 2014
I bought my first set from HiSound directly (sent over from China) took a week or two and they were great. I may have been less careful than I should have and the left side definitely went out (I can't remember if it was because of wrapping them or just being too rough on them at the gym) but I contacted HiSound and they sent me another pair (I only paid shipping and waited the annoying 1-2 weeks for China to U.S. shipping). Last year the left ear on the 2nd pair went out and I was frustrated. I threw them away and tried to forget about their sound and the brand. Having spent this past year experimenting with other brands (Klipsch being one) I will say the sound of this ear bud is very addictive. A couple weeks ago I bit the bullet and ordered another pair and am again in love with the sound signature of these things... Plugging these in is like a warm hug from an old friend when compared to the other stuff. I haven't ventured above the $100 mark for earbuds since I clearly have a tendency of breaking mine. These things however over a grand soundstage, VERY warm base (particularly well-suited for EDM and hip hop), the highs are sparkly enough for me, and the overall look and feel of them is heavenly. Hopefully this third set will be a bit more resilient (in combination with me being extra extra careful with them of course).
If anyone from the brand is reading, and I really hope they are (which is why I gave it 2 stars)... these could definitely use better support at the jack, which I find to be the point where cable damage may have occurred leading to my dead left bud. The the jack will likely last longer with a softer shrink wrap style joints so there isn't such a hard plastic edge at which the cable must bend (see the joint at the charging "brick" of a macbook charger for a good example of the design modification I'm suggesting).