• Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
  • Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
  • Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
  • Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
  • Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
  • Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)
Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)

Symphonized GLXY Premium Genuine Wood in-Ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Mic and Nylon Cable (Cherry)

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  • HANDCRAFTED FROM ALL NATURAL GENUINE WOOD: Symphonized in-ear noise isolating headphones are handcrafted from real wood, allowing for a natural sound profile consisting of crisp highs and deep bass.
  • DESIGNED WITH COMFORT IN MIND: Perfect for those with smaller ears, or those who are looking for something with a snug and barely-there fit, the GLXY earbuds have a smaller wooden housing. It comes with three sizes (S/M/L) of custom comfort fit silicone ear tips so you can be sure to find the perfect fit to optimize your noise-isolation. An eco-friendly carrying pouch is conveniently provided so you can safely store your buds when not in use.
  • PLUG AND PLAY: User friendly, our GLXY head phones are designed to plug and play. Easily pause/play, answer/end calls, activate voice control and skip tracks with an inline remote and microphone.
  • TANGLE FREE: Say goodbye to fighting impossible knots in your headphones with our sleek tangle-free nylon cable, available in a variety of color options!
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Symphonized earphones are designed for the latest generations of iPod, iPhone, and iPad. They work with all Androids, tablets, mp3 players, and related device with a standard 3.5mm jack.

Customer Reviews

Good sound for the price.I am a casual listener of instrumental, pop, and country music. I listen to an hour or two of music a day. My stereo systems are not in the audiophile category, but I probably spend more than average on a system, but then keep it for an extended period. I tested lossless (FLAC) music as well as music from Google and Prime music streaming services for this review.OVERVIEWI have two headphones in the $25 - $50 price range and thought I would compare them. One is this Symphonized GLXY pair and the other is thinksound ts01 10mm In-Ear Headphone with Enhanced Bass and Passive Noise Isolation (Black/Chocolate). I like both pairs and think either pair is a good step up from the basic <$10 pairs that come with your device or can be purchased separately.This GLXY pair has very clear sound though the entire range and shows minimal distortion at higher volume (but safe) listening levels. At my normal listening volume the sound is very clear with good resolution. The base is prevalent and clear without being too disruptive. I have heard examples with a more dominant bass, so while these IEMs have enhanced bass, they are not at the far end of the spectrum. My largest complaint is that the sound is a bit sterile and cold. At times there is so much separation between instruments that the overall feeling of the music struggles to come out. I found this particularly with orchestral pieces. Eventually, I get tired of listening to these IEMs and want a smoother sound profile. This is the reason for a 4-star rating instead of 5-stars; however, a 5-star rating considering the price paid would also be defendable.Compared to the ts01 IEMs the GLXY is much clearer. The piano has a crisp ping, the percussion has a sharp pop, and instruments that get lost in the background with the ts01 come though very clear (sometimes distractingly clear) with these GLXYs. The bass is deeper with the ts01, but also less resolved. The ts01 has a warmer sound quality and is more expressive and at times easier to listen to than the GLXY.DETAILSThe GLXY IEMs are exceptional at reproducing the individual instrument's timbre with great clarity. A bass drum is not a dull thud; it is a sharp and crisp note that resonates and lingers for a bit. A piano key makes a distinctive ping and then vibration. The timbre sounds very close to what you get from a live performance. I think this is the biggest strength of these IEM for the price. The thinksound ts01's do not reproduce timbre as well and although the pitch is still reproduced, the quality of the sound is quite different.In Train's "Angel in Blue Jeans", the opening passage is very good on the GLXY's. The vocals have great feeling and the strings on the guitar are well resolved and punctuate the vocals in a nice way. You can hear when the guitar strings are attacked and when they are merely played. However, in Miranda Lambert's "Gravity is a B**ch", there is a spot where there is a steel string instrument in the upper range, the vocals, in the middle to upper, and a tuba? (brass bass?) in the low register. Each instrument is so distinct that it is distracting to me. The tuba is very clear and brassy and the stings are bright and piercing leaving the experience cold and clinical. It just does not work for me and I start to get fatigued listening to it. With the ts01's, this same passage is smooth and warmer with a better blend of sound. It sounds like music instead of a collection of instruments.The monitors come with several sizes of ear cups and they are comfortable to wear. It is difficult to find the left and right markings engraved on the silver metal ring just forward of the wood body. However, the cord for the left ear has the microphone so it is easy to tell which one goes in which ear without having to read the faint letters. I was able to get them to fit very well ion my ears to block out ambient noise and still feel comfortable.The cord is cloth covered and slightly rough instead of the smooth plastic. It picks up a lot of noise from my shirt when I move around.4Great earbuds under $25Let me start by saying this is my 2nd purchase of these Symphonized GLXY Earbuds, not because the 1st one died, but because I've had them 2 years now and love them.The only negative at all with these, as some reviews mention, is that the wire is covered with material which can be noisy when it rubs against you. So, for running or working out it could be annoying, but when walking, sitting, laying down, etc, they are fine! Plus the cord is stronger and tangles less. I listen to music on my phone every day and love these earbuds. Love the wood for looks & sound; from full deep bass through sweet mid tones to sharp clean treble they are clear, distortion free at higher volume, with great range; they are small & fit in your ear very comfortably; come with 2 different types of buds in 3 sizes each (6 total pair) so they will fit well; have the microphone which will change tracks too; the sound is full & well-balanced without an exaggerated bass boost.I love these and for under $25 you can't go wrong...I strongly recommend giving these a try!5Sound quality is good but the rough cord is noisySound fine, a little crispier than a lot of sound isolating headphones (bass isn't as punchy) but I don't mind that. It think it's also truer to the recording that a lot of other headphones that seem to have way too much bass (such as the pair of skullcandy headphones I replaced.The noise transmitted by the woven cord is very loud. Sounds like someone rubbing a microphone. If you're sitting at a desk, they are fine but walking this these is mostly annoying, especially if listening to podcasts or radio instead of music. Not really sure why they thought this was acceptable, or how a lot of other reviewers aren't bothered by it. I had smooth-corded sound isolating headphones before these, and there was also noise from movement, but it's much made worse by the textured cord.3Great sound; thick braided cable and strain relief offer pocket protection.I really like these headphones. Over the years, I've gone through quite a few pairs, most recently the Elago E6M (2 pairs, one under warranty replacement), the Nuforce NE-600M, and the Monoprice 109927 (and 108320) Enhanced Bass headphones, and while all of them were more than decent, each ended up failing after a year or less of regular use, despite taking good care of them. I haven't used these for that long, but here are my impressions so far.Sound:Let's start with what most people care the most about - the sound quality. It's excellent. The highs and mids are clear and bright, and while some of the headphones I listed above were just as clear, none of them felt as "present." I'm still a bit skeptical that all of this is due to the fact that they are made from wood, I can't argue with how much it feels like the music is being made right in front of me. Bass is excellent too, more full than I'm used to (I'm no bass-head), but not in an unwelcome way; like with the mids and highs, I'm surprised that bass this clear can come from a pair of in-ear headphones.Fit:These are surprisingly small, and especially for the size, appear to have drivers much larger than you'd expect for headphones at this price-point. Most earbuds I've used were large enough in one dimension to grow uncomfortable after long periods of listening (rubbing or pressing against some part of my ear; these are not like that. Once fit into my ear canals, these headphones are small enough to touch no other part of my ear. To give you a better sense of how well this will apply to you - I have relatively small ears, and use the smallest set of tips (of the included 3 pairs). Despite this, the fit is snug, and the headphones remain in my ears while jumping up and down.Finish:The headphone connector itself is rubber, has good strain relief, and is shaped like a boomerang (first protrudes directly out of the headphone port, then has a 45-degree bend. While larger than the average connector, the shape and substantiality of it should prevent many of the plugged-into-the-cellphone-in-the-pocket-of-my-jeans-related bending problems that most headphones eventually develop. This is a very welcome feature, as most of my headphones have failed due of inadequate protection from bending at the site of the connector.The cable itself is protected by a braided sleeve, and is thicker than that of other headphones I've tried. Where this connects to the earbuds, it is protected from bending by a flexible ~ 1cm long rubber sleeve, further adding to the durability. I'm a little worried about where the cable splits into two (for projecting to the two earbuds), and the microphone/button, as there's no soft rubber bend/strain relief in those two locations, but time will tell. The microphone button looks a little cheap, but clicks solidly and works as it should.As for the wood, well, it's beautiful and classy as you would expect.5Symphonized - that's right, Symphonized!I'm quite in to my music, and I like trying and buying a range of well-regarded earbuds and headphones to make sure that whenever I listen, I'm getting the best possible quality sound. No need to waste my good years listening to sub-par sound, or missing depth and detail in my favorite music! All of which is to say, I have quite a few headphones and earbuds and I like listening quiet and loud, while exercising, mowing the lawn, working, cooking a nice meal, or at work. I like classical, jazz, alt-rock, acoustic "sadcore", and recently, mostly smooth electronic and EDM. Bonobo, Glass Animals, Martin Solveig, alt-J, that sort.I like full bass. Hearing the lowest bass merely mentioned in the range of sound isn't enough. It can't be blaring and distorted, but it can't be just a hint. Lots of cheap and mid-priced earbuds/headphones can make reasonably crisp highs, but the real trick is getting a full-bodied bass out of a little tiny driver.Now, down to the headphones. For reference, the most recent earbuds I've purchased and listened to extensively are Velodyne vPulse, Symphonized GLXY, Symphonized NRG, Xiaomi Piston, Panasonic RP-HJE450. Headphones are a separate category. I use my phone (Galaxy Note) and listen to the same tracks to compare apples to apples.I bought these Symphonized, as well as NRG, on the basis of good reviews, reasonable price, and out of curiosity with the wood enclosures. Boy, did they ever hit a home run. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with using wood instead of plastic, but these things pump out deep, rich bass which at least to date, i haven't found any other earbud can match. Both GLXY and NRG are stellar. The primary difference is that the GLXY are sealed and NRG is ported, but both produce stunning bass. Furthermore, they fit comfortably and are well-balanced in the ear because the cords are attached to the enclosures closer to the ear, so they sit comfortably and do not fall out easily. This is easily a 5-star product.If you have similar expectations for the performance and fit of earbuds, the Panasonic RP-HJE450 and both Symphonized earbuds are simply fantastic and come highly recommended. Expect bass out of those comparable to pretty substantial studio over-ear headphones.5An Inarguable Audio ApexI auditioned these phones with the CD "Eventide" by Voces 6--the purest, most unembellished sound (the vibrato-less, pitch-perfect, soprano-register voices suggestive of pre-19th century "castrati") I've heard in 60 years of collecting LPs, cassettes and CDs. (I use "streaming" not for attentive listening but for functional "convenience"--while treadmilling, driving, falling asleep, etc.). These Symphonized earphones outmatch 5-6 well-reviewed earphone brands (JVC, Sony, JBL, Ultimate Ears, Altec Lansing, etc.) and, to my surprise, are more full, realistic, revealing and spine-tingling than my new, studio-quality Sony headphones (cost $80) and my trendy Beats headphones (a gift, costing $250 ). Great sound from headphones is less the function of cost-prohibitive "brand" names and models than of the "seal" (esp. with earphones), the restriction of ambient "noise," and of course the engineering (at least half of my collection comprises the work of a single engineer who worked for Blue Note, Prestige, Impulse, Verve and several other labels--NONE (yes, not one) of his efforts true to the actual sound of an acoustic piano (let alone representing the unique sonic characteristics distinguishing a Steinway, a Bosendorfer, a Beckstein, a Baldwin, Yamaha, Kawaii, etc. or capturing the personal "voice" of the artist ("touch" is a word inadequate to describe the poignant, complex, textured quality that distinguishes, for example, Bill Evans' "voice" from that of George Shearing or Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan or Vladimir Horowitz or Artur Rubenstein). If musicians are surprised upon hearing the foregoing statement, it's simply because their ears haver been favored with so few alternatives they have adjusted (or "malajusted") to the standards and low norm of a heavily hyped engineer who ate up more work than his consumers found time to attend to (musicians are not necessarily the most qualified in critiquing their art--they're too busy woodshedding, composing, gigging, auditioning tons of gear--to be bothered with a subject as nuanced as "aesthetics" or as complex as "the physics of the pianoforte."In my experience, including associations with numerous musicians, spending a bundle on sound-reproducing equipment--including speakers and headphones--is overrated and unnecessary. As these earphones (which cost me $15) prove, you can gain access to all of the humanly-perceivable information in the grooves of a track at a very reasonable price. The only question concerns the durability of the equipment. Earphones sustain damage easily and frequently--and, moreover, are routinely lost (I've misplaced them in one room of my house for as long as ten years). I've never spent more than $50 on a pair of earphones--or $80 on headphones. Sure, pay extra for the warranty--but good luck remembering that you bought it and in finding it and in convincing the issuer than you deserve remuneration for your $15 investment.So, yese, these inexpensive Symphonize earphones are hypersensitive, responding instantly to the twitch of a volume control on a powerful amplifier. And the cord noise is significant enough to provoke complaints from listeners who should put their mind on the music and not on making noise by rubbing their fingers on the wires. If you plan to wear them while jogging or doing physical work, spend the same amount on a pair of JVC Marshmallow phones--"inefficient" (i.e. you'll need to crank your player to max volume and tolerate the distortion) but usable and durable (since their hard foam tips are integral with the speaker in the phone).But the bottom line is that, ever for serious, in-studio listening--these $15 phones are guaranteed to produce not merely good sound but "epiphanies" about your chosen musical source. in short, these Symphonized phones are State of the Art.5Symphonized quality sound. These survive washing machine, and dryer too.I bought these used with one earbud crushed- still usable and make sense for the used price (no one was sticking these in their ears when I got 'em just handling damage I guess by underpaid Amazon don't cares.I've bought 3 Symphonized over the years (one got stolen by one of 9,000 Portland bums- the other 2 are alive and kicking! Sound isolation is very decent too. Mic's a champ and earwax plugging is less of an issue as with 10 other brands I've tried.5iPhone 6 Users AVOIDDO NOT purchase for iPhone 6.The best way I can describe my experience with these headphones is this: it's as if there is a poltergeist living inside this product and it feeds off of making my listening experience a living hell.These headphones are not compatible with iPhone 6.Every conceivable thing that could happen while trying to listen to music on an iPhone 6 will happen. Rapidly turning Siri on and off. Playing, pausing, and nexting your songs without notice. Launching another music app out of nowhere and overriding spotify or whatever you were first using.It's odd because while walking with these in, sometimes everything seems fine. Your track is playing, but as soon as you dip the phone below waist level to put it in your pocket, it's as if there is a "level" in the iPhone that switches to some other mode and will pause your music when the phone is upside down in your pocket.There is obviously an incompatibility on someone's end.. Even if it's Apple's fault, these should not be advertised as being compatible with iPhones if they don't work properly with ALL iphones.I wish I could give it a point for the unique cord material, but if I can't even use them, I won't bother.1Can't Hear the Music For the Cord Noise!Beautiful to look at and the sound quality is just as good as other earbuds I've purchased in the past. The reason this gets a 1 star rating is because of the cord. The fabric covering the cords may prevent tangling but unfortunately every time they come into contact with another surface a loud scratching noise echoes up through the earbud speakers, disrupting my enjoyment of whatever I am listening to.If you are going to stand/sit perfectly still and not move at all for the duration of using the earbuds, then you'll have no problem. If you, like me, actually move around and do things while you are listening to your MP3 player then you will be bitterly disappointed by the constant scratching sound of the cords rubbing against things.I bought these on sale and can honestly say that I would never pay full price for them and I've had better audio performance out of earbuds I've paid $15.00 or less for....with no cord scratching sounds to deal with either.UPSHOT: spend your $ on another pair of earbuds, you'll be glad you did.1Exercise Caution!If you think you are going to get $99 earbuds for $25, think again! These are just ok. I paid the same for some Sennheiser earbuds and they are clearly better than the Symphonized. I am also concerned about the accuracy of the review system. I was so impressed with the idea that almost everyone reviewer loves these. I learned a few lessons here. Fortunately, these lessons only cost me $25.My biggest problem is that I was unable to get a good seal in my ears. I tried the S,M and large tips supplied with the earbuds. As most of you know, a good seal is imperative to good bass response. So for me the bass was way below average. All four of my other earbuds fit just fine, so I don't think I have deformed ear canals.The cord gives a low frequency static scratchy noise if you move it while listening. So to eliminate this you must sit absolutely still. So, if you are a Buddhist who meditates a lot, this probably won't bother you.Don't fool yourself, the cord tangles just like any earbuds. I thought I was going to have to call the National Guard to get my first knot out.On the "bright" side, I could tell that the upper frequencies were stellar. Great detail! I think this was a result of the wood chambers.So if you can get them to fit right and you don't mind the scratchy sound from moving the cord, you might be satisfied.I hope you see this review. I have a feeling that many negative reviews are not being posted (rated as not helpful), which, if true, defeats the entire customer review process. Take a chance if you want to. $25 usually doesn't break the bank.Dr. Meier3
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Description
  • HANDCRAFTED FROM ALL NATURAL GENUINE WOOD: Symphonized in-ear noise isolating headphones are handcrafted from real wood, allowing for a natural sound profile consisting of crisp highs and deep bass.
  • DESIGNED WITH COMFORT IN MIND: Perfect for those with smaller ears, or those who are looking for something with a snug and barely-there fit, the GLXY earbuds have a smaller wooden housing. It comes with three sizes (S/M/L) of custom comfort fit silicone ear tips so you can be sure to find the perfect fit to optimize your noise-isolation. An eco-friendly carrying pouch is conveniently provided so you can safely store your buds when not in use.
  • PLUG AND PLAY: User friendly, our GLXY head phones are designed to plug and play. Easily pause/play, answer/end calls, activate voice control and skip tracks with an inline remote and microphone.
  • TANGLE FREE: Say goodbye to fighting impossible knots in your headphones with our sleek tangle-free nylon cable, available in a variety of color options!
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Symphonized earphones are designed for the latest generations of iPod, iPhone, and iPad. They work with all Androids, tablets, mp3 players, and related device with a standard 3.5mm jack.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Good sound for the price.I am a casual listener of instrumental, pop, and country music. I listen to an hour or two of music a day. My stereo systems are not in the audiophile category, but I probably spend more than average on a system, but then keep it for an extended period. I tested lossless (FLAC) music as well as music from Google and Prime music streaming services for this review.OVERVIEWI have two headphones in the $25 - $50 price range and thought I would compare them. One is this Symphonized GLXY pair and the other is thinksound ts01 10mm In-Ear Headphone with Enhanced Bass and Passive Noise Isolation (Black/Chocolate). I like both pairs and think either pair is a good step up from the basic <$10 pairs that come with your device or can be purchased separately.This GLXY pair has very clear sound though the entire range and shows minimal distortion at higher volume (but safe) listening levels. At my normal listening volume the sound is very clear with good resolution. The base is prevalent and clear without being too disruptive. I have heard examples with a more dominant bass, so while these IEMs have enhanced bass, they are not at the far end of the spectrum. My largest complaint is that the sound is a bit sterile and cold. At times there is so much separation between instruments that the overall feeling of the music struggles to come out. I found this particularly with orchestral pieces. Eventually, I get tired of listening to these IEMs and want a smoother sound profile. This is the reason for a 4-star rating instead of 5-stars; however, a 5-star rating considering the price paid would also be defendable.Compared to the ts01 IEMs the GLXY is much clearer. The piano has a crisp ping, the percussion has a sharp pop, and instruments that get lost in the background with the ts01 come though very clear (sometimes distractingly clear) with these GLXYs. The bass is deeper with the ts01, but also less resolved. The ts01 has a warmer sound quality and is more expressive and at times easier to listen to than the GLXY.DETAILSThe GLXY IEMs are exceptional at reproducing the individual instrument's timbre with great clarity. A bass drum is not a dull thud; it is a sharp and crisp note that resonates and lingers for a bit. A piano key makes a distinctive ping and then vibration. The timbre sounds very close to what you get from a live performance. I think this is the biggest strength of these IEM for the price. The thinksound ts01's do not reproduce timbre as well and although the pitch is still reproduced, the quality of the sound is quite different.In Train's "Angel in Blue Jeans", the opening passage is very good on the GLXY's. The vocals have great feeling and the strings on the guitar are well resolved and punctuate the vocals in a nice way. You can hear when the guitar strings are attacked and when they are merely played. However, in Miranda Lambert's "Gravity is a B**ch", there is a spot where there is a steel string instrument in the upper range, the vocals, in the middle to upper, and a tuba? (brass bass?) in the low register. Each instrument is so distinct that it is distracting to me. The tuba is very clear and brassy and the stings are bright and piercing leaving the experience cold and clinical. It just does not work for me and I start to get fatigued listening to it. With the ts01's, this same passage is smooth and warmer with a better blend of sound. It sounds like music instead of a collection of instruments.The monitors come with several sizes of ear cups and they are comfortable to wear. It is difficult to find the left and right markings engraved on the silver metal ring just forward of the wood body. However, the cord for the left ear has the microphone so it is easy to tell which one goes in which ear without having to read the faint letters. I was able to get them to fit very well ion my ears to block out ambient noise and still feel comfortable.The cord is cloth covered and slightly rough instead of the smooth plastic. It picks up a lot of noise from my shirt when I move around.4Great earbuds under $25Let me start by saying this is my 2nd purchase of these Symphonized GLXY Earbuds, not because the 1st one died, but because I've had them 2 years now and love them.The only negative at all with these, as some reviews mention, is that the wire is covered with material which can be noisy when it rubs against you. So, for running or working out it could be annoying, but when walking, sitting, laying down, etc, they are fine! Plus the cord is stronger and tangles less. I listen to music on my phone every day and love these earbuds. Love the wood for looks & sound; from full deep bass through sweet mid tones to sharp clean treble they are clear, distortion free at higher volume, with great range; they are small & fit in your ear very comfortably; come with 2 different types of buds in 3 sizes each (6 total pair) so they will fit well; have the microphone which will change tracks too; the sound is full & well-balanced without an exaggerated bass boost.I love these and for under $25 you can't go wrong...I strongly recommend giving these a try!5Sound quality is good but the rough cord is noisySound fine, a little crispier than a lot of sound isolating headphones (bass isn't as punchy) but I don't mind that. It think it's also truer to the recording that a lot of other headphones that seem to have way too much bass (such as the pair of skullcandy headphones I replaced.The noise transmitted by the woven cord is very loud. Sounds like someone rubbing a microphone. If you're sitting at a desk, they are fine but walking this these is mostly annoying, especially if listening to podcasts or radio instead of music. Not really sure why they thought this was acceptable, or how a lot of other reviewers aren't bothered by it. I had smooth-corded sound isolating headphones before these, and there was also noise from movement, but it's much made worse by the textured cord.3Great sound; thick braided cable and strain relief offer pocket protection.I really like these headphones. Over the years, I've gone through quite a few pairs, most recently the Elago E6M (2 pairs, one under warranty replacement), the Nuforce NE-600M, and the Monoprice 109927 (and 108320) Enhanced Bass headphones, and while all of them were more than decent, each ended up failing after a year or less of regular use, despite taking good care of them. I haven't used these for that long, but here are my impressions so far.Sound:Let's start with what most people care the most about - the sound quality. It's excellent. The highs and mids are clear and bright, and while some of the headphones I listed above were just as clear, none of them felt as "present." I'm still a bit skeptical that all of this is due to the fact that they are made from wood, I can't argue with how much it feels like the music is being made right in front of me. Bass is excellent too, more full than I'm used to (I'm no bass-head), but not in an unwelcome way; like with the mids and highs, I'm surprised that bass this clear can come from a pair of in-ear headphones.Fit:These are surprisingly small, and especially for the size, appear to have drivers much larger than you'd expect for headphones at this price-point. Most earbuds I've used were large enough in one dimension to grow uncomfortable after long periods of listening (rubbing or pressing against some part of my ear; these are not like that. Once fit into my ear canals, these headphones are small enough to touch no other part of my ear. To give you a better sense of how well this will apply to you - I have relatively small ears, and use the smallest set of tips (of the included 3 pairs). Despite this, the fit is snug, and the headphones remain in my ears while jumping up and down.Finish:The headphone connector itself is rubber, has good strain relief, and is shaped like a boomerang (first protrudes directly out of the headphone port, then has a 45-degree bend. While larger than the average connector, the shape and substantiality of it should prevent many of the plugged-into-the-cellphone-in-the-pocket-of-my-jeans-related bending problems that most headphones eventually develop. This is a very welcome feature, as most of my headphones have failed due of inadequate protection from bending at the site of the connector.The cable itself is protected by a braided sleeve, and is thicker than that of other headphones I've tried. Where this connects to the earbuds, it is protected from bending by a flexible ~ 1cm long rubber sleeve, further adding to the durability. I'm a little worried about where the cable splits into two (for projecting to the two earbuds), and the microphone/button, as there's no soft rubber bend/strain relief in those two locations, but time will tell. The microphone button looks a little cheap, but clicks solidly and works as it should.As for the wood, well, it's beautiful and classy as you would expect.5Symphonized - that's right, Symphonized!I'm quite in to my music, and I like trying and buying a range of well-regarded earbuds and headphones to make sure that whenever I listen, I'm getting the best possible quality sound. No need to waste my good years listening to sub-par sound, or missing depth and detail in my favorite music! All of which is to say, I have quite a few headphones and earbuds and I like listening quiet and loud, while exercising, mowing the lawn, working, cooking a nice meal, or at work. I like classical, jazz, alt-rock, acoustic "sadcore", and recently, mostly smooth electronic and EDM. Bonobo, Glass Animals, Martin Solveig, alt-J, that sort.I like full bass. Hearing the lowest bass merely mentioned in the range of sound isn't enough. It can't be blaring and distorted, but it can't be just a hint. Lots of cheap and mid-priced earbuds/headphones can make reasonably crisp highs, but the real trick is getting a full-bodied bass out of a little tiny driver.Now, down to the headphones. For reference, the most recent earbuds I've purchased and listened to extensively are Velodyne vPulse, Symphonized GLXY, Symphonized NRG, Xiaomi Piston, Panasonic RP-HJE450. Headphones are a separate category. I use my phone (Galaxy Note) and listen to the same tracks to compare apples to apples.I bought these Symphonized, as well as NRG, on the basis of good reviews, reasonable price, and out of curiosity with the wood enclosures. Boy, did they ever hit a home run. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with using wood instead of plastic, but these things pump out deep, rich bass which at least to date, i haven't found any other earbud can match. Both GLXY and NRG are stellar. The primary difference is that the GLXY are sealed and NRG is ported, but both produce stunning bass. Furthermore, they fit comfortably and are well-balanced in the ear because the cords are attached to the enclosures closer to the ear, so they sit comfortably and do not fall out easily. This is easily a 5-star product.If you have similar expectations for the performance and fit of earbuds, the Panasonic RP-HJE450 and both Symphonized earbuds are simply fantastic and come highly recommended. Expect bass out of those comparable to pretty substantial studio over-ear headphones.5An Inarguable Audio ApexI auditioned these phones with the CD "Eventide" by Voces 6--the purest, most unembellished sound (the vibrato-less, pitch-perfect, soprano-register voices suggestive of pre-19th century "castrati") I've heard in 60 years of collecting LPs, cassettes and CDs. (I use "streaming" not for attentive listening but for functional "convenience"--while treadmilling, driving, falling asleep, etc.). These Symphonized earphones outmatch 5-6 well-reviewed earphone brands (JVC, Sony, JBL, Ultimate Ears, Altec Lansing, etc.) and, to my surprise, are more full, realistic, revealing and spine-tingling than my new, studio-quality Sony headphones (cost $80) and my trendy Beats headphones (a gift, costing $250 ). Great sound from headphones is less the function of cost-prohibitive "brand" names and models than of the "seal" (esp. with earphones), the restriction of ambient "noise," and of course the engineering (at least half of my collection comprises the work of a single engineer who worked for Blue Note, Prestige, Impulse, Verve and several other labels--NONE (yes, not one) of his efforts true to the actual sound of an acoustic piano (let alone representing the unique sonic characteristics distinguishing a Steinway, a Bosendorfer, a Beckstein, a Baldwin, Yamaha, Kawaii, etc. or capturing the personal "voice" of the artist ("touch" is a word inadequate to describe the poignant, complex, textured quality that distinguishes, for example, Bill Evans' "voice" from that of George Shearing or Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan or Vladimir Horowitz or Artur Rubenstein). If musicians are surprised upon hearing the foregoing statement, it's simply because their ears haver been favored with so few alternatives they have adjusted (or "malajusted") to the standards and low norm of a heavily hyped engineer who ate up more work than his consumers found time to attend to (musicians are not necessarily the most qualified in critiquing their art--they're too busy woodshedding, composing, gigging, auditioning tons of gear--to be bothered with a subject as nuanced as "aesthetics" or as complex as "the physics of the pianoforte."In my experience, including associations with numerous musicians, spending a bundle on sound-reproducing equipment--including speakers and headphones--is overrated and unnecessary. As these earphones (which cost me $15) prove, you can gain access to all of the humanly-perceivable information in the grooves of a track at a very reasonable price. The only question concerns the durability of the equipment. Earphones sustain damage easily and frequently--and, moreover, are routinely lost (I've misplaced them in one room of my house for as long as ten years). I've never spent more than $50 on a pair of earphones--or $80 on headphones. Sure, pay extra for the warranty--but good luck remembering that you bought it and in finding it and in convincing the issuer than you deserve remuneration for your $15 investment.So, yese, these inexpensive Symphonize earphones are hypersensitive, responding instantly to the twitch of a volume control on a powerful amplifier. And the cord noise is significant enough to provoke complaints from listeners who should put their mind on the music and not on making noise by rubbing their fingers on the wires. If you plan to wear them while jogging or doing physical work, spend the same amount on a pair of JVC Marshmallow phones--"inefficient" (i.e. you'll need to crank your player to max volume and tolerate the distortion) but usable and durable (since their hard foam tips are integral with the speaker in the phone).But the bottom line is that, ever for serious, in-studio listening--these $15 phones are guaranteed to produce not merely good sound but "epiphanies" about your chosen musical source. in short, these Symphonized phones are State of the Art.5Symphonized quality sound. These survive washing machine, and dryer too.I bought these used with one earbud crushed- still usable and make sense for the used price (no one was sticking these in their ears when I got 'em just handling damage I guess by underpaid Amazon don't cares.I've bought 3 Symphonized over the years (one got stolen by one of 9,000 Portland bums- the other 2 are alive and kicking! Sound isolation is very decent too. Mic's a champ and earwax plugging is less of an issue as with 10 other brands I've tried.5iPhone 6 Users AVOIDDO NOT purchase for iPhone 6.The best way I can describe my experience with these headphones is this: it's as if there is a poltergeist living inside this product and it feeds off of making my listening experience a living hell.These headphones are not compatible with iPhone 6.Every conceivable thing that could happen while trying to listen to music on an iPhone 6 will happen. Rapidly turning Siri on and off. Playing, pausing, and nexting your songs without notice. Launching another music app out of nowhere and overriding spotify or whatever you were first using.It's odd because while walking with these in, sometimes everything seems fine. Your track is playing, but as soon as you dip the phone below waist level to put it in your pocket, it's as if there is a "level" in the iPhone that switches to some other mode and will pause your music when the phone is upside down in your pocket.There is obviously an incompatibility on someone's end.. Even if it's Apple's fault, these should not be advertised as being compatible with iPhones if they don't work properly with ALL iphones.I wish I could give it a point for the unique cord material, but if I can't even use them, I won't bother.1Can't Hear the Music For the Cord Noise!Beautiful to look at and the sound quality is just as good as other earbuds I've purchased in the past. The reason this gets a 1 star rating is because of the cord. The fabric covering the cords may prevent tangling but unfortunately every time they come into contact with another surface a loud scratching noise echoes up through the earbud speakers, disrupting my enjoyment of whatever I am listening to.If you are going to stand/sit perfectly still and not move at all for the duration of using the earbuds, then you'll have no problem. If you, like me, actually move around and do things while you are listening to your MP3 player then you will be bitterly disappointed by the constant scratching sound of the cords rubbing against things.I bought these on sale and can honestly say that I would never pay full price for them and I've had better audio performance out of earbuds I've paid $15.00 or less for....with no cord scratching sounds to deal with either.UPSHOT: spend your $ on another pair of earbuds, you'll be glad you did.1Exercise Caution!If you think you are going to get $99 earbuds for $25, think again! These are just ok. I paid the same for some Sennheiser earbuds and they are clearly better than the Symphonized. I am also concerned about the accuracy of the review system. I was so impressed with the idea that almost everyone reviewer loves these. I learned a few lessons here. Fortunately, these lessons only cost me $25.My biggest problem is that I was unable to get a good seal in my ears. I tried the S,M and large tips supplied with the earbuds. As most of you know, a good seal is imperative to good bass response. So for me the bass was way below average. All four of my other earbuds fit just fine, so I don't think I have deformed ear canals.The cord gives a low frequency static scratchy noise if you move it while listening. So to eliminate this you must sit absolutely still. So, if you are a Buddhist who meditates a lot, this probably won't bother you.Don't fool yourself, the cord tangles just like any earbuds. I thought I was going to have to call the National Guard to get my first knot out.On the "bright" side, I could tell that the upper frequencies were stellar. Great detail! I think this was a result of the wood chambers.So if you can get them to fit right and you don't mind the scratchy sound from moving the cord, you might be satisfied.I hope you see this review. I have a feeling that many negative reviews are not being posted (rated as not helpful), which, if true, defeats the entire customer review process. Take a chance if you want to. $25 usually doesn't break the bank.Dr. Meier3
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