iLuv HearSay iEP515 Review


These earbuds are designed to work with Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPads and sound impressive, according to an iLuv HearSay iEP515 review at Macworld. The reviewer commends the well-balanced audio, although he says the bass can sound a little "bloated" at times. Still, the highs are smooth and the midrange has nice detail. An iLuv HearSay iEP515 review from Beatweek, on the other hand, favors the low end of the frequency spectrum. This expert praises the headphones for their strong bass and solid midrange but finds the treble a bit weak. The reviewer likes the flat-ribbon design of the cables, as well, because it's less apt to tangle. Overall he judges the headphones quite a bit better than most earbuds in this price range. Amazon users, like the experts, have positive things to say about the sound from this model in reviews. They also appreciate the extra eartips included with these headphones, saying they fit very well.

The iLove HearSay iEP515 headphones (starting at $21, Amazon) include an inline remote control with a microphone built in, so you can receive calls through your smartphone. Macworld's iLove HearSay iEP515 review notes that audio coming through the mic isn't too bad, although the sound may be a little shallow. The company's website is pretty coy about the other specs for these earbuds -- it doesn't list details such as frequency response or sensitivity. The cord is 4 feet long, which the Macworld reviewer declares a little on the short side, but it's on par with our budget recommendations. The earbuds are available in three colors: black, red, and white.

The iLuv HearSay iEP515, made for Apple devices, cost more than other earbuds we checked out, but iPhone users can take advantage of the included remote control to play music and take calls using the built-in mic. The sound quality of these earbuds is quite good, reviewers say, and they're comfortable to wear.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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