Reviews and Problems with ID America Spark / The New Spark
Showing 1-5 of 5
Review of Id America The new Spark Aluminum In-ear Headphones
5 November 2013
Summary: Up for review today I have the ID America new Spark in-ear headphones and these feature an all aluminum construction with a great design making them aesthetically pleasing. The headphones have 8mm dynamic drivers in them that offer very good bass and decent highs for a nice rounded sound from them.
Pros: Sound is decent overall, Very nice carrying case, Comfortable for long periods of time, Very well made headphones
Cons: Controls don’t quite work fully with Android, Slightly muffled sounding to me, Can be a lot of cord noise with movement
Excerpt: Protective case makers have very little to do with audio for the right reasons, but that doesn't seem to stop Incase , Incipio and many others from creating their own line of audio gear to offer consumers. The trend has now infected id America. Rocking a case from your favorite case maker isn't enough these days, you gotta pair a matching set of cans, preferably the kind with headset functions to fully enjoy your smartphone.
Excerpt: Full disclosure here. I am not a fan of earbuds. Period. Or at least I wasn’t. I’ve always preferred an over-the-ear or slung back style of headphone as it seems whenever I find a pair of buds that will even stay in they tend to make my ears ache after more than a few minutes of use.
Conclusion: At first we were wowed by the Sparks simply because they were shiny, sleek, and good looking. Unfortunately, the audio properties of the Sparks don’t do them any justice, and in our opinion, don’t justify even the lower-end $59.95 price tag. Are we a bit jaded with several higher-end pairs of earphones sitting around? Perhaps. But again, at the price point the Sparks compete at, they simply don’t compare.