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Koss SparkPlug
5.5 out of 10

Koss SparkPlug

The Spark Plug features a dynamic element that is positioned Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Koss SparkPlug

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Overall 6
6.0

Hmm

Arlu D., Newegg
18 May 2009
  • Summary: Clean your ears before use. The materials used for the cushion is hard to clean. - It tends to absorb and cannot be wiped easily. I wonder where I get a replacemen cusion...Haha.
  • Pros: Cheap. Decent sound quality.
  • Cons: They're pretty bulky. The cushion is soft, but the main ear piece rests on my ears and they hurt after a while.
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Overall 6
6.0

good bass, that's it.

Michael Y., Newegg
2 April 2009
  • Summary: I had bought these twice, because I really enjoyed the sound (and they're cheap), but they don't last very long. Maybe got 3 months out of them each time. The wire always breaks internally, so you lose an ear- among other problems.
  • Pros: Best bass I've heard in an ear bud. Cushions work like ear plugs, so they block out the world.
  • Cons: Poor construction. Foam cushions either dry out too quickly, or ooze greasy substance. Thin wire bends easily and possibly breaks inside. Blocks out the work, which simultaneously enhances gum-chewing, noise through vibrations, etc....
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Overall 6
6.0

There are Better canal headphones

Anonymous, Newegg
19 March 2009
  • Summary: Sound quality mediocre. Bass is downright poor.
  • Pros: Price.
  • Cons: Don't reduce outside noise very well. They stick far out your ear.
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Overall 6
6.0

Satisfactory

Mitchell S., Newegg
30 December 2008
  • Summary: The Sparkplugs are an amazing standby for a cheap, yet good-sounding set of canal-buds. If you're looking for a throw-away set, or interested in trying canal-buds for the first time, I'd highly suggest these. Now, after saying that, I'm not buying these for my next set.
  • Pros: Superb audio quality for the price. I was looking for a cheap set of canal-buds that would stay in my ear as I work out. These little gems are perfect. While the audio representation isn't amazing, it is perfect for what I use them for. I tend to gravitate towards heavy bass when I'm physically a...
  • Cons: While the bud stays in my left ear without a problem, I just can't seem to lodge it in my right. The foam expands with too much force, popping the bud out of my ear as the foam expands completely. After 8 months of abuse, one of the channels died. Doesn't surprise me; with all of the dirt, sweat,...
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok earbuds

Jacob B., Newegg
28 November 2008
  • Summary: they are ok, but invest some money and try to find something better. I have yet to find a set of ear buds that have met my needs.
  • Pros: They keep the sound of other things around you out and allow you to use a lower volume. This is great for those who use music block out annoying sounds in there environment, peace without hearing loss is always a good thing.
  • Cons: They don't stay in your ear. If you have used ear plugs before these work kind of like that but they don't go near deep enough in the ear canal to stay in. you will find yourself needing to re-adjust them from time to time. They also start to hurt your ears after an extended amount of play time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Less comfortable than hoped

David N., Newegg
20 October 2008
  • Summary: The primary reason I bought these is that I was looking for a pair of inexpensive portable headphones that would be comfortable. Based on other reviews, it sounded like this item would either work great or suck. Turns out that for me, they suck.
  • Pros: - Inexpensive. - Seems to be pretty good sound quality, but I'm no expert on that. - Comes with a spare set of foam cushions. - The memory foam is fun to play with.
  • Cons: - Not at all comfortable for me. I'm chalking this up mostly to user preference, though. But for me, I just couldn't get them to situate well in my ear. - There's a hard little tube thing in the middle of the foam. If I happen to jab the thing in my ear wrong, it pokes in a less-than-comfortable ...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2008
  • Summary: The sound good, especially considering the price. They are pretty comfortable. If you are gentle with the headphones this is a good buy, otherwise I would recommend spending some extra money for a set of phones of better quality.
  • Pros: Good sound, good price.
  • Cons: I guess you get what you pay for, these headphones shorted out after a mere 3 weeks.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

BenjaminT W., Newegg
1 April 2008
  • Summary: If you want some cheap earbuds with strong bass then these are pretty good but if listen to music with lots of dynamic sounds then don't be expecting a very clean reproduction.
  • Pros: -Strong bass response if thats important for your listening tastes.
  • Cons: -Uncomfortable to wear for extended periods -Too much bass, actually, sound gets too muddy for most music types
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Overall 6
6.0

Great quality, lame construction

Anonymous, Newegg
31 January 2008
  • Summary: its a great pair of earbuds, great sound quality, rich deep bass and very comfortable. but, they keep falling out of your ears, and the construction is flimsy. the wire is not normal, its like a sticky wire and if you slightly swipe it with your arm accidentally, then the buds will fly out of your...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Joyce K., Newegg
26 November 2007
  • Summary: Product is better than most found at the same price range at local department (discount) stores.
  • Pros: Not bad for the price. Foam ear pieces take some getting used to. I tend to be hard on IEM in general. I do like the rubber/plastic coating that the wires have (flexible).
  • Cons: Wires are the traditional Y shape. I've gotten used to the ones that go around the neck-more of a 'C' shape.
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