Reviews and Problems with Monster iSport LIVESTRONG
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18 October 2012
Summary: First of all, I am not a audiofile with several pairs of $1,000 headphones. I am more of a casual listener but I do like good sound. This is also my first review on head-fi so give me some feedback on this review.
For a long time I was happy with cheap headphones, apple, JVC, skullcandy, etc. Well after a while I wanted some more serious headphones for some heavier listening so I picked up some Isport immersions. I had them for about 4 months.
Pros: Bass is on the heavier side. Headphones stay in ear well once you find the right fit.
Cons: Durability is terrible. Mids are way too recesed. Bass is a bit bloated
Summary: Wow, I was so excited when my daughter got me these for father's day. I had mentioned to her how I had tried to resolve an issue of wind interference with my current buds. She made such an effort to get these so my problems would be solved. No Luck. More interference with these than $7.00 buds. The quality seems equal if not less than the $7.00 buds. Getting them to pop correctly into your ear is a pain and is uncomfortable.
Summary: Ordered this item as a replacement for a succession of headphones that suffered water damage while jogging. I figured that because it was waterproof (and even machine washable as the advertisement stated), it would handle some sweat from working out. Wrong! Went jogging a grand total of twice with these earphones and the ControlTalk piece is now damaged and controls my iPod remotely by starting the iPod, pausing the music randomly and putting my iPod into Voice Control...
Summary: I was looking forward to having great sound while I worked out. I opened the box and fooled around with all the configurations for awhile until I found what seemed to work. Out the door for a run...the whole time the headphones kept falling out, really frustrating when you factor in the cost. I ended putting the headphones in my pocket and finished my run.
Summary: I bought these headphones to wear while I train. I do high intensity exercises, body weight exercises, kickboxing, running, rowing, swimming, and some weight training. I sweat A LOT! probably more than the average person and as a result I am constantly destroying headphones. The sweat runs down the cord and gets into the inline control and then my iPhone starts, changing track, volume, activating voice control, fast forwarding, calling siri, etc.
Tlinc. and Amazon Will not stand up to what they SELL
David J. Oglesby "amazon are Crooks", Amazon
16 April 2012
Summary: I ordered a pair of Isports from Tlinc. and Amazon vendor, paid $247 with shipping. I used this item for 7 months and the Talk Control buttons quit working and next the blue buttons on top started to tear off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I contacted Monster Cable about this problem, when I emailed them a copy of my receipt from Tlinc. they told me they were not an authorized dealer, so they could not prove if Tlinc. was selling Knockoffs.
Summary: I am an avid long distance runner, who runs for at least an hour a day, so needless to say, I put my headphones to use. I have went through every brand in hopes to find a good, quality pair, however, I'm still searching. I love Sennheiser's sound quality and fit, however, they kept shorting out after only a month. #fail So, I quickly got sick of dealing with that. I chose the iSport in hopes that maybe, just maybe, this would be the answer to my long, desired hopes.
Summary: I have always hated swimming laps because of how boring I found them to be. I purchased the waterfi swim system and suddenly found that I didn't want to leave the pool. Listening to music while swimming laps is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend the system, however the headphones part isn't 100% perfect, and I was looking for a better seal and better sound to pair with the iPod. These monster headphones seemed like they would fit the bill. They didn't.
Summary: Straight out of the box, the right ear bud offered no sound. The left ear bud worked fine. So, on to the Monster web site, to the Warranty section. Amazingly, their search function did not register on any of the headphone names I could think of to insert in the search field. Wait- there is another search field for serial number. But, there is no serial number to be found anywhere on the device or the box, that I can see.
Dont try these. Worked great for 30 days then control buttons dont work and plug connection to ipod is loose
Tina L. Bernius, Amazon
10 December 2011
Summary: Dont try these. Worked great for 30 days (while return period was in effect) then volume and control buttons not working properly and loose connection plug in to ipod. Have to keep "playing with it" to get them working. Not worth the price, i should have stuck with ones that i know work great. Sound quality nowhere compares to Ultimate Ears or Sure quality. Very disappointed.