The iHarmonix Platinum i-Series stereo earphones for the iPhone [$59.95 - Store Link] are sleek, lightweight, and stylish with great sound quality. To find out more, follow us after the break!
The earphones comes with a right and left specific earbuds, three different sized ear gels, and a small velvet carrying pouch. The plug is 3.5 mm and fits easily and securely into my iPod touch, old-school iPod and iPhone. The three different sized gels -- small, medium, and large -- allows everyone to customize the fit for to suit their own ear size. I have a lot of discomfort with large earbuds so I choose to use the smallest sized gel. It fit comfortably and did not feel like it was going to dislodge even when I was dancing (I can't dance so no video but for the curious, it looks something like this). The carrying pouch is a wonderful addition, though I usually let them run wild in my purse or put them in the side zipper of my Golla bag.
The microphone hangs off of the wire where the two earphones converge, which is well positioned for talking on the phone or recording sound. Its position on the earphone wire also makes it easy to find even when you are wearing bulky clothing. Its rounded form also makes it less likely to get caught on your clothing and dislodge the earbuds, something I find endlessly annoying. The microphone is also a multi-function button that's able to send your phone calls, hang up and pause your music. It has a nice click to it, so you are well aware when it has been pressed and won't mistakenly double-click and end a call after it has been just sent. Every now and then I do mistakenly press the decorative nameplate which hangs further down the earphone wire. This could have been easily fixed by having the nameplate be a different shape or placing the logo on the actual microphone button.
The most important aspect, of course, is sound quality. These earphones pack a punch in the sound department and are small enough to keep with your iPhone at all times. The base is surprisingly strong for earphones of this size and sounded clearer than many earphones I have tried which were much more costly. The microphone picks up sound with incredible accuracy and when I used it for phone calls people were unable to tell I was using a mic.
All in all if you are looking for a good set of earphones that are portable and do not skimp on the sound department then iHarmonix Platinum i-Series stereo earphones are the ones to get. They sound great and look stylish while doing it. They make a great gift for that special someone in your life, and the brushed stainless steel matches any case or accessory.
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Disclaimer: the earphones were provided for review by TiPb’s iPhone accessory store.