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Zippered carrying case for metal earbuds
Auvio High-Performance In-Ear Metal Earbuds
I recently checked out the $50 RHA MA-450i earphones and think those are great earphones. I wasn't sure what to expect from RadioShack so I was surprised when these earphones turned out to be very well made with solid sound.
The Auvio earbuds arrived in a rather small blue and white box with the earbuds, zippered carrying case, ear clips, and three pairs of silicone eartips. I found the earbuds fit perfectly without using the earclips, but know that some people like attaching earbuds in this manner. The medium eartips were on the earbuds in the box and that is the size that fit me. Smaller and larger eartips are included. The 3.5mm headset jack connects to the cable at a 90 degree angle so this may present some issues with certain devices.
The 4.5 foot cable on these earbuds is flat and coated in soft rubber material. They stay fairly free of tangles and lay well along your body. There is a single button on the microphone controller that lets you answer and end calls or pause/play music. There are no volume controls present. Specifications of the earbuds include 20-20,000 Hz frequency, 16 Ohm impedance, and 102 DB sensitivity.
I listened to an assortment of music and podcasts and everything sounded great. While it doesn't match the sound of the Logitech UE 900 earphones, those ones are priced at $400. For just $49.99, the Auvio earbuds are pretty compelling. They are comfortable, well made, and I recommend them for those looking for a decent priced set of earbuds.
Earbuds and controller
The flat cable on the earbuds helps keep them from easily tangling.
Audio jack of the earbuds
Note that the audio jack is positioned at a 90 degree angle.