JBL Roxy In-Ear Headphones, made by
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Reviewer: Mark Lamendola
The attenuation (loss of volume) of these is greater that what I found with
either the Samsung or my knot-tying set. This does not mean these have an
attenuation problem. The differences are slight.
What is not slight is the price difference. These cost half again as much as the
Samsungs, though I would, based on fitting problems, consider them comparable to
earbuds that cost half as much. If you generally have no problem getting a good
fit with canal wedge earpieces, these will probably work just fine for you.
They do come with a nice little carrying case. The case has a zipper and is just
big enough for me to put my MP3 player in it along with a set of earbuds.
The next two paragraphs are copied from my recent Samsung review because the
same information applies to both sets.
I generally do not listen to music (the content adds little or nothing to my
character, knowledge, or value as a human being), and don't use my MP3 player
for that. Except for emergencies, I don't use a cell phone (at one time I did,
but then figured out what an intrusive timewaster this is), so don't use earbuds
for that. Thus, I did not test the microphone that's in this earbud set.
What I use my MP3 player for is the brainbuilding experience of listening to
nonfiction audio books, and the experience has the effect of continually being
in university. But instead of sitting through classroom lectures, I learn while
doing housework, yardwork, and driving down the highway (among other
activities). Famous fitness guru Bill Phillips listens to audio books while on
his recumbent bike.
This isn't a bad product. But there are better ones on the market and many cost