Lots of bass, little clarity for seven bucks Video
Lots of bass, little clarity for seven bucks Video Transcript
Hi. I'm David Carnoy, Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here with another pair of very budget in-ear headphones, the iLuv City Lights. These retail for around $7 online. They generally are considered a very good bargain and they get very good user opinions. I did think they were nicely built. They have a little bit bigger drivers than some of their $7 competitors. There's 13-millimeter drivers and those are really designed to offer up more bass so these deliver very big bass. It's not the greatest bass. You don't expect a whole lot for $7 and really the problem here is that there just isn't a lot of clarity. So the high-end or treble is lackluster, so you don't get a lot of detail. So they're a little bit muddy. They do deliver big bass, so if you're into big bass for $7, you can get a big bass in-ear headphone. They are comfortable and they do seem to be nicely designed. They come in a variety of colors and their cord is somewhat tangle-free, not totally tangle-free but it is tangle-free. I'm David Carnoy and those are the iLuv City Lights In-Ear Headphones. Thanks for watching.
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iLuv iEP322BLK City Lights (Black) Review
The good: The iLuv City Lights in-ear headphones are comfortable, attractive looking, and seem to be built reasonably well for their ultralow price tag. They also pump out a lot of bass.
The bad: Their high-end (treble) performance is lackluster, so they lack clarity; no inline remote/microphone for making cell-phone calls.
The bottom line: For around $7, the iLuv City Lights are well-designed budget earphones, but they push the bass a little too hard at the expense of clarity.
iLuv iEP322BLK City Lights (Black) Specs
Manufacturer: jWIN Electronics
Part number: IEP322BLK
- Product Specifications