"Great sound and comfort - two things to expect from the Maximo iP-XS5 iMetal Isolation Headset"
"Portable, comfortable, and inexpensive"
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"Solid performance and a perfect match for the on the go individual"
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For the longet time, I’ve carried around two devices, a BlackBerry for my communications and an iPod touch for music. Recently I’ve gone 100% BlackBerry for both entertainment and communication, and this means that I’ve also been on the hunt for a new set of headphones. A bit ago I reviewed the RF3 LIVE Natural Wood Stereo Earbuds, and while I love them for around the house, I'm in need of something for on the go. So I turned to the Maximo iP-XS5 iMetal Isolation Headset, and I’m impressed. Continue reading to see just how well these headphones worked on a day-to-day basis.
There certainly isn’t too much that you can do to headphones, there are two buds and some wires. Though there are subtle changes that can be done to differentiate from that sea of headphones available on the market. The Maximo iP-XS5 iMetal Isolation headphones feature an all-metal bud construction, as well as a circular metal pendant that acts as a microphone and a call start/stop button.
When picking out headphones there should be two main categories that you look at, the sound quality and comfort. The Maximo iP-XS5 iMetal Isolation headphones are a bass lovers dream. While their output is restricted to the size of the ear bud, these headphones accurately reproduce bass to provide a well-rounded sound. I wouldn’t recommend these headphones to those who feel that bass is the all important set of frequencies in audio, but to someone who enjoys a noticeable bass tone in their music.
Included in the box
Maximo has included most of the necessary accessories in the box, but they’ve also added a few that most manufactures don’t. Within the box, you’ll find three different ear bud sizes, a carrying case, lanyard, and even a 3.5mm to 2.5mm headphone jack. The conversion jack is so if you’re still rocking that BlackBerry 88xx World Edition you can still listen to some music with style.
With three various ear buds sizes provided, I found that getting that perfect fit to be quite straightforward. One thing I liked was that I was able to be active and use these headphones and still be comfortable. I tested them while biking and jogging and experianced no issues with the earbuds falling out, or becoming uncomfortable. Now, I’m sure some people may not find their perfect fit, but you have a good chance of doing so.
- 3.5mm to 2.5mm converter
- Three options for ear buds
- Excellent bass reproduction
- Wires tangle easily
- Angled jack often gets in the way
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