The iLuv iEP515 earphones can easily be found for less than $40 online. While we have no major complaints about this set of earphones, there's really nothing that makes them stand out as a great choice, either. It's simple: they'll do.
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The iLuv iEP515 earphones have some of the largest earpieces we've come across in a while, measuring nearly 1 inch long and about a half-inch in diameter.
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The bulbous design makes it difficult--if not impossible--for a small-eared person to get a secure or comfortable fit, despite the array of silicone tips iLuv includes in the package.
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We are sort of keen on the fact that the earpieces are encased in clear plastic, allowing a glimpse of the inner design. Anyone with a bit of techie inside should appreciate this design feature.
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At the Y junction, iLuv has integrated a control module with a mic. There are two keys for adjusting volume and a larger, central button that answers calls. For iPhone and iPod users, this button can also serve to play or pause music as well as skip forward or backward through tracks.
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The iLuv iEP515 offers up sound quality that is not offensive, but the fact that we had to push the earbuds uncomfortably into our ears to hear any bass is a downfall. In the end, the iLuv iEP515 strikes us not good or bad, but just OK.
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