There's no doubt that the earbuds that come packaged with the majority of MP3 players are subpar in both fit and sound quality, but it's tough to drop more cash on a new pair to go with a just-purchased device. The good news is that there are options that won't cost you a cent over $20. One such example are the new Auvio Pearl Buds, a colorful set of earbuds that will set you back only $15. Auvio is Radio Shack's latest foray into the earphone market, and the Pearl Buds represent the bottom of the line. It shows. Sound quality is merely passable and the superthin cable is practically begging to break, but these buds are still a step up from stock, especially in the bass department. They could be worth it for those on an incredibly tight budget.
The Good The Auvio Pearl Buds are exceptionally cheap and come in two color options. They offer better sound quality than stock buds.
The Bad The Auvio Pearl Buds' construction is cheap, and the colors may only appeal to girls. The eartips could prove uncomfortable for some.
The Bottom Line The Auvio Pearl Buds earphones won't satisfy discerning listeners, but they're an extremely cheap option for those who are looking to upgrade the earbuds that came with their MP3 players.