iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones review: iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

2 stars Mediocre
  • Overall: 4.7
  • Design: 4.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 4.0
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The Good The iLuv iEP515 earphones are inexpensive, and they include an inline mic and a built-in module with iPod controls.

The Bad The iLuv iEP515 earphones offer a fairly uncomfortable fit and average sound quality.

The Bottom Line The iLuv iEP515 earphones provide an inexpensive way to listen to and control music on your iPod, but fit and sound quality are not great.

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Given the popularity of the iPhone and the iPod, it's no wonder we're seeing more and more earphones with integrated mics and controls for the devices. Of course, those who have recently purchased either one may not be eager to throw down even more cash to replace the earphones that come in the package. On the plus side, there are plenty of models available for $50 or less, which is relatively cheap in the scheme of headphones with integrated controls. The iLuv iEP515 earphones fall into this area with an MSRP of $49.99, though one can easily find them 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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iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones

Part Number: iEP515
Low Price: $17.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Color Black
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features Built-in microphone
    Sound isolating design
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor in-ear
About The Author

Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.