The Good The IDR655m in-ear headphones from Scosche offer ear-whopping fistfuls of bass, along with an inline remote and mic, a shirt clip, a generous selection of ear tips, and a classy leather carrying case.
The Bad The unapologetically bass-heavy sound isn't flattering for some types of music, and unlike an EQ preset, there's no switching it off.
The Bottom Line If you own an iPod or iPhone and tend to listen to music with the bass EQ cranked all the way up, the IDR655m headphones are easy to recommend. For sonic versatility, look elsewhere.
Scosche Increased Dynamic Range Earphones
The Scosche IDR655m headphones are the company's best effort to date. With a list price of $99, they deliver a big sound, stylish design, and plenty of extras. Toe-to-toe with Apple's own $79, the IDR655m can't match the crisp sonic detail, but they deliver considerably beefier low-end, additional ear tips, a sturdier cable, and a more convenient carrying case.
The IDR655m are a good-looking, great-fitting pair of headphones, with plenty of small design details to appreciate. The headphones start with a metal-reinforced 3.5mm plug, and 4.5 feet of black braided-cloth cable run from the plug to the headphones, providing a high-end texture that minimizes tangles and won't show age and wear as easily as Apple's all-white designs.