When I want to stick something in my ears, here's what I look for: a noise-isolating seal, in-line controls for playback and taking calls, and a clip to keep the cord from making too much of that rubbing noise.
Oh, also, a price tag below $20.
Ta-daaa: today only, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi headset for $16.99 shipped. Price at Amazon: $59.99.
Actually, this is a slightly different package than what you'd get from Amazon. The latter includes a hard-shell carrying case and five sets of ear cushions. Here, you get no case and only two sets of ear cushions. So I'm guessing this is some kind of OEM configuration.
That said, the headset itself seems to be the same, and that's what matters. The 350vi features sweat-resistant, noise-isolating cushions and an in-line control system with a microphone, volume controls, and a multifunction button that can play and pause your music, make or take a call, and skip to the next or last track.
The Amazon version also mentions a shirt clip, but I don't see that in the Daily Steals description. So that one's a question mark.
Either way, I'm a big fan of earphones like these, as they significantly reduce outside noise and, to my ears, feel more comfortable than traditional hard-plastic earbuds. Plus, the in-line controls are really convenient.
Amazon customer reviews varied on the 350vi model, but buyers collectively gave four stars out of five on average. If you've had any experience to share, you know where: the comments!
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