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iLuv iEP515 headphones (photos)

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.

Jasmine France

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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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