The superaffordable Reference 230 earphones are a standard earbud model that lists for $20. While they hit the Roxy style on the head, these earphones probably won't fit all people well and the sound quality leaves something to be desired.
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The Roxy Reference 230 earphones are certainly eye-catching. Like their on-ear sibling, the Reference 430 headphones, this set comes in a choice of two color combos: orange and pink or green and blue. In either case, the earbuds are decked out in one color while the cable is coated in the other.
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The outside of each earpiece features the Roxy name and logo stamped on in white, while the inside is wrapped in a black rubber ring. The overall look is cute, and surfer girls with a taste for sunny colors will likely see the appeal.
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Even the included travel pouch--a tiny black thing with a Roxy graphic splashed across it--has style.
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Audio quality is nothing to write home about, though we didn't expect much different from a set that costs just $20. That being said, the Roxy Reference 230 earphones do not sound terrible by any means and are a step up from stock 'buds, though the difference is not as noticeable as with many in-ear sets we've tested.
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