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Maximo iMetal iM-390

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the bass quality and usability. The comfort and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability and portability.

sound, price, comfort, usability, bass quality

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Maximo iMetal iM-390 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Maximo iMetal iM-390

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Maximo iMetal iM-390 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, price, comfort, bass quality

reliability, portability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MAXIMO iM-390 iMetal Isolation Earphones for Portable Audio & Airline TravelMaximo iM-390 In-ear Earphones 2.5MM 2FT Alloy Metal + Case

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Maximo iMetal iM-390

 

Drop everything and bump some cuts with these metal marvels.

Industrial-looking design. Good overall sound. iPhone-friendly jack ; No mic for phone

No mic for phone

For $39, the iM-390 is an excellent alternative to the iPod earbuds and to pricier earbuds like the V-Moda Vibe.

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Maximo iMetal iM-390 Earphones

 

With the popularity of digital audio players in today's society, I've always wondered this: Why would the consumers, the people who can afford such products exceeding $300 use personal audio output devices such as earphones that are worth roughly 1% of...

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Very disappointed

 

I thought by buying expensive ear pieces, I would get quality. This is not the case. I would go back to my old ear piece which had TRUE quality sound, and at half the price, but I don't like the freaking volume control on it; Its located at just the...

It looks very clean and attractive ; Very sturdy

Unfortunately, the cost went into the design and not the quality of sound ; Voices are bland, bass sounds wrong, everything sounds slightly muffled. Totally not what I expected

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A Solid "Great Deal For Your Money" Purchase

 

When I first put these in I tried to re-produce the cracking sound that other claimed to hear (reviews on newegg), but I was only able to make one poping sound. After that I wore them for about 30-45 minutes and moved them around periodically but I was...

Low Price ; Carrying Case ; Sturdy all-metal earphone design ; Isolation really works ; multiple ear canal pieces (small/large) ; 2.5mm adapter ; Great overall sound highs, mids, lows

Shipping took 7 days. Item was shipped from a warehouse in NJ then tendered to UPS in TX and finally made it to my house in OK

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Best headphones I've owned yet

 

I personally never heard of Maximo but did some web searching and people love em, so I figured I should give them a try. I'm glad I did.

For the price I wasn't sure what to expect. I don't really ever buy headphones, but these are amazing. They fit snugly and cancel out outside noise. I feels like I have the band in my head

People might not want to borrow them as you have to stick them in your ear canal

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These are incredibly good for the price

 

I can't believe Newegg is still offering these! I bought them almost a year ago and they'd disappeared from the site for some time. I just happened to check whether I'd reviewed the ear buds after buying them and I hadn't. So, I was stunned that they...

Clear, crisp sound with more than acceptable bass ; Low price ; Excellent build quality

After substantial use, ear buds can come off and lodge in ear. But, you can easily "dig them out

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Nice Christmas Gift

 

My wife bought these for me as a Christmas present and I cannot complain. Good sound, better than any earphones or buds included with MP3 players. Even better than the iPod earphones that everyone seems to love so much ; Bass response is good and the...

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RMA'd Set

 

I had high hopes for these but I seem to be a little disapointed at every turn. This is the type of thing that should just work. Having to position it "just right" or deal with RMA's or "tingy" or "crumpled popcan" sounds is just rediculous. I do not...

RMA'd set has not failed ; Songs with lots of base are acceptable ; Look nice

Right ear bud makes a sound similar to a popcan being crumpled up inside of my ear anytime the bud is moved or ear presure changes, (opening mouth, etc) ; Songs with little base tend to be "tingy" and when base comes in, they tend to be on the light side

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RMA'd Set

 

I had high hopes for these but I seem to be a little disapointed at every turn. This is the type of thing that should just work. Having to position it "just right" or deal with RMA's or "tingy" or "crumpled popcan" sounds is just rediculous. I do not...

RMA'd set has not failed ; Songs with lots of base are acceptable ; Look nice

Right ear bud makes a sound similar to a popcan being crumpled up inside of my ear anytime the bud is moved or ear presure changes, (opening mouth, etc) ; Songs with little base tend to be "tingy" and when base comes in, they tend to be on the light side

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Pretty, light...

 

The first time I received the left earphone was dead. Newegg was really nice replacing this with no charge. Their customer support is very good!

light, the aluminum looks nice, comes with a 2ft extensor cable

it hurts a little after sometime of use, it does not have volume control, maybe was too expensive for what you get

Product Specifications

Featuring a lightweight aluminum alloy body and high-fidelity neodymium drivers, the iM-390 is designed to provide performance, style and quality for use with any MP3 player, smartphone, PDA as well as air travel.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone / PDA / Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Header

Manufacturer:Maximo Products
Model:IM-390
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Maximo iMetal

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty