Altec Lansing UHP606 Reference Earphones – GREAT headphones. among the best I’ve used

I absolutely love these earphones. I use these for studying at starbucks and they work wonders. I’m able to study in my own little world with these little babies on. I’m very happy about the price i paid for them $25. Like what some other posters have mentioned, the bass is pretty good after breaking them in. A definite must buy for those that don’t go for inflated bass provided by other sets. They were a little uncomfortable to start off with, but i quickly gotten used to them. I would definitely buy this again if my current one ever breaks down.

The altec lansing uhp606 backbeat pro reference earphones are a new entry in the world of premium earphones. Unfortunately, i found these somewhat disappointing and not a significant upgrade over altec lansing’s less expensive dynamic earphones. Note that during listening sessions with the uhp606’s i compared them with a set of altec lansing uhp326 backbeat titanium earphones (one step below the pros in the backbeat series) and more expensive ultimate ears 700 noise isolating earphones. When appropriate below i will note comparisons to these competing earphones. The phones are made of plastic, mainly black except for gold trim around the tips. The cord is covered in a standard ‘plastic-y’ substance, which is preferable to the sticky rubber covering on some iem cords. The cords for the left and right ears are symmetrical with a total cord length of about 51′. Sound – the backbeat pros feature a single balance armature driver, which typically provides better highs than cheaper dynamic earphones. And in fact i was happy with the treble response, which was natural and clean. However, the midrange and lower midrange seemed too emphasized or ‘forward’ for my taste. In addition, there seemed to be significant emphasis in the mid-bass (causing some boominess) but not much deep bass. In this respect the bass was not as balanced or accurate as the ue 700s, but more surprisingly i preferred the bass response of the less expensive backbeat titaniums to these. Note that i tried foam comply tips (not supplied) with the backbeat pros, but these did not significantly alter the sound. Fit / accessories – the backbeat pros come with four sets of neoprene tips (s, m, l, dual flange).

After experimenting with the various size ear pieces i finally found the answer to the bass problem referenced by others: the bass is in the fit. With the right size ear piece the sound is well balanced across the spectrum. While not as good as my bose qc2 over the ear headphones these babies are damn fine for the price. Here are the specifications for the Altec Lansing UHP606 Reference Earphones:

  • Lightweight and Tangle-Free
  • Compatible with Computers and MP3 Players
  • Comes with eight-piece fit kit with neoprene ear tips (small, medium, and large)
  • Professional tuning and design create stage and studio quality sound from a single balanced armature
  • Musician-grade reference quality sound
  • 8-piece fit kit with multiple ultra-comfort neoprene ear tips (S, M, L), plus one set of dual flange tips for extra noise reduction
  • iPod and MP3 players with a standard 3.5 mm connector

Because altec calls these earphones ‘reference’ i had high hopes that they would live up to that designation. When i saw the price, i was surprised that they were so affordable in comparison to other products like the etymotic research er4s micropro reference earphones. What i liked about these earphones:- they came with a handy padded case to store them and the assorted earpads- the build quality looked solid and the black/gold design looks cool- high and mid-frequency come through crisp and undistortedwhat i did not like about them:- like other reviewers, i had the same experience with the burn-in process to improve the bass response and i’m cool with having to do that. I have a pair of jbuds j2 premium hi-fi noise isolating earbuds (onyx black) which needed that setup step too. I’m not too happy with having to tweak the eq to use these and even after the tweaking the sound was not what i would attribute to a ‘reference’ quality set of earphones. – i had a frustrating experience getting a good fit in my ears, no matter which earpads i used. Overall, these are just average earphones and were probably labeled reference as a marketing move to attract those who are looking for high-end affordability. My opinion is that there are other earphones in this same price range that will give better performance.

The sound quality is great and they are well made. So for most people this is a great buy. I think they could have better noise isolation though. I’m a welder and i wear them in the shop, and although they do block out some noise they could be better.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good for $ 25 but sucks for MSPR
  • If you sit completely still they’re great
  • Has the cord changed? Some of the best earphones for the price

These earphones sound excellent, especially considering their low price. To my ears, they sound flat across the entire audio spectrum. Bass is clean and crisp, unlike other earphones with boosted artificial sounding ‘boomy’ bass. Mids and highs are open and clear and voices and instruments sound natural. The uhp606 also provides a wide soundstage, similar to my sennheiser hd497 on-ear headphones. Comfort and noise isolation are very good. The soft case provides convenient storage. Overall, i am very pleased with these earphones – they are far superior to the sony earbuds that they replaced.

These buds are exceptional for presence and balance. They are true to claim of a balanced ‘monitor’ type sound. My music ranges from 50’s sun studios blues and rockabilly to the latest ecm piano trios. In the latter case, the crystal clear productions of eicher come through sweetly with beautiful piano midrange and excellent high cymbal sparkle, accurate bass. I listened to some acoustic base such as renaud garcia-fons and the clarity of the fretwork and bowing was wonderful. I always find folks need much more bass in this era of lo-fi hip hop recordings, so buds can never come close to the bass of a set of good headphones or home speakers, but if you want an inexpensive set of buds which really replicates intricacy of acoustic and well recorded electric music these things rock. When i listen to out of balance speakers or stereos the ear fatigue sets in fast-i do not get that with these. Ps if you like the sound of crappy i-buds (i cannot understand why apple includes such crappy buds in their $500 iphones or ipods) then you will be just as happy with some 10 dollar buds but if you spend time really listening to your collection these are pretty dern good. I paid quite a bit more than this at xx-xx (ubiquitous electronic retailer).

The backbeat pro is simply the most amazing earphone in the price range sold here. Just to be clear, i got it for $25. I am the one who always looks out for premium earphones to be on this sort of a discount. I have a budget of $20 and i know i cannot get any decent earphones for that price without a discount sale. I got a jvc hafxc50b for $5 before this and i thought it never gets better than this. Ive never had premium quality earphones before. Getting to the earphones itself, the quality was decent in the 1st try. It had some bass but the thumping i expected was missing. The backbeat pro has a great low and mid range. This being top notch from altec lansing distinguished all the minute sound differences from a 320 kbps mp3 song. Since it was the bass that was missing and a little bit of high range i broke it in. Here’s what i did:- 12 hrs of repeating a playlist mixed with metal and hip hop at 80-85% max volume. – 4 hrs of repeating a playlist of only selected bass test music (mostly mid and low end bass) at again 80-85% max volume. – 2 hrs of fm static at 80-90% volume.

For variety, the altec lansing uhp606 backbeat pro reference earphones are a fine change from my ultimate ears superfi 3 studio noise isolating earphones when my ears need an alternate bud phone. If the lighterweight and more flexible cables are bent and wrapped around the back of the ear as they are with the ultimate ears, the length is just about equal. These are simply the cables into the ear buds. Both have a mini plug w/ a right angle, but the altec lansing is about 1/2′ further extended when inserted. The cables are less rigid than the ultimate ears and are encased in clear plastic rather than the more usual black. The sound, on the other hand is only average. I like the zippered small case which is included and most ears likely will have a satisfactory fit from the included assortment of silicone tips. External sounds are restricted with a nice tight fit, but the range of this audio could be improved. The price is what i expect to pay for an average pair of ear buds which are better than many, but not the best available.

I usually give my headphones and speakers time to break-in to make use of their full potential but these take a long time. I was leaving them hooked up to my pc and playing over night many times on top of using them as much as i can and i was beginning to think that they really lacked any highs or bass, they would easily distort even at medium levels but after about a few weeks of use they ended up sounding pretty solid and balanced. Make sure you experiment with the fitments of the different ear plugs, for all of these types of earphones they must fit very snugly in your ear. If they’re loose or you pick the wrong size than there won’t be enough of a seal and you’ll lose sound quality especially bass. Lack of bass is a common complaint of many earbuds because many don’t know about how earbuds work, your ear canals are like speaker box’s where the sound bounces off of them to shape up the rest of the frequencies especially bass. Very different from how normal over the head heaphones work. There are times where i wish the highs came in clearer but overall it’s a pretty balanced and as described monitor style earphones meaning it isn’t bias towards bass or high’s. At under $30 it’s a steal and i’m comparing them to a pair of premium ultimate ears earphones i use with my iphone that i thought i lost.

I ordered the altec uhp606 back beat pro earbuds for my wife (christmas) after she tried my own last year and had to get herself a pair. I’m sure there are others that sound as good or better (you can spend hundreds on a pair), but we both really like these. Plus – i got an amazing deal at amazon, nearly 2/3 off the $99. 95 suggested retailand now they are being offered here as low as $20 (really) – well below what they’re worth in my opinion. I’ll confess that mine were purchased elsewhere for 50% off, at fry’s electronics in silicon valley in late summer or september, but no one beats the amazon deal. Admittedly earbuds are a very subjective thing to rate – the fit, the bass strength, quality of high range, noise isolation, etc. But it’s not easy to make earbud comparisons, the way speakers can be compared. They almost always have to be purchased first, so several would have to be purchased in order to compare the sound. These really do the job for me and my ipod very well, staying in my ears as i move around too. It’s amazing how good small earbuds can sound these days.

I bought this set for my son with a prize much cheaper than many stores.

I bought these headphones primarily because i was looking for decent headphones with cloth-covered cables. A friend of mine had the lower-end backbeats and i loved the cable on them. They don’t tangle and do not retain the curled shape after they’re taken out of a pocket. These headphones were supposed to ‘improve’ on that cable by having cloth-wrapped cables that are also covered by plastic. This design was supposed to improve the one flaw of cloth-wrapped cables: they produce more noise than regular cables when rubbed against clothing, etc. However, the result was that these cables are even more tangle-prone and stiff than regular plastic ones. They remain kinked after they are unwrapped and never straighten out. Either the execution or the whole concept of plastic on top of cloth has not worked. On the other hand, the sound from these headphones is not too bad. They are bass-heavy and i wouldn’t recommend them at their msrp.

Lemme lay down why i actually bought this: this earbuds have garnered many favorable reviews from tech critics such as cnet – with its good build quality and sound quality. After my v-moda bass freq have gave up on me after a year, i decided to switch to this brand. Pros (+):+ affordable price* (currently) – although it is being sold at around $23, its launch retail price may not be worth it (~$90)+ plastic-coated cloth cables increases durability+ isolates most of the background noise+ backbeat pro comes with a carrying case+ 2-year warranty+ decent sound qualitycons (-):- mediocre bass quality (not enough thump)- weak volume quality – meaning you may have to increase your volume level to get decent sound levels- cables still get tangled up nonetheless.

Pros: very well constructed headphones – the different earbuds are sure to fit anyone, and the cable is solid. The noise isolation is very good, and they’re decently loud. Cons: wow, there’s almost no bass – like someone turned the treble knob all the way up. Clarity and range is great – except for the darned basstotally worth the.

Bought a quality product from an amazon supplier. Quick & painless transaction.

These headphones sound great, maybe not as good as a $500 pair of headphones, but very good overall for the price range.

The altec lansing backbeat pro reference earphones are nice set of headphones at a moderate price. The sound quality is superb with nice high frequency and good middle frequency sound quality. The one main problem with these earphones is that they lack any significant low frequency bass. While this may be good for protecting your hearing, it certainly is not ideal for audiophiles or for anyone trying to appreciate the full range of their music. Nonetheless music does sound crisp with these earphones and if you can live with only mild bass then you will be pleased. *** positive points include: ***- comfortable fit that allows for extended listening- very good noise isolation (this is passive noise isolation which means they act like ear plugs not active noise cancelling that some other models have)- comes with a nice case and plenty of different size earpieces so you can get a perfect fit- great high frequency and mid frequency response. *** negative points include: ***- lacks deep low freqency (bass) response- price is a bit highoverall: i compared these earphones with a few cheaper alternatives that i have in my collection. They outperformed nearly all of them in terms of sound clarity but they definitely did not have the bass response expected for today’s music styles. For this price you would want it all.

I have to laugh at some of the reviews on here. For the price (around $25), there isn’t a better earbud out there. I have two pairs (and have dumped a handful of other brands that cost 3x the price) and they sound great. I use these on day hikes (4-6 hrs x 3-5 days a week) and i’m really pleased at their durability after being yanked out of my mp3 player numerous times while in dense brush. Finally, after a year, the left earbud wire wore out – couldn’t ask for better.

I was about to purchase another pair of these earphones to give as a gift and noticed that the recent reviews (reviews dated 2010) there are complaints about the noise transmitted through the cord. Does anyone know if something has changed in the manufacturing of these earphones?. The two pairs i have do not have any problems with noise from the cord. Are these the best sounding earphones?. Are they worth the msrp of $99. But for the purchase price of $24. 95 you would be hard pressed to find a better set of earphones. The sound is good, maybe a little light in the bass, but good. They are very comfortable to wear, no problem with sound transmitting through the cable and the build seems decent. They also do a good job of isolating outside noise. 95 purchase price, i find these a great set of earphones.

I got these for 27 dollars and i am pretty satisfy with what i purchased. I agree with the others that the bass is lacking. After use and use, the bass becomes crisp and balanced (just right, but not too much) one bad thing about this is that the ear tip falls off. But im currently using the double flanged tip which does not easily fall off due to the fact that it isn’t just one silicon band holding it to the earphone (i don’t know if that made any sense). I did some comparisons between the itouch earphones and these earphones with my itouch. While the altec did greatly reduce outside noise, i can’t really tell the difference between the two (bass and highs sound the same). But then, i do hear the difference when i test it on my laptop with a dedicated sound card. The altec has a wider range than the apple earphone and the bass is overwhelming compared to the apple’s seriously, the apple headphones sounds like garbage when connected to my laptop. Still i’m disappointed that i hear no difference on my itouch.

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Altec Lansing MZX206 MUZX Headphones, Superb handsfree !

These headphones have lasted me about 4 months. They are excellent in sound quality. They are very comfortable and they isolate noise pretty well. The only concern i have is that there is no fabric that stops the cable from bending at a 90º angle in your pocket. That ultimately lead them to their downfall. But even with that, they lasted longer than 90% of the headphones i’ve had. Headphones usually only last me 1-2 months. These lasted me 4 1/2 months. I use my headphones religiously.

If you get these ear buds in and set properly in your ears, they should phenomenal for the price. However, these seem to be designed only for sitting still and listening, like on an airplane. Much movement at all seems to make them come out of place in your ear. Also, based on the weight of the ear buds and cables, it should be equipped with a clothing clip, so that they don’t come out of place so easily, but they don’t come with a clip.

It was doing very well in the first 2 weeks, but the mic failed very soon that whoever i talked to complained about the obscure sound. The amazon people was super nice to offer me a refund but it is still a pity that such great headphones could fail so quickly.

Key specs for Altec Lansing MZX206 MUZX Headphones with Mic and call function (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

  • Driver : 10mm
  • Freq. Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Connection: 3.5mm
  • Cloth Cable Length 1.2m w/ moisture and friction resistant coating
  • Mic with call answer/end

Comments from buyers

, GREAT headset for the price
, fantastic until they break

I have used these for several years. I had two of them, one for my travels and the second for gym time. Both units have been subject to neglect and abuse, still they lasted about 3 years until the section connecting to the mic broke. I tried another brand (take a look at my review), a little cheaper but i was disappointed. I went back to the same brand. I feel these can last longer if you treat them properly. Quality wise, it is fantastic, the unit comes with 3 types of plugs, select the one fits you snug to maximize the sound quality. I use them with iphone 5s for music and phone calls. They perform well on both situations. The cable is long enough that when i go hiking, i can run the cable under my shirt and pull it back on the side.

I am really hard on headphones so i can’t bring myself to invest in the really expensive ones. However, i do love music so these are the best of both worlds – great sound for low price. After trying different brands, they all last about 1. 5 years so i don’t think any of them are built to last longer. Again, i recommend these for the music lovers.

I added skype and facetime to my ipod, but none of my existing headphones had a microphone. These altec lansings have a mic built right in so there’s nothing to figure out. The microphone works perfectly and the sound is very clear. The shape of the headphones is nice – they fit right into the ear without wobbling around to find the proper fit.

It has a powerful bass and a superb sound . Good comfort and fits perfectly in my ears.

I had lots of expectations from altec lansing and thought this product will be superb. But, when i got this product and started using it, it was kind of ok and ordinary. There wasn’t anything extraordinary that will boast this product. Definitely not equaling sennheiser or bose at any level. So, if you are looking for a reasonable headphones with mic, then this should be ok but dont expect too much out of it.

Work better than the normal ones, you know the cheap ones. Depending on how picky you are these should do the job for you.

I’m the type of person that will experiment with different products until i find something special, especially if i can get a good deal. I also prefer buying headsets made by companies that carry speaker products. Altec lansing has been around for a long time. I took a gamble on these after noticing the large (10 mm) driver, a key component in power and sound. A lot of the headsets out there for iphones just don’t allow you to crank the volume without distortion. I need that since i often use my iphone / music while playing drums. Anyway, i prefer these to several headsets i’ve owned in the $50 to $75 range. I was so impressed that i ordered 2 more — my teenage son loves them too. Also going to try the mx606’s since they’re a steal right now. I don’t know about durability, as i’ve only had these for a week.

So, i received this new headphone earlier today. Here are some thought:pros:- nice design package- tangle-free cable (yay)- good sound quality- good noise isolation- sturdy built (i believe it will last quite a long time)- perfectly fit my ear (come with 2 extra earpieces with different sizes)- very comfortable inside the ear (awesome)- in-line mic work perfectly w/ iphone and sidekick (dr. Dre ibeats’ mic doesn’t work with anything other than iphone)cons:- no carrying case (or pouch)i would recommend this headphone to everyone i know.

For years i have sworn you cant get reliable sound quality from a set of cheep ear buds,. This product proved me wrong,. Not only do these play my music with good sound quality, but they have also survived heavy use that usualy breakes average quality headphoes in a few weeks. The ear thingys fit large ears comfortably and stay in place firmly, in addition just wearing them cuts down noise from the outside world, if i had five thumbs id stick them all up,. But 5 stars will have to do. I have now had my dad, and aunt pick up a set of these, so far both are also happy with the purchase.

Used mainly for music, these sound better than a $60 pair of sony earbuds i have. Smoother, fuller bass and a high end that’s clear without being harsh. Which is why i bought a second pair.

Altec lansing gives you want they offer, crystal clear sound quality in all their products and this is not an exception.

This is my third pair of altec lansing headphones, my first pair of the mzx206. The good: they sound pretty good to my ear. The not-so-good: other reviewers can (and have) speak about durability, but these things just feel cheap. Cheap as in thin plastic ear plugs (the cans, not the silicone inserts), cheap looking paint and flimsy connections. I feel like the things could break without notice. Even the cord is flimsy: it’s not the cloth cord from the item’s description. Granted, the product box says that specifications may change without notice, but still. . Either altec lansing branded some super-cheap earbuds they bought in bulk, or these are counterfeits. The former is most likely, and i am underwhelmed by their construction. In sum: you can probably find better headphones for the price.

I’m 60+ but listen to lots of podcasts and pandora about 5 hrs a day at times. I like the longer cord length tho not it’s stiffness and feel so much and the fit and feel of the headphone plugs in my ears a lot. Only rarely does the right one fall out as something accidentally tugs the cable a little bit to trigger it. The sound quality at mid volume on my iphone 4s is just fine. The jack fits very snug and seems quite durable too, but i wish it was a right angle to take more strain off the cable and jack while the phone is in my pocket.

The earphones are great for:- use with a smartphone because it comes with a mic and control (that you can press to answer/end calls)- use on an airplane/subway (great noise isolation/sound quality)cons:unfortunately, the left headphone stopped working after about 6-7 months. These headphones are better looking/sounding than the i-phone headphones, but a lot less durable.

I read through many of the other reviews and couldn’t decide the product has any iphone 4 issues. The buds work great and the sound quality is much better than the original apple headset. The only issue i have is that the mic / phone controls do not have a volume adjustment. You can use the mic / phone button to pause, advance, and back up while using the ipod functions. 1 click pause, 2 clicks skip to next song, and 3 clicks to got to start of song. Still the best cost to value product i could find.

I use them to listen to music, podcasts, and of course phone calls. They are comfortable, but the cord is very heavily laminated and stiff. And i have had the area where the cord connects to the mic/button start to delaminate and fray. The sound from the right ear bud is now cutting out. I do use these daily and have them around my neck pretty much all day for calls and listening pleasure. But less than 90 days and the cord has already failed?.In my opinion the material used is much to stiff for daily use.

These are great sounding earbuds and callers on the other end say that the microphone woks well also. They also block out external noise wonderfully.

They don’t have the cheap plastic feeling like most headphones in this price range. Calls and music from the headphones sound really sharp and clear (love the bass on these when i’m listening to my music).

Though not super cool, this is worth for the price you pay. I have mainly used it for listening to music and have not used mic and call functions.

Better than the ‘over the ear’ ones i have. Some problem with finding the right/comfortable ear cushions for me though. Both sizes that came with the product are ok initially. Both seem to irritate my ears. I have to give them a short rest from time to time. Not sure if my ear is ‘alergic’ to the material or if it is the fit. I would like to know if there are more comfortable ones out there with the sound as good.

I loved these headphones because they (1) didn’t hurt my ears the way other headphones can (2) provided decent sound isolation but didn’t drown out all sounds so they felt safe to use while running outdoors (3) allowed me to have clear conversations with people without having to hold my phone up to my ear, and (4) sound quality was decent. But unfortunately they stop working within months. The problems that came up: (1) the soft earbuds pop off and get lost (but you can easily replace them) (2) after some time, sound would only come out of one ear. I’ve bought these exact headphones twice because i thought maybe i was too rough on my first set. But i had the same problems with both sets within the same time frame. Too bad — i did like them while they lasted. I just don’t think i can keep purchasing them every couple of months.

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Altec Lansing MZX106W Mesh Headphones – Great for the price

Good quality and about the same store price. A little better than best buy’s price so id recommend them and way better quality that skullcandy’s headphones.

I got these for my teenage daughter who seems to go through headphones like crazy. She either snaps them or loses them. She was previously using similarly priced ones from skullcandy and she prefers the altec over those. These reduce outside noise and fit her ears well.

When altec-lansing talks about ‘enhanced bass response,’ they’re not kidding. These are actually very bass heavy at the expense of midrange and treble musical registers. If you primarily listen to music for the bass response, or want to absolutely hear what the bass player is doing, these are fine. But, vocals are somewhat distant and muddy, likely a function of decreased midrange response. And treble sounds like cymbals or the higher guitar strings are muted compared to higher performing phones. Then again, these only cost 20 bucks. So, here are the good qualities. They have a much thicker and sturdier cord than typically found on phones and hopefully won’t be too fragile. I had none of the cord problems another reviewer complained of. They come with multiple size ear pieces to fit any ears and noise isolation is good.

Absolutely love these headphones. I originally bought these headphones from best buy on a whim to find out they have the best sounding bass of any in ear headphone i’ve ever had. (including a pair of $300 headphones) the bass is deep and they do an amazing job of canceling outside noise. The ear bud tips come in a variety of sizes and the smalls are the only pair that actually fit my ears perfectly enough to be able to run, exercise, and use daily. Not to mention you can never be upset about losing or breaking these headphones because they’re possibly the cheapest around without compromising sound quality. I can not rave enough about all of the pros of owning these cheap great sounding headphones. It’s not often you come across a product that works so superiorly at such a great price. Would recommend to absolutely any and everyone. In fact, i’ve told all of my friends and family about them.

Ear buds are comfortable especially on long trips. I use them quite frequently. The construction and design are well planned and should have a long life.

I just got my headphones a couple of days ago. Is my opinion qualified enough to count?.Yep, here’s why:i commute a lot. I spent a year and a half doing a commute that was 3. I lived and died by my ipod, whether for music, tv (caught whole seasons of tv on ipod, stuff i’ve never have seen any other way, gavin and stacey, i’m looking at you) movies, podcasts, video podcasts, audionbooks or just audio content ripped from web, i used the heck out of the wee lil beastie. In short, when i was making the commute, anything i could do to pretend i was anywhere but on the train was helpful. That was two years ago and i still have the same 160g classic 5 and it still works.

  • Awesome headphones for the price
  • Absolute BEST headphones for your money and piece of mind!
  • altec lansing headphones

I don’t like how they are snug within the ear. This is the first time i’ve had a pair of these types of headphones which fit so snugly within your ear, somewhat like earplugs. It took some getting used to. I’m not an audiophile, and found the output to be sufficient for listening to music and podcasts on my ipod, which is all i really needed them for. They did have more bass / lower end than i was used to, though. I found that since the headphones were so snug within my ear, it really muffled a lot of the extra noise which usually filters in from your surroundings, and made it feel more isolated. A couple things i didn’t like about them were that they fell out a few times in normal wear, which was a little unusual since they were otherwise snugly within my ear. I also tried the other plastic outer molding sizes provided in the packaging to see if they fit better, but they didn’t. When the headphones were in, you really had to take them out to be able to interact with other people, even with the sound on my ipod turned off, otherwise the other person would sound muffled and hard to hear [unsurprising since i do have something in my ears, right?. 🙂 on the whole, for the price, not bad. Not the type of headphones i like, though, so the nex time i need a new pair, i think i’ll stick with the kind like those which came with my ipod, or a pair of over the ear ones. For those people who are looking for this type of headphone, i think it’s a good price for a decent by not spectacular pair. ]

The altec lansing muzx mesh noise isolating earphones are attractive, comfortable, and high functioning. The set i have includes a white cable with black ear pieces and jack formed at 90 degree angles. The cable loops over the three black parts like a racing stripe. The cable length is 46 inches and has a sliding adapter to fit below the chin. The ear plugs sit snugly in the ear and do not fall out with normal movement. Three pairs of adapters, called a ‘fit kit,’ are silicone tips that fit small, medium, and large ear canals. The medium size pair fit me comfortably and provide good sound proof seals. The muzx mesh is designed for mp3 players, iphones, and ipods. The frequency response covers the whole range of human frequency detection (tone) from 20 hz to 20,000 hz. As advertised on the container, the earphones have superior sound across the range, especially at the low end for good deep bass sound.

I am not a techno-geek in any sense of the word, so i may be easy to please. When it comes to something like earphones, i can’t tell you anything about the subtle differences between competing products. What i can tell you is that when it comes to the little earphones that you stick in your ears, my most common complaints are a) the music sounds tinny, like my old walkman tape player, and b) the earphones keep falling out of my darn ears. These altec earphones solve both those problems. First, the quality of the sound is so much better than my previous two sets of earphones that i can honestly say that my playlist sounds entirely new and fresh. I am hearing bass lines on tunes from clapton, the pogues, the mavericks, and ray charles that i have not heard before from my mp3 player. The second problem i have with the earphones that you stick in your ear is that they never seem to stay in place when you’re walking (or even sitting down) – much less doing something active like going for a jog. These earphones stay put, thanks to the little nodes/pads made of clear, soft plastic. The other day i dropped my mp3 player while deleting a new song and the earphones kept the player from hitting the ground – that’s how well they stay in place. Highest marks all around – a great product.

I am very pleased with these earbuds. Good sound and very nice bass audio too. They are a bit flimsy but that is true for all wired headphones regardless of brand or cost.

When using earbuds, my main concern is comfort. I want something that fits my ear and doesn’t pop out (like stock ipod buds). These worked very well as i was able to get a comfortable fit with them. The sound quality was fine, but honestly i am not looking for great sound when i use earbuds. Usually i am using my earbuds when i am moving around. At other time i rely on my headphones. If you are looking for a comfortable pair of earbuds these are a good choice.

Features of Altec Lansing MZX106W Mesh Headphones (White and Black)

  • Driver Size: 9mm
  • Freq. Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Connection: 3.5mm
  • Cable Length 1.2m

Driver Size: 9mm

I have three sets of noise reducing earbuds. Because i can’t remember to bring headphones from one thing to the next. I keep one set at the bedside, one in a pouch in my purse and another next to my laptop/sewing area. I have the altec lansings, a pair of senheisers and a pair of sony. All are similarly priced at time of purchase. I like these altecs for seeping with music. The buds are the most comfortable for my sensitive tiny ear canals and seem to block more noise than the other two. I also keep them there because they have no carry case and no extension wire. The other two earbuds have cases and extension cords so that they can be shortened up when appropriate and they won’t wrap around stuff in my bag.

When i first tried these headphones i could have sworn that they were twice the cost of the retail price. These headphones have a remarkable range for the price. The sound across the board is unmuffled and distinct. I am very surprised and happy. The buds are soft and fit in the ear comfortably. I also found that the ear buds are a bit lighter than they appear. This product is heads and tails above the standard buds that come with your ipod/iphone. Light / comfortable / stylishcons:1. In ear design can lose comfort after a bit and can lead to irregular sound delivery.

These headphones are extremely comfortable and deliver excellent sound quality. I was really shocked at how well they worked. I like these as much as my very expensive shure headphones.

I ordered these earphones for one reason. That reason is a reason that is currently lost on earphone producers of late. That is the inclusion of the ‘l’ plug or ‘l-shaped’ jack. I am like numerous folks out there that were upset when my favorite inexpensive earphones made by jbuds (see jbuds hi-fi noise-reducing ear buds (black)) decided to lose the ‘l’ plug and go to the cheaper straight plug. I keep my itouch in a nice folio cover (which is even hard to find now; i prefer the ones that open like a book)and wrap my earphone cables around the case (see the pictures added here). With the straight plug, the earphones tend not to last long as the cable ends up getting tweaked. Now onto the sound found with these earphones. Like the jbuds, these are comfortable. The sound was clear with good bass as well as mids and treble.

I had got these a long time ago and loved them so much that i have been buying them for my friends. I know how horrid iphone headphones are – people around you can hear your music louder than you, and you can hear everything around you along with the music. These speakers come with ear adapters that provide very good sound isolation. Everyone that i bought it for told me that they could not anything other than the music, even at low volume, and even when they were in noisy environments like subway, bus or a plane taking off. The sound reproduction is extremely good, especially the bass. Ok, these are no bose or beats headphones, but for that price, it’s an amazing product that will serve your purpose of great sound reproduction with near complete ambient isolation. I strong recommend it, and shall continue to get it for my friends.

I wouldn’t know good headphones if i tripped over them. I just use the ones that came with my ipod. My son thinks i’m crazy for not keeping these for myself. He loves them and loves the sound and bass he gets from them. Another great thing is that they don’t cut in and out like the apple ones do and both earbuds still work after two months.


This is a high-quality pair of in-ear headphones. Comfortable fit, indeed, so comfortable as to be almost noise-cancelling, even at very low volumes. Bass not hugely noticeable but then my standard in-ears (skullcandy) have always been pretty good in that department. I wish they were more colorful, but the fact is, these feel like more solid construction than my aforementioned standby. We’ll see how they hold up in the long term. Only real grip is that i wish the cord was longer.

Altec lansing usually provide quality products at decent prices, and these headphones are no exception. I had no issues with comfort, as i have had in the past with some earbuds just not fitting properly (either too big or too small). These fit snugly without being too tight in the ear. The sound they provide is exactly what you should except from headphones in this price range. They’re not tinny or static-ridden. They do seem to be a little touchy if you move them, as i have had a couple bursts of static. Other than that, the bass and overall sound quality is decent and definitely functional for average use. When all is said and done, if you’re looking for quality, cheap headphones, these would make for a solid purchase.

I found that while the noise cancelation was excellent i at least had to insert these further into the ear to obtain these results than with any similar product and found i did not like this fit at all. If you are looking for great base then you have found a good product. If you want true range of tones – i suggest there are better products. Combined with the odd deeper fit and i was not endeared to these. Construction quality and materials seem average but that is in keeping with similar products in this price range. In short not bad with exceptional base but not an outstandings product in any other wya.

I wish i could give you lots of technical explanations about what’s so good about these headphones, but being a lady of a certain age, technological descriptions elude me. (that’s my story and i’m sticking to it) however, i will tell you that they sound i got from my computer was excellent with music and a dvd. They were comfortable to wear, were attractive, seemingly sturdy and functional. If i needed another set of headphones, i would have absolutely no problem purchasing these again and would recommend them to a friend. Good product with no drawbacks.

Well i just recently got these headphones today and man altec lansing never disappoints me this is my second pair from them, my first pair is still fine and working just wanted to try out their other headphones and these are awesome really good sound and bass. These definitely are a good buy, the sound of these are especially really good when you actually have a good mp3 player with it and as myself i would rather go with quality then with hype so these are perfect with a zune hd which i have and not ipods. Ipods aren’t good for sound quality.

The looking is good, the sound quality is perfect, but have a little trouble about the connection of my ipod shuffle. It worth for the price anyway.

Connection: 3.5mm

These earphones worked well in my mp3 player, muffling environmental sound and permitting me to enjoy the music better. The fit in the ears is good. There are three sizes available in the kit. The quality of the sound is excellent.

Cable Length 1.2m

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