Definitely for the novice listener, and not the audiophile. In this Auvio® earbuds review, I feel guilty about saying that these Auvio® 3300465 Good Kids Music In Ear Earbuds Headphones with Carrying Case are high fidelity.
The treble frequencies are muted and distorted, and the bass is weak, with some of the lowest bass notes in my favorite songs missing altogether. The mid range frequencies and perhaps the low highs, are the only parts of the audio spectrum that these earbuds reproduce with decent faithfulness. It’s difficult therefore to even use them in a pinch, because their sound lacks so much. But, they are cheap, at less than $18 per copy, and at least, you get a hefty white plastic carrying case with them. I think you can better spend your money on Skullcandy or JBL ear buds, as for the same cost, you’d get way better sounding earphones than these.
Benefits, Features, Advantages, and Pros of the Auvio® 3300465 Kids Music Earbuds
This accessory is in the same style as Apple iPod stock earbuds, in that they do not jut into the ear canal. Their little speakers rest in the ear, just outside the ear canal entrance. So they tend to become less soiled over time than canal buds.
So, these phones require no ear pads, and thus, the user need worry not, over finding a pair of pads that properly fit into his ears and form an adequate seal.
These are light weight, which enhances their comfort.
They fit comfortably.
A gold-plated 3.5mm stereo plug is included along with a highly flexible coaxial audio cable.
This round cord is equally flexible no matter which direction you bend it in.
The midrange frequencies are the best reproduced in this Auvio® product. For speech, it’s hard to get better than the 3300465.
These ear buds stay in the ear very well, requifing little adjustment or repositioning, even during long hours of listening.
The closed-air design allows these phones to block out surrounding sounds fairly well, but not so well as the canal buds. This property makes this particular ear bud set highly suitable for road-side joggers, walkers, and bikers, who need to hear traffic sounds above their music during their jaunts, for maximum safety. However, warnings against wearing these earbuds during said activities are provided inside the package.
Instructions are also provided for how to safely determine your preferred listening volume.
Somewhat flexible strain reliefs are provided at the plug and earbud ends of the audio cable. These are rather rigid however. So avoid pulling too hard on the cables near these joints.
The left and right earbuds are marked with L and R letters respectively, located at the bottom of the ear stem, where the cord enters the bud. They’re pretty easy to find, thus, and read.
Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz.
Sensitivity: 105 DB, plus or minus 3 DB.
Impedence: 16 ohms.
They produce plenty of volume, even with an iPod or iPad, and do not easily distort.
These buds have about the same depth, front to back, as the iPod stock units. So they protrude from the ear no further than the Apple units. Thus, they are equally comfortable as the Apples, with my head against a piillow and laying on my side in bed.
From the plug to the vertex of the Y, you get approximately 3 feet of cable, which is an effective length for preventing needless cord tangling, yet long enough to allow putting your media player on your arm or in a pocket. Above the Y, you get about forteen more inches of cable, for an over all length of just over four feet.
I like the deep blue color of the phones and cables, which precisely match one another.
Disadvantages, Limitations, Problems, and Cons of the Auvio® 3300465 Kids Music Earbuds
It’d be nice if they supply harmonic distortion figures with this product, although these values are likely so bad that they opted not to.
I found no warranty information within. But as cheaply as these earbuds were priced, I’m not worried about having a warranty.
While these $16 buds sound better than those in the $3 to $7 range, I’d recommend against them for anyone but the strictly beginning listener. This product quite obviously lacks audiophile sound characteristics.
No microphone is included in this set; something that most ear buds should include nowadays given the proliferation of the iPhone and iPod Touch units.
But microphonics indeed happen here. These noises get loud in this set, particularly if the cord is held tot. To minimize microphonics, allow the cord to loosely dangle, and avoid handling it while listening.
I noted significant harshness in the mid-high frequency range, even when listening to newer recordings.
Also, these earphones did not, in my view, faithfully reproduce the high frequencies very well in my “Material Girl” earphone test; which is an extremely critical listen to Madonna’s Material Girl song for crisp reproduction of those high frequency ding-ding electronic sounds found therein.
Unfortunately, the low price of these Auvio® ear buds does not mitigate how poorly they sound. So I’d recommend them only as a very first pair of ear buds for a child, or for someone who does not know the pleasures of listening to truly high fidelity sound. For everyone else: Pay a little more for a better earbud set, or check out a different brand. I’d rate these ear buds at 70 out of 100. Perhaps the best thing about them, is the included carrying case.
Where to Buy the Auvio® 3300465 Stereo Earbuds
I bought mine at a Radio Shack store. But they’re also available on eBay and Amazon. They come packaged in a clear plastic heat-sealed box with blue insert cards inside.
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- 2012-09-27: Originally published.