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Maximo iM-490 iMetal Isolation Stereo Earphones

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baffles


quality posts: 1 Private Messages baffles

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Maximo iM-490 iMetal Isolation Stereo Earphones [New] - $12.99 + $5 shipping shipping

1 * Maximo iM-490 iMetal Isolation Earphones

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omnipotentq


quality posts: 14 Private Messages omnipotentq

Here's an example Amazon page for it.

Looks like good reviews!

edit: what the heck...my preview shows the amazon url but the finished post shows this woot as the url.....well here's the url anyway:

http://www.amazon.com/Maximo-Imetal-IM-490-Isolation-Earphones/dp/B001C4R9PM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259992815&sr=8-3

MOD: The first link didn't work because it had quotes. I removed them.

bpr2


quality posts: 181 Private Messages bpr2

Will these match my iPod?

that was fun while it lasted!

HaverMatteo


quality posts: 3 Private Messages HaverMatteo

I got these the last time they went up for sale, they're pretty good for the price.

Watcher95


quality posts: 10 Private Messages Watcher95

Got these last time around.

LOVE them

coolchris160


quality posts: 47 Private Messages coolchris160

chris4253


quality posts: 1 Private Messages chris4253

the iM-590's are excellent. i hear these are shotty. could make for a decent back-up pair. the main worries are with their durability. i wouldn't suggest buying them blindly

innuendopanda


quality posts: 22 Private Messages innuendopanda

So how do these compare to the SkullCandy earbuds?

mybluemake


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mybluemake

I bought a couple of these about 6 months ago here. They have solid sound, and actually fit my ears. You can cheaply purchase replacement earbuds in three sizes. They also look cool if that floats your boat at all.

DarkZrobe


quality posts: 44 Private Messages DarkZrobe

These things are AWESOME, I still have mine from last thanksgiving. They have deep bass but you can still hear the high notes. I prefer these even over the Bose and Sure ones I test at my work (I even had a $400 pair that I tested that these sound better).

Note the bass may be a little bit more then what a purist would want but I like that.

901Memphis


quality posts: 24 Private Messages 901Memphis

Review!

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/maximo-im-490s-imetal/4505-7877_7-32510453.html

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

the real amazon page

and cnet's review

MilkD


quality posts: 1 Private Messages MilkD

bought these when they came around the first time...i love them and they sound great.

burned them in for 10 hours at the advice of a fellow wooter and im really happy with them.

followerz9


quality posts: 0 Private Messages followerz9

I really liked these, bought 3 to stash in the closet and collect dust with the 3 Sansa Clips from a week ago. I use them in the gym and have already ripped the wires on a couple pairs and shorted out a sansa slip in the past so I'm a fan of them as cheap but effective!

anthgothlz


quality posts: 2 Private Messages anthgothlz

Holy ear wax, Batman! These are nearly $70 with shipping at Amazon!

http://tinyurl.com/6kn7nx

vladdybhs


quality posts: 1 Private Messages vladdybhs

bought these about a year ago. Unfortunately, the cords of these are really fragile. For me, the sound started fading in one ear after a month or so of everyday use on three separate sets. Were great till they did that tho!

editorkid


quality posts: 92 Private Messages editorkid

These sold out when they were offered in September. Fantastic bargain -- for the price, the sound quality is very high, and they've become my choice for my daily commute.

chainofcommand02


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chainofcommand02

Beware: There are two versions of these earphones. Compare tonight's 1/8" jack with these from 2008:

http://sellout.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=6651

The older ones had a metal jack, with a rubber strain relief. Much better build quality than today's offering, with a plain rubber jack.

yeawuteva


quality posts: 115 Private Messages yeawuteva

on the 1-10 scale anyone know the comfort level of these? 10 being best...they look like they'd hurt

pmcizhere


quality posts: 5 Private Messages pmcizhere

Haha what a delightfully dreary story to go along with these earbuds. Oh and sorry Woot but Amazon had an amazing deal on some Logitech Ultimate Ears that I just couldn't pass up earlier today...

There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

xxsupergman25xx


quality posts: 0 Private Messages xxsupergman25xx

these look like the headphones i just bought from brookstone. they too are amazing quality. the specs look identical. i imagine these are just as good and these come with more extras for less.

bingheimr


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bingheimr

Bought a pair expecting awesomeness from Maximo yet again. I was disappointed in the product because while it DOES deliver GREAT sound, it is only worth it when you're not putting the earbuds back into your ear every minute - literally.

I don't know if my ear canals are at fault here but none of the three sizes fit in my ear comfortably (I was forcing them in to even "enjoy" it at all).

Really wish they'd stay in, if they did I wouldn't be disappointed in my purchase.

DarkZrobe


quality posts: 44 Private Messages DarkZrobe
innuendopanda wrote:So how do these compare to the SkullCandy earbuds?



I like them better then my brothers skull candy set, deeper bass

kevinbarlow


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kevinbarlow

I bought two pairs on Woot! a while back and they aren't very good. Sound quality is just okay, but they are too bulky and fall out very easily compared with other inexpensive brands. Sorry Woot!, but this one's a no go. Wanna buy back the extra pair I bought?

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

mybluemake


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mybluemake
chris4253 wrote:the iM-590's are excellent. i hear these are shotty. could make for a decent back-up pair. the main worries are with their durability. i wouldn't suggest buying them blindly



I've not experienced that, and I abuse the scaffolding out of mine. They come with a small, tough case for packing away in bag. Again, the only thing I've done is replace the earbuds themselves. I bought the smallest size, and these fit perfectly.

steyrkat


quality posts: 3 Private Messages steyrkat

When I bought these from Woot last time, I received a really unsatisfactory pair. The cables make a rattling noise in the buds when you move around and are stiff. The bud covers were uncomfortable and not very rubbery/soft. The sound quality was even tinny and not vivid compared to the $30 steelseries they were supposed to replace. I might have received a bad one by luck, maybe normally they're good. I wouldn't recommend these though...

bingheimr


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bingheimr
yeawuteva wrote:on the 1-10 scale anyone know the comfort level of these? 10 being best...they look like they'd hurt



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They didn't fit my ears and when they did go in, it only lasted for a minute, and then I had to "force" them back in.

DarkZrobe


quality posts: 44 Private Messages DarkZrobe
yeawuteva wrote:on the 1-10 scale anyone know the comfort level of these? 10 being best...they look like they'd hurt



Pretty comfy I wear them all day at work 10ish hours. Only complain would be they can fall out fairly easy so jogging wouldnt be that great.

thericochet


quality posts: 24 Private Messages thericochet

I bought these the last time they were offered and loved them for the first month. Then the right earbud's audio would start cutting out when the relatively weak, thin cable at the base, near the jack, would move. I emailed Maximo and they were nice enough to RMA it (had to send it back in my own padded envelope and pay the postage).

I received a replacement, however I could tell they were refurbs and the right earbud on the replacement would cause this weird, uncomfortable suction effect when inserted in the ear that the left one didn't (the previous pair didn't do it either). I chalked it up to some sort of blockage in the air flow hole on the other end of the metal bud. I considered contacting Maximo again and RMAing, but I didn't want to have to go through the trouble of going to the post office and going through it all over again.

Ended up buying the Blockade earbuds Woot had a couple weeks ago as a two-fer and am really happy with them. I liked the sound the Maximo provided for the first month, but the build is very dainty and not rugged at all. The only saving grace is the lifetime warranty...but after 3 or 4 RMAs or so you'd be spending more in postage, gas and time than buying a more rugged replacement pair.

Edit: I want to add that I'm careful with my electronics and audio equipment, so the cable problems weren't due to any jostling of the earbud cables. I generally used it while stationary at home and use/used cheaper headphones at the gym.

kevinbarlow


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kevinbarlow
bingheimr wrote:Bought a pair expecting awesomeness from Maximo yet again. I was disappointed in the product because while it DOES deliver GREAT sound, it is only worth it when you're not putting the earbuds back into your ear every minute - literally.

I don't know if my ear canals are at fault here but none of the three sizes fit in my ear comfortably (I was forcing them in to even "enjoy" it at all).

Really wish they'd stay in, if they did I wouldn't be disappointed in my purchase.



Your ears are not the problem; bad design is the problem hear, I mean here.

erasermcfleafly


quality posts: 0 Private Messages erasermcfleafly
innuendopanda wrote:So how do these compare to the SkullCandy earbuds?



these are WAY better in every way.

pbcraig


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pbcraig
mybluemake wrote:I've not experienced that, and I abuse the scaffolding out of mine. They come with a small, tough case for packing away in bag. Again, the only thing I've done is replace the earbuds themselves. I bought the smallest size, and these fit perfectly.



I bought a pair and they fell apart.

SO cheap, that it was not worth dealing with warranty.

Just bought another brand.

Good luck...

gddowns


quality posts: 2 Private Messages gddowns
MilkD wrote:

burned them in for 10 hours at the advice of a fellow wooter and im really happy with them.



Share the love... what's it mean to burn them in?

sueb2b


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sueb2b

I got these a few months ago; been using them ever since. Nice sound, and they've not suffered from general use like some more expensive earbuds that I've owned.

erasermcfleafly


quality posts: 0 Private Messages erasermcfleafly
yeawuteva wrote:on the 1-10 scale anyone know the comfort level of these? 10 being best...they look like they'd hurt



for me theyre the most comfortable pair of earbuds ive owned.

anthgothlz


quality posts: 2 Private Messages anthgothlz

btw, thanks Woot for my baby of the cosmos which arrived this week.

Now if only I owned an ipod... or five.

amnewsboy


quality posts: 48 Private Messages amnewsboy

Bought these during a previous Woot; they fit pretty darned well and block out the sound of police scanners when I need to listen to something. I'm in for another pair.

chainofcommand02


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chainofcommand02
thericochet wrote:I bought these the last time they were offered and loved them for the first month. Then the right earbud's audio would start cutting out when the relatively weak, thin cable at the base, near the jack, would move. I emailed Maximo and they were nice enough to RMA it (had to send it back in my own padded envelope and pay the postage).

I received a replacement, however I could tell they were refurbs and the right earbud on the replacement would cause this weird, uncomfortable suction effect when inserted in the ear that the left one didn't (the previous pair didn't do it either). I chalked it up to some sort of blockage in the air flow hole on the other end of the metal bud. I considered contacting Maximo again and RMAing, but I didn't want to have to go through the trouble of going to the post office and going through it all over again.

Ended up buying the Blockade earbuds Woot had a couple weeks ago as a two-fer and am really happy with them. I liked the sound the Maximo provided for the first month, but the build is very dainty and not rugged at all. The only saving grace is the lifetime warranty...but after 3 or 4 RMAs or so you'd be spending more in postage, gas and time than buying a more rugged replacement pair.



My thoughts exactly. I've had to send in a pair of 'phones and I got scaffolding back. That's what you get with a lifetime warranty I suppose.