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I love Nixon gear and proudly rock just about anything they put out, but earbuds just aren't their thing...at least not yet. For one, the sounds quality isn't the greatest, but you get what you pay for. I'm not a fan of the nylon chord housing the wiring...with the earbuds in, you hear tons of rustling any time you move due to the chords. I also don't like when one side has a much shorter chord than the other...I've never really understood why some earbuds are like that. I think it's so you can wrap the long side around the back of your head, but I'm just not down with that. Other than that
I bought these as an upgrade over the 8mm version because i was so disappointed with the sound quality but these still didn't live up to my expectations. my crappy skullcandy smokin buds sound better than these. and that makes me sad because i really love nixons stuff.
Fashion Statement - Not For An Audiophile
Good idea, just needs to be tweaked a bit by Nixon. Before these I didnt think it was possible for Nixon to do anything wrong, but these headphones are mediocre for a price above others. They dont sound bad at all, just not $59.99 good. Compared to their Skullcandy FMJ counterparts these are lacking a phone mic, sound a bit tinny, and the bass is not as full.
These are pretty light though, and I like the braided cord that came on my Black ones (black/silver not all black). The only bummer about the braid is that it does make a scratching noise when the music is off rubbing against itself and your clothes. Who has their headphones in and is not listening to music? Again, though, the FMJ has a braided phone without the scratching issues.
Overall, nice bud but just not a VALUE headphone. Case, accessories, and styling is sick though...you cant deny them that.
Black= rubber, not braided
Do you see Batman running around in a black "braided" suit? No, it's black rubber!
Nixon is an awesome company with some dope gear, but these earbuds just dont cut it. 10mm is a goos size, but not even even the best out there, and NIXON is charging for the best. The earbuds refused to stay in my ears, I tried all the different sizes with no luck. I rock the Skull Candy F.M.J. 11mm and love em. SkullCandy may set the standard, but the Nixon Wire doesn't come near to giving them a run for their money. Dont waist your time on the Nixon Wire, if you do, the only cool thing you will receive is the earbud pouch.
Good sound quality, but they are way too expensive for the overall experience, and one of the metal discs fell off after 2 weeks.
are they really 11mm if so why does it say...
are they really 11mm if so why does it say 10 mm
they are 10mm.
Killer style, crappy headphones.
Nixon made some great looking headphones, but I don't think they listened to them before they boxed them up. These things suck.
The fit is good. I heard some people complaining about the headphones being to heavy, but I didn't find that to be a problem. They stayed in my ear just fine.
The sound was pretty decent until I moved. The feedback from the cord brushing up against anything is absolutely horrendous. I'd use the stock apple buds before these. I hate the apple buds.
These are going back.
When I first got these buds, I wrote a rash review about the great sound quality and how cool they looked. However, I've now been using them for 3 months and, well, I'm not using them. I quickly found that the cord is AWFUL!!!!!!! for transmitting sound. I'm not talking about riding, I mean if you're sitting down at your computer and you breathe, the cord makes a ruffling sound. It's incredibly horrible. They are also useless for any form of exercise as the oversized bud simply doesn't fit the human ear (even with the multiple sizes of buds you get). Overall, you are most definitely paying for the Nixon name. I'll continue to buy their watches, but I'll look elsewhere for headphones. Please, don't waste your money. Skullcandy make more comfortable and equally stylin' buds, or for a similar price to these you can get a pair of Shures or Sennheisers, both of which blow them out of the water for sound and comfort.
are they 10mm or 11mm?
are they 10mm or 11mm?
OMG, 11mm! The thought process behind that conclusion boggles your mind!
Good, but could be better.
I'm kind of stuck in the middle with these headphones. There are things I like for sure, but others that bug we as well.
The good: Sound, style (I got the white to match my whit iPhone),
The not-so-good: Don't seem to fit as well as others I've tried (seem to pop out and have trouble staying in), cord seems to tangle a bit even though it's the braided material type.
I'm going to have to give these a little more time to completely make up my mind. Factors such as fitting may be due to my ear size or something, but I haven't really had a problem in the past with Skullcandy, etc. Overall, pretty nice headphones, but a few small annoyances are keeping them from being a favorite.
These are a great value earbud, with sound comparable to much more expensive brands. These things sound better than my Shure SE210's that cost almost 4x as much. Comes with different silicone tips to customize your fit, which is nice.