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id America Metropolitan Conclusion

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It's hard to fault a $30 pair of headphones on much of anything. If they work, they are pretty much worth the money. The id America Metropolitan headphones come in a wide variety of colors to suit just about any style or mood. They have an in-line control and mic for use with your smartphone. They have decent bass extension and are very light and comfortable. Will more money get you better sound? Of course. But isn't that always the case? We think these would make great headphones for active people or kids that don't want to put out a lot of money but want a fully featured headphone.

id America Metropolitan In-Ear Headphone

$29.95

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www.idamericany.com

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