Maximo iMetal iM-490S Isolation Earphone - iM-490

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I've used exclusively Sennheiser headphones and earbuds for quite some time now, but these beat those hands down. Very clear audio and the volume needed on these isnt nearly as high as on the Sennheiser's. I will definitely buy Maximo ear buds again.

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I purchased these earbuds 5 months ago. They are great earbuds. The sound is great and the silicone eartips feel comfortable. These earbuds stay in my ears better than some I've used. You can't beat the lifetime warranty either. I also like the fact that stands behind what they sell to make sure your order is correct. I highly recommend these earbuds and

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Great Sound and Value

on 6/5/2007

The iM-490s earphones have great sound quality and are far superior to the earbuds that came with my e280. The package includes a nice carrying case, a 2 foot extension cable, and three sets of eartips. I changed the eartips to fit my ear perfectly and the extension cable has been useful when I need extra reach, which isn't too often. They are well built and are very comfortable to wear. Although they are metal and seem like they would be heavy, but they are lightweight and stay in the ear even when moving around a lot at the gym. I have used them several times while traveling and they do a great job in blocking out the jet noise and noisy passengers (even crying babies). They have heavy bass and with the Sansa equalizer I have been able to tune them perfectly to my preferences. Overall these are a great value and I would recommend to anyone who uses their Sansa frequently. Before spending two or three times on something else, try these, you won't be disappointed.

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Great Sound, Great Value

on 7/25/2007

I have several pairs of in-ear headsets, including Sony and Bose, and these are my favorite. They come with a nice carrying case, extension cable, airline adapter, and extra ear tips, which can be used to create the perfect fit. Although they are metal and heavier than most cheaply made plastic earphones for about the same price, they are light enough to stay put in my ears while moving around. I travel frequently with these and listening at low volume levels they drown out the jet noise and crying kids in the cabin. With some slight EQ adjustments on my Sansa e280 I was able to create the perfect blend of bass and treble, where the bass sounds huge. Although these say they are Made for Sansa, they sound great on my iPod as well. If you are looking for a better pair of earphones to replace the earbuds that come with the Sansa or iPod, I highly recommend these.

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Product Overview

Featuring high fidelity 9mm neodymium drivers and a gold plated 3.5mm stereo plug, the iM/490S iMetal Earphones are acoustically engineered and tuned to provide optimal audio quality for your MP3 player. The iMetal earphones have a unique, lightweight alloy metal body that effectively delivers clear, powerful sound while providing a comfortable listening experience. The style conscious travel case conveniently stores and carries the earphones, minimizing tangled wires and potential damage. The iMetal earphones work with any MP3 player. Compatible with any audio device equipped with a standard 3.5mm jack.


Manufacturer Maximo
Mfg Part# iM-490
SKU 203452284
UPC 008940400003
UPC 14 00008940400003
For iPod, MP3, Smartphone, PDA and air travel
Lightweight alloy metal headphones
Superior audio fidelity and deep, powerful bass
3 sizes of eartips for snug, comfortable fit
2 foot extension cable for extra length
Drivers: 9mm Neodymium
Frequency response: 18Hz-22KHz
Sensitivity (1KHz, 0.1V): >100dB
Maximum SPL output: >120dB
Cable length: 4 feet
Connector: 3.5mm stereo plug
In the box:
iM-490 Stereo Headphones (with Medium Eartips)
2-ft. Extension Cable
Small and Large Eartips (2 Each)
Carrying Pouch
User Guide
Tech Specs
Host Interface Mini-phone
Brand Name Maximo
Product Model iM-490S
Manufacturer Part Number MSAN-IM49-01
Product Line iMetal
Product Name iMetal iM-490S Isolation Earphone
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Maximo Products, LLC
Product Type Earphone
Earpiece Design Earbud
Earpiece Type Binaural
Driver Type Neodymium Driver
Additional Information Lightweight aluminum alloy body 2 ft extension cable Premium carrying case Maximum SPL output: >120dB Compatibility: iPod MP3 players
Form Factor Open
Minimum Frequency Response 18 Hz
Sound Mode Stereo
Maximum Frequency Response 22 kHz
Connectivity Technology Wired
Plating Gold Plated
Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited
Product Attributes
Product Line iMetal
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