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ClarityOne Audio EB 110BL - Cobalt Blue

First Ever In-Ear Stereo Earphones with PureSound Processor & Built-In Microphone

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Experience the Clarity with ClarityOne's Patented PureSound Processor

ClarityOne's PureSound Processor was meticulously developed over the course of 12 years by science and professional audio experts. Essentially, it serves as a coupling unit that vastly improves upon the traditional amplifier/speaker relationship by maintaining unison between the back and forth movements of the speaker's voice coil and the signals traveling through the amplifier circuit, thus achieving perfect phase unity and virtually eliminating a phenomenon known as counter EMF distortion. Basically, the PureSound Processor drastically reduces distortion in your audio!

Why 8 Ohms Matters

An ohm is a measurement of resistance against the flow of electricity - imagine covering a garden hose with your thumb. Nearly all headphones currently on the market are 16 ohms or higher to mask distortion; naturally, reducing the resistance would increase the amount of power you get out of your iPod, cell phone, tablet, or other device. This means you can actually extend the life of your media player's battery due to the 8 ohm resistance present in the PureSound processor while still enjoying top-quality sound.

General Features:

  • Wired Lightweight (Isolating) Stereo Earbuds
  • PureSound Processor creates distortion-free 3-dimensional sound
  • Tangle-free cable features special non-friction coating
  • In-Line microphone for easy hands-free calls
  • Built-in answer/end button control and player control
  • High quality aluminum housing for maximum durability
  • Includes 3 sizes of custom silicone tips for maximum comfort
  • Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • 8 Ohm impedance makes ClarityOne's louder than other earbuds using the same source
  • Color is: Cobalt Blue
  • Also Available In: Gunmetal Gray , and Electric Orange
  • Includes different size tips for added comfort
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 15-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 110dB SPL/mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Cord Length: 48 in. (112 cm.)
  • Cable Type: Tangle-Free w/ Anti-Friction Coating
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Magnet Material: Neodymium
  • Speaker Diameter: 7.5mm
  • Also Found As: Clarity One Audio (PureSound Technologies) EB 110BL CA, EB 110BLCA, EB 110 BL CA, EB110BL CA, EB110 BL CA, EB110BLCA, EB 110 Blue, EB 110Blue, EB110 Blue, EB110 Cobalt Blue, EB 110 Cobalt Blue
  • Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)

    Comfort & Ergonomics
    Rates how comfortable the headphones are, taking into account build quality and materials used. Judged on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being uncomfortable and 5 being so comfortable you could sleep while wearing them.
    Overall Audio Quality
    Overall rating of how well the headphones perform with 1 being an unimpressive audio quality and 5 being the absolute best.
    Hip-Hop, Rap, EDM, Dubstep & Pop Optimized
    How well the headphones perform for hip-hop, rap, EDM, dubstep and pop music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
    Rock & Alternative Optimized
    How well the headphones perform for rock and alternative genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
    Instrumental & Classical Optimized
    How well the headphones perform for instrumental and classical music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
    Optimized for All Genres
    Rates how well the headphones perform for all music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 being top-of-the-line music reproduction.
    Build Quality
    Overall Construction quality of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall construction quality of the headphones with 1 being the poorest quality and 5 being as close to indestructible as a pair of headphones can get.
    Design
    Overall design of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall design of the headphones, including construction, sound quality and accessories with 1 being the lowest and 5 being top-of-the-line.
    Isolation
    Rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no isolation and 5 being complete isolation, this gives you an idea of how well the headphones seal your ears from your surrounding environment.
    Value
    Value refers to the quality of headphones (how they sound, how they're built, etc.) for the price.

    Sound Signature

    Sound Staging & Imaging
    Sound Staging and Imaging refers to the ability of a pair of headphones to create the placement of instruments and vocalists in a recording. A small sound stage is very difficult to determine where the instruments are in relation to the vocalists, everything sounds like it's coming from the same place. An extra large sound stage separates the instruments and vocalists so that you can clearly tell where each is on the sound stage.
    Clarity/Detail
    Refers to how clear the headphones audio reproduction is.
    Tone/Timbre
    Refers to the quality of a music note that distinguishes different types of sound production (voices, musical instruments, etc.).
    Bass
    Refers to the bass performance of the headphones. Rated from Light bass to extreme bass.
    Bass Detail
    How accurately a headphone can reproduce bass notes; a culmination of attack, speed, decay and clarity. Attack is how precisely it can begin a bass note without delay. Speed is the ability to continue to attack an array of bass notes without lagging. Decay is the length of time after a bass note ends that the sound is still heard. Clarity is how easily all bass frequencies are heard. It gives perception of loose, tight, or muddy bass.

    Headphone Design

    Headphone Type

    This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

    In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

    Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

    On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

    Headband Type

    Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

    Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

    Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

    Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

    Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

    Specifically For
    Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
    Headphone Application

    This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

    DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

    Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

    Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

    Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

    Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

    Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

    On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

    Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

    Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

    Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

    Acoustic Principle

    The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types:

    Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source.

    Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room.

    Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

    General Features

    Noise-Canceling
    Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
    Device Controls & Compatibility
    Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
    Built-In Microphone
    This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
    Smartphone/Tablet App Available
    These headphones have a companion app available from the manufacturer. These apps are generally available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iPhone use. They usually include an equalizer and other controls to give you complete control over your music.
    Equalizer/Tunable
    This means the sound of these headphones can be customized to your listening preference through either an app or on-board controls.
    Headphone Connection
    This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

    Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

    Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

    Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

    Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

    Volume Adjustment
    Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
    Bluetooth Version Compatibility
    Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
    aptX Codec
    Refers to whether these headphones feature aptX Bluetooth audio streaming.
    Connector Type
    The type of connection the headphones use to connect to receive the audio signal from a music source. Traditional headphones use an analog 3.5mm headphone jack. Newer technology has allowed digital signals to be sent directly to the headphone using an Apple Lightning or USB-C cable.
    Jack Size
    Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
    Jack Angle

    The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.


    Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.


    Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

    Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

    Included Adapters
    Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
    Detachable Cable
    Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
    Color Shades
    Primary color shades of the headphones.
    Material
    Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
    Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
    Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
    Replaceable Ear Cushions
    Refers to whether the ear cushions can be removed and replaced. Often times on heavily used headphones, the ear pads can wear out long before the actual headphones. Headphones with replaceable earpads often last much longer than headphones without replaceable earpads.
    Protective Case
    Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
    Weight (oz.)
    This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
    Water Resistant
    This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
    Child Safe
    Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child can’t damage their ears while listening to music.
    Foldable
    Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded up. These headphones feature hinges in the frame above the earcups that allow the headphones to neatly fold into a much more manageable size. Folding headphones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling and needs a compact pair of headphones that can fit in their bags.
    Ear Hooks
    These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

    Gaming Headphones

    Compatible Systems
    Refers to what system(s) these headphones are compatible with.
    Wireless Type
    Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
    USB Connection
    Refers to whether these headphones can be connected via USB.
    Noise Cancelling Microphone
    Refers to whether the microphone eliminates ambient noise for crystal clear conversations.
    Detachable Microphone
    Refers to whether the microphone can be detached from the headphones.
    Microphone Impedance
    The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
    Microphone Frequency Response
    The range of frequencies the microphone will pick up (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better.
    Surround Sound
    Refers to the surround sound type used by the headphones.
    Separate Game & Chat Volume Controls
    Refers to whether the headset has separate volume controls for the game and chat channels.

    Home Wireless Headphones

    Hub Connection Type
    Refers to how the hub connects to your home stereo system
    Wireless Type
    Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
    Wireless Range
    The maximum distance the headphones can be from the hub and still work in feet.

    Audio Features

    Driver Type

    The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

    Balanced Armature:
    A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

    Dynamic:
    Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

    Electrostatic:
    Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

    Planar Magnetic:
    A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

    Impedance
    The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
    Sensitivity
    An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
     
    Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
    Driver Size
    This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
    Power Output
    Refers to the power output rating (in watts) of the headphones.
    Frequency Response
    The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
    Audiophile
    Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
    Built-in Amplifier
    This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.
    Amplifier Recommended
    This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.
    Pass Throughs
    Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.

    What is in the Box?

    Main Product
    The main product in the box.
    Accessories
    Accessories included with the headphones
    Paperwork
    Paperwork included with the product.

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    Parts Warranty Duration
    1 year
    Labor Warranty Duration
    1 year
    Warranty Provider
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    Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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    Average Attribution Rating

    Durability
    5.0
    Value
    4.5
    Features
    4.5
    Design
    5.0
    Usability
    4.0
    Beau

    San Antonio, TX

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    April 28, 2014

    These headphones are what I have been looking for! And, for the quality you get for the price, N.O.T.H.I.N.G. comes close. They definitely need 2-3 weeks of constant use in order to break them in properly. THIS IS A MUST. Give them time to break in before making a final decision. It took about 3 weeks with 3-4 hours a day of use in order to have them level out. They start out extremely bright and harsh but will soften to a perfect level after this break-in period. I used to have specific EQ settings for all of the different headphones I used, but I have the EQ setting flat for the ClarityOnes. Most other headphones may have a heavy bass tone, but the mids to highs always have to be increased for more brightness. And other headphones still have a flat, tinny sound to them even after being boosted.

    Pros:
    The ClarityOnes are bright from the start and are much clearer than most earbud headphones without any equalization. Each instrument in a song can be clearly distinguished from everything else you hear and the left/right sounds are farther to the left and to the right making the soundstage a lot more spacious and wide. I now hear two guitar parts in some songs where I originally thought there was only one.

    I love the answer/end button. The entire plastic button is the clicker, so you don't have to take the few-too-many seconds to find the tiny button on block of plastic.

    The cable with the non-friction coating is quiet and you won't hear the rubbing in your ears if the cable rubs on your shirt or fingers.

    Cons (more Quirk than con):
    These are NOT for musical genres with heavy bass. They will not reproduce ear-splitting bass, but they will give you clarity and ranges of sounds that you have never heard before. The bass IS tight and punchy though, so it isn't lacking by any means....it just won't make your ears bleed with bass.

    They will definitely work at lower volumes than most headphones due to being only 8 ohms, but I find the volume still needs to be a little louder than should be to attain good bass response and even good detail.

    The fit is tough for me. I don't usually have issues with most earbuds (medium tips), but the size of the tube of the ClarityOne is a lot bigger than most. Also, the silicone tips that come with these headphones have a harder inner tube (part that connects to the metal earbud tube), making the amount of earbud that has to fit in your ear even larger. This made it difficult to get a good fit and my ear canals would start to feel worn and stretched if I wore them too long. I had to find a completely different brand of silicone tip (Samsung Galaxy S4 tips) in order to get a better fit and at the same time, got much better bass response. Since the ClarityOne metal tubes are much bigger than other headphones, I think there should be at least 5 size options instead of 3 because I could have used a size in between small and medium. (Obviously this is more of a personal issue for me, so this may be a non-issue for you)

    And, with all in-ear headphones, be sure to try out ALL of the tips before picking a size. A tip may feel just right, but you may be lacking bass response because you aren't getting the best seal for your ear.

    **If you have to go with other brand tips, make sure the size of tip opening/flange (part that touches your ear first) is equal to or preferably larger in diameter than metal tube of ClarityOne earbud or the clarity and spaciousness WILL suffer.**
    I tried a cheap tip from Scosche that seemed to seal well, but would always slide out on it's own. I also tried the Sony tips with different color tubes, but the openings were extremely small. This gave tremendous bass response but completely ruined the clarity/spaciousness of the music. I ended up going with a medium-sized oval tip that came with the Galaxy S4 handsfree cable. These gave me great bass and kept the clarity that the original tips gave.


    About me:
    I have owned these for 1 month now and I use these with a DAC for my computer and with an Android phone. I listen to mostly Alternative, Rock, and Pop from MP3's and Slacker Radio. I don't feel like I've had them long enough, so I can't attest to durability, but I have had no issues there.

    Overall:
    I HIGHLY recommend these earphones if clarity is something you are looking for! I love re-testing old headphones just to be impressed again at how beautiful and clear these make everything sound. They seriously rival headphones in the $100+ price range! Most of the cons I listed aren't really a 'problem' per se, just things I noticed....especially when it comes to the quality of music I hear when I use them. It is always best to listen to lossless music instead of MP3's in order to hear more details in music, but the ClarityOnes will have you hearing a crazy amount of detail from lossy MP3's that you have never heard before!

    BUY THEM BUY THEM BUY THEM!!!

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    Paul G.

    New York

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    Powerful Bass Response, Sold Build!

    May 29, 2013

    I have gone through 4 different earbuds in the last 6 months trying to find a pair that I can use while walking, or sitting at work. I know that iPhone's arent the best Audio Source, but still. Headphones shouldnt have that tough of a time getting enough power. I found these that were only 8 Ohms, and I thought I would give them a shot! Glad I did. They are very Bright, almost disturbing how accurate they are. However I did notice they were a little light on the bass at first. Assuming that my iPhone just sucked I tried hooking them up to amp..... WOW! Never before have ever heard a pair of in-ear headphone deliver such powerful bass! It blew me away. Apparently these just needed a little more power. Well worth the money, I like the color, and the Aluminum housing is durable, and offers a nice peace of mind as well. I dont want a plastic piece of junk when spending this much money. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend these to a friend, and suggest that they at LEAST TRY them once with a nice amp. I'm using the JDS Labs Altoid Amp with the Grady chip in it. Not only is it the coolest looking amp, but its a great conversation starter as well. Love my Audio!

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    Product Summary

    Manufacturer

    Model Number

    EB 110BL

    UPC

    627843112037

    Weight

    0.25lbs

    Internal SKU

    eb110-bl

    Internal Product ID

    52507

    Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

    Wiring Diagram Legend

    Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

    Product Name: ClarityOne Audio EB 110BL - Cobalt Blue