When I first put the id America Spark Hi Definition In-ear Headphones on, they felt comfortably snug. At first, the sound of the Spark compared to other ear buds like the Skull Candy models have a deeper bass which drowns out the treble, making the vocal sound muffled (pre break-in). As is often the case with decent earbuds, they need to be broken-in before you get their "true" sound quality. I let the Spark headphones play for 5 hours (on an iPod) and they showed a tremendous improvement. The bass was still deep but the treble was much more crisp. Read on for the full id America Spark Headphone review.
Typically, most in-ear buds make my ears feel tender after an hour of use. Surprisingly I had no issue with the Spark ear buds, even after wearing them for 2 hours. I mainly wear earbuds during trail rides on my bike. I usually find myself stopping to adjust the fit of the ear buds but the Spark's kept me going through out my entire bike ride nonstop. I was impressed.
I also tried the Spark during a call from an iPhone and the sound was clear for both parties. The party on the other end of the call, after being asked, mentioned that my voice was not muffled during the conversation. In other words id America used a great microphone.
The Spark ear buds can cost you on average $40-$50 which runs a bit on the high end, but its worth the extra bucks if you find yourself going through one set of $30 Skull Candy's after the next. Again, I recommend breaking-in the Spark's for a few hours before using them. Would I buy the id America Spark InEar Headphones again? Yep, not only are they comfortable but they also great sound for the price. Almost forgot to mention that they come with different size ear cones and a cool case for storage.
- Driver Unit: 8mm speaker
- Impedance: 16 Ohm+/-15%
- Sensitivity: 96dB+/-3dB at 1kHz
- Frequency Responses: 20 Hz—20kHz
- Rated Power Input: 1mW
- Maximum Input Power: 5mW
- Cord Length: 1.2M
- Plug: 5.5mm Plug
- Weight: 13g