Review: Coloud Colors C19M In-Ear Headphones

Construction is so flimsy that a hard week’s regular use would destroy them. Any self-respecting ‘tween in Silicon Valley wouldn’t fall for these.

In Review

Coloud Colors C19M In-Ear Headphones

2.5 out of 5 stars
2.5 out of 5 stars - 'Comme ci, comme ça'
Available in pink, red, purple, green, blue, black and white
Designed in Sweden
Coloud.com
StarkIn
+
Though far from high fidelity, decent sound for the price. Remote and a mic for receiving/placing calls. Colors tweens will dig.
StarkOut
Poor build quality. Not enough cable length. Colors non-tweens won't dig.
2.5
OUT OF 5
VERDICT:
"Comme ci, comme ça"
Basic headphones, a step up from those included with most mobile devices including the iPhone. But, you get what you pay for.
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Outfitted with a mic, the Coloud Colors headphones are designed to be used with a phone. Available in a half-dozen (appalling) colors, the ones I received came in a faded red. Since they seemed made for an unusually small head, I searched the packaging in vain for some hint that these might have been designed for children.

I can only surmise that the Coloud Colors were someone’s idea of a fashion accessory – and a failed one at that. While I haven’t trashed them yet, that’s only because they’re impossible to wear comfortably. Construction is so flimsy that a hard week’s regular use would destroy them. Any self-respecting ‘tween in Silicon Valley wouldn’t fall for these.

If these headphones don’t make the grade for looks or construction, their sound wasn’t bad when compared to other low cost headphones. While nowhere near high-end headphones, either with respect to comfort or sonic quality, the Coloud Color headphones were a step above the airport headphones littering my desk.

The remote is handy; click it once to pause a song, twice to skip a track, and three times to start a song over.

Given Coloud’s low price point I was surprised at how much sound they delivered. The only catch is you have to get beyond the appearance of these things and their cheesy construction.

These red devils retail for $25, but you can find Coloud in-ears on Amazon for only $20 (with free shipping if you’re a Prime member). For that price it’s not a bad toss around/on-the-go set of headphones – just plan serious listening sessions on something else.

2.5 out of 5 stars

The Coloud in-ear headphones include S, M and L replacement silicone caps for a custom fit,. Model: C19Driver Unit: 9 mm Handmade Drivers Frequency Range:20.0 Hz~20.0 KHz Impedance: 16 ohms1KHz Sensitivity:107 dBMax Input Power span: 5 mWPlug:3.5 mm Microphone type: Unidirectional electret Size: S,M,L silicone ear caps Premium replacement warranty:1 year

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Cy Ashley Webb
Cy spent the ‘80’s as a bench scientist, the tech boom doing intellectual property law, and the first decade of the millennium, aspiring to be the world’s oldest grad student at Stanford where she is interested in political martyrdom. Presently, she enjoys writing for Stark Insider and the SF Examiner, hanging out at Palo Alto Children's Theatre, and participating in various political activities. Democracy is not a spectator sport! Cy is a SFBATCC member.