The Good: The dB Logic earphones offers exceptional distortion free sound and comfort with healthy listening at a competitive price.
The Bad: When using the dB Logic earphones while running the cable doesn't seem quite long enough, when using them with a waist belt on a 6’ frame body. Note this is not an issue when running with the more popular armband.
The Bottom line: The The dB Logic earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much; they are a spectacular choice for anyone looking for new earphones with healthy listening in mind (more on healthy listening) in the review.
Reviewed By: Bruce Downs
Reviewed On: 10/25/2010 - 11/30/2010
Review: There's nothing like good, old competition to keep tech prices in check especially, in this case, with earphones. The earphone market is heavily saturated, and we can all thank that fact for the existence of many worthy earphones contenders in the sub-$75 price range. Still, despite having come across plenty of decent earphones with reasonable pricing, nothing prepared us for the dB Logic earphones. The dB Logic earphones, designed with SPL2 technology, protects users from long-term hearing damage. SPL2 stands for “Sound Pressure Level Limiting,” the patent-pending technology from dB Logic that manipulates sound waves and selectively lowers the volume while still keeping the shape of the sound wave curve. By maintaining the integrity of the sound wave, the limiting is virtually transparent to the users, and the audio content does not sound warped or distorted.
The dB Logic earpieces offer a tapered, double-flanged shape that fit our ears perfectly sealing out external noise. dB Logic includes 4 sizes of double-flanged buds, which you will find a fit for most/all teens and adults users without issues.
I tested the earphones across a variety of situations including mowing the yard. This is where I was shocked at how much damage I was putting on my eardrums. First, I started the lawn mower and then placed my standard iPod earphones on and adjusted the volume to a level that I could enjoy the music while mowing. After 10 minutes I removed the earphones and replaced them with the dB Logic earphones without adjusting the volume. With the lawn mower still running I could barely hear the music. So, I switched back to the iPod earphones and I could hear the music as before so I thought that maybe the dB Logic earphones were not working properly so I turned off the lawn mower only to partially blowout my eardrums. I was shocked at how loud I had to play the music to hear it over the lawnmower and thought of how much damage was I doing to my hearing with this volume. I again placed the dB Logic earphones on at a volume that I could enjoy the music and started the lawnmower and could hear music. The double-flanged shape earpieces do seal out most of the ambient sound of the lawnmower.
In all honesty, I have trouble believing that the The dB Logic earphones only cost $29.99. dB Logic somehow managed to create healthy listening with exceptional sound for very little money, and I would be surprised if anyone was not impressed by what these offer for the money.
Patent pending SPL2 technology
Speaker Diameter – 9mm
Frequency Range – 20Hz-20kHz
Max. Input Power – 40mW
Cable Length – 1.2m
Plug Type – 3.5mm
Gold Plated Plug