Review: Altec Lansing inMotion iM616 Earphones | iLounge

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Company: Altec Lansing


Model: iM616

Price: $149.95

Compatible: iPod 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G/color/photo, mini, 5G, nano, shuffle

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Altec Lansing inMotion iM616 Earphones

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Category: Headphones, Earphones, Headsets + Accessories

This review was originally published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide 2005-2006. Please download the Buyers’ Guide for additional photographs.

Similar in appearance to Altec Lansing’s iM716s (iLounge rating: B+), the black iM616s step down on price and audio quality: they’re touted as similar in clarity and slightly better in frequency response than Etymotic’s ER-6i, but we found them brighter than the ER-6i with identical triple flanges; they sounded better with foams. Thicker cords than the ER-6is create more noise in the buds when you move. But they’re nice-looking, and come with a hard case.


Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

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