The Scosche IDR650m are stylish headphones with excellent sound quality, remote control capabilities... and a pricetag to match.

Tested using an Apple iPhone 3G, the clarity of sound from the 3.5mm Scosche IDR650m earphones was excellent, rich and punchy. We loved the quality of bass, hearing parts of 'Panjoo' by Eric Prydz we'd never heard before - at least not through our iPhone via in-ear headphones.

And the Scosche IDR650m really do put the 'in' into 'in-ear'. The headphones are very discreet, which is a good thing in a product of this desirability to thieves. They are also very comfortable, and the choice of inners helps the sound isolation. The Scosche IDR650m are noise-isolating earphones with enhanced dynamic range, and they seal off background noise at a relatively low volume.

Runners and cyclists will particularly like the fact that you can change tracks using the earphone control. And there's a volume control as well, although this isn't compatible with the iPhone 3G we tested with.

There's also an integrated microphone for hands-free conversations, voice commands and recording voice memos on supported iPod and iPhone models.

The Scosche IDR650m come with an RRP of £59, and are available at that price from the Apple Store.

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Scosche IDR650m: Specs

  • Noise-isolating earphones with enhanced dynamic range
  • 35mm jack
  • tapLINE control surface
  • integrated microphone
  • Driver size: 11mm
  • Freq. response: 15Hz – 20kHz
  • Cable length: 52in
  • Cable color: Black
  • Noise-isolating earphones with enhanced dynamic range
  • 35mm jack
  • tapLINE control surface
  • integrated microphone
  • Driver size: 11mm
  • Freq. response: 15Hz – 20kHz
  • Cable length: 52in
  • Cable color: Black

OUR VERDICT

Should you pay almost £60 for these headphones? Let's be clear: the sound is excellent for in-ear earbuds to use with a portable digital audio player, but it will in no-way satisfy audiophiles. However, the convenience of the controls is a boon, and the Scosche IDR650m earphones are stylish, comfortable and discreet. If you're in the market for iPod or iPhone earphones, and you're willing to pay £59, you won't regret purchasing the Scosche IDR650m.

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