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Maximo iMetal iM590

MSRP $59.95
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Rarely do we hear in-ear headphones so tonally well-balanced at this price, but the Maximo iMetal iM590 gets it. A deeply audio-engineered design, the iMetal provides a fabric cord for minimized microphonics, wide array of eartips, cord clip, hard-sided travel case plus rare 2.5mm smartphone adapter within the superb accessories kit. The iMetal iM590 earphones fit securely within the ear canal just like earplugs, thus delivering blissful isolation from outside noise intrusion. Superb free 2-year warranty replacement. Choose your color.

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Product Features:

  • Very well balanced sound from a headphone of this type/price.
  • Great isolation from outside noise with these ear-canal headphones.
  • Killer 2-year 'no questions asked' manufacturer repair or replace product warranty
  • Complete fit-kit and travel case provided
  • Choose from Black or Platinum White colors

What's In The Box:

  • Eartips - 4 pair
  • 2.5mm Smartphone Adapter
  • Dual-Plug Airline Adapter
  • 2-ft Extension Cable
  • Cord Shirt Clip
  • Hard-Sided Carrying Case
  • User Guide Manual


All we can say is NiiiCE! The Maximo iMetal iM590 are amongst the clearest-sounding in ear headphones we have heard priced under $50. The iMetal are truly an astonishing value given their near-reference audio performance. Expect rich, full, well-balanced bass response and cleanly extended, detailed highs with a non-fatiguing presentation that is smoothly even-toned up and down the entire musical frequency range. Fast-response 9mm neodymium drivers ensure accurate and clean high-definition of even very complex music. The iM590's strong isolation / noise-blocking ability effectively factors out environmental ambient sounds for maximum listening privacy even in the noisiest of settings. Great price for a great headphone product all in-ear listeners can definitely enjoy.

The Maximo iMetal iM590 offer an all-metal earpiece construction and modern streamlined looks along with a complete selection of variously sized eartip sleeves that assure a personalized, comfortable in-ear fit. The all-metal earpiece housing serves to eliminate vibration artifacts for absolute minimum distortion and purest sound. The cloth-braided cord resists microphonic contact resonances and extends about 4 ft in length; a useful 2ft extension 'mini' cable is provided along with a full array of plug adaptors suitable for smartphones and airline systems. The hard-sided clamshell carrying case provides secure transit for the iM590 earphones during your travels. Available in Black or Platinum White color schemes.

And please don't forget the truly excellent free 2-year manufacturers' warranty standard on all Maximo products purchased at HeadRoom since we're a fully authorized Maximo dealer. In the rare event of any issue with your iMetal headphones, Maximo will stand behind them for a full 2 years!  The Maximo warranty department contact information is linked below.

Maximo warranty support / defective earphone replacement request form:


  • Headphone Type: In-Ear
  • Connector Type: 1/8
  • Isolation: -12dB ~ -20dB
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 30 Ohms
  • Detachable Cable: No
  • Cord Length: 6ft
  • Cord Type: Straight Y
  • Ear Coupler Type: IEM
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
  • Sensitivity: 100dB

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Good while they last
Posted by AJ from Binghamton, NY on 2012-10-16

Recommend Product: No
Pros: Short burn-in, decent range
Cons: Terrible build

These headphones were my first purchase from The design is aesthetically pleasing, and the tips are comfortable and well designed. The sound quality is comparable to similarly priced Skullcandies, minus the bass. The first pair of iMetal590s I had lasted three months before the sound cut out on the left ear. Their A+ customer service sent me a free replacement. However, after two weeks, the same thing happened again. I'd expect this level of quality of a $10 pair of headphones; not a $50 "recommended choice."

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Good Sound, Horrible Durability
Posted by grizzly from Denver, CO on 2012-09-02

Recommend Product: No
Pros: comfortable fit, good sound
Cons: very fragile, tangles and kinks in wires.

Since the carrying case for these earphones requires them to be coiled up quite tight, you'd think that they'd be made to handle it. Nope. The cables quickly acquire kinks and become very difficult to untangle.

After a month or so of light use the housing for one of the earphones popped apart. I repaired it with superglue. A couple months later the other one did the same thing. Why didn't they use better glue on them in the first place?

The fabric cover on the cables frayed, then started to let the wires pop through. Repaired with some black duct tape, and again superglue where wires hadn't yet popped.

Then the wires shorted out just above the microphone bead.

$50 for the headphones. $5 for the glue and tape. About a year of light duty service.

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Good sound. Poor durability
Posted by Goronmon from Portland, ME on 2012-08-13

Recommend Product: No
Pros: Solid sound for the price
Cons: Fragile

As many others have said, these things just don't last. I had to get a replacement because one of the earbuds stopped working. After 6 months or so, the replacement set now has a earbud that only produces sound at about half the volume of the other and it seems to be getting worse over time.

I just can't recommend these given the durability issue.

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