Summary: Creative zen is disappointing product from the one of the leading speakers/earphone manufactures. Deign:Moderatly dsigned zen comes with 3 sized plastic type earbuds.Personally i prefer the foam tipped one,The positive about the design is its weight.Its very light weight earphone compared to the other options in the same range.
Summary: I bought these in December, 2006, and now in October 2008, they are good no more. Whenever I move the cord they crackle and one of the channels comes in and out, basically they are useless now. 22 months seems like a long time, but for most of that time period I wasn't really using them as I wasn't using my mp3 player, it wasn't until I got a Zune maybe 10 months ago that they started getting some use.
Summary: I have been through several sets of earphones in my life and I will say that for the money these have really good sound. They fit comfortably in the ear and they do block most of the external noise. My only real grip is that they should put the plug at a 90 degree angle so it doesn't stick straight out in harms way. I use it on a Creative Zen player and I would think it would be obvious to the same maker that it should be thus.
Summary: These are solid headphones that work with the Generation 1 iPhone. They block 90% of background noise. My only complaint is that what I use them outside jogging or roller blading they block the noise so well that I can hear the vibrations of my feet hitting the ground.
Summary: Having been through three pairs of V-Moda Vibe earphones in the last year, each of which shorted out on one side, I absolutely accept that I may just be cursed. But these lasted an even shorter time than the Vibes did, and Creative has a much more annoying return process than V-Moda does. Because they won't ship to my USPS post office box, I've decided not to bother at all.
As for their sound: much better high end than the Vibes, much poorer low end.