Summary: Pros: -Great isolation (3 different fitment sizes) -Warm bass -Overall decent sound (see other reviews, they pretty much sum up what I think about the sound). Cons: -CABLE NOISE (!!!) -somewhat sharp 5-8khz region Comments: For the price, I think these phones are great. The sound quality is pretty impressive, and easily driven (though with the nice isolation, you really don't need to have your phones up very loud).
Summary: Ratings are based on the current price and compared to other IEM. These can be had for as low as 20 dollars. The main problem I have with these IEM is the tinny highs. I just can't get used to that. I have very piculiar ears, and these are the first IEM that more or less stay in place.
Summary: These are the headphones I use for work and commuting. They're great value, the scores are low only because we're comparing with $2000+ headphones. These are better than the EX71s sound wise, but are very slightly less comfortable. I wish they had uneven cord lengths, I think some versions do but mine are equal. Highly recommended.
Summary: There popular earbuds are both inexpensive and offer a pleasing upgrade to iPod-style buds. Solid design and extreme portability make them even more appealing. - The EP 630 has a warm, fairly detailed sound, thanks to the soft rubber earpieces, which also offer good isolation. Unfortunately, the cables are also microphonic with any movement. Fair balance, though there's a small bump in the mid-range. - Durability is uncertain at this point.
Summary: The silicone fittings are changeable so you can choose the right size for your ears. Bad thing about that is that they tend to fall off now and then, especially if you keep them in your pocket. I've lost one piece so now I have 2 different sizes on my buds. I'm here trying to decide whether to buy another pair. Not much to choose from in this price range tho. The other headphones seem to have some pretty bad ratings.
Pros: Pretty comfortable. I work 8-10 hours a day at data entry and I listen to this all day long without any irritation. They block outside noise pretty well, too. Good, because I don't have to listen to other people pecking on their keyboards and talking. Bad because I never hear the supervisor when she makes an announcement. The cord seemed pretty flimsy when I first bought these and I was worried about that, but about 5 months later, the cord is still holding up well wi...
Cons: Although there is no short in the wires, the one earbud has some severe decrease in sound for some reason. Not sure why, but the left earbud is way louder than the right and seems to be gradually getting worse. No short in the wires and no distortion in the sound, it's just losing amplitude for some reason. Who knows. I was hoping they would have lasted a bit longer than 5-6 months.
Summary: I bought these for a friend who wanted a cheap replacement for the stock iPod phones. I myself own a pair of Westone UM2 earphones that are simply amazing, these headphones cannot compare. If you really want quality buy something from Westone, Ultimate Ears, Futuresonics, or Shure. They make quality IEMs, and remember that you pay for quality. That said: never EVER buy Bose, they are overpriced and have subpar sound quality (had to put that out there).
Pros: Inexpensive, somewhat good isolation. Overall decent for the price.
Cons: Do not expect wonders from these headphones, the sound quality is below average and the microphonics are among the worst. According to the state of California some of the materials in them cause cancer!?