Summary: The carry case is somewhat cumbersome to constantly wrap them up and take out, I tend to not ever use it except to prop my laptop up with. Headphones are either around my neck, or coiled up in my shirt pocket. There ARE better headphones, IF you want those over-the-head kind with massive cups that go over your ears, but I honestly can't stand those.
Pros: Excellent audio quality, you can FEEL the bass from music. Comfortable, you don't even feel them after a while. Sound output is much, much higher than other headphones, my Zen Vision M with other headphones needs to be at 18-20 volume to even hear the music decently, with these it can be on 8 and be heard perfectly, while 15 is almost too loud. I have no used any other "in-ear" headphones of this quality, the rest are garbage compared to these. Creative Labs has been ...
Cons: Cord isn't quite long enough for my liking, but it's just about right. Cord again, could be made with thicker rubber or poly coating, as if you don't take care of these they can get pinched. I had one get ruined by my car's seat belt when it locked down. They make mice cables like this, no reason why headphones cant. Price, for MOST people, 99, or even 70 is too much for a pair of headphones. Trust me, it's worth it, IF you want the audio quality.
Summary: Side Note: NO trouble hearing traffic noises (sirens, horns ect.) when walking or running with them in, unless you crank the volume all the way up.
Pros: Excellent ear buds. Fits and seals nicely into my ears. Far better than the buds that came with my IPOD. I can now put them in, turn down the volume and hear just fine.
Cons: Seals so well that outside sounds are muffled and hard to make out. This is somewhat of a hindrance at work (where I use them the most) because it is difficult to hear someone when they are talking to me even with the volume turned down.
Summary: I guess, to decide if this is for you, there are 3 questions: (1) Do you love overall sound at near 100% presentation over how good the bass is? (2) Can you tell the difference between lossless and compressed music, and also between CBR 320kbps (or equivalent VBR) and weak CBR 128kbps music? (3) Do you have musics that have enough level of sounds and ambient that can exploit this earphones very, very well? If you answer all 3 questions "yes", this is for you.
Pros: Comes with a lot of stuff: extra ear plugs, cleaning brush, and a very, very sturdy carrying case. For acoustic or music with a LOT of different sounds/effects, it sounds ridiculously well.
Cons: Its bass is indeed quite weak compares to others, as others mentioned. Heck, My EP 635 (630 with neckstrap) has way better bass than it. The price could be cheaper too. I also wish the wires could be more sturdy; they are a bit too thin for my taste.
Pros: These things sound really really nice. They fit perfectly in my ears and block out almost all outside noise. I bought them to go along with my Creative Zen 8Gb and don't have anything but praise for the duo.
Cons: My wife complains that I am ignoring her, when in reality I cant hear her, even with the volume down low.
Summary: Dont waste your time buying other earbuds (or headphones, for that matter). These outperform anything I have used to date.
Pros: Just received my Zen earbuds. I cannot believe the audio quality! These are way beyond expected. Fidelity is stunning. Clarity is perfection. I'm hearing things I never heard before! Great price at NewEgg. Cant be beat.
Pros: Multiple silicone earbuds to choose from ensures a good fit. Doesn't cancel ALL noise, but VERY good at blocking most outside sounds. Highs and lows seem balanced and crisp. Lightweight and don't stick out of ears--they feel well balanced. These are probably the most comfortable in-ear earbuds I tried in this price range.
Cons: This might just be me, but as comfortable as these are, my ears can't tolerate having something stuck inside them for more than 30-60 minutes. Cord noise is noticeable at times.
Pros: The Creative Zen Aurvana was the Field Test Winner in the August 2007 Money Magazine field test of noise-isolating earbuds. The Aurvana blocks out external noise so you can keep the volume low and avoid hearing loss. There are several sizes of rubber seals included to insure a good fit. A small case for the earphones and cord is included. There is also an adapter to plug into an airplane armrest so you can use the Aurvana earphones during a flight. Great value for the...
Cons: Putting an earbud into the ear canal to create a seal takes some getting used to. I wouldn't recommend walking the streets while wearing these earphones because you might not hear a siren or horn.