Summary: These were my first real earphones, and I bought them entirely because they'd been spreading like a plague on a forum I used. Upon first hearing them I was disappointed, but over time they grew on me, and until upgrading to the ER4, they were a firm favourite. Some of my friends couldn't get the fuss, nor understand why anybody would spend a hundred bucks on iPod earphones, but then again they were and are still listening to fake Sonys off eBay with the bass turned to...
Summary: I loved these buds to bits, they were the perfect everyday headphone. Small and light and comfortable and barely protruded past the outside of your ears. I like the fact that no one can really see them easily.. Very handy and they were well suited for running. I miss mine, unfortunately they broke when someone stepped on the cord whilst I was walking.. So sad about that still.
Pros: comfy (I could sleep with them in), small, nondescript, amazing sound stage, look good
Summary: Theres not a ton to say. They work pretty good, isolate ~30 dB if i recall and if you have the proper tips to fit your ears, youll be able to wear them for hours, which is good if youre using them like I was, running a floor grinding machine for 16 hours a day. Just clean them once in a while, or they'll start to look like candles.
Pros: Excellent isolation. Ive used these for shooting earplugs.
Cons: Could be uncomfortable for some. Bass heavy.
Summary: After researching high-end headphones to use in the office to improve my listening experience, I decided to go with IEM-style earbuds instead of full-size headphones. As it turns out, most high end cans intentionally leak sound to improve the listening experience...great for professional musicians in a studio or at a gig, not so much for me in an office unless your coworkers are cool with listening to your music too :P Anyhow, the above is just a tip to spare people who...
Summary: Hard to imagine better sound from *in-ear* earbuds, and excellent environmental noise suppression, if firmly and deeply inserted into ear canals. Despite other reviewers' opinions, the bass is very limited to my ears unless the volume is turned up, then it's in balance. At lower volumes (my preferred listening style) the bass is present and audible, just quite lower in the mix than generally encountered with audiophile equipment.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: I was looking for an IEM to use with my iPod touch, and purchased these based on the positive reviews I read online. Their sound can best be described as analytical, meaning they are balanced and clear. They work great for me with the standard tips, which is important as they require a good fit to get the best sound. Several tips are provided along with a case, though a cord winder would be nice for storage.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Value, Great Sound, Isolating, Lightweight
Summary: This product sounds so rich and true... some reviews have said that it lacks bass, but I believe that it actually reveals the role of bass in music. At first, I thought the bass was lacking too, but once you get the hang of the sound, the bass increases/adjusts to the perfect level. I am not sure if I am making sense but these earphones orchestrates the highs, mids, and lows in the perfect harmony.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound