Conclusion: Amazing noise-isolating earphones at the expense of a tighter-than-you're-used-to fit. Perfect for coffee shop coworking. 8.5 out of 10 Stammys . Cable length is perfect but the 45 degree angled connector is really annoying. Checkout the Etymotic hf3 earphones on Amazon.
Etymotic Research Inc. HF3 Noise-Isolating Headset + Earphones (with optional Custom-Fit Eartips) Review
24 November 2010
Conclusion: That "rock star status" is hard to resist, as the notion of a pair of quality headphones made for you and you alone should likely justify the significant bump in cost. There's a definite bump up in performance too, but whether or not these sound like quasi- $300 headphones, after all is said and done, remains debatable.
Pros: Well-featured iPhone-friendly earbuds, Optional custom eartips make them a unique, "perfect" fit, Decent performance for the cost
Cons: Strained trebles at high volume, insufficient bass at any level, Custom-fit tips enhance performance but add $100 to the cost
Excerpt: What is it? Like other writers hear at Gadgetell, I tend to use headphones quite often. Unlike our editor Robert Nelson, I don’t mind spending a relatively high price for good headphones. I have gone through several pairs of higher-quality earphones because I appreciate having better sound quality.