Excerpt: This company has a good reputation, but all I heard was midrange. They supposedly sound better if you can achieve a tight seal, but I don't like them so tight in my ear. I replaced them with Sennheisers, which were more expensive, but worth it IMO.
Excerpt: these do not compare favorably with any other in ear headphones I've tried over the years, had a chance to compare them with a few I have here and with a few regular closed cans and these had to go back.
Excerpt: the moment I put them on it was easy to identify the poor sound qulity...thought the sound would by much much better for the money. I had klipsh which were so much better and my iphone ear pods are much better too,by far.
Excerpt: I use earbuds to workout,hike,bike etc....these are so tinny, it makes me suspect that they are defective and I am considering sending them back when I find the time...Absolutley no base or midrange
Excerpt: I purchased these in order to make my 1 Room studio work. I need isolating headphones so I could stand in front of an amp or drum and move the mic around and hear only the mic pickup. These do the job great!
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Value, Lightweight
Excerpt: I primarily purchased these phones to experience great sound while exercising. They have great overall sound. A bit wimpy on the bass, but vocals and instrumentals come out crisp while still remaining warm. Very easy to listen to.
Excerpt: I purchased these because of a review I read in Wired. Now, it's possible I received a bad set, but they were horrible. No low end whatsoever, tinny, just horrible. I returned them immediately and bought the Shure SE215s. Those are fantastic. Great response across the entire range.
Summary: I've purchased my MC5's from Ebay around a year ago (If I remember correctly.)
Since then I've kept them as a backup IEM whenever my main IEM would break on me.
The build quality on these are just fantastic, I've tried recabling one before but I broke one of the drivers on it because my...