Summary: Perfect for listening to music with the noise cancellation while at work on a construction site. I use it daily to answer phone calls while driving and they work great! I have bought the Sony ear buds which also had great sound but I broke 3 pairs from snagging the wire out of my ear with my hands by accident. Got tired of the Sony's not standing up to my standards. These seem to be holding up very well!
Summary: I bought two ear buds that day, a pair for my daughter and myself. I took the ones considered rugged and had the volume control because I often have to adjust volume. Unfortunately I did not realize that the volume control only worked with newer model iPods. So that was my mistake. Other than that, for the price the sound is excellent, noise cancelling works very well and they are extrmemely comfortable.
Pros: has a great low end and definitely blocks external noise
Cons: my fault, volume control does not work with my iPod