Summary: Took delivery of my 8th pair in just over two years on 24th April, 9th of May today and the volume controls stopped working!! Within the next month the whole of the remote control will be rendered useless and a couple of months later one of the channels will pack up and I'll need to by another pair. Apart from the pathetic durability of these 'rugged' headphones they are terrific, if worn over the ear, they're comfortable, never come out and the sound is brilliant.
Summary: I'll start with the name, they're called "rugged" but they're anything but. First of all, the cable is thin, the thinnest I've seen for headphones and easily to tangle. Fortunately for extreme users, there's a HUGE button controller. As some one who isn't really looking to do extreme sports, it's a bit over the top but whatever. Also relevant, my first pair broke within in a week of travelling.
Summary: These don't last so a waste of money. Four months after purchasing these, they have stopped working in one ear. Get these if you can afford to blow £50 every few months otherwise buy something else. It's a shame because these have amazing sound quality while they work.
Summary: I bought these as I have had klipsch in the past and really pleased with sound quality. However I mainly use for gym and running and I'm guessing they eventually succumbed to sweat in the workings. As these were waterproof I thought it might address the problem. I don't know yet as the weight of the volume control causes the earphones to be pulled out. I guess I need a clip (not supplied) which sits above the controls.
Summary: These are the best sounding earbuds that I have ever tried. Compared back to back with three others, that I purchased one at a time in the Apple Store and handed back to the clark for refund, the Klipsch was so above and beyond in sound quality that they didn't even compare; not even in the same ball park as Klipsch.