Summary: Once I heard the short, I started shopping again. The Panasonic RP-HJE120-K have a similar design and audio quality at a HUGE discount compared to these. They're not nearly as comfortable, but if I'm going to be forced to buy headphones every 5 weeks, I'd rather pay $7 instead of $40.
Pros: Extremely comfortable - I absolutely love how they fit. The only earbuds I've ever owned that I could wear all day without any irritation to my ears. Also, they did have good bass response.
Cons: Right out of the box, I thought the audio quality is middle of the road, if not a bit on the low end. Bass was good, but the mids and highs were muddy and scratchy. However, I bought them to listen to audiobooks and podcasts, so I wasn't too concerned. I used them daily for about five weeks when ...
Summary: This is the budget earbud you have been looking for. Been on sale for ~$35, so keep an eye out. Also I haven't had them long enough to comment on durability, but it hasn't shown any signs yet. Lastly, requires cleaning on the tip somewhat often.
Pros: Great sound, an improvement after replacing my ~$30 sennheiser buds. Feels relatively balanced in the frequency response. Oval tip creates a much better seal than circular ones. These will allow you to listen in noisy environments as if they weren't.
Cons: -Great sound isolation: this can be a double edged sword. I have had people walk up right next to me without me noticing multiple times. Don't expect to understand the person next to talking you even at moderately low volumes. -I would prefer a 90 degree turn on the end of the cable, instead of s...
Pros: So comfortable in your ears that you may forget you are wearing them! Loud (but this is a good thing!) and crisp clear sounds with strong bass but not overwhelming. Best earphones for the dollar in my opinion.
Summary: Other than the noise transmitted through wire when it's being bothered, the sound quality of the music is pretty good. You barely hear any ambiance from outside and the bass and trebles are clear.
Pros: Great sound quality, clear and bass is good. Extra replacement grommets for the earphones. Still comfortable after an hour of use.
Cons: Sound travels really well through the wires. You can hear every little bumps, scrapes, and movement of the wire when you walk/run.
Pros: Very good sound. The bass is excellent the treble is good, the mid range is ok. Comes with a range of different ends to fit any ear opening size. Important when you have small ear openings. When they say noise isolating they mean it.
Cons: If they aren't in quite right they don't sound very good. Also, the S4i model went on sale shortly after I got these. I would have liked to have the controls on the cord.
Summary: I think bought these for a price in the mid-thirties (from NewEgg, of course)! I would not pay the original list price of $79.99, but for less than $40. I think I got good value. (I sort of expected to like these because I have Klipsch speakers in my audio system at home and I have always liked Paul...
Pros: Very good bass but not bass-heavy. Delicate trebles, too. This is well-balanced sound.
Cons: It is true these need to be broken in, and until you do they can sound a bit tinny. By the end of your first week with them you will be happy, period.