Summary: I read some reviews that said these headphones have good bass. I don't hear it. They don't have a tinny sound either. It's just that they sound average to me. I'm probably not the best judge of sound quality. But, my old Koss headphones seemed to have more bass and my cheap Sony headphones seem to have about the same overall sound quality. I own Klipsch floor speakers for my house. I'm a fan of Klipsch. I'm not dissatisfied with the headphones, per se.
Pros: They are comfortable. They sound okay.
Cons: I've observed one flaw. The wire insulation is made of a nice rubbery material that gives the cords a nice feel to touch and hold. It feels like high quality material. Unfortunately, when the wires are bumped or rubbed against clothing and other obstacles, it seems to transfer sound to headphones. It's kinda hard to explain. But, unless I'm sitting perfectly still, I get unwanted noise from the wires rubbing my shirt. This is not electrical interference. It's a physic...
Excerpt: These headphones sound good but the flex design of the jack allows the wires to break. I have broken two pair in about 4 months and I'm not talking about rough handling. Repeated flexing of the wire leads to failure of one or both channels. I have tried to get another pair from Klispch but no luck this third time. Kind of disappointing from a quality name like Klispch. I'll buy another brand next time.
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 the wire was starting to short out at the base, just above the 3.5mm plug. The audio would cut out with the slightest movement. Pinching it, or tugging to left and right could...
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 straight when using with an mp3 player.
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.