Summary: I am not going to try to describe the sound of these IEMs. I am new to the audiophile world, and don't have the appropriate training to give anyone a good description of their sound. I am sure that there are plenty of posts out there that can help with that! That being said, I love the sound of these phones, but I hate everything about the cable.
Summary: I would rate these 4.5 stars if the rating system would allow, rather than 4. I travel almost every week, and listen to music and podcasts on an ipod while in the air. I have been using the Bose QC2 headphones, which are great for noise isolation and rich, warm sound. My only complaint with the QC2s were the large travel form factor - when I was carrying a lot of files/papers in my bag, the large Bose case was tough to stuff in there.
Pros: Comfortable, Great little travel case, Lightweight, Noise isolation, Rich Sound, Small for travel, Sound detail
Summary: I bought these for my wife a while ago (and I don't see why it has taken cnet so long to review them). And they are great, fit and forget. The cables are fine, better than my Shure 310 on which the cables keep on wearing out. Good sound when I have used then, extremely light and comfortable. An expensive winner. I will buy another pair as a spare when they are on offer somewhere.