Summary: I recently broke my set of Maxell earbuds that I had used for close to two years and loved. A friend gave me a set of these and I thought "Great!". Plugged them in and put them in my ear and found them to be even more comfortable than my originals. So far so good. Then I turned the music on. So much for so good, the sound quality is horrid. The bass comes through fine but the mid and high ranges are muffled beyond all reason.
Summary: The quality in the ear buds are horrible. The price is comparable to other name brand headphones (I bought a pair of Panasonic headphones at the same time) and the quality in the maxell is drastically worse.
Summary: The sound quality you experience with these buds is quite good. But the microphone leaves something to be desired. People think I'm in a cave or something. And that was right away. I haven't even reached the point where the skimpy wires start to lose their secure connection, which seems to happen with most of the ear buds you buy.
Summary: Just today I purchased another set of the Maxell 190300 series earbuds. I have had maybe 4 or 5 sets of these earbuds over the last few years, because they aren't overly durable, and I'm pretty tough on my earbuds. The reasons I kept buying them when they would break after around 6 months was because the sound quality for the price was great, and I didn't mind dishing out $10 every so often rather than spending more money on earbuds that I'll probably break or lose...
Summary: I ordered these thinking Maxell was a good name brand even though they were very inexpensive. Well. you get what you pay for here. The sound quality is horrible. My music sounded muffled and tunnel-like. Tossing in the trash....I don't want to spend another dime on these to return them!
Summary: music and phone conversations are muffled. it's like listening to an old timey radio broadcast but worse. i picked them up at the local bigbox. not even for under $10. i bought them because i needed earbuds with an inline mic for phone calls.