Pros: These are awesome, they have two style of plugs. A shooter style ear plug and a regular ear bud plug. Great versatility. Great sound and great noise reduction. Very limited wind noise while riding a bike.
Cons: Does not come with a braided cord as what you would think. The cord is braided with a plastic coating. I originally bought this thinking it was a braided cord, since i like to tuck the cord under my shirt while bike riding. If you do this, you know that braided cords dont stick to your skin. This one looks braided, but it has a clear plastic coat on it. So it will stick to your skin. It's not as bad as some of my other ear buds i have used.
Summary: I listen to audiobooks all the time and am hard on earphones. I decided to spend a little more than usual to see if the earphones would last longer. I liked the reviews on these and ordered them. However, since I tend to wear-out my earphones quickly, I decided to purchase the product protection plan for ****. I'm glad I did as the sound volume on one side started fluctuating dramatically, sometimes to a bear whisper. This occurred after about 30 days.
Summary: Very stylish and lots of options - hence the 3 stars. But the main purpose of these is to listen to music, and these earbuds do not deliver a good sound. Of course, that is totally subjective, but if you want something with any kind of bass, these are not for you.
Summary: These earphones are good quality, and fairly comfortable, however, the sound quality wasn't that good. Also, for some reason, when I use these with a USB audio adapter ($1 off ****), the sound quality is bad. First, I thought it was the USB audio adapter, however when I plugged in a cheap ($10) headphone, it sounded great! I was surprised, happy about the USB audio, but disappointed with the earphones.
Summary: Well constructed, good cable, excellent selection of eartips, good isolation, punchy bass, mid range is lost in the thumping bass, high range is pushed at higher volumes, great for gym, running and power walking, very secure fit.