It has past two years but I feel like it was today - the day I ordered my Swedish audio gear Nocs NS400 Titanium for US$99.00.
The package arrived and I didn't hesitate on opening it and taking the product from the original box. Wow.
NS400 Titanium comes inside a brown colored and discreet rectangular box, not that impressive but nice enough. There were two distinct small packets labeled as "ACCESSORIES" and "EARPHONES", respectively.
Pros: Balanced But Immersive With Natural Bass
Cons: Becomes congested for heavy metal or songs that plays several instruments at the same time. Mids below the expectation. Durability is somewhat limited
Summary: I ordered these as a replacement pair for some SoundMAGIC E10M that broke within 2 days. The build quality and appearance was far superior however the sound isn't quite as good, but i'm still impressed. The remote is great as the buttons are clearly defined so no need to look at what buttons you're pressing.
Summary: I'm not too much of an audiophile but these are certainly better than my old CX300s. Good all-round sound with punchy bass, the build quality is good, I've been using them for a month and they're still good as new.
Summary: I do like these headphones and they do sound good, I almost rated 5 stars. I just have trouble getting a comfortable fit. I've tried all of the tips but all fit so tightly that it feels like my ears will pop when I put them in (a bit like the feeling you get in an aeroplane taking off). I've never had that problem with similar in ear headphones before. Maybe its just my ears but its put me off using them as I don't find them easy to wear.
Summary: If you want something better, you need to be looking at double the price. These earphones handle highs and lows very well. There is no distortion and listening to FLAC records the sound is very clear. I had to adjust my player to reduce the treble slightly and ramp the bass up slightly, but that is all personal preference I guess. Don't be put off by the relatively unknown brand, there are so many out there it is hard to keep up.