Summary: I've owned many pairs of these as the bass sounds amazing through these. The only frustration is losing the buds as that seems to be the main reason I buy a new pair. Only 2 pairs have broken (out of 7 I have owned) the rest lost buds. The broken ones were through shear everyday use for hours and after 2 years (both took over 2 yrs to break) they started to wear at the connections, so even then it was understandable.
Summary: The sound isn't 100% (i'm an audiophile on a budget), its a bit too heavy on the lower mid. But the ergonomics are amazing, surround sound surprisingly good and they do retain clarity at higher volumes. Very satisfied with the purchase.
Summary: An excellent pair of headphones and the surround sound really works!! I would dare to say you will not get as good a quality of surround-sound phones as this for as little. My one criticism is that the wires are very thin and have a tendency to tangle more-so than any other headphones I've owned.
Summary: Ordered thes on saturday and they arrived on monday which was a bonus, they are pretty good almost as good as my old sennheiser but still good. Great bass and treble, making my music sound pretty awesome.
Summary: Just to add to the good reviews. I've always bought Philips headphones after always having good experiences, and these didn't let me down, even with the low price at time of writing, £12.99! The sound is great, and they're very comfortable. All I can ask of my earphone.