Summary: These are Not noise reduction earphones, and they never were advertised as such, but had to put something in the rating. Anyway, I purchased these and received them in a very timely manner. When I got them, the sound was just flat or muddy (take your pick). I tried different ear pieces.
Pros: Crutchfield is easy as all get out to work with, both in ordering and returning products. As for the earphones - they were comfortable.
Cons: Sound quality. Overall quality - I mean really, the wire came loose.
Summary: The sound is excellent with an iPhone, the buttons are easy to use. Its a little cumbersome to put it on, but once you get the hang of it, you should be able to get it on and off pretty easily. Excellent value for the money. Doesn't fall off your ears and doesn't need any kind of adjustment.
Pros: Stays in your ears and very comfortable. Sound quality is good enough for me( I am not an audiophile) Cable length is adequate enough to route this through your shirt.
Cons: Difficult to put on the first couple of times.
Summary: I had difficulty using the Apple ear buds, was looking for something that worked. First use was on several flights last week. Didn't need volume as high as with the old buds and due to the soft earpieces, I was able to hear mid flight announcements and the stewardess just fine without removing the...
Pros: The carry case is large enough that I can fit my music player inside. love the multiple cord and ear piece options. Appear more durable than other sets.
Cons: Due to all of the cord and earpiece options, set up the most advantageous one so that every time you open the pouch half a dozen parts don't fall out.
Summary: Overall these seem like good headphones for athletic purposes but the true test will be durability. I purchased these as an alternative to PowerBeats. I much preferred the Beats sound and fit over the Polk's but after 3 pairs of Beats failed because of sweat, I decided on trying these out.
Summary: These phones fit great and have never come off, or even loose, while hiking or running. The volume control is easy to use and works while my iPod is locked. The only downside is that they can't handle much bass at max, or near max, volume..