Summary: I've burned through 3 pairs of these headphones and have had the exact same issue for all 3 pairs. The headphone jack is extremely long (from the end point that goes into the phone to the end of the "base" where the wiring takes over).
Summary: I have a pair and bought a pair for my son. Son has the second pair that lost sound in the right speaker. If it failed once I would rate them as five stars for the $ because Apple store did take first pair back. Just can't deal with a product that failed twice in six months.
Summary: First of all, these sound amazing. And with a whole rack of different tips, getting the right fit (and better sound) is no problem. Now the bad. The over-the-ear design does seem to improve sound quality a bit, as it keeps them from knocking around too much, which can send audible noise up the line...
Who actually gave these 5-Stars? Headphones a "Fail" for me.
Antonio A, Apple Store
5 September 2014
Summary: I chose these headphones (with integrated mic for phone calls) because of the 5-Star review they got. And, my experience with them was far from 5-stars! I gave 2 stars (vs only 1) because they do actually seem to be made with high quality materials and, if you might actually get them to fit in your...
Summary: The reason I am sending these back is because the Apple Earpods sound extremely close to these. The MA750i has same same bass, mids, but exaggerated highs which I do not like. These are prosthetically sturdier and are a little louder than the Earpods but sound quality wise earpods sound better not...
2nd pair was fine until it stopped outputting sound from the right earpiece ...
N. Ioannides "inectarios", Amazon
8 May 2015
Summary: I'm through my 3rd pair of these in only 4 months of purchasing the original pair. Each pair seemed to suffer from a different issue. Very inconsistent quality through out. 1st pair had lower sounding output on the left earpiece.
Summary: I find it strange that so many reviews talk about the rounded sound from these headphones. I had expected them to need to bed down but they have been remarkably tinny from the start and it hasn't got better in the two months I've had them.
Summary: the cable used on these was among the worst I've ever come across - it was almost magnetically drawn to itself and would get all caught up around itself or me. Didn't like the sound quality either for the price paid - disappointing.
Summary: I've just had to return my second pair of these headphones with the same fault!! The jack plug broke within a week of owning both pairs. I had originally decided on these as I use my earbuds everyday and wanted a fairly heavy duty set.
With so many great reviews for these in-ear monitors
Mr. P. Mitchell "piscium", Amazon
18 November 2014
Summary: With so many great reviews for these in-ear monitors, I had to give them a go. But, I'm afraid I didn't get on with them. First, the stainless steel outer parts are huge -- much bigger than an average pair of in-ears.