Summary: Yuch- the highs are so bad they literally are PAINFUL in my ears. And I do not mean bec. of high volume. I mean that MANY high pitches are simply PAINFULLY SCREECHING!. It is PHYSICALLY PAINFUL to listen to music with these Senheisers. I own Apple [$] in ear buds, and a pair of Sony in-ear buds that I bought on [@], which I think were around [$]. Both have terrific sound quality.
Summary: The advertisement clearly states 'bass driven' and yet there is hardly any bass (or sound depth) to speak of no matter what equalizer settings you use on iPod or iTunes (through Mac). You can get similar sound from much, much cheaper (than [$]) through a street vendor in the downtown area.