Conclusion: Iwas disappointed after my first day. the rubber tips are so thin and flexible it's hard to get them into your ears. I have an apple classic Ipod and I messed around for a half hour with the bass, loudness, treble, eq functions and I could not get as good of sound as I could with the factory ones...
Summary: I've always used Sennheiser headphones for both home studio work and my iPod. In this case it appears I was my own victim of penny wise, pound foolish. Sure, you're getting Sennheiser for a very reasonable price, but the design and sound in my opinion is weak.
Summary: I fully realize how silly it is to review an item based solely on it's packaging, but this is a measure of how ridiculous it was to open the package. The item arrived very quickly (from a third party merchant, of course), and I have no doubt that I will enjoy the ear buds.
Summary: The ear buds are excellent; they provide high quality sound and are very comfortable. My only complaint is that the wire is a little awkward, but the buds are still completely worth every penny (and maybe a little more).
Summary: First off, the only reason I rated 4 instead of 5 stars is because I had switch out the Sennheiser bud tips for my old Sony MDR-EX71s. The Sennheiser tips created an uncomfortable suction inside my ear canal.
Sound is awesome. I'd equate the bass to having a subwoofer in your mouth..
Summary: I bought these earbuds mainly to get a pair that fit in my ears. Regular earbuds will not stay in my ears. These come with 3 different size buds and the small fits well.
I have listened only to audiobooks so far and the sound is good. These earbuds block outside noise very well.
Summary: For the cash, very nice headphones. Anyway, compared to the Sony EX71's, the bass is a lot tighter with better extension. The highs are smoother and because the bass is out of the way, vocals are a lot more present and is less fatiguing to listen to in the long run.