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 that came with the nano pod. I bass sounded like it was maxed out way sooner than 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.
They come with three different sizes of plugs for your ears which is cool, but the way they lock into your ear be prepared to hear sounds generated from your head movements and breathing if your working out.
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. Opening the plastic packaging, however, took me so long that I had to give up half way through and take a break. During the process, I also lost one of the extra ear-pieces.
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...but the full range is no punk either.
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. I have been able to turn the volume down to 4 or 5. They even block out kitchen noises (I wear them while I cook) like running water and the spice grinder.
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. In respect to durability, I have been using them pretty consistently in the gym and have held up very well.