Summary: I bought these at my local Best Buy and I knew they were definitely an improvement over the ones that came with my MP3 player, but they didn't absolutely wow me. Nevertheless, they had pretty good sound quality. The only thing that I didn't like was that they don't have a great build quality. The black part that touches your ear came off on mine, and when I tried to put it back together, the right ear disconnected.
Summary: Although its sound quality-to-price ratio is the best in the market (if that's ever quantifiable), this product does not last long. After about a month of using these headphones daily with my iPod, the sound quality in the left ear has suddenly become fuzzy, and is now subject to the careful adjustment and positioning of the plug (or of the wire immediately connected to the plug).
Summary: I ordered these with my sony fm radio because so many said the sounded great. If I hold them in my ears, they do sound great. But, they don't stay in my ears and were such a hassle I threw them away. Maybe it's my ears, but I tried several different ways, to no avail.
Summary: These headphones are phoenomenal, beating out sony's current range of a similar price point (because recession and Sony's financial troubles have resulted in them taking a nosedive in sound quality and materials). It seems this variety of headphones are a bit of a dying breed, with mostly bobble and hook ones left. This saddens me, as these were nigh-on perfect.
Summary: I primarily bought these buds to use with my Sony walkman(mp3) and came across an immediate problem, the length of the lead, at 1 mtr it's too short for me(5ft 10"), it should of been 1.2, so if you buy these bare this in mind as it might be worth investing in a 3.5mm extension lead, now down to the nitty gritty... The build quality is very good, and deserves 2 stars just for this. The buds are possibly the most comfortable buds I've worn.