Excerpt: Got these to replace my ipod apple earphones. They work great and seem to be a better quality then the apple ones that failed after less than a year. They do feel a bit big in my ears, even with the smallest earphone covers.
Excerpt: My Apple ear buds blew out the left and started to go in the right due too one drop of sweat. I have a 3rd gen ipod Shuffle (looks like a stick of gum) so I had to get ear phones with the controls to change songs. Most online were 40 bucks or more. B&H had the Sony MDR EX318ip for 30. NOW I can hear what I have been missing (bass, clear vocals) and they come with three sizes of ear plugs. My only minor complaint is the tactile feel of the center control.
Excerpt: Earbuds - let's see, I think I'm on pair 5! The problem is to fit in your ear, earbuds have to be tiny and to be comfortable they have to be flexible. Unfortunately, tiny and flexible all too often equals fragile. Put them in and out of your ears a few times a day and stuff happens. Mostly it happens where the cord attaches to the earpiece. Lots of stress in a very small area. I've tried V-moda, Zagg and The $79 Apple earbuds.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Lightweight
Excerpt: fully functional for my iphone 3Gs. fits comfortably in the ears. Earbugs work and sound better than the factory headphones from Apple. I would pay more for a pair that sounds better, but none on the market feels and works better than these.
Android users take note - volume controls won't work
James Cowley, Amazon
18 October 2014
Summary: Obviously they're marked for use with iPhones, so I'm not complaining, but for the sake of warning other Android users who might hope that these will work with their smartphone, everything works fine, except for the volume + and - buttons (call accept/hang up button works fine, and so does the microphone). Other than that, lack of cross-platform compatibility (which of course is totally in line with what was advertised), no problems.