Summary: I bought these because the sound of the wind I could hear during cycling while wearing headphones was annoying me and I figured I might as well give IEMs a try instead of buying another pair of headphones, however I did not want to spend a lot of money on something I might not find comfortable.
Summary: I bought these because I previously had some Yamaha EPH20 In-Ear Headphone which I was happy with but did not suite my for the large variety of music I listen to. First I will compare between the Yamaha and Sony, both brands I trust greatly for budget ear buds. The yamaha I brought because I fancied something with some booming bass,fit was excellent and kept the noise out well I even used them to protect my ears using land machinery.
Pros: Satisfying controlled bass, good sounding but not great mids( needs eq), Treble is pretty good and cymbals come with a nice airy crash
Cons: cheap feel cable, build quality of the jack is cheap and nasty
Summary: Basically this is the EX10 with some tuning (in this case, making it worse for more money).
It has the same grainy treble.
Sony added "rich bass", which is really the same mid-to-upper bass as that of the EX10, but here it's exaggerated, even more bloated and boomy, it bleeds into the mids and makes the whole sound more unbalanced and even unpleasant.
The housing is smaller and as a result harder to grasp when pushing into the ear canal.
Summary: When I got these headphones I was expecting something more than the ex-10lps, but what I got wasn't really that. The treble is very crashy, sometimes to the point which it isn't pleasant to your ears. The mids are alright, only sometimes will they be distorted by the other registers. The bass is lacking, despite the box saying that it has "Rich Bass".
I'd be amazed if you could find better for the price
Adrian Ryan, Amazon
12 November 2014
Summary: So impressed with these! I'd be amazed if you could find better for the price. Once you select the correct size buds (there are three sizes included) and insert them correctly, the bass is deep and smooth. The overall sound is detailed and involving. These are so much better than the standard in-ear headphones that are supplied with phones and players, so they make an excellent upgrade.
Summary: I use headphones a lot. So after trying 3 or 4 makes of earbuds, I returned them all due to broken connections and eventually went back to Sony and have been very pleased. I've used these for hundreds of hours in the last 10 months and usually fall asleep with one earbud in and there's been no damage sustained at all. They've been yanked out of my ears by babies, thrown on the floor, trodden on and they're still working.
Summary: They were fine for just over a year. But as always they haven't lasted that long. Lost the sound in the left ear bud! I also get a lot of earwax on them (which is annoying). My earphones never last that long! Will have to use the Sony's that came with my current phone (which for some reason sound better)! Can wind up the excess cable in the middle (which was good). I wonder if the internal wires got loose?
Summary: Just to clarify; I didn't buy these for the sound quality. I use these everyday, from walking to college listening to music, to laying in bed at night watching YouTube videos. As the end of the jack is right-angled they don't break either! So many of my previous earbuds have broken because the wire gets bent. This design prevents that, and they've lasted twice as long as any other earbuds I've purchased.
Summary: Very impressed for the price, bought these as spare earphones in case I ever lose my h1's. Very comfortable, nice clear bass and mid, sometimes struggles with treble a little, but still great sound. Look great, only small complaint is that cable seems very thin so will have to take good care of them.
Good sound, but poor design - Very poor - Irritatingly poor.
4 October 2014
Summary: I bought these to replace my old Sony headphones, in which the right earphone goes behind the neck and connects to the ear. These things are a sorry excuse for headphones, as they irritate the crap out of me. But, I couldn't find the same old design I'm used to and there wasn't any choice for headphones with less than a 1m cord.