Excerpt: I bought these Sony earbuds to replace my default iPod ones after they wore down quite quickly. I had been quite disappointed with my iPod earbuds so I decided I would spend a little bit more than the entry level prices on offer. I eventually settled on the …
Summary: first of all, i believe, sony wanted to make hybrid earbuds for a better sound my expanding the soundstage, however the strategy failed. the soundstage has improved (the large size helps a lot too), but the isolation lacks and the sounds are distant (they seem tiny as if they're far away).
Summary: These are great earphones, and similar models are often packaged with Sony's excellent sounding and extremely cheap media players. If you want something cheap to stuff in your bag or keep as spares at work, you can't go far wrong.
Summary: Headphones work very well. I bought these as a gift for christmas and my boyfriend really likes them. Only thing he said is they have a lot of bass. He listens to audiobooks a lot so that probably has something to do with it.
Summary: I have tried these and the similarly priced Sennheisers, they are both great but these have slightly more bass bias. I couldn't find any more differences in the sound, so I go for these. I would happily buy either again.
Summary: The sound is fine if you don't account for the price. Certainly far from top-notch, but acceptable. The big problem is that, as usual with Sony earphones and other products, they died shortly after the first year.