The fit is good, return policy sucks, not Bluetooth
5 July 2014
Summary: Sucky return policy. Not Bluetooth headphones, which is really upsetting b/c I searched Bluetooth headphones and this popped up. The pictures were to blame for my delusion. Apparently Sony had made some Bluetooth headphones w this same technology "XBA-S65 - Balanced Armature" but they are recalled and apparently unavailable. The only upsetting thing is NYCE's return policy. 20% of the price of the item to restock and no free return shipping, it's outright wrong.
Summary: I bought these twice. They broke at the exact same spot on both pairs (earhook snapped right below left earbud). 1st pair lasted about 3 months and 2nd only 1 month! I used at the gym average of 7 hours a week. Only reason I bought it a 2nd time is because I thought maybe the first breakage was a fluke and it's extremely hard for me to find earbuds that stay on through my sweat sessions. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!!! Did not get refund either time.
Summary: I bought these to listen to my MP3 with Great Courses classes on it for the work I do. I wanted a pair that would fit to keep out the loud music that blares at my gym. At first these kept loosening up on my ear and it was annoying but I realized that there is a little stopper that serves to keep that loop around your ear very snug. Its a bit tricky to get it on your ears but that's the only drawback.
Probably Should Not be kept Loose in Pocket between Uses
Thomas M. Brod, MD, Amazon
19 May 2014
Summary: This is my 3rd pair of these headphones and I like them for the sound when working out in the gym. However, they do tend to come out of shape. They remain acoustically fine, but the loop around the ear, disconnects from its mooring often when I keep them in my (shorts) pocket between work-outs (including Yoga sessions!). The I need to re-seat the loop before using. But I do love them and will get another pair when I can no longer anchor the loop back in its seat.
Summary: The headphone plugs feels weird inside the ear. It does block the sound from outside completely. However it falls from the ear easily as you run. Also I didn't like that it doesn't have mic and volume controls on the cord.
Summary: These do not stay in my ears as well as I thought they would. They adjust but they never seem to be right and when I run they move and adjust on there own. I hate to post bad reviews but looks like another headphone purchase that doesn't work for me. Sound quality is good enough. However I wanted in the ear buds due to wind noise. these do not seem to lessen wind noise at all!
Summary: Sound seems a bit below Sony standards (even relative to other earphones at this same price point), but what really kills it for me is the fact that the ear loops are TOO BIG. Unless you have big Dumbo ears these won't work for you; buy at your own risk.
Summary: These are terrible. The sound quality is awful. Really hard to get into my favorite song while running when I have a hard time making out the beat. Very sturdy and stong. The athletic aspect of these head phones are good. They stay on your ears very well in any activity. Running, sit-ups, push-ups.