Excerpt: I use these for editing spoken-word files. I alternate with studio quality standard phones. The EPH-100s give me a great range of sound, they are lightweight and comfortable. I mostly use them when I'm away from my studio, editing on a laptop. I wear glasses, and over-the-ear 'phones can get uncomfortable after a while. These do not completely block out outside sound, but they are close, and comfortable for the long run.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: Nothing is perfect & these earbuds are certainly a compromise. None the less, they are not too bright, not too boomy, not too recessed, & not too expensive.
The sound is overall rich & smooth; therefore far less fatiguing yet still enjoyable.
Soundstage is lacking, still separation is very good giving impressive imaging [for the device category & price].
Fit is way too personal too recommend for any head spks. Too each their own.
Basically these are the best £80 I've spent in ages. Coming from a pair of CX300 II's the difference really is night and day, where the Sennheiser's were all undefined mushy bass that drowned everything else, the bass in these Yamaha's is really tight, accurate and punchy. It's powerful but very controlled, so it doesn't cover the rest of the music.
Summary: Read a ton of reviews before purchasing. However, I will be honest and say that I was a bit let down by the bass. Don't get me wrong, its very detailed and balanced and perhaps there lies my issue, I was under the impression that these were more bassy. I am a bit of a basshead, in that, I like to feel it. Obviously, to many these have plenty of bass and the upper bass is there but it diminishes as it gets deeper to my ears which surprised me, again due to reviews.
Pros: Imaging, detail, responsive and dynamic or engaging sound.
Cons: Fit can be an issue. Perhaps for perfection a bit more sub bass and sparkle up top and a wider SS but that is perfection.
Summary: I really like this earphone because it gives you wonderful sound quality at a reasonable cost. When I started listening to all the songs on my laptop with this earphone and also all of the smooth jazz, it was as if the whole world was cut off because of the noise cancellation. I use it on the airplane and I couldnt hear the tons of babies that were on the plane .
I tried it with three different devices ( mac book pro .
Summary: Incredible bass in quantity, quality, clarity, everything. Easily as good or better than all other contenders at this price range, I don't care who they are. Midrange still has great presence. Sadly, the treble is kind of crummy, and it made me sell them. The treble is worse quality on the EPH-100 than on the Vsonic GR06, while still having a similar sound signature, and the Vsonic GR06 is 1/3 the price.
Pros: Fantastic bass in every meaning of the word; mids are still forward and not killed by the bass; build quality is A++; fit for me was great
Cons: Treble is hollow and uninteresting; sound is similar to other contenders at lower prices
Summary: The sound quality is incomparable to you standard iPod earphones. Brilliant bass and highs. The only thing is that i had to put on other earbuds because I found them slightly uncomfortable during long periods of wearing, but this might not apply to other.
Summary: I have never paid £100 for in-ear headphones before so did not know what to expect, They sound very good to me - a nice range of clear bright sounds from sharp clear treble - warm mid tones - and through to solid bass. They are very solidly built as I would expect from Yamaha.The speakers themselves are solid and seem high quality.