Excerpt: Good sound for something at this pricepoint - my M9-SLs sound about the same, but have a better fit/more selection of tips, and also a soft carry case (which I assumed was just more or less a given at this price point).<br /><br />I think overall good sound, but not a great value. They didn't even have a cord split management system, so you're stuck with the full length from the split to your ears the whole time. Wouldn't buy again.
Summary: Yamaha EPH-20 Quick Review
Thanks to Yamaha UK for the sample.
Full review can be found http://www.head-fi.org/t/646495/yamaha-eph-20-review
Brief: Solid, big brand quality.
Specification: 1.2m cable with gold 3.5 L-type plug, Weight: 3g (without cable); 10g (with cable), 20 Hz - 21 kHz
Accessories: 3 pairs of tips
Build Quality: Seems all right. Buds seem solid as does the jack.
Isolation: Reasonable, around the norm for a dynamic.
Pros: Can buy in a real shop, lovely warm rich sound, big brand name.
Summary: These buds came from amazon I was simply looking for something more suited to the bass head genre of music that really packed a punch. True these do pack a punch but to be very honest with you all they only pack a punch. The bass is actually extremely poor, there is a difference between punch and tight punch. The bass in these gives a punch that makes your ears rumble but the actual detail and tightness of the bass is very loose and muddy.
Pros: Powerfull thumping bass, good isolation, solid plastic construction of earbud housing
Cons: bass is lacking in detail, highs are very short and tinny and sound like hissing
Summary: I have a problem with headphones staying in my ears. These seem to stay put. They are contoured to fit in your ears comfortably. My 10 year old also likes them so I had to buy another pair so we both would have some.
Summary: I bought these as an extra pair in case my "good ones" broke. I ended up loaning them to my wife for her morning runs three years ago and have yet to get them back. She is very happy with them. They have had more use than any other earbuds in the house and still sound as good as the day they arrived. They provide great sound reproduction for this price range.
Summary: These provide very good sound and just about the right amount of isolation for an office environment; you don't have to hear what everyone says, but if they look at you and call your name you're not deaf to it. The bass response is also better than headphones costing quite a bit more, without being overmuch.
Summary: I've had these for a week now and so far they are the best headphones I've owned, especially at that price-point. They sound just as good or better than headphones I've had at double the price. They are light and comfortable in-ear and the sound is balanced and rich with good bass and space. Now they just need to be time-tested if they break down or not. So far, a great deal.
Summary: I almost never buys this soft-plastic-in-ear kind of headphones. It irritates my ear after a couple of songs because it simply won't stay in the ear (despite the different size earbuds). After the third pair, I vowed to only buy the old kind; those with only the hard plastic. When I saw this pair and saw that it's made by Yamaha, on sale, and a $2 Amazon Music credit, I'm willing to give it one more try.