Excerpt: For avid earbud users (and abusers) the entire concept of “noise-canceling” is a feature that just never seems to work correctly. No matter how snug the bud, there’s just no way to eliminate the clamor of the outside world (especially for those of us who work in places as rowdy as Wired).
Pros: Solid sound reproduction. Nifty design blocks outside noise while keeping the headphones small. “Smart” cable holder makes the cord easy to wrap. Relatively cheap given performance.
Cons: Lightweight cable feels flimsy. Tinny highs. Can hurt the ears after long periods of use.