Joined on 04/01/04
Pros: Frequency response is amazing. Running a sound test with sine waves I was able to clearly hear from 8hz (thats right: eight hertz) to 17khz. They likely worked faithfully to 20khz but as with most people my age I can no longer hear above 17khz. You have to be sure to pick the right tip for your ear. The tips that came on the buds from the factory did not fit my ear at all and the sound was deplorable. Once I got the right tip for my ears the sound was absolutely stunning. Best bass I've ever heard from something that did not have a subwoofer. I just tested these out at the gym and I couldn't hear anything going on around me. The design seems robust enough to prevent any perspiration from getting inside to the driver. Very comfortable and they stay in place. They also come with a collar clip.
Cons: It's a bit tedious trying on all the sets of tips to find the right set. However the sound quality and noise isolation afforded when the right set of tips is selected makes it well worth it. Not really a con just a fact of life. One size fits all would not allow these to perform the way they do.
Overall Review: Some other reviews trounced these for their quality. I believe that those reviewers likely did not take the time to fit the right tip for their ear. There are 6 sets of tips included with these headphones and if you do not select the right set and get a proper seal the headphones simply will not function properly.