• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tinny, washed-out sound

    • Written by from Maplewood

    I bought these because of all the positive reviews. I don't know what others compared these to, but they are possibly the worst-sounding in-ear phones I've ever owned. Worst of all is the exaggerated lower mids. They sound like an old-school landline phone. They also get uncomfortable after a while and are not noise-isolating whatsoever.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great comfort and bad sound

    • Written by from Montreal

    They stay in the ears even when moving quite actively.

    They sound very bad. No sound isolation whatsoever.

    I went by the previous comments to decide on purchasing these and was very disappointed at the lack of judgement about sound quality.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for exercising, but break VERY easily...

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought these headphones mainly for bicycling around town so that I could hear my surroundings. They were great for that! The sound quality wasn't phenomenal but when I'm cruising on my bike I don't particularly care about that. The wind noise was quite loud but once again, not really a huge problem.

    Where I have a BIG problem is that after only using these for a couple months the sound began to cut out intermittently. The problem is that where the cord connects to the device, the string type cord bends so much that it allows the internal wires to bend and break with very little wear and tear. I am very careful about bending the wires too, but when my iphone is in my pocket and I am biking around I can't help it sometimes that my iphone turns sideways in my pocket thus causing stress on the connection.

    If it weren't for this I would have given these headphones 5 stars since they do exactly what they describe, but if they aren't going to last then what's the point? Too bad that these headphones have such a fatal flaw. 2 stars, one for each month that they worked.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work well after workout

    • Written by from Toronto

    The sound quality of these earphones is average at best. Base is very basic and the range is limited. They do hook to my ears well and are don't slip off.

    The big issue I have with these earphones is that without fail, after every workout I do, the remote control stops working. The volume controls either stop working completely or start messing up sound volume randomly. This lasts for half a day before they start working again. For earphones that are supposed to be designed for workouts, this is a big disappointment.

    Having said that, I do use them as my primary earphones, despite this frustrating flaw.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for listening with big ears only-

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    Extremely uncomfortable after an hour or more if you have smallish ears.
    If you have any internal ear piercings- don't even consider these. I could not wear the earbud correctly in my right ear due to one small piercing.

    Microphone is horrible. Callers complained my voice sounded muffled and they could barely hear me. I switched back to the old apple ear phones I was replacing and was told it was a vast improvement in the sound of my voice!

    3 of 3 people found this useful