"Excellent Buy, Great Sound, Easy Fit."4.5 starson by Joescholar
Pros: Easy fit, sounds great, super small and light, excellent noise dampener.
Cons: Can't hear other people talking to me when I have music on.
Summary: Prior to purchasing my ER-6 IEM's, I spent a good bit of time on the net reading reviews and comparing products. While most every one, myself included, will agree that these sound incredible, a few people wrote negatively regarding the fit of the plugs, as well as, the thinness of the wire. I would say I was a bit conflicted prior to buying based on those negative comments. You might as well disregard those concerns. The cord is neither too thin, nor is it difficult to get the earphones in and sealed properly. While I can't speak on behalf of the ER6i's which have the three flange insert, the ER6's with the two flange insert went in and sealed right away. I found it neither uncomfortable or awkward to get them in (just use a dab of water to wet the rubber). Granted, I do generally wear ear plugs frequently (day sleeper) and may just be accustomed to having things in my ear. But, I'm not a big person and don't think I have larger ear canals than most people, so I don't anticipate that many people will have difficulty getting them in.
As for the quality of sound, I'm sold. I'm hearing things in my music that I didn't before. Also worth noting, I've not had to adjust the equalizer on my device to achieve a balanced sound, as was necessary with my previous circumaural earphones.
Lastly, I did read a comment or two indicating that the cables would resonate alot of sound back into my ears when it rubs against clothing. The plugs come with a shirt clip permanetly attached to the cord just below the Y. As long as you clip onto your clothing up high you will not have this problem.
Also, to wet the ear plugs, I find that putting a drop of water into the palm of my hand then rubbing the rubber flange in the water will get a decent coat without risking immersion of the ear piece. Ie, don't run these under the tap to wet them...or dip them in your drink. Also, avoid using your mouth...unless you like putting funk in your ears.