"About what you would expect for the price"4.0 starson by thesilvercrush
Pros: Very comfortable, light buds.
Dont have to worry about them falling out.
They are loud if you want them to be, but they wont make your ears bleed.
GREAT noise isolation.
Almost no sound leakage even at the loudest of volumes.
Cons: They don't really blow me away.
Thin (seemingly cheap) cord.
Summary: So, before I bought these, I had a $50 set of Sony earbuds. There was nothing wrong with them, however I got some extra money so I decided that I wanted to upgrade. After reading a ton of reviews, I decided I was going to get either the Over Ear Beats, the in ear Beats, the Bose IE2, or the Klipsch S4. Right off the bat, Klipsch had an advantage because it is the cheapest of all by $10. I went to Best Buy to pick the workers' brains about the headphones, and after listening to the Over the Ear Beats, I ruled those out. They SUCKED for anything other than Hip-Hop. The other three I wanted were all in-ear so I couldnt try them in the store. From what I read, Klipsch and the IE2 were both better than the Beats so I had the Beats just about ruled out. Also, the IE2 is said to have a little bit better sound quality, but it has virtually no noise isolation. So before I even asked the worker, I had my mind somewhat made up. When I finally got a hold of somebody, the conversation literally lasted 30 seconds. He walked right over to the S4's, pointed at them, and said that they were the ones. That was all I needed to hear. I bought them, and that was that. Listening to them, I noticed that they really shine when it comes to Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, etc. When I played Pain by Three Days Grace, I was blown away. However, not all is positive. I have no idea why, but I noticed right away that unless you have the volume all the way turned up, the sound quality is very muddy. Once you turn the volume up all the way, it is like you are listening to a whole new set of earbuds. This isn't a horrible thing, because in my opinion, they don't get so loud that they make your ears bleed, but they are loud enough to really enjoy the music. Some songs still have the "muddy" feel, but for the most part everything sounds good. Honestly, my favorite thing about these buds is their noise control. When you are listening to them, you can't hear anything, and nobody can hear what you are listening to. While playing the loudest song I had in a silent car, all anybody else could hear was distorted mumbles. I am still debating on whether or not I want to keep them or if I want to trade them in and get Monster Turbines.