Pros Extremely good clarity, solid construction, best cord I've experienced in a pair of earbuds, low distortion at high volumes
Cons The only con I can see with these is that the design may not be for everyone. These are over-the ear earbuds, so they may take some getting used to if you're not familiar with this style.
Summary If you're looking for a solid set of earbuds on a budget, I would recommend these above all others. I'm not an audiophile, but these blow away the other sony and shure models I've owned that cost 4-5 times as much. These have excellent detail, and I feel that I have to listen to my music collection again to catch everything with these on. The ME's come with a good set of accessories including a case, earbuds of different sizes and a cord manager. For the price, I really don't think these can be beat. I'm taking a half point off only because I prefer earbuds with the cord that has a longer right cord to wrap around the neck. Just my personal preference.
Pros These have excellent bass that isn't bloated like the competition in the price range and I am hearing detail I have not heard before in my music. Also, the way the music is presented makes it seem spacious. These are really fun to listen to!
Cons The midrange isn't as loud as the mids and treble, but it isn't bad. It isn't free!
Summary For the price, I haven't heard anything that comes close to these. The first time I heard them I was blown away, now when I try other earphones in the price range I am elt down. Grab these if you care about sound quality. Oh, and the build quality rocks also!