"Surprisingly good!!"on by esseppi
Pros For price, amazing balance, good bass!!
Cons Microphonics from the chord
Summary I was very impressed, they came included with my new Zune 80 and was pleased with the outcome. Still have to compare them with my other Etymotics, but I think they are keepers, for an extra pair...
Pros magnetic back, comes with Zune 80, Look good, sound above average
Cons not as good as more expensive opononents
Summary These are definitly the best headphones i've ever gotten with a product, they still don't beat my trusty Creative Zen Aurvana in-ear headphones though.
+ For being included with Zune 80 though
Pros better than stock, better than Bose IE
Cons not as good as others
Summary I got my zune, then I bought Bose ie. I took back the bose, they are not good, and tried the zune premium. These are ok but nothing great. Much better than the stock ones and if you get a good seal in your ear the sound is not bad. I am currently using sennheiser cx300 and so far the cx300's are the best much crisper sound than any of the others but kinda bass heavy.
Pros Comfortable fit. Nice carrying case. Better treble.
Cons The quality does not measure.
Summary After forking over $40 for 'quality headphones' I expected then to sound much better than the original Zune ones. The highs were definitely more crisp, but the bass was missing. The bass on the original ones sounded better, unless I pushed the premiums all the way up the ear, where they could not possible stay in place. Stick with the originals and if you are serious about getting quality invest the $60 more for the Bose in-ears. Compared to the Bose, calling these headphones premium is clearly a stretch.
Pros It comes in a case
Cons Uncomfortable, unusual, and no noticable difference from factory earbuds
Summary These earbuds were really uncomfortable to me, and if you plan on moving AT ALL with these on, the wire will come in contact with your clothes, or whatever, and you will hear that rubbing sound in the earbuds. The sound quality is exactly the same as the ones that came with the Zune, as far as I could tell. If you are planning on buying them, make sure that you try them out from someone, because you're really risking wasting your $40.