Pros - excellent product design
Cons - extremely disappointing sound quality, very much like a mono output
Summary If you have a good earphone and wants to use this as a backup when the good one breaks. You can buy a one just for fun. But using it as a primary device to listen to music, I'm not recommending it as it does not provide a good enough sound quality for enjoyment.
Pros Sound Quality sounds great
Cons tangling of lines tin cable
Summary This is the cheapest earbud with a great low price I can think of
Pros 1. Very good audio quality
For an earphone this cheap, Ergofit provides an excellent a very good bass and so-so for others.
2. Very cheap
3. Wide variety of color
If you have an ipod nano, you can choose from wide variety of color.
Cons 1. Tangled lines
The line will often tangle because it is too thin, and might be a bit annoying for some.
There are not much of background noise, but when you connect it to a device, it might have the "zzz" sound. Still, not much :)
Summary I had a Bose IE2, which costs $99, but one half of the Bose broke, so I had to replace it with a new one that I can throw around without too much concern. Obviously, the sound quality of Bose IE2 was better, the sound quality of Ergofit actually did not bother me (I actually felt it was kind of similar to Bose), even though I used Bose for about a year.
Neither the tangled line nor the noise personally bother me, so I would definitely recommend Panasonic Ergofit HJE120 to everyone who want to buy an everyday earphone for few bucks that you can throw around and not worry about it breaking. It is under $10, but I would still say it is still the best earphone that you can get under $30, or even $50!
Pros Sound great
Stay in ears
Cons None that I can think of.
Summary I purchased these based on the CNET review. I bought mine from Amazon and I am blown away by the sound quality. Not only do they sound great but they stay in my ears and are very comfortable. I look forward to learning of more great "bargain gadgets" from CNET!
Cons Slightly Weak Bass
Cable Tangles Easily
Summary I had the luck of finding these at my local Ross for $4.99. I wanted a throw around pair that I could use to work out and clean outside with. I had absolutely low expectations, and figured the pair would break with in a few days. I was wrong. The earbuds have lasted me a couple months now, with very hard wear and tear from me. Sweat, fall damage, tangled cord, and they still sound great, just like the first day I got them. As far as the EQ goes, there is a boost in hi-mids which is somewhat counteracted by the silicone in-ear bud, which creates a nice natural low end. Unfortunately if you're looking for something really bass heavy with a lot of thump, these headphones fall short. For Metalcore, Indie rock, acoustic, and music with less bass attention these are great! Overall, the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120-D, are the BEST headphones, under $10(sometimes under $5!).