"Horrible Design, Don't buy"1.0 starson by MonumentMan
Pros: Sound? No pros. Would not recommend.
Cons: Ill fitting, extremely heavy, very poorly designed
Summary: I bought these headphones (reluctantly, due to the green color which makes me feel ill ) at a Virgin Megastore while I was on vacation and needed some headphones after my old ones broke. I love the Sennheiser brand and have had great results with my other Senn headphones. I bought these headphones based on my knowledge of the Sennheiser brand, the price ($30ish range, can't remember exactly) and the fact that they were advertised as "sport" earphones.
The headphones are terrible in almost every regard.
The green is a disgusting, not hip/cool/good looking at all.
I've tried both of the included plastic rings to see if I can get them to fit into my ears. They don't. The earphones are kind of shaped like small tuna cans and don't seem to have any real way to make them stick in your ears. There's not really a pronounced rim or lip that helps them stay put when I put them into my ears. They fall out when I ride my bike. I also can't seem to make them "point" in the right direction to give me the best sound quality.
The aforementioned rubber circles that ring the edges of the earphones fall off.
The magnets on the back of the headphones work fine, but are basically useless.
The included case barely fits the headphones and causes them to become completely tangled and ensnared.
The headphone cord is split in two, which is a potentially nice touch. However the segment used to join the headphones together is very, very heavy and bulky. I bought them to use running, cycling, at the gym, skiing, etc. When you run, the cord connector bounces up and down like crazy. Doesn't seem like it would be a big deal, but it is very poor design and incredibly annoying to deal with.
Even the little clip used to connect the cord to your shirt is at least three/four times larger/heavier than on my Etymotics.
The cord itself is very beefy. Again, much thicker than the iPod headphones and way, way thicker than on my Etymotic Research phones.
Sound is probably the best part of these headphones, but not spectacular sounding. Base seemed lacking.
I would never recommend these headphones to anyone, and could not imagine buying them again. Unless you were nuts for neon green...