Pros Sound Quality, Fit, Design, Endurance
Cons Cord Tangles, Takes a While to get the right fit
Summary Out of the Box you're thrown a package of green gummy things that you must put onto the headphones to ensure the proper fit. For me it took about 30 min to find the exact fit as their are different size speaker covers, and different size ear twist. However once properly fitted they're extremely comfortable to wear and provide stylish and new ear bud experience.
Personally i dislike the over the ear headphones as they rub the top and back of my ear and are uncomfortable. As for regular ear buds (the Sony's i used to have) are alright, but the sound quality was poor compared with the Sennheisers.
As far as sound quality is concerned these are close to the best I’ve heard at their price. I own the Sennheiser HD600 headphones (which to some is the pinnacle of headphone quality) and i can honestly say that these are decent compared to them ( but definitely not the same)
As far as design, yea it weird, but its also a new unique design that is comfortable for extended wear yet fits well enough to not fall out while jogging, weightlifting, etc. This is ideal for people who have earbuds like the ones apple ships with their iPod, but find that they fall out of, or do nto fit into your ears comfotably. The different gummies fix this problem and allow for a truly customizable headphone.
I've had these for over a month now and have been extremely happy with my purchase. I currently use them with my iPod while I work, and I use them at the gym when i work out.
The only con i have is that the cord seems to tangle whenever i take them off, which could have been remedied by Sennheiser not winding the cord so tight in packaging. Other then this, these headphones rock.
"Underwhelming"on by shapar
Pros Price and ?
Cons Stability, So-So Sound
Summary Background: I wanted an improvement over the OEM earbuds that came with my iPod Nano, which I use mainly at the gym and while running. But I'm not much of an Audiophile, so I didn't want to spend a ton of $$. I did my research, read the reviews (including CNET's) and got a pair of MX75's in Oct. '06.
The Bad: Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I'm underwhelmed. The sound quality isn't a quantum leap over the OEM earbuds--certainly not $40 better. And stability is actually worse. Lastly, the wires are stiff and springy and maintain their coil. This makes it difficult to route them unobstructively and also contributes to the stability issue, notwithstanding the included clip.
Summary: Either stay with the OEM earbuds or spend a bit more and get bona fide in-canal earphones.
Pros Best available sound at the current price($29.99)
Cons No directions on how to use the 'Innovation'
Summary The trick to getting good sound out of the MX75s is to get them to Seat properly,and to that extent I suggest trying every single combination of ear cushions and stoppers for upto 15 mins each.Also,since there is no direction as to how the Twist is supposed to work,I'm guessing all the disappointed people tried it as shown in the picture on the product,i.e.,turning clockwise for the right ear,when in reality the anti-clockwise turn(the stem aligned 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock for the right ear) will get you the best fit,and the result is great sound!
Pros Nice design
Cons More expensive and inferior sound quality than eg pmx 70
Summary This headset just didn't do it for me... As a sports headset, it didn't deliver the weight and depth of sound of the cheaper pmx70, and the earpiece still fell out of my ear, despite the innovative design (maybe I have shallow ears). For non-sports use, it is brutally outclassed by the Koss Portapro which sells for the same price.
Pros Good sound, lock firmly into the ear, sometimes...
Cons Doesn't lock firmly into the ear sometimes, sweat changes everything
Summary As a runner, I am ever-questing for the best in sports headphones. I am not an audiophile. I just want something that has a small footprint, allows for sunglass, and stays on/in the ear without constant adjusting.
This is a novel design, and certainly worth trying. I was impressed with the sound quality, and initially, I was impressed with the tight fit. However, over time, the manner in which the earphones "lock" inside the ear produced enough specific pain that I had to re-adjust them. Then, as the sweat began to pour, or the rain came down, the water quickly loosened the earphones until they had to be adjusted again.
I don't mind pain, hence running "for fun", and I don't mind occasionally readjusting my equipment, but the pain was distracting, and the constant adjustments were far too annoying for me to use this set for any outside workout.
So, the quest continues...