Pros Comfortable Fit
Good(+) Sound Quality
Great Price when compared to the newer earbuds (ie. the Diddys)
Excellent use when traveling
Excellent when used with a smartphone
Cons Cable management
Summary When your looking at some of the other buds on the market these are perfect!
The "cheapie's" that come with a mp3 player or smartphone break easily and are uncomfortable.
The "uber expensive" are pretty much overhyped - why spend +$150 for an earbud? At that level, get a studio quality over ear headphone.
The "Smokin' Buds" - ARE EXCELLENT! a price range from $19 - $30 are perfect. I purchased ($32 w/ tax) these from the AT&T store (and I use them for my Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid).
These are the Mic'd and have a controller on the left ear bud to pause the music/and take an incoming call, or speak-txt message.
It came with a 3 pairs different size gel covers and a small pouch. Very comfortable, my ipod earbuds hurt like hell, and the ones that came with my crapberry were god awefull.
Sound Quality - Isolates Noise! I use these on the Motorola Droid and the sound quality rocks. I also tested the sound quality on my iMac both through the external output headphone port, as well as through my external USB audio interface (tascam mk2) The sound quality is just the same as using the over the ear studio quality headphones.
My only qualm is that I would have liked to have a case that can properly hold the gel covers and a proper cable management system for the buds.
Pros For the money you cannot find a better value and performance. 3 sizes of ear pieces included and great color variety. These are particularly good for portables and laptops, descent noise protection.
Cons Somewhat delicate and the ear buds tend to hurt after a while. Distorts with higher powered pre-amps/jacks like in a home stereo. Not the most sophisticated designs/logos. A bit cumbersome in the ears.
Summary For the money, these can do no wrong and can't be beat. Great for those on the go because they require little power to reach a good range, meaning they are in their element when used with an iPod or laptop. The earbuds well sealed and block noise well compared to the competition, but not like you'd expect from a more expensive pair. If you tend to be rough, careless or loose things then this pair is for you. No audiophile would be satisfied with the quality of these headphones but if you compare them side by side with your old set you'll be blown away. Good lows, highs lack a certain punch but don't distort. All around I'd say go for it, for the price I'd say go for two. For the discerning ear or home user I'd say go for an over the ear model.
Pros Very nice sound quality
Cons They broke 3 times. I replaced them 3 times in 6 months! I taugh they will be better than this went I took the extended warranty.
Pros Very good looking buds
Loads of bold color schemes
3 different sizes included
Very nice sound quality for $30
Comfortable if you figure out which size fits you best.
Cons In-Line Microphone makes an intolerable amount of crackle and picks up every little bit of wind unless you are indoors and holding the buds JUST RIGHT. Also, on the newer models, there is no in-line volume control.
Kinks don't come out nomatter what.
Summary All in all a great pair of buds for anyone looking for a bargain. The 2 star review above me makes some good points, but is a huge snob about sound quality. Unless you are hooking these TINY EARBUDS up to your MASSIVE SOUND SYSTEM and BLASTING IT, you don't have to worry about distorted sound, and as far as his complaints about the highs and lows being bad, these are $30 earbuds made by a company who's main focus is making pretty headphones, and considering the target group for these is teenagers, there aren't going to be many distinguished, pampered $200 headphone ears using these. But if you're buying these for the mic, look elsewhere.
Pros Fit in the ear relatively well.
Cons The sound quality is awful.
Summary I bought these on a whim because my shure e3c's stopped working after much use. I wish I would have done a little research first. I bought the skullcandy ear buds to be a temporary replacement but figured that the fact that I spent $30 on them would ensure that they were halfway descent. They're not even as good as the headphones that came with my ipod.... in fact not even close. They sound like they're breaking up in low level quality and the highs are extremely dull. What a HUGE step down from the shures's. I'm gonna have to get new ones asap. Don't bother with these!