"Really Good For the Price"4.0 starson by djtechie
Pros: Quality sounds; good bass; comfortable clip-ons that stay put
Cons: No replacement ear buds; extension cord too long; main cord too short
Summary: I've been using these headphones since 2004 when I bought an iRiver iFP-799 player and ditched the headphones the player came with, and I swear by them. I dig the fact that it clips on my ear so it stays in all kinds of conditions, especially when I go to the gym or run. Sound quality is great, and the bass comes through.
When I finally bought an iPod last year, I only had the player for a couple of months before I decided that I needed a fresh set of earpads. Since I can't get them separately, I decided to buy a new pair of the same model, and found it at a local Sears store. I'm stunned that for all of the advances in headphones in recent years, it seems like sports headphones technology hasn't advanced too far. I'm really pleased that Sony is still putting out this workhorse.
As the reviews state, the headphone's cord was a bit short; it should be at least half a foot longer. The extension cord was way too long, so I ended up buying a short half-foot extension with volume control from Radio Shack and it works nicely.
I'll probably buy noise-canceling headphones in the future, but I think for an all-around sports (and home) environment when I'm on the move it's good to have the headphone open-air so that I can hear my surroundings when need be.
My two cents.