Pros perfect fit for me right away; highs sound better than stock iPod ear buds
Cons Bass far worse than my stock iPod ear buds & Sennheiser MX75's. Did Sony check the sound of this model when making them? Similar priced in-ear buds had better bass than these, too.
Summary Loved the fit, but with the bass being so poor, I returned these to the store the next day.
Pros Great sound, fit my ears/head perfectly, did not fall out while running, nice to have expansion cord for plugging into other devices, case a nice extra to keep cord from getting tangled/mangled.
Cons Right ear died right around the 2-year anniversary of purchase.
Summary These worked great for about 2 years, but I kind of like stereo sound :) so after the right ear died, I'm going to try a different brand. Had Sennheisers last time, done with Sony for now, think I will give Philips a shot.
Pros The in-ear design is great for minimizing external noise (like a near by step class in the gym). The band around the back of the head holds the earphones in place, fit close to my head and doesn't get in the way on weight machines and benches. I love bein
Cons The only problem I've had with these is that my right channel just recently died, and most stores no longer carry them. The new Sony models are not as superb in my opinion.
Summary I bought the Sennheiser OMX 680 to replace them, which after testing I don't like at all. (The sounds is great, but the comfort and fit are poor) I will be returning them and I have just purchased a replacement pair of these Sony's on Amazon.
The combination in-ear and band around the head is the best of both worlds. They stood up well after a year and a half of being beat up and abused in my gym bag, purse, back pack and constantly being used. I'm almost considering buying an extra pair!! Great buy for the active user.
Pros Super light & I absolutely cant shake them out of place. That's with the earbuds just resting on my ears. Wearing them like this they put almost no pressure on my ears & I feel I could wear them forever. The sound is good enough & I can hea
Cons The comfort level goes down from ultra supreme to just excellent with the earbuds pushed in. I can hear some tinniness when I fully insert the buds & listen to certain parts of certain mp3's. Winding everything into the carrying case takes some prac
Summary Great set of headphones if you value lightweight, packability, comfort, quality appearance, ability to stay in place while being active & ability to hear the world around you(with the earbuds resting on but, not inserted in your ears). I love these.
"Defective!!"on by akbm
Pros If it worked, it would be a pretty good headset.
Cons I worked out with this headset for about 3 weeks and then - boom - the right ear died. I was suprised to discover through online research that this is a common problem and may be why this product is not readily available at many stores.
Summary Do not buy this product if you plan to exercise with it. In fact, do not buy it at all because it is defective. CNET should be more responsible and avoid recommending a product with such a serious, known defect. CNET should remove this from its "best headphones" list.