"Do NOT BUY, it broke after a few uses, no Bass, low vol"1.5 starson by romodoc
Pros: stylish, will stay in your ears
Cons: No bass, It broke after few uses, volume is very low even at top volume in my ipod, Worst of all, they broke after few uses. If you sweat more than average, this designo will drive the sweat right into your ear cannal.
Summary: "I got this pair about 4 months ago, I use it mainly for running, and I usually run with a partner, so I really need it when running alone, which is about 3 to 4 times a month, That?s how often used them.
The overall performance is poor, they barely have any bass, and the volume is very low. I am not very picky whit sound when it comes to sport headphones and I was ok with volume because I need to hear my surroundings while running. Also the neck band goes up in a way it will drive the sweating from your head to go right in the ear and I had to stop and dry it at least twice during my run.
Worst of all, last time I went for a long the right side just stopped working, very frustrating to hear half the sound of just at the beginning of a 13+ mile run.
This was shortly after the 90 day warranty so Best Buy won?t help me at all and Sony support just offered me a replacement for around 27 bucks plus Tax, plus shipping. I wouldn?t pay even half of that for headphones with this performance. Very disappointed, I use to have a Sony mp3 player made for running, the little stick with pedometer, I losted when as already off the market, but it was great and had just fine headphones, that?s why I went for a 50+ Sony sport set.
I can do anything about it but I can keep you from doing the same mistake. Do not buy this pair." (I had this same review in the sonystyle web page, they refused to post it, I edited it to meet their "regulations" and its been almost a month and still not there, they don't answer my emails. Reviews are disabled for me when i log in at their webpage. It's actually 5 stars in their webpage, So disapoited with sony costumer service)
Lastly, I don't think CNET gave a real field test to this pair before giving EC, or maybe durability is not on the check list and they test the sound in a noise isolated room.