"Perfection Purified"4.5 starson by bleubean
Cons: The length of the extension cord.
Summary: I am completely THRILLED with these little miracles.
I purchased a Creative Zen Micro and the earphones supplied with it were of a good quality, however, they were large and as a result I was forced to "screw" them into my ear. After half an hour or so my head would ache and my ears burn. I am not a fan of headphones so i decided to hunt down a pairof earphones that would suit me.
I originally looked at the Apple iBuds, but having read a somewhat mediocre review of them I changed my mind. I continued my search and came across this site. I read each review meticulously and made sure i didnt just jump into anything, especially with the price tag. However, having found no other subsitute and becoming increasily annoyed and frustrated with my "old style" earphones, I decided to just get the Sonys.
And boy am I glad I did. The little things slide snuggly into the ear, in my case medium size were correct, without movement or aching. Im actually writting this with them in.
At first when i put them in I instantly noticed the difference...they were strangely comfortable! I kept having to ask myself "are they still in" with constant touching to check.
I then selected my chosen song, in my case it was Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?". The second the song started the hairs on my neck tingled as i heard sounds that i didnt even know were in the song. Words, instruments, everything! I could hear it all. . . . . in comfort.
I proceeded to stand up and move around the room attempting to somehow slacken the little earphones from my ears, but to no avail. They simply wouldnt move. EXCELLENT. I had constant problems with other earphones simply dropping out of my ears because i had moved my head.
As I moved around the room I soon began to notice that I couldnt ear any "background" noise. IE. I couldnt hear the tv and I couldnt hear my phone that coinsidently began to ring. It wasnt due to the fact I had my volume up loud, infact i had it on 8 out of 20, it is the fact they go deeper into your ear and the rubber prevents sound escaping from your ear. With my previous earphones I had the volume on a 16-18 just to hear certain sounds which decreased the songs quality.
The difference between the "in-ear" and "normal" earphones is that the "normal" ones seem to just BLAST the music out at your ear. So you have to make a descision A) turn the music up louder to hear all the sounds etc, or B) turn the music down so you dont blow your ear drums out, thus decreasing the overall quality of the music.
With the in-ear phones you dont have that dilema, the music just seems to be "there" in your head. Not havin to be readjusting the in-earphones is a blessing! I used to become furious everytime i had to push my earphones into my ear, then as soon as i settled again or moved the ")$%*%)£_ things would fall out or move.
I have had the in-earphones in my ears, untouched, for an hour and a half, and it simply feels like they arnt there!! I cant even hear myself typing on the keyboard! These Sony In-Earphones take the hassle out of listening to your favourite tunes and make listening a pleasure!
If you like your music and will only accept top quality then I would recommend these 150%! They are an unbeleivable investment and are simply " The Future".