Pros Excellent sound range (20hz-20khz standard range).
Speaker drivers put out decent sound (after 2+ years of 'breaking in').
Durable (I've had this headphone set for 2+ years now).
Easy access remote controls (the layout can't be beat).
Cons They are Bluetooth headphones. Basically, if you are one of them 'Audiophiles', don't get your hopes up for 'audiophile' quality 'sound'.
Loose fit around the head.
On ear headphones 'leak' sound.
Summary Wikipedia states this about the human ear, "...In humans the audible range of frequencies is usually said to be 20 Hz (cycles per second) to 20 kHz (20,000 Hz)..."
I know that is not the be all-end all standard for sound quality, but what this means is that unless you are an 'Audiophile' or dog, it really isn't going to mean that much of a difference.
It does seem fragile, but don't let the creakiness fool you, I've had this headset for a little more than a couple of years and it only has a couple of scratches on it.
Once you get to know the layout of all the buttons, it is a very efficient and convenient way of interacting with your phone/mp3 player. I've tried a few different headphones of this type and have yet to find its equal. I am waiting for a Jaybird headset and see how I like that one. I will post a review on that once I get it and have used it for a while.
I have used these headphones long enough for them to be considered 'broken in'. And I honestly have to tell you, the longer I own this headset, the better it sounds. It's a weird concept, but it is true as far as I'm concerned.
Now for the cons...
Since this is a Bluetooth headset, 'Audiophiles' will not be impressed with the 'sound' quality.
Loose fit. It's a good fit for just sitting, walking or a really light jog. Another reviewer here said that they wear it with a hat that would be the only thing keeping it on.
These are 'on ear' headphones. The sound will 'leak' out. So don't expect to be able to crank up the volume on these without disturbing those around you.
All in all, these are the best bang for the buck headphones you can get. I have yet to try out the Jaybirds, but you still can't go wrong with this product.
This isn't a scientifically researched number crunching statistical review as you would find in Audiophile forums, but I'm hoping that for the rest of us, it will aide you in your decision making process.
Pros Streams music from iphone as well as itouch, easy to use, Can accept or deny calls with a touch, buttons very accessible, light weight, so easy to pair and opperate! Headset holds charge for long time.
Cons Transmitter uses battery from phone. Headset:for a larger head, looks like the 1980 headphones! Transmitter sticks out at bottom and can be a problem at times if you workout with an armband holder.
Summary Bottom-line, despite the cons that I have mentioned, they are minor for me compared to the benefits of this product. As long as you are aware of the battery situation just make sure you start with a full battery, after about an hour workout you will use about half of battery, iphone charges so fast, just really not a huge problem. When I work out at the gym or run I just use a cap to compensate for the large headhset size and I have had no problem keeping the head set on this way. The transmitter sticking out the bottom, like is said, is a bit uncomfortable when working arms and shoulders at the gym with the arm band holder. I remedy this my getting a large water bottle and wrapping the arm holder around that instead of my arm. This has been great and since it is wireless, I just set the water bottle around where I am working out at and this has actually been so much better not having the band on my arm at all. No more getting hung up on a weight machine with the cord or accidentally getting my hand caught in the cord and pulling it out while running. This is well worth the money and when Sony can come out with a more stylish head set that is more comfortable for athletes I will be buying that product, I am so hooked on wireless while i workout . I love this product and recommend it for anyone who works out at the gym, runs or needs wireless tunes using the itouch or iphone.