"They are 5 star phones even for twice their price."5.0 starson by route2
Pros: They are definately NOT bass anemic, bass is present and of very good quality. Treble is NOT overemphasized, like this cnet review might cause you to believe. Rain are laid back and have no harshness or sibilance. Mids are phenomenal, silky smooth.
Cons: Sound isolation is modest, these might leak more sound in and out than some other similar in ear phones. But it also what allows Rain to have their special sound.
Summary: These headphones really stand out in their price range. Very resolving, very balanced sound across the entire range.
Really, I wonder what is the deal with this cnet review, it does not seem to be qualified or even as much as reality based to me.