Pros Sound quality, comfort, price. All top notch. Reusable and recyclable materials make them an eco-conscious purchase.
Cons Occassional cord noise with lots of movement.
Summary This is a terrific product that you can feel good about buying. While I'd like to say I'm environmentally conscious, that usually goes out the window with my gadgets. Why? "Green" gadgets and quality are too often mutually exclusive. Not so with the Thinksound TS-01.
From the moment you open the package you can see the quality of thought and workmanship. Sure, the packaging is pretty and recyclable without all sorts of plastic. But these buds aren't just a "green" marketing ploy.
That's immediately obvious once you pop these in and turn on the tunes. The sound is full and balanced, from the low end all the way up. Where most earbuds manage to blast the treble, the Thinksounds are consistent throughout. I think you'd be hard-pressed finding a set of earbuds that sound comparable at this price point.
Better yet, they feel good. With most earbuds I've tried, they grow painful or uncomfortable with extended use. The Thinksounds are soft and light - in fact, I had no problem watching two movies back to back during a recent flight. Speaking of which, there is some passive noise cancelling here which really seems to block out a lot of that background noise.
All in all, a terrific product. I even upgraded and got the set with the phone/ipod controls. Looking forward to future Thinksound products in the future.