"Good sound quality, not great for their intended use."2.0 starson by randolphduke
Pros: Great sound quality, comfy silicone tips, comes with multiple tip sizes and sturdy case.
Cons: Tons of cable noise, heavy remote, tips slips out constantly, "sport mode" is awkward.
Summary: I requested these specifically as a Christmas present from my girlfriend, as I needed a new set of headphones for exercising. Did a lot of research online, and chose these over the S4i due to their water/sweat resistant properties.Remembered there was a shirt clip included originally, but must admit I lost it. Still think it should have been built in considering the weight of the remote.
The audio quality is great, with great bass and great mids. I agree with the CNET reviewers about the highs; they could definitely be better, but I don't listen to many arias while jogging.
I was really disappointed with how they functioned for my daily jogs. The remote is quite heavy, and with every stride it bounces up & down and tugs at the cable, causing a ton of noise and pulling the tips little by little out of your ear canal. A clip on the remote would have solved this problem. I also found the remote fairly useless for making calls. It is placed much too far down the cable for the microphone to pick up much of anything, and the sensor is located on the BACK of the remote causing excessive noise from the microphone rubbing against your clothing.
The flaws in the product make it pretty useless for daily exercising and making phone calls, and prompts me to only give it 2 stars.
I did use them skiing and found the remote to be sized well for using it with gloves, which was a plus, but the problems with the microphone were still very apparent.
Updated on Oct 10, 2011