Firstly I should say I got these head phones around 5 years ago in a sale, so that's how old they are. And they have only now stopped working. That's 5 years of jogging, listening on the bus, being tied in knots (not deliberately) then untangled plugged in and pulled around my neck and caught on various things.
They are most comfortable ear phones I have ever used and the sound quality has been second to none.
Now like a select few of you out there, I also can not used the normal 'bud' ear phones as they just fall out my ears, I can tell you that ever after mountain biking down rock paths, these did not even budge a little.
So durability excellent *****
Sound quality excellent *****
Price, Good **** - that said you would be hard to find better head phones for this price,
Personal they remind me of the Tao ballence symbole but thats just me, they are good looking but not so 'loud' that everyone looks as you funny on the train.
Over all value for money Excellent *****