Iam more of headphone person myself as they are more comfortable and acts as fashion accessory. However there are times when you need to be subtle about listening to music and this is where these earphones come in exceptionally handy
These are in ear headphones that come with small buds made out of the foam similar to the material used in memory foam cushions. But it is because of those buds is what make these a great set of earphones to use. The foam makes these earphones comfortable to use for a long duration of time as the foam is crushed to fit in to your ear initially, it then expands again this time expanding to fit round the inside of the ear.
The wires are durable and seem to be able to take a fair amount of tension without breaking or disrupting the sound quality
The sound quality is adequate, meaning that their is very little bass but the sound is pretty clear even when turned up to a high volume. Also unlike headphones their is very little sound leakage meaning you can listen to your music on a train without it disrupting the person reading a newspaper next to you
Having bought these earphones in America as a last ditch effort to replace my umpteenth pair of Skullcandy's broke, I cannot sing their praises more.
I had read about them before when shopping around as in-ear headphones are the only ones I like and heard really mixed reviews! The earphones themselves are small buds with great foam outline to keep them comfortable and the noise cancellation is excellent. They can even be used as earplugs if there is no other option. I wore them while travelling and they easily cancelled the noise of the trains whilst trying to sleep. The wires, however, can be stiff and reluctant to stay in their place!
The noise quality from the earphones is good. It obviously is not the best but when you pay less than 50 pound for earphones the sound quality isn't going to blow you away! However, as mentioned above the Skullcandy's sounded worse! Songs can be tinny depending on the quality and the noise level is odd. Below a certain level the noise is muffled a little but once you overcome that barrier the sounds are good.
The buds fit comfortable in my ear but I have had a few people who have had difficulty getting them to stay in their ears but I clearly like them. The foam gets a little dirty and worn but there is a replacement inside the package that if you can keep a hold of they will come in handy.
The earphones come in a variety of different colours and have lasted a surprisingly long time considering I usually wear them out pretty quick!