I just bought these the other day from play.com @ £7.99 to replace my ipod headphones. They look like any other well made sony product. A brand i will always trust. I dont like i pod headphones as it is and they've already broken after getting a new one for xmas. They came in a little, round plastic case to protect them when not in use but personally i dont use this, it got binned straight away. Too much hassle for me putting them back in every day. Good if you dont use them a lot though.
Last time my old headphones broke, i replaced them with sony but i couldnt remember which ones so i took a chance on these thinking they looked similar. Wrong...they were exactly the same! I thought these headphones were fantastic the first time round, and im not dissapointed this time.
The actual ear pieces fit snuggly into the ear and are very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I sit with these in on a train for 7 hours and even sleeping with them in doesnt bug me. With some headphones, the black casing around the ear piece gets worn out quickly with too much use but with these, I have never have a problem. Every part of the ear piece lasted for a long time.
They're much louder than i pod headphones and come with in line volume control which is the main reason why i bought them. I keep my ipod in my pocket most of the time and dont like taking it out over and over to adjust volume due to traffic etc. Be warned though...make sure your appliance is turned down before you press play. These headphones are by far the loudest ive ever had and could probably do some damage.
Last time i had a pair of these they lasted me well over a year so fantastic value for money. Would definitly recommend them.