I've had plenty of earbuds over the years, Koss, Sony, JVC, and these are by far the worst lot in the bunch. Do yourself a favor, spend a little extra cash and save on the frustration of realizing you just wasted money by buying these things.
1. Cheap cost, yay! Cheaply made...oh.
- I admit, I got them because they were cheap and I figured hey, as long as they last a couple months they'd be worth it for the price. No! Abandon Ship! I plugged these into my keyboard for quick 'me only' listening, I'm extremely careful with my electronics and these things still managed to lose audio in one earpiece within 2 weeks.
- I do not have abnormal ears. They are neither cavernous auditory black holes that can capture confused birds and small aircraft, nor are they freaky pinpricks that you might see in a friday night horror film. I had two problems with these earphones: The first, is the lack of an L/R marking to figure out which way to put them. Me, being the brilliant non-abnormal ear human that I am, put them in the way I thought was more comfortable, then fired up youtube to do the L/R test. Imagine my surprise when it turned out it was wrong! The 'proper placement' was actually very uncomfortable, and they don't sit well in the ear, meaning they aren't good for extended listening.
3. Audio quality
- There's a noticeable lack of quality in the sound. I'm not an audiophile by any means. Dogs go woof, cats go meow, and any subtle inflections by either are completely lost to my poor uneducated ears. However, in what apparently is a 'even a blind man can see a problem' moment, I could tell the instant I plugged in these phones that there's a loss of sound quality. I tested with my old, worn out sony earphones, and it's a big difference.
4. Don't buy these.
- It's not a reason, but I like even numbers. But seriously, don't bother with these things. I don't wish them on my enemy, because my enemy would then have a good reason to hate me even more, and I just don't like providing extra hate ammo.