I bought my first set of these two years ago. I was specifically looking for a set of earbuds that I could just stuff in my pocket when I went to work so I could use them on my break without having to grab them out of my locker or my card, which I would have to do with my nice over-the-ear headphones.
I was not disappointed - and this was actually a surprise for me, because I've always had problems with earbuds fitting into the shell of my ear. They're not squishy, like you might expect from the name, but they're coated in his soft plastic I can only describe as feeling velvety. Now, everyone's ears are shaped differently, so they might not be the most comfortable for everyone, but I've worn mine for hours at a time without any problem.
The quality is also very good, especially for such small buds. I've used them with multiple devices, including my phone, my old Creative MP3 player, and my Nintendo 3DS. I haven't run into any issues with volume or quality. In fact, they sound almost as good as the high-end 5.1 Logitech speakers I have for my gaming PC!
They can take a beating, too. Like I mentioned, I tend to just stuff these in my pocket when I'm not using them. The cable is coated with a plastic that doesn't tend to stick to itself, so it's relatively easy to untangle.
I'm finally having to get a new pair. Not because the speakers blew out (though a friend of mine said hers actually "popped" in her ear after she'd had them for a few years), but because the bendy piece of plastic that covers the cord near the jack has come loose and will now slide up and down the cord. I could probably live with it, but after two years I figure I'll just drop the $8 for a new pair in a different color, just to change things up. I'm definitely sticking with this brand, though; I tried out a pair of iFrogs, because they looked nicer, but the quality was terrible in comparison! I actually returned them right away and went back to my broken gumies, heh.
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