I used these at my job, where my audio device sits on a desk, not being moved or jostled about. I bought two sets of these earphones, one for my standard set, and one backup for when I forget to bring the first set or in case something happened to the first pair. Both sets stopped working within two weeks of taking them out of the package. The first set failed within twelve days, and the second within five days, first the right earbud failing, then the left. One set, I could understand being a fluke or just a bad set, but both? In the same order?
Instead of returning them to the store, I decided to find out what caused them to fail. The wiring from each earbud was intact, but the plug end is where I found the failure in both sets. The wires inside flexed and tore apart. The bare plugs still had wire soldered to them, but the individual stereo wires were broken off between one and three millimeters from the solder joint. The common wire remained intact on both sets.
I bought a third pair and was extremely careful with them. Making sure the plug wire didn't flex excessively at any time, and taking especial care when I removed the plug from the jack. They lasted two weeks, though just today the right one failed.
I really liked the earbuds when they were working, and had they not had this fault, they would be excellent. Wearing them for eight or more hours a day was more comfortable than any other earbud I've used, and the seal on them cuts out some outside noise.
Soft, comfortable seals on the earbuds.
Decent sound replication, not amazing, but better than many I've had before.
Fairly light weight.
Good seal means audio players do not have to be turned up as high to hear. These would be worth it to buy only if you were planning on using them for a very short time.
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