I am very happy with this earphones. Be aware though, that they really isolate noise, so if you are outdoors, you won't hear cars, voices, etc.
After several hours of reading reviews for sports earphones, I chose these ones and I don't regret it. They are comfortable (a 'must' for us Yoga practitioners or workout fans) they stay in the ears (there are several sizes to choose from) and the quality sound is really good, considering that these are not top of the line earphones, nor most of us need such hi-fi definition while jogging or working out.
The wire is strong enough but it doesn't get in your way. I would like to have it a little bit shorter though, but I've noticed that earphones just come in two sizes: Too long or too short and I prefer the too long and use the clip, since I don't wear my mp3 in an arm band.
If you are looking for comfort, nice sound and good looking earphones, plus a reasonable price, these are your earphones.
Extremely recommended for active use2011年4月1日
To know if this review has relevance for you, I'll first tell you how I use them. I use the M6 Earbud exclusively for my 40 minute run with the dog in the morning. I listen on a 5th Gen Nano mostly to standard MP3 pulled off CDs with some MP3 VBR downloads. I have a different genre playlist for each day of the work-week which proceed as follows Blues, Folk-Country-Acoustic, pre-1984 rock, post -1984 rock, and World-Trance-Jazz. Regardless of the genre, all of the songs have a steady beat to keep me moving. I also have a "Chill" non-beat playlist (new-age, slow jazz, chamber-classical) for cooling down. Prior to these I had two consecutive sets of more expensive V-Modas, which I used for the same purpose.
Sound: Because I'm running, the music has to compete with wind, traffic, my footsteps (heard internally), and towards the end, my breathing, not to mention my dog's verbal abuse at the squirrels I won't let him chase. So there is no point in pursuing absolute audio perfection. That said, I do want a full frequency range, definable bass, clear, well-rounded voices, and I want to hear my favorite percussive flourishes. I'm perfectly happy this score with the M6s. The V-Modas were pretty bass-heavy so these took some adjustment on my part. But in a stationary comparison between my last pair (which seemed to fix themselves after I bought their replacement. )the M6s delivered significantly more clarity across both the bass and mid range. I added a little more base equalization to the iPod and I'm fine.
Fit: Fit was the whole point of getting these since I use them for exercise and I'm happy to say they delivered. Previous units often shook themselves loose during the run. But between the upturned angle of the bud and the memory wire over the ear, these things are locked-in. I can't think of a single activity that would knock these things loose that wouldn't involve major head trauma. I had to dig into the bud selection to get the seal right and I'm still dealing with my footsteps causing a bit of tapping sound in my left ear. That it never happens in my right ear makes me suspect the design flaw lies more with my ear than the device.
With no movement or feeling of heat in the ear, I feel like I could wear them all day, but they are always out after forty minutes, so I don't know. They do take a little more time to put on and take off so I wouldn't recommend these for a situation where you have to remove them regularly such as at your work space or anywhere people call or talk to you regularly.
The flat outsides don't stick out very far so they could be good for use while lying your head on a pillow , though I haven't tried that yet. I'll definitely bring them on my next camping trip.
Appearance Who cares? OK, my first V-Modas were red anodized with a red metallic-weave cord that I thought were pretty cool. And the clear heads on these are interesting, but really. it doesn't matter.
Accessories Who cares? Well again I'll admit that the case that came with for my last V-Modas makes a great travelling case for various USB cords. The ME round case is too small for me to find any other practical use, so far. There is the ususal airline adapter and the cord winding thing Ive never used but the important thing is a variety of tips. You get three different sizes of cone shaped tips which I personally haven't warmed up to. I'm using the larger of the two round tips. I'm thinking that finding some the same size but a little less pliable might correct my "tapping" issue.
Durability Time will tell. I'm just two months into their use. I always expect things to last forever but I've learned from personal experience and reading these reviews that it just isn't the case for earbuds. That said, the fairly thick tangle-free cord, decently relieved L-Plug (crucial for my use), equally protected y-connection and solid fit give me hope. Plus, unlike my previous units they don't cost much to replace.
Conclusion If you want something for active use, I can't think of a better choice. Amazon had them for just $20 bucks, That's just bonkers. I'd be happy if I paid $60. I have paid that and more with less satisfaction. However; look elsewhere if you have to remove them regularly during a listening session
Good sound, disappointing performance.2012年8月11日
I really wish I could say I was happy with these, because really wanted to be. But I'm just not. After reading the reviews, and seeing the price, I thought these were the in-ears I had been searching for. But ultimately I've been disappointed.
I do agree that the sound is good (again, especially at this price) and the accessories are quality. Nice case, many choices of tips to fit your ear, etc. But the pros stop there for me.
The cord itself is wrapped in plastic, which makes it pretty stiff. Not a huge deal but it results in what I feel is a lot noise being transferred to the earbuds when you're moving. More than any other set of in-ears I've had. I was hoping to use these for both listening to music at my office, and also when running. After about an hour at the office the sound from my regular movements drove me nuts. I felt like I couldn't escape it.
My other complaint is the memory wires intended to hold the earphones in place. They do work... at first. When I go for a run I get them wrapped around my ear as tight as possible, and they're great for about the first half mile. Then they start to loosen. I tighten them up again, and the same thing happens. It's really annoying because the sound is great when these things stay in your ears, but I just can't get them to. And obviously once they're out of your ears the sound is sub-par. I've tried 3 different sets of the supplied buds and the same thing has happened each time.
I don't like to complain about a product just to complain. And these certainly do have some pros. But they weren't the answer for me.
Best ones I've had thus far2013年3月2日
I just received these headphones yesterday in the mail, and I'm ordering another pair already. Why? because I'm so afraid that they'll go out of stock when I need them again that I want to have an extra pair handy.
I've always had a hard time finding good headphones that would stay in my ears without falling out during my runs. I must have oddly shaped ears or something, but earbuds always never work for me because I can't get them to seal in correctly. I had one pair that semi-worked that I used for a couple months that were earbuds with a hard attachment that went around and behind the ear, but the sound crapped out on them. I was also always pushing them back into my ear on my runs - but at least they wouldn't completely fall out due to the earpiece attachment.
Now - I'm not an audiophile in the least, I just need music to run to. I received a pair of very nice, $70+ sport headphones for my bday. I was hoping that they'd finally be the pair that would work for me since I'd never had such expensive ones before. I tried every earbud size, every earpiece attachment size, and none worked. They would completely fall out of my ear every 30 seconds on my runs.
I gave in and bought this pair, thinking they were so cheap, it wasn't a huge risk. Tried them on this morning, they were really comfortable! And I ran to the gym, and then on the treadmill for a couple miles, and they didn't fall out at all! They also block out other sound incredibly well - I couldn't hear background music at my gym and had to take them out when someone came up and tried to talk to me. I went for a long run in them this afternoon (I'm a marathon runner - this run was about 10-12 miles) and never even had to worry about them falling out. I know everyone's ear is shaped differently, but I think I've finally found my perfect pair of headphones... AND they're very reasonably priced too!
Rusting out and Falling out!2014年12月6日
Blah, these things slip out of my ears all the time and rusted out in a short amount of time (see picture). I tried all of the different heads that came with the ear buds, but they never stayed in while exercising. Worst of all, they rust out after only a short period of time. I bought some clear ones and started noticing an accumulation of rust inside of both of the speakers and then one day they quit. Here is my purple replacement pair that only lasted about 2 weeks before this happened on the inside of them (see picture).