Originally Posted by peter_m
So how do they compare to the new Apple earbuds that came with your 30GB video iPod?
No comparison. I had already upgraded to the Senheisser MX90 VC but these blow those away too. Bass is very strong. Midrange and treble are both nice - not muddied by the bass at all. The high trebles if anything may be a bit rolled off which is fine by me. There's not a hint of tinniness to these phones. The key is that you don't jam them into your ear canals. Once you choose the right tips (medium for me), they just slide in so that they rest in the outer part of the canal. Then the bass comes alive. Easy to insert and very comfortable.
I agree with other reviews on here. These phones excel at rock and pop. They're fun to listen to. They are also so tiny it's amazing. My iPod is suddenly uberportable.
The big test today was commuting to work. I'm very pleased. With the iPod on pause I could hear people walk up behind me and do a transaction in a shop. But with the music playing, even the noisiest part of the subway (approaching Union Station) didn't drown out the music or make me want to turn up the volume. For most of the trip I was oblivious to outside sounds. They reduce noise well without putting you in complete isolation.
Assessment 18 hours in (and counting...): Highly Recommended.