Recently I was working on fixing someone else's CMOY, and used ibuds as test set. I amped the ibuds with CMOY, and there was noticibly more strength to the sound, and didn't sound bad. Isolation is the main problem with them. Even without amp, comparing to deal extreme imitation ibuds, it has much wider frequency response, and noticibly sounds better. The only problem is isolation, and durability, and it is easy to blow out from what I remember as I went through 4 pairs so far. I am thinking about doing modifications to create better isolation and see how they sound. People bash these so much, but I dont think these phones are that bad, there are worse phones that cost more and sound worse.
Edited by High_Q - 1/30/11 at 4:00pm