I bought them because it rained a couple times while out on extended walks and I decided I didn't want to risk my more expensive headphones and IEM's.
I used to own the older Immersion model but found the plastic wings to uncomfortable but decided to take a chance on the new model because the Immersion had pretty good sound. The Victory was a good gamble as the wings are more rubbery and comfortable plus the sound is a bit better as well.
I actually like the sound enough I don't mind using these when just sitting around. They have a nice big bass emphasis without messing up the midrange or treble. They are slightly warm sounding but only just and they have a very nice sound stage. All in all they don't really do anything wrong sonically and get alot of things very right.
The micro phonics are not perfect but on the better side of normal for an IEM, they have a bit of footfall sound but not very much and it gets drowned out easily with higher tempo or busy music which is preferred when exercising anyway in my opinion. When using the clip I get almost zero cable noise.
The downsides are that they are plastic which may lead to durability issues and the microphone doesn't seem great according to my wife. The buttons are weather proofed which may account a bit for the mic not being great and does mean they require more effort to use but they seem very solid in regards to functionality.
These offer a better than average sound that is a good bridge between audiophile and bass oriented sound while filling a niche in the IEM market that is not very well represented. I enjoy these a lot more than I did the West one ADV Alpha. The Alpha was well built but between a very micro phonic cloth cable and overly bass dominated and treble weak signature just didn't work for me.
Edited by dweaver - 5/22/14 at 8:50pm