The Live are earbuds designed to have a neutral, flat, accurate response like monitor speakers. This says it all; quoting from the manual,
"Live are the first earbuds to feature backwave harmonic dissipation technology. This controls backwave harmonics by frequency shifts and removes backwave interference. This ensures that the stereo image presented has all the correct directionality of hi-fi speakers."
The earbuds are stabilised to feature smooth dynamics free of backwave interference (energy going into moving the enclosures instead of moving the drivers) and are extremely accurate with a warm presentation (warmth from precision, not bass-boost warmth).
Great earbuds, possibly among the best there are. But they will let noise through on the street and don't go that loud. If you're OK with that, then you can have all the detail and accuracy of professional monitor speakers in earphones for $100. Amplifier or powerful player recommended. Also: boost the 200 or 250-Hz slider in your player's EQ by a notch to compensate for the 3rd octave "Asian" drop.
Type: dynamic, open.
Driver size: 16 mm.
Nominal impedance: 32 ohm.
Sensitivity: 105 dB/mW.
Maximum sound pressure level, at 1 KHz sine tone, 1 VRMS: 125 dB.
Frequency response: 16-22 KHz.
Plug size/type: 3.5 mm. stereo miniplug.
Cable length/type: 117 cm., 6N OFC cable.