Pros: "Open-headphone" Soundstage, Midrange is smooth/clear and detailed, Solid build quality, treble is well extended
Cons: Bass can't catch up with very fast bass lines (exclusive only in metal) but otherwise...awesome
Wow! These sound like open headphones!
These are my first audiophile quality earbuds; I've heard about Sennheiser making "high-end" earbuds for quite a while now along with Yuin, Blox, etc. But I never really thought spending over $20 on earbuds was justifiable. But I recently came across a deal on head-fi and got these for $14! They're like over $200 on amazon right now since they are to my knowledge discontinued by Sennheiser. After listening to them for about 8 seconds (Eva Cassidy- People get ready) I immediately was in awe of how full these teeny-tiny earbuds sounded! Eva's voice sounded crystal clear and fluid. The bass is not dominant at all, the midrange is spectacular, the highs are crisp! These made me a believer in high-end earbuds LOL.
Cons: Inline volume control! This is large, and the volume might differ between channels if it is not set at maximum.
This is a great value for the price. Of course I do prefer the highs and midrange detail on the Sony E-888 and the E-888 is much more efficient, however the E888 seems to be at least $75 now if you can find it.The E-888 has a biocellulose diaphragm which helps make the sound be more detailed, and more dynamic.