My NE-7 came today. The box is pretty attractive, and I appreciate not having to pry open any plastic clamshells (cough Ultimate Ears/V-moda cough). Pretty standard packaging. A pseudo-leather slip case, and 2 pairs of small/medium/large tips each. I would've liked a pair of foam tips, but it seems like very few sub $100 IEMs include foamies. I'd imagine Comply T400s would fit well. I didn't try out the microphone, but it has the standard iphone controls (1 click pause, 2 click skip forward, 3 click skip backwards). Unfortunately, instead of the entire microphone pod acting as the button like the Apple headset, the actual button is a tiny little bump near the buttom of the pod. Not terribly inconvenient, but definitely not as nice as the stock Apple pod. SQ wise, the first thing you notice is the bass. The NE7s pump out a ton of bass, and goes pretty deep too. The bass is a bit muddier than my Future Sonics FS1, but it's still pretty good. These have a similar sound signature to FS, so Etymotic fans will probably want to stay away. There's a bit of harshness on the highs. Overall the sound is pretty impressive for the price if you like bass. At $50, there aren't that many decent iPhone headsets, besides the Ultimate Buds UB5 which has a control pod similar to the stock Apple ones. It'd be interesting to see how these two would compare.