1 year ownership
I saw these in 2007 while I was Tokyo
Went to Taiwan after and read in a magazine which had
High review on it.
I wanted a pair right away but at $300 it was too
In 2008, Sony finally came out in the USA with these.
I waited til 2009 when I pick up an pair from an Sony employee for $120
These are the best in ear headphone I've ever heard.
The only better ones are bigger over the head ones and they are heavy.
Btw these are so good china make fake knockoff
And sell them on eBay.
Beware of fakes.
After 1 year I decided to give it a good review since
It sounds good still and I would buy another pair again later once it goes bad.
November 25, 2010
When I saw these headphones on the website I thought that these would be the end all and be all to earbud headphones. I thought they where too expensive but I love music and place no price on quality when it comes to sound quality. I love sony products and exclusively use sony for all of my entertainment equiptment. I ordered these with great anticipation. I have to says once I opened the package the first disapointmnet came with the cord length. WOW !!! What where you guys thinking about by making it so short I had to order another extention cord so that I could use them comfortably which cost me more money and added one more thing I had to carry around. I might add that the specifications on the website says that all the premium earbud headsets have the same length cord this is very untrue. Ok so I thought, I can deal with this if the sound quality pans out. I plugged them into my iPod touch and well, the bass was amazing but there is very little highs and the vocals sound muffled because of all the bass. These headphones are better for HipHop but not for Rock. They do nothing for the highs in Rock. I had to keep increasing the volume and adjusting the EQ on the iPod to try and reach an agreeable balance. The bass will hurt your ears but not the treble no matter how high you raise the volume. These headphones could have been so much more.
October 17, 2010
Look no Further
These earphones stand the best when compared to other earphones from shure, senheiser, etymotic, and JVC. The quality is phenominal for the price. They produce details and clarity that you cant get from other manufacturers. The design of the drivers and the housing is brilliant. I have never seen such thought and creativity put into the design. The magnets are insane and its what makes them so efficient, powerfull, and elegant. The drivers are twice the size of most earbuds, but use half the power to produce similar volumes. Brilliant design. The sound is entirely faithfull to the music and has amazing fullbodied sound with excellent detail to all frequencies. These drivers need to be used and broken in to get stunning results. They sound better the more you use them.
July 6, 2010
I'd tried dozens of earphones ranging from $3 to $300, but when I came upon these I knew I could stop searching. The soundstage, the balance, the fullness, the presence, detail, nuance--it was all there. No artificially-enhanced bass, no sibilance, no thinness in the middle. The fit was not as foolproof and adhesive as, say, the JVC Marshmallows, but the heavier weight and 16mm driver is a necessary trade-off for sound this good. I caught the cable on one side on a door handle and damaged one speaker. Wish I could simply screw it off and order another one. Beware of drastically-discounted clones.
February 14, 2010