I was skeptical about buying these as I normally opt for some Sony or Sennheiser buds. But as these were a good price and reviews seemed to bump my confidence, I went for them.
When I first received them, I wasn't all that impressed. Quite a bulky build (but sturdy) and sound was a bit muffled. But as always, I gave them a few hours of play to 'run in'; after which, I was quite amazed at what I was hearing! Despite the bulky look, they are surprisingly lightweight too, and don't feel much different to the more compact Sennheiser's - sitting quite nicely in my ears. Bass is very punchy and dynamic and the highs and mids aren't too bad either (getting better as it ran in a little more) balancing it all out quite well.
All sounds good, but the reason I am only giving 4* is because I've found these bud's sound quality to deteriorate rather quickly compared to my previous buys. This is more noticeable at lower volumes and don't seem to get that nice balanced sound until at much higher volumes (often too loud). So that is my only gripe. Because of which, I don't think I would buy these again due to the short life span...the hunt still remains for the perfect mid-budget set!
Sound quality: 4.5* to start and 3 after a few months of use
Build quality: 5*
Accessories: 3.5* (Carry case is too bulky. 3 different sized buds are good but I prefer the dual layered ones that come with Sennheiser...which fit on this pair if you have some)