4.5 excellent, quality bass - blows standard ipod phones away!!! NYorksYid | 22/10/2010 | See all NYorksYid's reviews (1) first time i've ever bought any headphones other than the ones supplied with the iphone/ipod - oh what i've missed out on!!these are fantastic ear plugs and will blow you away in comparison to the standard apple ones!they are perfect for the gym including running (normally the apple ones drop out of my ear but these stay in perfectly) - they block out all noise perfectly...if you run the cable down the inside of your top i dont see what the problem is with anything???the only thing i was slightly dissapointed with is that the cable of both the ear plugs is not the same length to the join...the left is much shorter than the right - they are not equal.overall fantastic product especially for the sale price!!!!!!!!!!