3 Great sound but let down by qualityGaryAitch | 13/03/2009 | See all GaryAitch's reviews (1)Firstly, let me start by saying i don't skateboard, cycle, or extreme pogo. I sit on the bus, the train, the tube and walk to work. And reverse the process on the way home.I bought these to replace the standard head set that comes with my blackberry, as i use it as a music player. The sound quality was, in comparison, a revelation. The semi noise cancelling (more muting really) is effective because of a very snug fit in the ear - i've always had problems with push-in plug-type earphones but these are excellent, super comfortable and immerse you totally in the sound. On sound quality alone, they'd get 4.5 out of 5However....I had had my first pair for 1 month when the right bud stopped working. Now because of the two different lengths of cable you pass the right ear bud behind your neck (from the left) so it sometimes get caught if you look right - so i end up constantly fiddling with it to give the cable some slack. Not a problem if you're sitting still but occurs mainly when walking - so somewhat irritating.Play replaced these with no hassle, so hats off to them. However, the second pair has developed the same fault after 3 weeks - seems to be a loose connection in the right earbud because a little fiddling and the sound comes back.A real shame because the really are an excellent sound pair of buds for the money..