These are the first ear clip headphones I have experienced and I am very pleased with them. First off, I have a horrible habit of breaking every pair of headphones through normal usage, sony, ipod, skullcandy, sennheiser, philips etc have all broken on me. Wires becoming exposed, sound going in one ear, damage to the jack, i've had the lot. I have a pair of Skullcandy GI's for listening to music at home or playing my computer or xbox and have some Shure SE110 for when i'm in the library and want to block out background noise. I was looking for headphones I could use when out jogging as neither of the others were suitable.
First time I have bought a product from Altec Lansing and for this price are really great value. Build quality is also to a very high standard with the phone jack being angled slightly which is a plus for me as I have other other headphones break at that point. The cable is also sturdy with the braided cloth protecting the wire. Can't see the wire becoming exposed unless it becomes caught in a thorn and even then the braid is particularly dense but not too dense to restrict the movement of the cable. It's like the security cable on a camera.
The volume adjuster is also a great feature for the £7.99 price. Sound wise it's not quite as good as my other headphones but it easily beats most of the others i've experienced. Comfort wise you forget about wearing them almost immediately and though they are a little bit fiddly to put on they overcome that by having the ear piece on a swivel.
All in all great value. Cheers play