Many other reviews are going on about how great these things sound - I think they're awful. These things provide no high end. The bass is so over powered it washes everything out and makes all types of music sound extremely dull and muddy.
Did I get ripped off here? Were they broken? I can't imagine the pair I had getting past Sony's quality control team.
Also DO NOT buy if you're looking to take these out and about - the cable is thick and around 2.5 meters long, plus there is so much spill that someone across the other side of town could hear what you're listening to.