These are some of the best ear bud headphones that I have ever used; I actually prefer them over the Apple headphones that came with my iPod, based on comfort, noise cancellation, and overall comfort. The cord is made of a rubbery plastic I have noticed that they seem to get tangled up much less than my other headphones. Because of the spongy material used to construct the ear bud, they expand to fill the ear (just like normal ear plugs), cancelling out most background noise and improving the overall listening experience - the softness lessens the pain of wearing headphones for several hours at a time, unlike harder ear buds. Of course, this also means that they do not last quite as long as harder designs. The bass is not superb, but for a pair of ear bud headphones under $20, I am still quite pleased with the overall sound quality; whether classical, rock, jazz, pop, etc., I have not been disappointed by the quality (if you want to have ear bud headphones with serious bass range, you probably would not be looking in the bargain $20 range anyway). I would quickly and seriously recommend these to anyone looking for a cheap pair of ear bud headphones for normal, every day use.
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