these headband headphones are really poor. they are very uncomfortable and hurt the ears. the headband is quite strong which means it pushes the earpieces into your ears, and then keeps trying to push them further in until it hurts. the sound quality is very poor. they keep the sweat in your ears. vertical headphones are usually the best but these are not.
I purchased these headphone for $*.** as a replacement for the Sony MDR-W08L vertical, in-ear headphone. While these headphones are not as good as the Sony model, I am happy with the performance given the low cost. I use these while doing "dirty work" such as mowing the lawn and running....things that will make you sweat. They are loud enough to cover the sound of the mower, and so far they have held up against sweat and dirt. I purchased (3) pair. They fit in my ears OK.
These are fine, just not exactly what I was looking for. Sony has stopped manufacturing their "vertical" headset. These are similar in construction but do not possess the "flat, vertical ear pieces", which do not hurt my ears. These hurt my ears. Sound is pretty good.
I was replacing some older earphones which had worn out after many years of use. I was disappointed that although the model numbers matched what was delivered, the actual headphone was NOT the same as what was pictured on the website. Although functional, the quality is much lower, cheaply made and barely suitable. They are not worth the expense of purchase and shipping. Is this bait and switch. Will probably write off Overstock as a future source.
Some individuals like myself have problems with the ear buds falling out and the over the ear headphones not staying on so we have to wear the over the head headphones. These headphones are not meant to fit everyone you can adjust it but if you have a smaller head it will not work, we actually had to cut the head piece so it would fit to me. You don't expect when you buy something new that you have to cut it and rig it up so it will work and I ordered two of these because they are hard to find. These headphones put out good sound.