I got these because reviews of the next higher version (J3) implied they had too much treble. My ears are very sensative to treble, and I usually turn it down when playing music. I also find that most earphones produce too much high frequency and not enough bass. But these had no treble to begin with. The bass is OK though not what I would describe as solid. The general impression of music played through these is that its being muffled. The overall sound imbalance is a bit disappointing in earphones that, at this price, should still be pretty good. I like the in-ear design and the multiple ear pieces make it easy to get a good fit. The phones themselves are larger than most, which I also like as I get a better grip putting them in and takig them out. The cable is too short. You will likely have to by an extension cable. If I had it to do again, I would have bought the J3's for $10 more or some other set.