I did not have high expectations for these. I bought them as a very cheap replacement because my previous skull candy headphones had broken and i was waiting for my local shop to ship them in again. However, when i first heard these, i was startled by the sound quality. Although slightly tinny at the very high end, the rest of the spectrum was very well defined with rich middle and bass. The sound quality lasts until the mp3 player is turned up so loud that they are acting like loudspeakers. It really has good sustain. For the price, these are almost certainly the best quality that you will find. Creative Labs Creative EP 480 White
These headphones are added to the Creative Zen Vision:M for free. I broke mine after 2 years of using them and decided to buy something better from Creative Labs website. I paid £30 or more for headphones and their sound was so bad and flat I decided to return them. Instead of more expensive rubbish earphones, I got EP 480 - again. And it amazed me how good a music can sound. I know it's not the best you can get for your mp3 player but I find them really good. Only bad thing - white cable gets dirty really fast.
They don't have even decent sound output. I trusted Creative products for some years but now it doesnt look they produce any good quality at that price. May be the expensive ones are better from their product line. These one are for sure not genuine if the store is selling with CREATIVE brand name... would not recommend to buy ...
This is the second time I buy this product. First time it was quite good. This time I bought two pairs. Jack on one pair broke immediately. The second pair has the same problem with the jack (loose connection). This is not at all "Creative" quality.
Comparing to the same model I bought last time -- they have much less volume.