Having recently lost what I thought were a good pair of sports earphones, I bought these as a replacement. I was sceptical because of the price, but as they are made by JVC I thought it was worth the risk. And boy am I pleased I got them! They are extremely comfortable, they stay in place really well, the volume is LOADS better than my previous pair, and the distortion is minimal when playing music from my ipod. In fact, I was so pleased with them, that I've just bought a second pair in case I lose them! I cannot recommend these highly enough.