Okay, first of all my experience with ear/headphones; I've had two pair of Shures (one costing well over £200), two pair of Grados (approx £100 each) and two pair of Sennheiser. All fairly expensive sets that you expect great things from. Now, anyone that buys a cheap set, like these Panasonics, and says the sounds not great. Well, to be honest, you're stating what is bound to be the obvious. What I can say is, the sound is okay at this price. Also, (and most importantly) they stay on my ear and have continued working despite me having sweat into them a lot. Make sure the bud is a snug fit in the ear. If you choose the wrong size and it comes loose at all you'll be short on bass -vital for any workout playlist!.