An excellent step-up earbud!!!
Most in-ear phones are horrible and absolute music-killers, even in the upper price segment. Aware of this fact, manufacturers of the better brands try their best to offer higher-end sets with upped bass response, and better smoothness, detail and balance in sound reproduction. Only few deliver, and lo and behold: Audio technica did quite well with this pair of in ear buds.
Price-wise they are not yet in the hi-end tier, but in action they do as well as (and in some cases better than) the 100$++ sets.
The first thing to notice is the healthy dose of bass response - not too inflated and artificial but balanced and near natural as can be when you try to squeeze 50-100HZ waves from a 1.3CM size membrane...
what makes it even more fun to listen to music with is the detailed response allowing for some headroom and "air"-ness that is a-typical of most in ear phones. I can listen to music for 2 hours straight with no headaches - something that I used to attribute to full size pro level earphones only- until now.
They even have a partial noise isolating quality when properly inserted - which makes them quite usefull in busses, trains etc.
Overall - an excellent set for upgrading your in-ear phones that will get you as close as possible to the higher end buds with half the price tag.
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