I found them to be surprisingly decent! They sound better than their cheap build, look and feel would suggest. I tried them out yesterday and I used Maple player which is a fairly nice music app that comes with an EQ and I must say I was pretty satisfied with them. I found them to be comfortable but comfort is a very subjective thing and what is comfortable to me may not be for you. I am female with small to medium ears and the medium set was fine. The earbuds are a soft plastic...a bit too soft, they work their way out of the ear easily. I was going to get rid of them but after listening to them I have decided I will hold on to them as they make a good backup pair in case something happens to my Shure set.