Altec Lansing has always been known for great sound and these earphones are no exception. Altec Lansing is an American loudspeaker company which manufacturers professional, home, automotive, computer, and multimedia audio products. First developed in 1936, they were used in many studios as monitor speakers. Altec Lansing loudspeakers were used in Abbey Road Studios and the sound system for the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Altec Lansing introduced their first line of earphones in 2003, including the inMotion brand Etymotic Exclusives, and later partnered with Ultimate ears in 2006-2007 to introduce another line of newer earphones. Altec Lansing later discontinued signing contracts with other companies, and instead introduced their earphones in 2008.
These ear buds are very comfortable. They come with 3 different size ear fittings and fit very well. They do an excellent job of blocking ambient noise. The bass response is also impressive. The in line microphone works like a charm. The in line button makes it very easy to use.You can answer and make calls, pause the playback, adjust volume, skip to the next track and access Siri all with one button! There is also a slide on the cable to allow you to adjust the fit to your comfort. This is something you don't normally see, especially at this price.
This unit is very well made and appears to be very sturdy. I expect to get a lot of use out of it.
The cloth cord is also a plus as it hangs better than the standard plastic cords and looks much better as well.
The product was shipped quickly and I was able to start using them right away.
I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend for Iphone 5 owners.