The Woodees Classic IESW101B earphones are a budget choice that deliver a pleasant, warm sound. Bass does require a burn-in period, and some listeners may find the highs to be on the bright side, depending on the type of music they listen to. The Woodees Classic IESW100B (*Est. $50) are identical but include a microphone for use with a mobile phone; unfortunately the quality of the microphone is only so-so. If you have a bigger budget, the Klipsch Image S4 (*Est. $70) earphones draw raves for their sound quality relative to their price.
CNET and iLounge.com give useful information on performance and comfort of the Woodees Classic earphones. User reviews at Amazon.com are definitely worth a read with lots of owners giving their views on issues such as sound quality and durability.
Though she's not overly enthusiastic, Jasmine France gives Woodees Classic IESW101B earphones an average rating. She appreciates the open, speaker-like sound from these wooden earphones but is concerned that they're only suitable for certain music genres.
Review: Woodees Inner Ear Sound Isolating Stereo Earphones, Jasmine France, April 10, 2009
At this iPod and iPhone accessory review site, Jeremy Horwitz compares the iPod/iPhone compatible version of Woodees Classic earphones to similarly priced models from other manufacturers and notes that the Woodees deliver "rich renditions of lows with fine midrange detail" balanced with treble. The microphone, however, is only average.
Review: Southern Audio Services/Trends Electronics Woodees, Jeremy Horwitz, March 23, 2009
Amazon.com users are generally pleased with the secure fit and clear sound of Woodees Classic IESW101B earphones, giving them a solid 4-star rating, but some complain about build quality.
Review: Woodees IESW101B Inner-ear Stereo Earphone, Contributors to Amazon.com
Even more users provide feedback on the iPod compatible version of the Woodees Classic earphones. Satisfaction is a bit lower, with durability issues dominating the negative comments. A representative of the manufacturer has been responding to the user complaints, offering solutions at times.
Review: Woodees IESW100B Inner-ear Stereo Earphone with Microphone, Contributors to Amazon.com