These buds have a decent bass sound for me. Mic works good and switches between music and phone easily. BUT, the wiring, especially at the jack, is not great quality. Since they're a decent price, I did buy these e previous times before. When I got a new phone, I bought these again...lasted one week! I ended up trying the supplied HTC brand buds with mic. They work the same as the iHome, have a little better bass response and I've had the HTC brand for over 3 months with no problem. The iHome buds lasted between one week and 3 months on average for me. If they last longer for you, congrats!