The headphones feature a microphone/single-button remote on the left earphone, and making calls and starting/stopping tracks was a breeze. Unlike the Stir It Up headphones, the cable is quite microphonic transmitting noise into your eardrums when moving against your face or clothing.
Apart from the headphone themselves, you'll find three pairs of green (!) silicone eartips in the box, which should ensure a tight fit for most ears and and a cloth carry satchel.
The sound the Smile Jamaicas make is undoubtedly rich with a full, sometimes overbearing amount of bass, depending on the style of music. While Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," with its willowy bass lines, sounded full and peppy, a song with a deeper bass part like Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" could become overwhelming -- particularly when using a portable player. However, music built around a dominating bass line -- dance, for example -- sounded great with plenty of definition and true depth.
Meanwhile, vocal details were present and alive, and the sound had a snap to it that eludes cheaper earbuds. While intimate music like jazz sounded great, more-symphonic music like Sigur Ros sounded a bit constrained.
If you're looking for a set of rugged headphones on a budget that sound decent with a wide selection of music and offer good isolation, then these House of Marleys are an excellent option.