These headphones are perfect for running, comfortable in the ear, no rubbing or movement throughout a long run. Pairing didn't happen both at the same time as suggested in the instructions however if you take the earpieces out of the charging box exactly at the same time, they pair together. Sound was loud and clear. The controls will take a bit to get used to how many taps equals what, but so good to have all the options. By the way, what is 1.5 taps?? These earphones will be great for traveling as I know they will not fall out. After using these for 2 weeks now, I have not yet had to recharge them - the case holds a lot of charge. I do find it hard to find the right number of taps for the pause button as needed when you talk to people. Volume is the lower part of the controls and responds fast. Update to 1 month later: while these were the best I have ever bought, the right ear piece suddenly stopped charging and so they are useless now. A waste of money for only one month use. Very disappointed.