Okay, to be totally honest the color of these drew me in. I had toyed around with the idea of buying a pair of these several times, but the price was a little out of my comfort zone. I was also kind of nervous about the quality and that the hype surrounding these was just about the brand and because "everyone" had them. I eventually bit the bullet and picked these up, and I've gotta say they impressed me. They were a lot better quality than I was expecting, and do a good job of muting the sound around you. I noticed that they aren't quite as good as my old Bose ones were, however I can overlook that because these are so damn cute. I never thought I would be one of those people who sacrificed quality for style, but here I am toting around neon headphones. Overall, I'm really happy with them.