I LOVE these headphones. Ear buds are extremely irritating, so when I was gifted these, I was super excited. They take a little effort to put together, but they fit my head perfectly, without pinching or pressure. The sound is great, so clear! About halfway down the wire, there's a little switch type thing, and it pauses and unpauses whatever you're listening to- which is a neat little feature. You can take the speakers off the headband, and use them like external speakers to play in open space- which is also really great, especially since my iPod radio crapped out years ago.