For $14, I wasn't expecting anything earth shattering, but I was pleasantly surprised. In spite of not being equipped with noise cancellation or fully covering my ears, the sound was rich and decently balanced. The volume was loud enough to counteract a noisy bus. Great for watching movies on long treks.
Though I initially bought these for travel, I use them often and they have a regular spot in my bag.
I travel a considerable amount and am always on the lookout for headphones that are noise cancelling and not expensive.
These headphones are the perfect meeting of my two needs.