Had these for five years now. Nothing to complain. Sound excellent to me. Haven't much tried others but liked more than Sennheiser 590. Good bottom, razor sharp highs. I have accidentally pulled the wire many times with my foot and they've landed ground a couple times. Nothing ever broke to my surprise. Other cheaper phones break easier. Very comfortable indeed. You can wear them whole day if you want to. Works with any music. I like them. A bit old already I guess but they have some newer models.