I got these headphones because I like to listen to music when i snowboard and the ones that i had previously broke when i got hit by a skier. i was a little skeptical at first that these were going to be any stronger, but i got them anyway and i love them. they work really well, i wish the bass was better but whatever, people are saying that they hurt your ears but i don't get it. i wear them for hours and they don't hurt. maybe there heads are just to wide or something.