So i tested these out at a local board shop today and loved them so much walked out with a pair. What they don't tell you on the Nixon website is that they teamed up with Sony to create their audio line. These are the best headphones that i have ever owned. The mic has a button that you can press to answer calls and change the song (iphone) forward and back. The silicone earbuds seal off the ear canal really well to block out any background noise and are really comfortable too. I am way more impressed with my Nixon headphones than the Scull Candy's or Wesc headphones that i have recently purchased. Trust me, you can't go wrong here.