Good for sitting around
To be honest, I only use these with my computer at work. In that capacity, they work pretty well: snug, comfortable, lasting fit, good sound, etc. However, the in-line volume switch (soft/loud) is a little temperamental; even with the dual volume settings on the PC (system and music app), it seems hard to get it just right sometimes. I can only imagine how it might be with an iPod or whatever. In short, I'd definitely recommend these for laid-back use.