Initially, I thought these were a good buy -- noise canceling headphones for under 20 bucks. After I had them for a week, the wires coming from the headphone jack connector started fraying inside the rubber casing. Having only one side of the headphones work just isn't cool, so I took em back to the store I bought them from. They gave me a new set for free, so I figured I was in the clear.
A few weeks later, same problem. For a while, I jerry-rigged a duct tape splint, and taped the wire to my ipod so it wouldn't move. Eventually, that didn't even work, and then the other headphone quit working about a month later. Since when did reliability indicate a manufacturer's willingness to replace a shitty product indefinitely rather than just make a good one in the first place?
I almost guarantee they will fail some time within your first year of owning them. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. Do yourself a favor and get something else (like Creative Labs EP-630s, they're everything these aren't). Something that ISN'T made by money-grubbing, product-placement, "cool factor" skull candy.