Well, I don't own these, but I tested them out an the board shop and I must say, being a Nixon fanatic, they could have done a bit better, and priced them a bit less. They are not "mushy" really at all, the leather is pretty tough, so they aren't the most comfy, but the sound is pretty good. Not "insane" Maybe 4 out of 5. The coolest thing is the volume switch on the right ear. Amazing idea. Anyway, might want to try them first.