These babies are well worth the cost. I bought them on a whim because I liked the style but was totally blown away by the sound quality. I believe they are rebranded panasonic RP-HTX7, which have been acclaimed for years. I disagree with some of the other reviewers, I never found bass to be lacking and I listen to a fair bit of hip-hop. I had to go up to a $200 pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50s before finding cans that were noticeably better than these. Definitely recommended for the cost, or for a relatively cheap pair of over-ears that you can travel with (they're super lightweight).