great sound, well worth it
I love skiing with music. For some reason I can't ski with ear buds in my ears. It seems to affect my balance. Having these however is great because i have music rockin' and i can still hear my skis on the snow and other things around me as well. I had the older version which were just the pads with speakers permanently in them. I think these ones are a big improvement. The integration is smoother, my old plugs would sometimes come out. Additionally the button to stop the music/hang up the phone is much less likely to accidentally get pushed than was the previous model. I'm using these with the Smith Maze helmet.