i got them mainly for their looks, and relatively cheap price, but i've been pleasantly surprised with their comfort and sound. the silicone rubber is really soft and feels good. the cord seems a little thin, though, and while i'd worry about breaking it while snowboarding or something, it should be fine if you're just lounging. the sound also has some decent depth to it -- the only knock is that they fit a little loose. if you press the ear pieces snug against your ears (like when i wear a beanie over it or something) then the sound is improved. but for the price, you def can't go wrong with these.