I agree with Julian, I am hearing things in my songs that I have never heard before. It's a very strange experience, but interesting and it really get's you involved. I must SERIOUSLY warn you though, these have NO BASS. They are NOT for audiophiles. I knew this when I bought them, so I expected it. Heck, I even expected it to have a little bit of bass, but these are dead when it comes to bumping. Treble-lovers will enjoy these very much. Lots of volume, good stereo distribution. Extremely small cord, though, seriously about a foot and a half, so expect to have whatever you are hooking it into that close to you face! In yo' FACE! One more thing, they don't isolate very well, so at an average volume, the person sitting next to you will be able to sing along, no problem...no joke.