Pulled these off Whiskey the other day because I'd heard Skull Candy stuff was so good and they were like $12 or something. They look awesome and they fit really well but comparing with the standard iPod ones I was looking to upgrade, they don't sound better. In fact, low tones and high tones both sound better with the standard Apple ones. These aren't terrible, if you're looking for a good pair of headphones. These look good and sound good, but don't expect anything special.