I've gone through so many pairs of headphones looking for ones that block out the world of noise and let me hear that symbol and high hat with a supped up tempo. They work perfect for snowboarding because they hold in your ear even through a crash, and they're loud enough to block out working with a jackhammer all day at work. And the best part is their lifetime warranty. They started going out and they were replaced for free. I'll never use anything but Skullcandy.