I wasn't sure if I would like the Crushers at first, because I don't listen to a lot of music that is bass heavy. But, the Crushers dominate in a lot of other ways. While these are not noise cancelling, they block out noise very well. In fact, much better than some of the higher priced Skullcandy headphones. I've also been using these headphones to watch movies, play video games, etc. The Crushers definitely make watching a movie a much better experience, because the sound is intensified, much like in a theater. Last, I have found these headphones to be great for listening to any kind of music. I love the dial on the ear that allows you to crank up the bass when you want it. For $99, the Crusher beats out a lot of higher priced headphones I have tried.