I've listened to every beats ear phones out there. Buds and over ear. I have never been impressed with any of them aside from the studio version which are huge ear muffs. I love the sound but they are way to big for every day use. All the other buds and head sets are pretty much run of the mill over priced head sets. I recently tried out a pair of the mixers and they are truly the shit! They sound better than any other pair I've listened to. I'm really picky about my sound and nothing out there has really impressed me. Finally beats by Dre has represented. Up until now Dre has had his name on over priced garbage. This head set has made up for all the other sub par sets. This head set comes with a heavy price tag but if you want quality sound their worth it.