these are awesome! I have been on my set since april 2012 with no wear or tear signs. I only use the memory foam cushions....they are AWESOME! they rock so much on airplanes, just stick them in and they work like ear plugs and block out all the noise from the plane and the screaming baby in the other row. The sound quality is amazing! You can change the songs by clicking 2 times and pause with one click. when using this as a hands free set and talking on your phone, the person on the other line would have no idea you are using them, the sound it so crisp without lots of background noise.