These buds have good sound quality, but the metal cord is ridiculous- it picks up feedback off everything it rubs against. I'm really surprised more people aren't posting this, unless they have the fabric cord. Just really poor engineering.
This board is sick- perfect flex for hitting everything in the park. Soft enough to press really easilly, but still keeps you together on jumps. I'm 6'0'', 160 pounds and the 154 works great. Cant go wrong with this board.