Look, for over the head earphones these work well. Blocks out most outside noise while keeping music inside. I would have to blast it loud for someone next to me to hear. But, 2 annoyances: 1) If you're looking for ANY sort of bass, don't get these, I repeat, stay away. You won't get it here. 2) It comes with a standard jack, attached to one of those big 1/4" jacks, which I did not know. The problem being that when you unplug the 1/4" jack, what remains is a cord of maybe one foot. I need to now buy an extender to make it work for me.