I'm no headphone expert; i've owned a set of Apple in-ear ear buds, the Apple standard ear buds, a pair of WEsC Bongo's and some other pair I forget... These are by far the sickest sounding and looking headphones i've purchased. I have only had them for 3 days though so if they break anytime soon or they dont hold up when i go riding then I will update. I got these specifically for snowboarding but so far so good!!
I Would highly recommend them. The bass is deep and the noise cancellation is outstanding. Overall great quality.