Well, I don't own these, but I tested them out an the board shop and I must say, being a Nixon fanatic, they could have done a bit better, and priced them a bit less. They are not "mushy" really at all, the leather is pretty tough, so they aren't the most comfy, but the sound is pretty good. Not "insane" Maybe 4 out of 5. The coolest thing is the volume switch on the right ear. Amazing idea. Anyway, might want to try them first.
I have worn the Skull Candy's for a while now, but Nixon has finally come to the rescue. I went to try them out at the board shop in town and they Rock hard! They feel way durable and are super soft in your ears. I get bad headaches, but I think these babies are going to change all that. Great sound, cool little case. I didn't try the 10mm's, but the 8's were so loud. The wire is cloth with is so cool because it won't get tangled as much. Great buy for $40.