For the price, I wasn't expecting much, but never liked ear buds, (uncomfortable), so after some searching I found these over-the-ear headphones. To my surprise, they deliver a rich tone to music & are quite comfortable. In addition, they're well-made & the cord isn't that rubberized plastic but weaved cloth. It even has a plastic plug-in cap protector. It's really a nice set. I've just begun to use them for listening to music from my smart phone & tested an audio app where the sound was, (again), rich & full.