My old headphones finally gave out a few months ago, and the only replacement set I had at the time only had a 2.5' cord. Since I use my headphones to cut down on the noise coming from my games and computer so everyone else in my house can sleep I wanted a cord that would allow me to move away from my tv/monitor and have good quality audio for the games. So far these headphones have been great, I can go all the way to the other side of my room with them still plugged in, and the sound is very good. The only downside is that with a cord this long if I were to plug them into my Zune and decide to get something from the kitchen I would probably get my feet tangled in the cord or caught on something. Overall a great set for anyone who wants over the ear style headphones but doesn't need noise canceling or want to pay $100 or more.