Ok, I'm going to be honest. I bought these because they were not expensive and my kids needed a headset to let them hear their computer games without blasting the living room. I wasn't expecting much, just the ability to hear the sounds. However, I was very amazed to find that the sound was very clear, the bass strong and the headset was actually COMFORTABLE to wear, even though they are not the expensive set. Now, it is true these are NOT top of the line. They do not do any noise cancelling, however, they produce a very clear sound for music and speech from the computer, which is exactly what I wanted.