I bought these headphones because they were the rave for the good bass in them, and they supposed to cancel noise fairly well. They work perfect for around the house, daily activities, playing drums(what I do), at the computer, or whatever. They have an amazing sound and work good as speakers as well if you turn the volume up and sit them on your shoulders. The only negative thing which just applies to this style headphones(not this particular product) is that it becomes uncomfortable, and slightly painful after extended use of 5 or 6 hours. I'd recommend these to everyone for their superior quality, and AMAZING sound. Keep coming out with great products. The only thing I would ask for more, is a case!