I tested several on-ear headphones from Beats, B&W P3/P5, Bose - before opting for these V-Modas on the basis of reviews that I read online from both users and audio pro reviewers. Bit of a risk purchasing without a test myself, but the reviews were very positive and, I'm glad to say, entirely valid.
These V-Moda headphones deliver outstanding audio quality across a diverse range of music - connected either to my iPod Touch or iPad. I am delighted with them. Far better than the Beats phones, which I found too bass heavy. I also prefer the sound quality to the B&W and Bose offerings. They are still far from cheap (I paid £115) but the quality/value is superb compared to the more expensive offerings from B&W and Bose. The build quality is also superb, these will not be damaged easily.
For those who care about such things (I don't), they look good too.