I finally decide to take the plunge and fork out for the X11i's. Having destroyed the packaging to get them out of the box I picked some tracks I knew well and pressed play. I was blown away! A great step from my previous headphones, everything was so clear and precise, there we new depths and instruments I'd never been able to hear before. Wonderful! I have previously owned headphones like the Sennheiser CX300i (good at the price very bassy), PFE 122 (the most expensive before now and lacking in umpfh), Sennheiser MM70i (good), and Marley Zions (very loud cable rub thanks to the fabric). Aside from the great sound the cable seems to be good and not tangle, and is longer than most. The fit isn't as comfortable as others have found it but the weight makes them nearly unnoticeable. Cable rub noise isn't bad and the small diameter makes for a reduced noise if walking on a windy day. The Medium size buds fit me. There is a large-ish carry pouch supplied which contains the large jack adapter and can hold it and the headphones but annoyingly perhaps not the little mounting tray the ear bud options come on so you can keep everything together. I am concerned about the normal jack being straight but I gave up trying to find a good 90 degree angle jack headphone. I hope the improvements to the build durability are substantial as I normally have the headphones plugged into my phone which is rammed into my front pocket. (If not the 2 year warranty may be getting tested). Hope you enjoy them too if you buy them!