I suffer from degenerative deafness and now that watching the TV is proving impossible, because it has to be too loud for the rest of the family's comfort, I spend a lot of my leisure time watching DVD's on my laptop. I needed a new pair of headphones, which had a built in volume control and did not cost a fortune. I am absolutely delighted with these. They are good looking, comfortable to wear and best of all, give such good sound quality, that I do not have to have them turned up fully and I can also hear the dialogue without the subtitles, as well. All in all, I am thrilled that I chose these, because they do exactly what I need them to and in my opinion, are really excellent value for money.