I was a bit unsure about getting these, but, as you've guessed, it paid off. I listen to mostly rock/alternative/indie, and these are perfect, just play about with settings to get the bass right.
At first (these being my first in-ear phones) if felt a bit weird, but once I got the right ear canal size (3 to chose from) it felt like nothing was in my ears - bliss.
This being my second pair (after accident broke last pair, there was no competition) I've noticed that the wire has been made thicker, and overall, it just looks more durable. I don't know if this is because its from a different batch, or if it's because they changed the manufacturing process, but it feels more secure.