Fab quality. I compared them to existing Audio Technica ATH-M50 that we have (they are studio quality) but which are only used for music ipods, laptop, & TV listening. I can find no discernible difference in quality. Indeed the JVC HA RX500E sound a little sharper to my ears. We paid around £80 for the ATH M50's in 2011. The JVC's cost me a tenner. Need I say more?