I purchased these based on the positive reviews from others on WhatHiFi. The sound is something else and can indeed hear things which other earphones do not pick up on. Very good build which puts my easily broken Beats by Dre to absolute shame! I have to tweak the settings for a tad more bass however, these are a fabulous purchase for the price. I normally purchase various Sennheiser's (I sent the CX215's back, which were terrible) but these were definitely worth it. They came with a small pouch and a pack of fittings in various sizes.