I've had converse before so knew I liked them, they look good (especially being white) and are comfy - although do need a couple of wears like most shoes before they mould to your feet. Obviously being white they show the dirt quickly but they still look good.
Was looking for some good quality noise cancelling headphones with the volume control and that is exactly what I got with these. I've had them a year and they are still going strong, even after being left out in the rain in their little pouch! Would definitely reccommend them.