Purchased these Sony Headphones to replace a set of faulty Thompson Headphones. With all the great reviews I was expecting a marked improvement, but I was wrong. The Sony headphones are very uncomfortable compared to the Thompson brand, the extra strap above the head is just awful and makes the wearing of the headphones uncomfortable, the earpieces are very closed and give a claustrophobic effect, not very nice. The only plus side was that the audio base seemed excellent, but because I found them so uncomfortable I would not recommend them. I reverted back to the Thompson brand which are much more comfortable and offer better value.