Bought these as a Christmas present for my daughter. I already bought some JVC 360 for myself and son, and so I thought I'd try something different for her. Now I want to swap! The pads give a better and more enclosed contact with the ear and this helps the sound quality which has an excellent but not over-powering bass. The mids and highs are very good, not the best you are going to buy but for this price bracket it's hard to beat at least compared to the very good JVCs! Overall excellent quality and very comfortable to wear and the price / quality ratio is excellent. For context, I bought my first pair of headphones more than 30 years ago and have used many in that time.