For the price these headphones aren't all that brilliant - depending on what you're looking for of course. They're too bass heavy for most types of music - if all you're wanting to do is listen to rap and dub step they're perfect but if you want to listen to other things like rock, you'll find that the bass overrides the other sounds a little - but not massively. It does mean that rhythm guitars and to a degree lead guitars are a little inaudible sometimes though. The sounds just blend too much at higher volumes so you lose some of the transparency. It does have to be said that the drivers are fairly impressive though! If you want more all around music where you can easily pick apart the polyphony, go with the Bose around ear or the AE range.