I feel like I'm an earphone expert. I've had at least 15 different pairs because my 2 teenage boys always lose theirs and then "borrow" mine and I end up buying myself another pair. I'd read the reviews on Amazon and they seemed to have good reviews. I tried them out as soon as they came in and was blown away at the sound. My boys fought over them but I claimed them as Moms Do Not Touch Earphones. I would reccomend to anyone looking for headphones that have amazing sound for a good price.