I have been through 8 pairs of headphones in the last 4 years. Then I decided to pony up and pay the extra money for a well-known name brand set. I was skeptical because I have tried these before and the sound is not much different. However, I am a little rough with headphones which explains why I have went through so many. I have bought this set almost 12 months ago and they are still pumping out the bass and tunes in reliable fashion. These Monster headphones are as durable as they come and the sound and quality is second to none after extensive use. Pony up and buy this pair if you are rough on headphones and want a decent set to last a long time. Sound Quality These headphones have the proper balance between bass and treble! Performance They are reliable and perform without question each and every time used. Battery Life It's tough to find a battery level that makes everyone happy, but these are fine and provide almost what is stated on the box. Durability I am rough on headphones and this pair has held up against my minor throwing around on a daily basis for the last 12 months. Ease of Use Just plug them in, let them charge, and put on your head and the buttons are easy enough to navigate for the user. Design Design is not too bulky and the overall weight is perfect for the user.