It always hurts the first time you put it on, but after a while, you get used to it and you like them more and more. They lasted through thick and thin with me all throughout college and I liked how they fit behind my head so they're not overly conspicuous. I still have them now! I like to use these headphones to listen to music. The sound quality is great. Sometimes I forget that I have these on and I move away from my laptop and the cord yanks out, so make sure you don't do that. The sleek design is not prone to break. That might be a concern for many people, but if you're putting it on the wrong way, you can feel the discomfort so you will always adjust it.