I am always looking for a way to talk on my blackberry (work) so that I can hear and speak clearly. Ear buds bug and I've never found a great pair, so I thought I'd try these over the ear. They're very comfortable. Most people say they can hear me just fine, although I've had a few have trouble. Not sure it's the headphones. I haven't tried them with music to see if they're great for that. I didn't care about the appearance, but I jumped on these as a flash deal, then the next day a cuter pair came up.