The JVC headphones work fine -- good noise cancelling, nicely portable, high or low frequency selection. Headphones are a highly personal preference. These are "on ear" which is not cited on the product description. I prefer the "around ear" style over the "on ear" or 'in ear" styles for best noise control and sound fidelity. I like the in ear style for extended wear. I find the on ear style to be a bit more prone to sweating and ear discomfort (pressure on ear) during the length of a movie..