These earbuds look really cool, feel pretty sturdy, and the various sizes of earpieces are great for people like me with small ears. I like the feel of the cord--kind of slinky and metalic. I'm not super picky about sound quality, but they are significantly better than the cheap ones I had before. They're perfect for on the bus or even walking around. They're not good for exercising however. The wooden part is bulky, so they don't stay put super well when jogging, and the cord really transmits vibrations--so when it bounces and hits my clothes, earrings, chin, etc, the sound of the bounce is transmitted right into my ear.