Excerpt: I settled on these around ear headphones. Sound quality is good, however you definitely will hear the right left speaker differences. Fits my head without fall backwards. Comfortable. Long cord is a benefit. For the money, this headset sounded better than the more expensive model and way better then the competitors in this price range. NO BATTERIES or CHARGING REQUIRED. These are not home speakers - so as a headset for general music listeners, iPod use - sound is good.