Excerpt: Like I said in the title, these Bose in-ear headphones provide excellent sound. However, this excellent sound does come with a price. I originally used the headphones that came with my Apple iPod, and I was reasonably satisfied with these. But then I received these Bose In-ear Headphones as a gift. I was a bit skeptical, believing that headphones were just headphones, and I wouldn't be able to hear a difference. Boy was I wrong. These headphones are fantastic.