Summary: I believe this set of earbuds provides an extra level of clarity that allowed me to hear the emotion suddenly enter a person's voice, something that had eluded me in the past. I'm also glad for the longer cord. The earbuds themselves are angled oddly, but that may help the clarity. I think I may need to add the larger rubber earbuds, as sometimes it feels that they're going to fall out. But I cannot figure out how to get the replacements on. There seems to be a system.