Summary: I bought these on a whim at a local audio supplier and after plugging them into my portable minidisc player I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Details in the music that had been buried by the murky top end and mid section of other headphones were jumping out, placement in the soundstage was more pronounced than with anything else I owned and the bass wasn't that artificially "throbbing" bass you often get with most budget headphones these days.
Summary: These are by far the worst headphones I have ever purchased. They do not fit a large head at all, and the top headband is too tight even for an average size head. In attempting to stretch the top headband to fit my head, the plastic snapped. This didn't matter, since they were headed to the garbage anyway in a few moments. And the sound was not good either (not nearly as good as the Maxell MP-1000).
Summary: these head phones are confortable and hold up well. my wife and i are over-the-road truckers and listen to xm radio and books on tape for many hours every day. the maxell hp2000 studio series headphones hold up better than any other low cost headphones we have found.
Summary: I experienced the exact same problems as the previous reviewer--the headband piece snapped after a couple of months, and for whatever reason, there were sound problems in the right headphone, I had to adjust the cord a certain way to hear from it better.
Summary: I was in the market for a cheap pair of headphones to use in the office, and was not expecting the crispest quality from these headphones. However, I did expect the item to last a little longer than 6 months... Within the first two months the cheap adjustable fitting band broke off, and now the cable connections are already starting to break down so I get intermittent sound in the right earpiece.
These headphones were not subject to any extraorinarily harsh use either.
Summary: The best pair of headphones period. I havent seen any pair of headphones at this price and digital high quality sound. It's amazing how many people have never heard of these headphones. I hope that you buy these head phones with a smile on your face.