Excerpt: These headphones were recommended by my girfriend who wears a hearing aid and therefore can't use earbuds. I personally dislike earbuds and wanted something over the head that wasn't too bulky. The sound is absolutely amazing. It also has a boost feature along with noise cancelling. It really blocks out other sounds especially when you are travelling on the train/subway.
Summary: i use these on my 1/2 hr long walk to and from work every day in the city. they're comfy and great sounding. but i can still hear traffic, which is nice (and safe!). i also use them at home, to talk on the phone (i use them w my iphone) while cooking/cleaning. the mic seems to pick up me, but not my activity. iphone note: originally i had an iphone 3, and the inline volume controls didn't work with it. the call switch/music pause and fast forward button did, though.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Good Sound, Good Volume Control, Great mic position, Lightweight, Small inline controls, Style-y