Summary: I brought these headphones because they were flexible and wireless. Also I can use them for Skype with out having a boom mic in front of my face. Not sure why they change the new model, this one is perfect the only thing I would change is the wire between the buds could be thicker.. luckily I can upgrade that part. The sound is great for a bluetooth ear bud set and able to workout without pausing to adjust wires from my Ipod or Blackberry. Great product.