After losing one channel on 3 different pairs of LG Tone earbuds, I decided to switch brands. I listened to several, but they all either didn't have enough volume, had horrible sound quality, or the rubber ear pieces were uncomfortable (odd shaped). I happened to see that these were on sale, so I bought a pair. Being a bass player, I want good sound. I realize that these aren't reference series studio monitors (I have a separate pair of those). These are for everything else that I do, whether it's on the job site, at the gym, working in the yard or whatever. I was amazed by the sound! Nice, rich bass and clear mids and highs! The controls are really straight forward, and the downloadable app makes customization super easy. I've seen reviews where people were bothered that they hang in front of you. That doesn't bother me, because every pair of other brands I've owned that were supposed to keep the buds out of the way never worked right, and they ended up dangling in front of me anyway. The chords are also much heavier duty than a lot of other brands. I would have still rated these 5 stars if they weren't on sale. The fact that they rang up $48 makes them that much better! I have tried just about every brand of -$100 wireless earbuds out there, and these smoke them all!