When you open the package these phones look awesome. The build quality is good, they are VERY comfortable to wear and most importantly the cable is detachable and tangle free, so I would hope when it gets damaged (as they tend to) this is all you need to replace (I would hope that replacement cables are easy to source). The big disappoint comes when you listen to your music, on a positive note the bass is awesome, never heard better although my skullcandy skullcrushers with sub woofer were awesome, the bass here is very good also. But the let down is that it is too good and everything else just sounds muffled. Maybe Okay if you are a rave music fanatic, but being a metal man i did not find the sound quality to be very good overall. BIG shame as these headphones score highly on everything else. Four stars if all you listen to is drum and bass i guess.