Considering how little money I paid for my previous set of cordless headphones (just £10 in a sale), I was a little disappointed that the cheapest decent replacement currently available was two and a half times the price.
However that said, these are by far better made and considerably more comfortable. Sitting through a two hour film with the old pair would have crippled my ears, but these are so soft and sit around the ears, not on them, that long late night films are no longer a problem.
Another point worth noting is the rechargeable batteries that come in the box. They are the superior NI-MH variety as opposed to the poor capacity and ageing NiCad's that still seem to be supplied with so many rechargeable devises. This not only means they last longer, are more resilient to being 'topped up' but you can also replace them with larger capacity ones should the need arise.
As for the background hiss a previous reviewer experienced, I suspect they simply didn't take the time to set them up properly out of the box. As a rule with cordless headphones, you need to have high volume from the TV and low volume on the headphones. Follow this simple guideline and you shouldn't get much, if any background noise. I certainly don't.