For the money paid these are great, the build is sturdy, the cable is long, the volume controle is handy and the sound is fine. I am not an expert in headphones and i don't own a high end pair to compare with but for work and watching TV when keeping the sound down these do the job.
Really quiet disappointed with these. The good points are the design, which seems quiet solid and sturdy, and the super long cable (if that's something you want). They are also very comfortable. But the sound quality is really poor - muddy and distant midrange, anaemic bass and a total absence of sound stage. I know monitoring headphones are supposed to have a flat response but they should at least reveal some detail and these are the opposite of that - things are buried and indistinct. And they don't really shut out external noise that well. Oh well, you can't expect much more for not much more than a tenner I suppose, hence three stars instead of two.