I use these when out and about filming and they are so good for monitoring sound I've used them so much I've worn the sponge out. I'm so happy I can still buy them cos I brought mine years ago and I don't even want to consider an alternative.
The cable is a bit long for ipod use, but they are not really for that, they are monitoring headphones. For my use they are fantastic, and highly recommended.
I give them only 4 stars because of the cable length.