I purchased the Sony ZX300 headphones for use in the home and at college. The headphones look amazing, are light and have been rugged enough to survive being thrown around whilst inside my bag. They are comfortable both on my head and around my neck-one can easily listen to them for hours without feeling any discomfort. The sound quality is better than the Skullcandy Hesh SCS6HEBZ-FB Headphones I also own. The bass is clear: it doesn't sound cheap or distorted, even at loud volumes. I cannot believe they only cost 16.99-for this price they were an incredible purchase. Excellent headphones, could easily retail around the 50 pound mark as they sound that good!