...are actually, really, surprisingly good. Now, let me preface this by saying I've been a working musician and recording guy for 20+ years and I have been through a lot of headphones in my day. Most recently I've bought a bunch of $100ish phones ranging from the really great (grado sr-80, shure earbuds) and the really bad (the mid-line Beats, which I didn't even get out of the best buy parking lot with. Returned within 5 minutes). I recently bought a set of klipsch s4 buds because the shures were getting a wonky cable. Cnet gave them a great review, called them the best of the pack by a long shot. My experience was not the same. They sound very congested to me. Too much low mid. Muddies up everything else. I was willing to give them a few weeks to break in (you should always break in headphones unless they're just god awful out of the box (see: Beats), but when picked up the Captivate, I was pleasantly surprised by these phones. The buds don't fit great, but they sound better than the Klipsch. Really. YMMV, but I'm psyched that i can now return the s4s and have a good pair of commuting and exercise buds. I'm listening to them right now and am still amazed. These are worlds beyond ive ever pulled out of a box. Give 'em a try.