When I received these in my Birchbox I thought they must be too good to be true, there's no way they can be stylish and functional. But was I wrong! Not only do they offer excellent music quality, they also do a great job of blocking out ambient noise. I have worn them on cross-country flights and the peace they can offer in a busy airport is invaluable. These earbuds are truly the total package and well worth whatever the price might be.