I subscribed when these were being offered as a gift with purchase and thought why not? I was really skeptical about these, especially as a "free gift" (we all know free gifts are usually not so great quality) but WOW. I was immediately impressed by the packaging and design. There are 3 different ear piece covers included, a drawstring pouch, not to mention a beautiful design and look. Rich wood and I was really pleasantly surprised that the cord is heavy woven and not cheap, thin plastic that gets twisted and tangled easily. The quality is evident just holding them in your hand. So I thought no way they're going to sound good. Surprised again. Deep, rich, warm sound, not expected with ear buds. Actually hoping I can get them again to gift to my gf because I cannot part with these! Thanks, Birchbox!