I love my Uptown's! They are supremely comfortable, and sound amazing. The only headphones I can say sound better, are the AKG K550's. But those are $300. So, go with the Uptown's. I don't have a problem with the In-line volume thing, I just wish the button was easier to press. Durability seems great, high quality materials used. Me and my friend did a leak test in a silent room, they barely leak AT ALL. They are probably the least leaky headphones ever.