Pros: Good sound, good mic, rubber tips don't fall off
Cons: Useless plastic Bose logo along the chord, weird side analog connector, no noise canceling
Bose has been a public commercialized product just like the Beats by Dr. Dre. They have been used by some friends of mine so i decided to give them a try but i didn't end up buying the normal ones, i bought the one with a mic to use with my PSP and iPod because at the time iPods and PSP didn't have mics and i wanted my portable devices to have one. After trying them for a while i stopped having to buy the skull candies because the Bose headphones don't break as easily if you take care of them and also sound better than the average 20 dollars earphones. These are a bit pricey at around 100 if i remember right when i bought them, but pretty great sounding audio. What can be a bummer to some is that it doesn't block any outside environment noises unless i put on some jack hammer ear muffs which make me look goofy but other than that i personally don't mind it much. Im somewhat of an audiophile because i seek out the best audio but at this time i haven't been able to try other headphones besides my UR-40's from Koss which sound pretty close to the Bose in-ears only they have more bass than them, i wish to try out the porta pros to see if the audio is better than Bose's mobile earphones. I personally think they are great but really not good for a budget, i bought them only because I had birthday money lying around and wanted to give them a try and have had them for a while.