Some quick thoughts… I got these last week and tried them on and was immediately repulsed by the way they clamped and pushed on my ears. I didn't think the sound was all that great at first but I didn't want to keep them on for more than a few minutes. I took them off and didn't really feel like giving them another chance, but finally did last night. After listening to a few songs, I have to say the sound IS pretty good, but the clamp & force on my ears is still a big issue. I have to say, these are actually the most uncomfortable phones I think I have EVER worn. I know others have mentioned the clamp, but it seems like no-one else is as sensitive to the force of these as I am. The force also makes my ears very warm, which is a further annoyance, and the remote buttons REALLY suck - definitely the worst I've come across, and I'm not a fan of their aesthetic look… but despite those shortcomings, the sound is very good, especially for the price. I guess I will try to find a way to stretch them out and see if that makes them better.