This is my first pair of high end headphones, previously I never bought headphones over 50$. I made a lot of research online (reading multiple reviews). Since I mostly listen to rock, punk and heavy metal, I wanted a set that would be able to perform not only in bass, but in mids and high notes also... This set was one of the four I had on my list and when a good price came up for this set, I bought it without second thought. Let me just say that I cannot go back to my old set, even when mowing the lawn!!