I've always been a fan of Bose products, and these headphones did not disappoint me. They have memory foam cushions that rest comfortably on the ear, and at least for me, they don't cause pain or discomfort after extended use. They have a detachable cable with built-in microphone and volume control, a sturdy carrying case, and fold flat for easy storage. The sound quality is excellent, and I've been told my voice comes through clearly during phone calls. A few things to keep in mind: These are on-ear headphones, so they do a pretty good job of isolating noise. While this is great for traveling on noisy public transport, these aren't headphones I'd advise wearing if you want to keep track of the world around you. Also, the mic works great with my iPhone, but if you have a computer with a combined headphone/microphone jack like I do, the sound quality from the mic isn't the greatest. Overall, this is a great little headset and I use it every day.