My headphones are amazing...they cancel out noise and are a great way for me to sorta escape. Whenever i recommend music to somebody, the first thing i ask is 'Do you have a pair of headphones?' I ask this question because when i suggest a certain piece of music, i want it to be listened to and not heard. Headphones are great because they allow you to focus on nothing else but the music coming out of them. Listening to music on speakers is cool, but in my opinion, too much outside environment gets in the way of the tune. I'm pretty serious about the way i perceive music, so when i really wanna indulge, i gotta grab my headphones. And for those wondering 'Is it really THAT serious?' Yea man, its THAT serious.