I picked up a pair of these and i must say skullcandy seriously improved there headphone this year. So many good features. Start out with the cord is no longer rubber it is like nylon rope i figure there is rubber under it so it wont tangle as easy or get snagged. There is also an iPhone mic a mute switch and they no longer have the top piece with the separate pieces so that it is not near as easy to break. And the top piece has a rubber layer so it wont slide around. Sound quality is great for the price too. I definitely recommend these to anyone.