I liked the look as soon as I opened them, but then I used them. The sound was good (kudos), but I never had an "Apple branded set of these bad boys fall apart like these did (the receiver broke in two pieces), it was cool to see the components, but a little discomfiting. I had them for about a week and then I get the cord caught in a door handle. What had always happened with my Apple supplied set was that the ear phones were yanked from my ears, and I muttered an ill considered profanity and if needed wiped them off with Purell(TM) and went about my business. With these the ear buds stayed in my ears, but the wire was yanked out of both of them. I gave them a decent burial. So overall, Ehhh. They could suck more. The replacement set I got from another vendor has a non-functional mike. Your mileage may vary.
Peace and good things,,