1. I wear them a lot when I am at work and trying to drown out the noise. I’ve used these earbuds for a number of conference calls 2. The sound is much better than my home stereo system. Clear and balanced. 3. The earbuds are so comfortable that I don't even notice that I have them on. they weren't making me crazy constantly trying to keep them from falling 4. I have not had them long enough to see how they will hold up but I expect it will be fine. 5. I don't want to carry heavy things with me but this one is small and easy to carry..