I bought a pair of these over 3.5 years ago and use them many hours most days and they are still going strong. For the money, the quality is great. Sure, after a while the leather ear cups start to crack due to oil from skin I guess but sorted with replacement cups. I'm constantly recommending them to people but they seemed to be out of stock for ages but there's more in now. They have been cheaper by a couple of pounds but even at this price they crap all over Beats and give some of the lower-high end stuff a run for their money imo. And yes, I have tried and own more expensive ones too. Ideal Christmas gift for pretty much anyone into music really.