As an avid music lover, I first began to look for a high quality set of head phones when I grew tired of the poor quality and discomfort of the cheap, generic in-ear head phones I had been using when I needed to keep quiet. Drawn by the overwhelmingly good reputation of the company, I bought the Bose Around-Ear Headphones looking for a better sounding solution to my head phone problems. I first chose to look at Bose's line of non-Noise Cancelling head phones because I was not willing to spend hundreds of dollars for the few times of the day when I couldn't listen through proper speakers. Next, I chose the around-ear model because that type had proven most comfortable in the past. In both cases, I was not disappointed. Delivering clear sound and a surprisingly strong bass, the headphones were comfortable enough that I sometimes continued to wear them even when I could listen to my speakers. An above average length cord helped reduce the feeling of being tied down, and a cord extention was included as well.
Overall, though I originally only bought the Bose Around-Ear Headphones as a temporary solution for listening to music in the later hours, I found myself using them all the time.