Now when you hear the name Bose you think of a brand that offers the best products in sound you could buy. These headphones would have definetely be on top if it wasn't for the extremely build quality. You could say that I am a huge music fan and I go through about three pairs of head phones a year. I currently own all of the bose headphones including the quite 3 and i have to say that the triport beats all of them in quality of sound, comfort, and price. Then they had to go and screw it up and make the headphones feel like cheapo plastic and make it as deliquite as a baby. I haven't had them for more than three months and already one of the ear muffs are not working. This really broke my heart because i had finally found a pair of headphones that I could wear literally for hours with one of the best quality headphones with 40mm drivers for a powerful punch. These headphones would have definetely gotten a five in my book but because of the headaches it has cost me it gets a four or lower depending if Bose will back up their year warranty and replace them. I will be very upset if they dont or ontop of that they break again!