We all love music in my family, but it is all different kinds. My eldest daughter loves those boy bands, and my husband really would rather not listen to that stuff. So he will ask her to wear her ear buds. I know that ear buds can vary greatly in quality and price. My husband tell me that if he use the ones that the airlines give him, he can feel them in there for a day or two after he gets off the plane. He would prefer good a selection of the quality earbuds at Guitar Center. Comfort and performance are important to us. Nobody wants their music distorted. Of course my husband thinks that boy band music is distorted.