I bought these headphones to replace a different brand that my wife put through the wash and ruined. So I did have some basis for comparison. The speakers in these headphones are quite thick compared to the ones that I was using previously, which is really annoying as I find them very uncomfortable for sleeping. Also, I don't care for the eye covering. I thought it would be a good idea, but didn't realize that its actually pretty inconvenient for day to day use. The sound level is very low which definitely suits night time use. Pros: Cool and comfortable material Easy volume adjustment from the headphones No lights blinking at night Very quiet unless speakers are right against ears. No sound leakage. Cons: Speakers relatively thick and uncomfortable Raising the mask (to see your phone, for example) means you can't hear anything any more.