This is the first pair of bone conduction headphones I've owned. My daughter Arleenah has recommended this type of headphone for me for a while. My entire family spends a great deal of time with headphones on. For me, the earplugs are just inconvenient and become uncomfortable over time. For my daughters, the shape of their ear canal makes finding both comfortable, earplugs that fit, and that stay in a challenge. Since, Mairdi headphones are Bone Conduction Headphones, they're used without entering the ear canal. They have exceptional sound quality. They don't obstruct my hearing on a low setting. This eliminates the inconvenience of pulling earplugs in and out. I love that they stay in place. They also hang around my neck like a necklace when not in use and haven't fallen off. I had no trouble pairing it with my phone. It has a long life on a single charge. It's an impressive piece of equipment.