Bought these on "Prime Day" for $40. Very much what you would expect: definitely designed to a price, so double cord (one from each earpiece), no volume control, cheapish plastic construction. However, they do fold flat, are comfortable for about the first two hours of wear, and do a reasonable job at filtering out the ambient noise. Not something I would wear under the controlled circumstances of being at home, but they are a permanent part of my "on the road" kit now. I doubt they will last much more than another two years, but I expect noise cancellation to come down rapidly in price over that time, so they are also a strategic purchase.