Going from genuine BOSE ear cushions to these is a step-down. Having used my bose for so long I forgot how comfortable they were. Rather than going with a $5 version from eBay, I went with something I'd hoped was a little more premium, especially at the asking price. These are not bad if you are short for money, does the job well enough - but can start to feel uncomfortable if after long periods of usage. You can definitely buy cheaper knock offs in my personal opinion. If you have the extra $10, I would definitely recommend ordering directly from the BOSE website. Delivery and service were all great.