These ear pads are no better than the $10 pads available on Amazon. I expected that paying a premium compared to the lower-end versions would be reflected in quality. Unfortunately, that's not the case. The pads are very thin and form poor noise isolation. Don't be fooled by the reference in the description to AHG. That's simply a link to the AHG installation video and these ear pads are not AHGs. I would recommend ordering directly from the BOSE website. On the plus side, delivery and service were good.