At the price, these headsets should be right up there with the ultimate. However, they have at least a couple of very irritating features, and other somewhat irritating features. The worst is that even just sitting at my desk I get the occasional dropout. This would not actually be too bad except that every dropout causes the headphone to beep loudly! How awful – the least they could do is try to make it as painless as possible. Also irritating is that the closed ear design touches my ears on the inside all around, and considerable hearing of the earlobes happens. Somewhat irritating is that the base station doesn't turn itself on when it is plugged in. This means that every time I plug my USB hub back into the laptop, I have to re-turn it on.