I have spent much more money for much less quality than the ABLE PLANET SOUND CLARITY HD noise-canceling headphones I purchased just before Christmas. My wife and I spent Christmas week with our daughter and her THREE children, all of whom are under the age of four. The guest bedroom is just below the dining room where each and every stomp or scream could easily be heard. The grandkids got up at the crack of dawn and we just could not sleep. The solution? I put on these headphones and turned them on. Voila, no sound, some vibration, but no sound! When I connected my i-pod, I was able to listen to nice soothing music without any interruption whatsoever! I’m glad I didn’t spend all of that money on the brand that rhymes with THOSE.