These are the best wireless headphones I have ever owned. I tried out the Beats which were $20 cheaper but the sound not as good so I bought these today. It's not a big difference in sound quality. It's almost the same but the Parrot Zik handled the heavy bass better IMO. I will say that I LOVE the beats app. I honestly think Apple should buy Parrot Zik. They use touch on the headphones and they sound amazing!!! They also work if you plug them in. The Beats cost $379 and the Parrot Zik cost $399. They fit the Apple brand in terms of hardware quality and performance IMO. Beats has a great App and marketing prowess.