I got these ear buds for my boyfriend but he can't pry them out of my cold dead hands! Thes buds are awesome for activities like snowboarding and working out. The sound on these bad boys is amazing. When you put these buds in, you can't hear anything NOT coming from the speakers. All skullcandy buds come with their own carrying case. They are super stylish (you can choose from several different color combos). I LOVE these and recommend them 100%.