I've been looking for a long time for earphones like these. They remain true to the original design principles of the iPod and Jonathan Ive.
Less is more.
What do you need in headphones? Do you need ridiculous huge earmuffs. Yes they block out sound, but do you need that for the commute? Would you rather hear some of what transpires outside of your head, or be hit by a bus? Admittedly the BEATs headphones would probably win in a headphone vs bus crash but still.
So what do the NOCS offer then?
Fab sound. Sublime minimalistic design and a good price.