The cord is wrapped in fabric, so it doesn't tangle up in your gym bag, which is a big plus to me! The headphones are comfortable and don't move around during your workout or commute. They are very well made so I anticipate that these headphones will last a long time! I love that they are gold-plated so they don't look like your average headphones. I've been asked several times where I found them!
The set comes with three ear gels in small, medium and large, as well as a carrying case. The jack is gold plated too and is corrosion resistant. The set comes with an in-line microphone that can play or stop music or answer or hangup phone calls easy peasy!
You can find them for the audiophobe on your list on Amazon for $39.99. In my opinion they are worth every penny!