Have you purchased a piece of gear with relatively low expectations or not expecting much, only to have it impress you? I purchased Bose SoundSport bluetooth headphones because I often got tangled up with wired headphones while working out, and the idea of not being tethered to my iPhone while at work was appealing. I wasn't expecting much from them in the way of sound quality, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought they would have bloated, fart cannon bass, but they had adequate, inoffensive bass. The mids and the highs were acceptable, too. The battery life met the marketing fluff's numbers, and the case that also serves as a battery/charger is awesome. On the downside, they don't isolate much, so I've got to crank the volume on my iPhone to over 50% while I'm at the gym. Also, after wearing them for about 45 minutes, my ears start to feel irritated by the rubber ear inserts. Other than that, I really don't have any complaints. Oh, and if someone calls me while I'm wearing them, a simple push of the button seamlessly moves me from music to phone call. Ergonomics are top notch, IMO. As far as audiophile-ish stuff, I've never purchased something with low expectations. That would be crazy to drop serious $$ on something I didn't think I would like! I've also been lucky - I've been happy with all my purchases.