I hate headphones that cover the ear. I hate them with a passion, but I still want something that will not keep leaping out of my ears with every step I take, or every time I move my jaws.
And that's where this ugly set of phones, made by Sony, comes in. As you can see, you have a little loop around the bud itself and this can be looped around the ear.
This ensures that the headphone, once in place, stays put. No other set, not even the famed Bluetooth buds, can do this.
They proved to be exactly what I wanted: ugly, but practical.
It could be that my ears are a funny shape. I wouldn't rule that out altogether.
But whatever the reason, I like these headphones and only hope that when they break, I can locate another similar set.