A couple of years ago my 15 year old son saved up his own money to buy a pair of Beats. My husband and I both agreed we were not going to spend that kind of money on headphones! Since then, I have actually borrowed his headphones a few times, and let me tell you… I am truly amazed at the sound quality! Any music enthusiast on your Christmas list would love these! They offer superior sound quality and noise canceling. The downside is your kid will have one more excuse for not hearing you calling him to take the garbage out!