The main reason for buying this headset was the long play time. Although I don't use it 8 hours a day, I wanted the extra power. The sound quality is very good and the bass is excellent, comparable to some headsets costing much more. The neckband is quite comfortable, and I know I'm unlikely to lose them. The biggest advantage is no more tangled cables and not being tethered to my iPhone. I can leave the phone at my desk on charge while I walk around the office or home.