I just bought these great headphones. The review on this site by Dale Thorn helped me make the decision. I can't post a reply to that thread. Maybe because I am a new user. Anyway in that review he wasn't sure about how/if the skip forward and skip back buttons worked. I can confirm that the single button for pausing a track also does skip forward (double click) and skip back (triple click). I love this feature of the headphones. The volume controls and microphone are also a great feature for headphones to go with my iPhone. The sound quality on these is very decent. Not as good as my Audio Technica ATH-M50X but still mighty fine and perfect for use on a portable device like iPods, iPhones and other smart phones. Other standout features are the fold down design and rugged stainless steel construction for traveling and shoving in and out of your work back after the commute. They also look sweet!