So, I've had these for about a month now and they are ideal for my workouts. They have a bright tone and are loud compared to others I have tried. That is perfect for a noisy gym when you want to hear the news, etc.
I wan't sure about the around the ear thing but they are quite comfortable. I can also hear people talking if needed. These don't muffle outside noise which I think is good for safety reasons.
To me, audiophile sound quality isn't the best for a gym. It blocks some outside noise and while working out seems muffled. I use completely different headphones for travel and music appreciation when I want to escape and really listen to music.