Excerpt: I use this cans for music hearing, the detail is great, you can indentify each music instrument, the voices sound great! i listen to many Cds of mine finding sound and details i never hearded before! The noise isolation works great!!! ..a Con? ..perhaps are a little small, tehe earpad i mean, i thought all the ear will be inside the earpad, but not.
Excerpt: I bought these headphones from b&h a few weeks ago for recording purposes. a lot of reviews of this piece misrepresented these as soundproof headphones, and they are not. Other than that, sound is completely flat, and they are fantastic studio reference headphones. I've tested them with sub frequency bass and it plays it clearly. I've played peircing midi leads with it and it plays without distortion.
Summary: These are great headphones and I'm glad I bought them. My other headphones are HD 600s and they let you hear more of the spectrum than these guys but otherwise I like these much more.
These guys are well built. You can throw them across the room without worrying you're going to break them where as a lot more expensive phones would break if you threw them half way across the room. Why does that matter?
Pros: Robust, block outside sound well, easy to pack
Summary: They're not hard to drive, they isolate the environment well, and they are the best phones I've heard so far.
They are lean on bass until you plug them into a good amp. I tried them with a NuForce Icon HD and they sounded so unbelievably detailed and pleasant with strong bass, clarity through the entire range, spacious sound stage, and clear yet unhard trble. I was blown away at how good these things really are.
Summary: Well, I just moved from a Genius GX Cavimanus (gaming headset) to an AKG K171 MKII recently. I am using it for nearly 3 months. My main use is to listen music on PC, gaming and watch some series.
The AKG K171 MKII is VERY TIGHT, especially for fat guys (like me) or / and with big head.
It have GREAT Medium, Low and Highs but lacks an punching BASS. So, bassheads, run from this headphone.
Pros: Audio fidelity, Lightweight, Isolation
Cons: Very tight, lacks Bass, Small for some people ; low volume
Summary: These are just the best headphones i have ever had, they have survived being chewed by the dog and evn being used by my teenage step daughter but sadly they have finally given up the ghost and have to be replaced. Sound quality on them is excellent and for studio monitoring i have not used better.