Summary: I bought these about 3 weeks ago as a to-go pair with my QLS QA350. I should preface by saying I'm not particularly experienced with audiophile gear. These would be my first considered purchase in the reasonable-quality area after becoming fed up with lousy fidelity from mainstream mp3 crapola.
I bought the QLS and the AKG's simultaneously, so I'm not entirely sure which exactly the qualities emanate from, but I'll hazard a guess.
First things first.
Summary: I joined head-fi specificaly to post this review....
First - my credentials as a headphone user (as far as they go). I've been into hi-fi for 3 decades, and consider myself a reasonably discerning and critical listener. I'm currently using some byerdanmic p50t's, a pair of koss prota pros :-D and some sound magic e10 in-ears for the bus :-(.
Disclaimer - I've also posted more or less the same review below on the What Hi-Fi site.
Pros: Nice packaging. The remote control seems to work
Summary: These are the best headphones you can get for £50. Lightweight, portable, good design and incredible sound quality. Punchy bass but not overpowering and is good for all genres. Had a pair of senheisser px100 years ago and these are the first set of headphones that are a true upgrade from it in terms of its great form factor, portability and price. Sounds amazing for both music,films and games. Been using them for two days now and when on I hardly notice they are there.
Summary: These little cans need a good day or so of running in with bass heavy music, then they shine. The sound is warm and pleasing rather than accurate but given that most consumers will be listening to lossy formats it's a moot point. Comes with a nice box too. Recommended.