Conclusion: This is definitely my favorite. The sound is fairly balanced across a wide MHz spectrum. The mid-range is clear and the bass ample. I much preferred the 40mm driver AKG Q460 over the 50mm driver AKG K550 and over another 50 mm headphone I'm familiar with, the Sony MDR XB-800.
Summary: These headphones can be had for under $100ish new on Amazon. Can be found for far less, I paid $60 new.
I really like these headphones. I am not the best judge on sound quality though since the best headphones I have had are M50's.
Pros: Looks good, sounds good, comfortable, good deal.
Cons: SHORT CABLE IS STRAIGHT GARBAGE, umm ya the cable is really short.
Conclusion: I recently left my pair of Q460s on a plane and have been sorely missing them. I own many sets of pro headphones in my recording studio and am quite spoiled by them - so when I needed a pair of portable 'phones my standards were already very high.
Conclusion: Wow, I must say I disagree with "BASS's review". I have heard every Beats headphone on the market. The Studio's are a different style. Designed for Bass with an amplified driver and noise cancelling. The Pro, well they are excellent. But the Solo? You've got to be kidding me.
Summary: There is no doubt that the Q460s are way ahead of alternatives like Beats by Dr Dre, but they are similar in that they don't suit all music types. They're great for Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronica, mellow Jazz and some Rock, but they don't fare quite as well on more acoustic genres.
Summary: The test for personal headphones is always how they sound to the end user. One person might prefer Senns over AKG, another might prefer Grados. When I was looking for portable headphones for my phone, I checked the selection at my usual store, Bay Bloor Audio in Toronto.
Pros: Very good sound, light weight, low power requirement
Cons: Cabling is unacceptably poor quality and spoils the experience