Excerpt: Primarily a pro-audio company, Audio-Technica wanted its first entry into the arena to boast the best possible sound quality-with and without the noise canceling activated. For two years engineers went OCD over sound charts and oscilloscope outputs, tweaking and re-tweaking.
Pros: Amazing sound, balanced and sweet from Segovia to Snoop Dogg. Lightweight and comfortable. Battery still kickin’ after two weeks of nearly constant use. Oh yeah: Excellent, clean noise canceling.
Cons: The only new model without a monitor button-but you’re probably better off dozing to the new Bone Thugs than hearing that Eragon is about to begin on the 10-inch screen five rows away.