Excerpt: People often assume that headphones will sound great straight from the box. This isn’t true. They nearly always sound better once they’ve had a day’s-worth of constant running, and these Audio-Technicas are no exception. Straight from the box they’re rather compressed and a bit bright, but once run-in they sound superb.
Pros: Subtly stylish, open sound for a closed-back design, detailed, balanced and dynamic character
Cons: No remote control unit ot microphone, the protective case... well... isn', t