Summary: Wow, am I happy with these cans! When I first plugged them in, I thought "what the...I spent how much on these!?!" ($190 on sale) then I remembered good speakers need a break-in period. Sure enough after about 10 hours of constant, low volume running, the reviews of their sound quality are beginning to shine through. I highly recommend them as high end, portable 'phones. Pick them up on sale and you will NOT be disappointed!
Summary: i did 2 weeks of research before buying this headphone. took a while to break in and get used to the sound signature. in the beginning it did not sound better than portapro and pro copper. but after 40 hours it got a lot better without any sound card. then i got the xonar stx. all worries went away. how good it is? spent 12 hours listening to music the next day. the bass is so strong you can feel the pounding.
Pros: -best headphone i own, out of koss portapro, monster turbine pro copper, -the bass can be released fully when using xonar stx sound card, made huge difference, -lightweight, excellent build quality, thick cable, nice carrying case, -can tell the differnce on different quality music. do not bother with less than 320kbps mp3 and flac., -noise isolation much better than monster turbine copper. had these on so loud was worry about outside hear but asked around says nothing.
Cons: -volume is low on iphone compared to turbine copper. because of 80ohm impedance., -need a good audio source to release full potential, again simple physics not the fault of headphone.
Excerpt: A comfort to wear even on a 7 hour flight. They effectively cut down external sounds making it more enjoyable to listen to music at a quieter level. The molded carrying case is great protection for the headphones. Sounds quite flat, no extra high end or low end boost.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: I use these headphones with my keyboard when I don't want to disturb my neighbors or guests. The sound is fantastic. These fit on the ear, not over, which I find more comfortable. Gets hot after playing for a couple of hours but that's not surprising. Plus, they look great!
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I didn't realize that these were an on-ear design until after I ordered them. I was kicking myself as I knew they wouldn't be to my liking with the whole isolation thing'. Heck, I almost requested an RMA before they even arrived. However, when they did arrive I just had to open the box and again, I looked into the pouch and saw those diminutive cups while I gently shook my head from side-to-side. Even so, I decided to try them.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: This is an amazing set of cans. Small and portable, they slide in easily in my bag when I need some good sound on the go but want more than in-ears. Relative to my other cans, the Shure SRH840, Skullcandy MixMaster, and my inear Sony XBA3, they don't have the full range (or mostly the high end)...
Excerpt: Planned usage was during my ~25 minute strolls to work each morning, I commute beside a busy road, these did not provide nearly adequate noise isolation or comfort. The pros: - Very good audio quality overall, albeit somewhat flat, the clarity is maintained even at high volumes. - Solid construction, tangible weight and metal parts. - Lightweight, while the weight is noticeable, it's quite tolerable.