Summary: After being so pleasantly surprised by the $9 HA-S160, I was so curious to hear if this is better. Is it better? It has better bass than the HA-S160, but worse treble. The midrange(including vocals) also sounds slightly recessed on this when compared to the HAS160. The bass sounds slightly exaggerated though, and not natural like it sounds on the HAS160. Overall I like the HAS160 better since it is better balanced.
Pros: Good bass. Good build quality
Cons: Slightly treble deficient. Slightly lacking in detail . Thin cord. Plug is straight and not a right angle one. Needs very extensive burn in.
Summary: Quality element: Good, catering well for a large frequency range and they feel well built. Comfort element: #There's a strip of padded leather which sits on top of your head plus the headphones are adjustable. Usage element: Despite not designed to be noise-reducing, they will do just fine. The folding option makes them easier to store.