Summary: I've tried about two dozen pairs of headphones and I'm always looking for the absolute best pair for vocals. I also want forward sounding mids, but not too bad. My preference is also for highs that are not harsh or fatiguing. Being somewhat rolled off is ok. I find the SRH-840 is what I like in this area.
The best thing about this headphone is the quality of vocals. It just sounds amazing with both male and female vocals.
Pros: Crystal clear vocals, neutral, lightweight, cheap, LOTS of detail, amazing Imaging, good soundstage, forward mids
Cons: Slightly rolled off highs, lack of bass to some, needs amp, coiled cable, requires burn-in
Summary: Like tdockweiler, I'm a fan of forward mids and these definitely bring it. They are excellent for vocals in general, not just for male vocals. They're relatively neutral sounding with a tight, controlled bass that doesn't extend too low. They're far from being "extreme bass" DJ headphones and I wouldn't suggest them to someone who is a fan of real bass heavy electronic music -- I hardly noticed the subbass on these headphones, even when equalizing it up.
Pros: Good sound, forward and clear mids, controlled bass.
Cons: Requires a good seal for bass, coiled cable, mediocre sub-bass
Summary: I have about 12 hours into this set of phones and I am impressed they do just about everything well not great. I have used them on my PS3 playing BFBC2 and I can hear things I have never heard before. I am able to locate where bullets are coming from and when someone is coming up the stairs. They are not the best for gaming but they will do the trick if you are on a budget and want something well balanced in all areas.
Pros: Great Price, Decent sound, Lifetime Warranty
Summary: So, after many many hours of research I finally found a headphone that sounds good and it doesn't go over my limit of $70 in Canada. If I had lived in the U.S. I maybe would have picked up the CAL! instead... but I'm sure glad I didn't! Some impressions:
Here's where they fall really short. Comfort.
Pros: Great mids, looks rather stylish and great value.
Summary: Simply put? The lower midrange just isn't there.
Everything else, though, is pretty damned nice. Vocals? Clear as hell. Bass? Plenty of impact, and it gets LOW*
With that out of the way though, the lower midrange has problems. If I was feeling mean I'd some up with something witty, but **** you.
You like powerful vocals, orchestras, or metal? You better start running and screaming. Like R&B? Stick around, these will do you well.
Pros: Easy to drive, stylish for full sized heaphones, nice combo of flavor and accuracy
Summary: I have recently been on an all-consuming quest to find a new set of headphone due to my renewed interest in audiophilia. Anyways, for the past while I have been intently auditioning several pairs of headphones to replace my aged AKG K240DFs (bought in the very late 80s, but just lack the “POW” I want).
Summary: Well i have some mixed feelings for these headphones. They sound good for the money, but i don't find them very comfotable when have used them for more then a half hour. But let me jump further into the review, and tell you what i think more specific.
Overall it's good, actually very good for the money you pay. I am reviewing this from my iphone, since they are made for transportable use, and not home listening!
Pros: Cheap but good sound!
Cons: Ugly looking, not very comfi if you have big ears:-(
Summary: Bass: Definitely not an "extreme bass" headphone like the box says. There is a very slight bass tilt. Very tight bass. Very well extended with m50 pads.
Mids: Pretty forward overall. Amazing with vocals. Amazingly smooth mids.
Highs: Has a little bit of treble roll off. Sounds a little thin
The overall clarity and detail is great.
These really work better with an amp. Overall clarity, soundstage, and neutrality improves.
Pros: Clarity, detail, forward mids, build quality, mono switch (great for using with mixers)
Cons: Highs are a little thin/hollow , stock pads are bad
Summary: I got mine for $35, and I can't figure out why. They sound perfect to me, with forward mids, clear vocals, and bass that thumps, but isn't in your face. Simply put: if you find these for under $80, snatch em up!
Pros: Great Sound Quality, Very Well Built, very good value for under $100
Cons: Not especially comfortable, coiled cable is a little heavy for walking around.