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.
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: 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.
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!
Pros: Great mids, looks rather stylish and great value.
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.
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.
Summary: This is a great inexpensive headphone with one of my favorite sonic signatures. It's one of the few headphones I bought twice when I tried much more expensive headphones being disappointed and realizing what I had lost.
Pros: Really brings out the vocals without endangering lows/highs, very well balanced, amazing clarity
Cons: Not very comfortable but that can be remedied with different pads.
Summary: more than just a "on-a-budget" product. Pros: - the sound quality is fantastic for high an mid tones; the base suffers a little but it's great if you don't listen to rap-only - they are very comfortable: you can keep them on for hours at a time.