Pros: This is a very durable, very sturdy feeling headphone. The price is a wee bit high but the build quality feels very good so I can't complain. The headband over the head comes with a thicker pad. When you put this on your head, there is no discomfort that comes from the top of your head. It's worth mentioning that the side of your head does some of the work to keep the headphones up.
Cons: It's not SUPER comfortable. It's certainly a tighter fit, but usage after a very long time is still very good. Basically they feel the same throughout the day. More of a preference thing than a con.
Pros: Love the length of the chord, all of my previous headphone chords would get caught under chair wheels.
Cons: It's quite heavy. According to the cost calculator when I tried to return it, they are 4 lbs. As pretty much everyone has mentioned, they're tuned to the mids so don't expect to get the kind of range you need for working with music or sound effects. One reviewer claims that it cancelled out the sound of grinding metal but I can still hear my roommates talking through a closed door with music playing.
Excerpt: I've owned these headphones for over two years. They work excellent with noise rejection. Great for editing and shooting while recording audio. However, they're unbelievably tight and uncomfortable on the ears. I've finally sold my pair and will be purchasing a new, different set.
Excerpt: I got the qz99 to replace a pair of Pelter 3m noise canceling phones that died after a year. I never used the noise canceling aspect of these phones,so when shopping I figured why pay $100 more for NC phones when all I need is a good isolation phones <br />I use these when I mow acreage some times up to 6 hrs at a strech on the tractor it's around 70-75db this is vary wearing and dangerous for my hearing so Good isolation is essential .
Excerpt: good sturdy construction. i use them for video field recording and am very happy with the sound quality and background noise reduction. the multi size jack is helpful. they have some weight if you plan to wear them for hours. but they need to be for the noise reduction. and most any full sized headphone will strain the ears in time.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Heavy ,well made,POOR VOLUMN(60ohm)(bad match)on IC-7800 and TS-590.The Yaesu YH-77STA are excellent AT $99.00. But the SANGEAN EU-55 are MY BEST pick. Light weight ,earphone stops so they dont keep changing size.32ohm LOTS OF VOLUME,COPY BETTER THAN THE YAESU A LITTLE. AND 1/3 THE PRICE $37.00 ON Amazon. there are nicer earphones for lots of money,BUT FOR COPPING WEAK DX I really like the EU-55.
Excerpt: We had problems in live performances determining if what we were hearing what was from the recorder or the live sound coming through headphone ear muffs. These do a good job isolating external sound.