Summary: DESIGN: Well, there is no way around it: the TD/80 is not pretty. The good thing is that it's not even trying, so it's not ugly either. Once I started to use and abuse it, it started to grow on me: I like its utilitarian Soviet approach, I really do. The thing looks like an industrial piece of hardware, and it's exactly that. Also, individual volume dials come in quite handy and help to give them their retro look.
Pros: PANZER construction, Volume dials on both phones, Vintage look, Good cord, Koss Lifetime Guarantee, Boom-Boom-da-Boom BASS sweetness.
Cons: Somewhat muddy sound overall, noticeable dip in upper midrange, little soundstage. Comfort issues (hard clamping).