Summary: As a previous owner of beats (before the knowledge of head-fi and innerfidelity was bestowed upon me) I can speak to how much better these sound then Dr. Dre's less than impressive Solo HDs. But not only did they crush them, they also surprised me how well they actually do sound... Every thing is very clear and crisp in the highs, and the bass was well defined; not too boomy or overwhelming, just right for my taste.
Pros: Clear bass, bright trebles, great build, and really good looking phone, Very good for traveling. (also has removable cable)
Summary: See http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/622950 for the full "review"...
These headphones do a lot of things right and some things pretty wrong.
- The sound is neutral and tight
- Lacks deep bass and the last bit of clarity with voices and fine instruments
- "Stage" is something you won't find in the repertoire of these phones.
- The drivers are sensitive and should be a good companion for any mobile device.
Pros: Tight and neutral sounding
Cons: Utter lack of deep bass, zero stage, aggressive treble
Summary: Absolutely brilliant. The sound quality is superb. I cannot praise these earphone enough!!! Would definitely recommend them to anyone. They most certainly give Dr Dre headphones a run for their money!