Conclusion: I had the previous model. I think the hallmark of these phones is their durability. Bass response could be a little better, but these are very well made phones that will last as long as you want them to. This is a problem with many of the phones I've had in the past. Shorts in the wire, plastic breaking, etc. Never happens with these HD 202 IIs. That is very important to me. My one con, would be adjusted at their widest point, they are still a bit too tight on my head.
Excerpt: These live on the home entertainment center. Good sound reproduction, decent bass. Comfortable for wife and daughter, not so much for my big head. I will be ordering another pair for HEC. Excellent value and quality.