Excerpt: I bought them for my brother. The sound was nice.. I didn't have enough time to really judge them... The connector got broken in a few minutes... I returned it and got a different pare of headphones for him... I don't recommend this headphones to you if you're not extremely careful and lucky...
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Didn't Have Time2judge, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: I used these cans direct from my MacBook Air 11.6" headphone jack. I played lossless songs using Amarra + iTunes. Very noticeable is the deep full bass and spaciousness. While obviously slightly veiled, the music was very pleasant. The tonal balance across the spectrum has good balance. Nothing really jumps at you in terms of presence. The bass slam and percussive attacks are a bit weak. Snare drums and cow bells tend to be drowned out.
Summary: I bought this pieces a few weeks ago during a special and for the amount paid (80 usd) they deliver.
Like any open-back headphone they are awesome with soundstage. They are the most comfortable headphones I've ever had. Only real downside is that they are really underpowered by an Iphone. For instance, with my Klipsch S4 with 50% volume my head is about to explode in heavy noisy environments, with the HD239 not even at full volume I get to hear them decently.
Pros: Very comfortable. Amazing soundstage
Cons: Retail price is a bit on the expensive side. Underpowered when playing with an Iphone w/o an amplifier.
Excerpt: These headphones have a great sound, and a very comfortable feel for hours of wear. The cord is long enough and single-sided (no twisted cords!). I carry them around in my bag for listening to my music when I am on the road.
Excerpt: I am not a techie so I can't tell you that the neodymium magnet thingies make them better than other headphones. What I can tell you is that they are: <br /><br />1. Comfortable<br />2. The sound is great<br />3. The plug isn't big, so it fits the iPhone even in a case<br />4. They are not HUGE so you don't feel like you have ear muffs on!
Excerpt: Don't believe the hype. I bought these to have a better option for my iPhone but quickly went back to the standard iPhone earbuds. A lot of the<br />sound is lost with these headphones and on many tracks I had trouble hearing the vocals.
Summary: As title says it, these guys are a bit too sibilant on high freqs and lows are a bit too boomy, resulting in a very in your face kind of sound effect. Add to that the fact that they need much a LOT of volume to be driven and that can hurt as well. But overall a decent sound quality and very good comfort, a bit overpriced in my opinion.