Excerpt: Really a rating of 3.5 stars. Sound is crisp enough for professional work. They are a bit heavier than the Sennheiser 202 that they replaced. Hopefully they will last longer, since the S202's break easily.
Summary: I don't record music and I'm not a professional artist. I bought these for using at home and in the office while I work; on occasion for the library or coffeeshop. I've had a nice set of sennheiser earbuds for a few years now and I love the sound they create -- I wanted a set of over ear headphones...
Pros: -These seal very well around my ears and their noise reduction is notable. -Sound is full; not warm but not harsh; Flat as many have described but I find them quite capable of low end if I adjust the EQ. I wouldn't say they're pleasurable to listen to however -- especially not compared with (for ...
Cons: -All plastic design; just feels and looks cheap. I can see why people have had issues with breakage over time. The material on the ear cups looks and feels cheap -- not pleasant against the skin. They squeak loudly against my glasses every time i twitch a muscle. -In the first hour I wore them, t...
Summary: It's pretty common with owners Sennheiser that they find that they aren't comfortable; this is a given when buying from the brand. If you're looking for comfort, look elsewhere. Personally, I could wear these things all day, for weeks and I do so.
Pros: Architectural design and durability of all components is extremely-high quality, if not the best I've seen. Coil-cord is very convenient for home use. Easily replaceable parts and you can expand onto your headphones with a boom mic if desired.
Cons: I bought these in October 2012, it's now May 7, 2013. They have, just now, finally finished burning in the day before last. The quality of the highs, mids and lows are nearly unbeatable now, but a half of a year to get to the true potential of the hardware is enough to lose 2 eggs from my rating ...
Cons: Cheap faux leather cushion that peel and flakes over time. For the same price you could buy the Grado SR80i which are FAR superior. I would up taking my Sennheiser's to work and bought the Grado's for home. Wish I had two pair of Grados..
Summary: If you're looking for headphones to use for listening to music with any real volume or thump to them, these are not the ones. They aren't bad but they certainly aren't good and for $100, there are absolutely better products.
Pros: Comfy and feel pretty durable.
Cons: Quiet, unless I'm using two different volume controls they have very poor volume. There's a weird frequency that they just don't communicate very well between low and medium and it makes them sound blown when they are not. Very very poor bass response.
Summary: Extreme clamping force, very poor quality earpads, suckout in upper bass and lower mids (requires several minutes to seal to get better bass and mids and reduce hollow sound), and a bit too much highs around 7 and 9 khz making a slight zingy sound.
Summary: They can become uncomfortable. You can't wear them for too long as they start to hurt from squeezing your head (on any setting). They have good bass reference, mids are ok, and highs are not too bright or harsh.
Excerpt: I used these headphones for 3 years for production sound mixing and some studio recording. The construction is great, the ear pads are replaceable, decent mid-range which is good for capturing dialogue when mixing on location, great noise isolation as well, they are also somewhat comfortable.