Summary: Expensive? Not really. Ive seen Dr. Dre beats a lot recently and these are easily in the same league as those overpriced earmuffs.
Pros: Wow...Matched against HD238 and HD419 these headphones lap the competition. Shocking treble, crystal clear. Round bottomless bass at any volume. The leatherette cups work twice as well at keeping sound in and out (compared to fabric HD419). Effortless concert-like sound.
Cons: It might be that these headphones would be SLIGHTLY less than adequate for the very dedicated dubstep or dance crowd. Not certain.
Summary: Sounds quality on these cans is great for the price...if you crank them too loud they leak noise, but if played at a reasonable volume they don't. Good positioning for instruments and copes with my general electronic music love. Drum & Bass and Rock albums are sounding pretty good, bass is not boosted or anything. If you want boosted bass buy Beats. Being non-noise cancelling, you can hear external noise, i.e.
Summary: I'm a student with far too much time on my hands, to that end in the few months i've had these headphones I have gotten hundreds of hours of use out of them and the sound is just as crisp now as they were once i'd burned them in. They're comfy and fit snugly to my head without causing discomfort even after 10-15 hours of consecutive use.
Summary: My grandson wanted a pair of comfortable, quality headphones for xmas. Looked on Amazon, read the reviews and bought these. He is very happy with them, says the sound quality is good and they are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The delivery from Amazon was again up to their usual high standard.