Excerpt: This set of cans is great. Sound quality wise, it has a very great range but does emphasize more treble and mids than lows, so its much less of a fun headphone and more of a OMG I can hear everything headphone. Which is fine for its reference purpose, but not fine if you bought these to sit back...
Excerpt: These headphones are pretty great. They're very clearly intended to be used as monitoring headphones, which is basically what Shure advertises them as. They have a very neutral sound to them, and they don't try to make the music overly musical like my Grado 325is do or exaggerate the sound stage like my AKG K601s do. Something I've been sort of surprised about is how much isolation these headphones provide.
Summary: I bought these to use mainly for listening to TV & Music late at night. They work very well for this purpose with the exception of the 3.5 plug being a bit large so it doesn't fit my iPhone (that I use around the house when listening to music) when I have a case on it. I bought a small adapter at Radio Shack and solved the problem, so now I'm good to go! These phones are very comfortable and I can wear them for long periods of time with no problem.
Pros: Sound, fit & price
Cons: 3.5 plug base is big, doesn't fit iPhone without an adapter when a hard case is on the iPhone.
Summary: I just received these headphone. I put them on using my ipod outside at a Barbecue. As i put them on for 10 seconds and started to jam THEY FELL OFF AND LANDED IN THE BARBECUE PIT !!! BUT THEY SOUNDED HOT WHILE THEY LASTED VERY HOT .I WAS WONDERING IS THE WARRANTY STILL GOOD !!
Pros: HOT HEADPHONES !! VERY HOT !!
Cons: MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT ON YOUR HEAD BEFORE YOU LISTEN !! AND STAY AWAY FROM BARBECUE PIT'S !!
Summary: These sound like you are in the studio with the recording artist. They are great for digital devices really help make the sound come through. I own a pair of Dr Dre studio and I believe that these headphones sound just as clear. Nice tone with the bass, great stereo effect, great mids and the highs are almost ear piercing overall great set! Very pleased!!
Summary: After burn-in and listening to them for a hundred hours or so, plus live mix time this is my perspective on their audio.
Coming from Sennheiser HD280 Pros and Shure SE215s, these seem to be amazingly balanced.
They have the incredible Shure warmth and vocal clarity, but still extend their highs extensively.
Pros: Weighty, firm clamp, massive earcups. Shure sound, replaceable one-sided cable, great build quality. So cheap.
Summary: I bought these headphones primarily for listening to Hiphop/Rap music. Theyre not bad for hiphop but definitely electronic and alternative come off as much clearer ( more comfy then beats, sound doesnt leak but beats do sound better with rap music). The music comes out clear, clearer than Beats By Dre Solo Hds. Bass is good, deep, can handle it well, I suggest customizing the bass with the itunes equalizer . The highs can be alittle scratchy at first.
Pros: Wire, electronic music, alternative music, rock music, price
Cons: hiphop, rap, high snares( rap music), alittle heavy
Summary: These are way overhyped, the bass is lacking, the midrange is slightly off, and the treble range is downright pathetic like a drunken sailor, simple as that. I couldn't believe how bad they are after all the hype, in terms of overall presentation they are unbalanced, and well, really quite inaccurate; i must admit that i even amped them with a FiiO E12, but i can't see how that would improve things anyway, since the 840 characteristics are already shonky; there's no way...
Summary: In my quest to search for the best closed, non-noise-cancelling headphones that will do a satisfactory job of isolating the engine rumble of the bus that I take to and from work, I found that the choices are very few. I ultimately decided on purchasing two pairs, the Sennheiser HD 380 pro and the Shure SRH840.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Frequency response, Isolation, Versatile
Summary: As an avid headphone collector (of sorts), over the past few years I've gone through a lot of closed headphones ("sealed" headphones that provide isolation) in order to find a good-sounding transportable solution. Since 2006 I've gone through a lot of headphones including the Sennheiser PX200; AKG K81DJ, K171S, & K271S; Sony MDR-V6 & CD3000; Audio-Technica ATH-FC7, ATH-ES5, ATH-OR7, & ATH-A900; and Beyerdynamic DT770-80 & DT250-80.
Pros: - good level of detail and instrument separation & clarity, - moderately fast impulse response, - very isolating, durable, - fold-able design
Cons: - small soundstage, - short decay & added reverb can be distracting, - fit may be too small for large heads, - ear sore can result from long sessions, - bulky size, - sound not optimal without a dedicated headphone amp, - needs about 200 hours of burn-in for optimal sound