Pros: Super comfy and super nice sound. It sounded better fed through my Samsung Galaxy S4, than on my work computers. Maybe I need to buy an amplifier or some dsp hardware. Overall, I can keep these on all day and not have any ear fatigue. They are that great. They beat the new ones coming out from Sony.
Cons: Discontinued! These are soo much better than the new ones.
Pros: - No need for bass-boosting software or turning up the lower frequencies too much on the EQ settings! (I only turned it up a little bit and the headphones will *shake* with the right bass tones. i.e. lots of bass if you're into that.
Excerpt: Had these for years. Very durable (stuffing into bags in airports and such without a case). Great bass response for non-powered headphones. The earpads are comfy, but can get hot and hurt your ears for long periods of time (3+ hours). A little bulky but definitely makes a statement.
Excerpt: These closed headphones will run for your money. They have extremely good balance, and their comfort is definitely taken part of the design of these headphones. The Sony MDR-XB500 is something I would recommend for someone, at least for the entry level of earphones that want to experience closed headphones.