Summary: They sound good, but they are low performers in pretty much all other catagories. For the money, I could not in good consience, recommend these. If they were about half the price, I could recommend them then.
Pros: The sound great, ample bass.
Cons: They feel very cheap. Very flimsy and they don't have that "heavy" feel to them. These seem like they could be easily broken. I bought these with the intention of being able to wear them at my computer and not hear anyone around me, or for my wife to hear my music while she sleeps. She tapped on my shoulder and 2:30am and told me she would hear everything through the headphones clear as day. That is a loser.
Summary: Absolutely excellent headphones on all fronts. They sound amazing, they are extremely comfortable even for long periods of time and with proper care, a pair of these can last many years. The cons are literally "it eventually wears out" meaning there are no cons to these. Buy them so maybe Sony will realize their foolishness and make these again.
Pros: I bought a pair of these from wal - mart for $50 about 6 years ago and they finally wore out after almost daily use the entire time. They didn't fail because of the speakers which still sound amazing, I'll get into why they wore out in the cons. The ear cushions are also incredibly comfortable. I've gone entire days wearing these and only had to adjust them every few hours. These are the most comfortable headphones I've ever used by a wide margin. The sound is extreme...
Cons: After 6 years with these things I've noticed a few things like what parts will fail first and wear down first. The reason my old pair of these wore out and broke was because the plastic that connects the earphones to the headband piece is very thin and somewhat brittle and torquing the headphones the wrong way just a little too hard is enough to break it, it snapped once under it's own weight when I picked it up(after about 4 years of use). Super glue will deal with t...
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.
Summary: Just a couple of days ago, the left speaker of the headphone lost their connection, so unless I twist the wire correctly, the sound cuts there. It's rather uncomfortable to do that :( This is after daily use since 06/2011 to 01/2014, 8+ hours every weekday, at the office.
Pros: - Comfortable - Loud
Cons: - I got these from Newegg for $40 in 2011, why are they so expensive now?
Summary: Purchase at a local retailer or somewhere else for $80. I'm not sure why its doubled the price here. Maybe, a glitch?
Pros: It's very light weight, which means this headphones won't hurt your ear for long time of use. Not to mention, the ear cushions are very soft. The cables NEVER get tangled. Sound quality is still outstanding after 4 years of use. Very low bass, the mids are acceptable, and highs are good and crisp (unlike Beats which are only focused on bass) Build quality is great, I've slept with them on accidentally sometimes. I though it would snap into pieces, but it hasn't. When ...
Cons: Since the band is made up of plastic, it has become 'loose' It doesn't arch as tight before. Wish the cables only came from one ear and/or are detachable. The 'leather' materials from the head band, ear cushions are coming off. But, that is to be expected after long years of use. (There are times when they got wet from unexpected rain) Though the sound quality is great, it leaks! I wouldn't blast these headphones in the library, bus, etc. They will hear what you're li...
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. - Good range of sound - VERY comfortable! The ear phones are like sound pillows! - Cord is thick and durable - Surprising considering the good price Cons: - Not a con to me personally, but they're HUGE. - The cord may not be long enough f...
Summary: They are worth the cost, but I wouldn't pay to much more than what Newegg sells them for.
Pros: Clear Bass, mid to high range sound clearness, the padding is worth the cost.
Cons: Don't handle some lower volume levels very well, then again these aren't designed to listen at near silence levels. Short cable as I am used to cables over 10', to fix that I bought an extension cable.
Summary: Bought these originally for my wife for music recording. The isolation is good, and the sound is excellent for the money. They're so nice I bought a set for myself. I can wear them for hours, even with my glasses, due to the deep cushions. The lack of a volume control is not a big issue for me - one less place to inject noise!
Pros: Comfortable - even with glasses, good sound, excellent value
Cons: no mounting for a microphone boom, no volume control