Summary: Combining these with a budget audio chain can yield excellent release of their full potential.........my final DAC/OPAMP cleared up what I felt were muddy mids...
For the PRICE, these are excellent as an alternative to the mainstream entry level crap.....that is how I view them, not as a contender against $300+ audiophile cans, but a good few notches up from anything you can find at this price point..
Pros: Beyerdynamic Signature with Phat Bass, price, weight, great for EDM
Cons: Clamp on the head after a while in out-of-the-box tension level, need velours and tissue stuffing to make them super comfy 100%
Summary: When I listen to these headphones, I can't believe how much I paid for them. I honestly believe their true value to be twice what it is.
Having said that, these cans aren't spectacular. The plastic is a bit too weak, the rubber covering the wire is easily scratched/cut, and the padding makes me ears a bit sweaty.
Now for the sound quality: The crystal clarity of these cans surprises me every time that I put them on.
Pros: Clearity, wide soundstage (despite being closed)
Cons: Mids are a little recesed, and these are full sized cans(ie not for portable use)
Summary: Just wanted to make some comments on the CAD MH310 - a rebranded Superlux HD662F. I will be referring to them as HD662F for the remainder of whatever this is im writing to avoid confusion . I bought a pair Superlux HD681 at the same time and will just compare the two, along with a few others.
- The MH310's seem solidly built; abit more sturdy than the HD681's and my old Samson SR850's (another rebranded Superlux).
Pros: Good sound quality, decent soundstage, separation, layering, easy to drive
Cons: Clamping force (easily remedied), treble not for everyone
Summary: Construction and comfort
Clamping force is rather tight, but not uncomfortably so. It's possible to adjust the force simply by carefully bending the two metal bands keeping other parts together. The metal headband can make annoying (and very audible) sound when it interacts with the plastic part of the band and starts to vibrate. This might not be a problem for persons that have smaller head and it should be easy to dampen these vibrations with some easy modifications.
Pros: General sound quality, flat frequency response, open soundstage, price
Summary: I was reading a lot of stellar reviews on CAD products online -- not necessarily that they are top-notch performers but that they are an excellent value. Owning one of their microphones, I was intrigued when I ventured onto their site and saw that CAD has some headphone offerings as well.
Saw these on sale one day and just couldn't resist.
Pros: Good price/performance; cheap; clear and overall well-balanced
Summary: Comfort:- Been said before - strong clamping force. The pads are large but I wish there was a little more room inside for my largish ears. Out of the box not real comfortable but wearable. After having them for a week they have improved some and I believe will continue to improve as they get worn in. I can wear them for hours so they must not be that bad!
The sound is impressive though.
Pros: Balanced sound on the cheap
Cons: Resonance in metal parts - Comfort (gets better with time)
Summary: I bought these headphones for use with my vintage synths & wasn't disappointed. Though I tried them out on my reference hifi system using a musical fidelity headphone amp.They are good for acoustic & prog rock but absolutely useless for dance music with heavy bass.They just get so muddled up and the bass ends up cracking up.
Summary: I'd been looking for a set of closed back circum-auricular headphones for using as a music software and synth monitor and I did the mistake of ordering a behringer model before this one (which turned out to not even be circum-auricular) which was pretty crappy. I guess they are nice looking enough.
Summary: I bought these as I wanted some headphones of a closed back design so I could listen to music "mostly jazz" and to cut out the background din of our noisy household, I have several pairs of mid price range Senheiser "open back" in the house, and can tell you these blow them out of the water!