Summary: No doubt, the 668 is a great value.
The sound is on par with some 200$ cans, and therefor really impressive.
But it is far from reference headphone level, specially the mids and balance are not even close.
Summary: Let me start by saying I don't normally write reviews on the official level, star system with graphs and all. I do look at them religiously when trying to find info on a HP, DAC, or AMP that's sparked my interest.
Pros: The sound quality rivals $200-$300 mid-fi reference phones; neutral sound; clear; easy to drive; less than $50?!
Cons: plastic body, cables that come with are less than stellar, puts pressure up top of head with ATH wing design
Summary: Killer headphones for the money. Very hard to dislike. People who probably paid more money for AKG K240's (which sound inferior) would probably criticize them. I work in the audio retail industry and have experience with Grado - full line, Sennheiser - full line, AKG full line, Goldring,...
Pros: Sound- bass, treable, mids, stage accuracy
Cons: Not very portable, pleather cushions make you sweat when is warm..
Summary: I recently got these headphones from a german online store after reading the raving review at headphonia.com. While it left me quite sceptical, I thought ca. $35 isn't that much of a risk to take and they'd even be worth the price if they just had a decent sound quality.
But they haven't.
Summary: These headphones don't seem to add anything to the recording. It feels like they have absolutely no color of their own. Good recordings sound incredible good! Mids are delicious but not overly emphasized like in some phones.
Pros: Very natural, transparent, accurate, fast sound, fairly comfortable, nice looks
Cons: Headband can press on head a little and tight space for ears in earcups
Summary: Got 2 pairs for US$65 ... gave one to a friend who is a bass-head (plays video games and runs it through movies [ DVDrips]) and kept one for myself.
After a year, here is our skinny on these El-cheapos:
Get the ugly part out of the way --> These boys are unforgiving and bright and WILL show up your...
Pros: (in context of price) detail ,resolution, soundstage, fast-taut bass
Cons: (in context of price) bright ... bright ... bright