"Decent but WAY too overpriced"2.0 starson by zashcka
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, comes in a variety of colours, decent all-over sound quality.
Cons: Creaks a bit, SOUND LEAKAGE (I can't emphasise on this enough), bass is lacking, PRICE.
Summary: The Studios I used belong to my cousin and he's had them for over a year now and he uses them all the time, so they're well broken in already. I tried them out for about a week because I was on the hunt fot new headphones since my beloved 2-year old in-ear Philips broke recently. I've tried out Skullcandy in the past too. They were alright but they broke after about a month and I didn't even know why. I literally just took them out of their pouch one day and there was a crack and they sounded crackly. And then about August last year, my sister won some Beats Solos from a company raffle and gave one to me and to be honest, after using them for about a month, I still couldn't see/hear anything about them that could justify their price in any way. They (the Solos) were complete crap. So my cousin told me to give the Studios a try.*on the hunt FOR new headphones...
The Studios sound alright. Nothing special, really. But then I suppose if you're just an average teenage boy who's in college, they'd probably "rock your socks". Because let's face it. They DO look pretty darn good and the colours they come in are unparalleled. However, these cans leak sound like any other I've tried. I was on the other side of the room playing Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit at 50-60% volume and my sister could still hear it.
BUT that's about it. They LOOK good. I'm no audiophile but I do have a habit of picking out the sound of each instrument in each song I listen to. Also, I enjoy bass at times. And these cans just don't cut it.
In terms of price, you could definitely get a better set of cans. Honestly, if I were to shell out almost $300, I'd choose Beyerdynamic DT770s over these any day, because at least THOSE are worth the price. The Studios price was the real deal-breaker for me here. In the end, I went and got myself a pair of Sony MDR-V6s which only cost me about 1/3 of the price of Studios. I also plan on getting the DT770s as well in the near future.
The Verdict: If you're willing to spend $269-$300 just to look fashionable, then by all means, go ahead and grab a pair. But if you're after more than just looks, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. The Studios are just a big NO in my book.
Updated on May 16, 2013
*leak sound UNLIKE any other I've tried.