"Downside? What downside?"4.0 starson by cigaromn
Pros: Excellent, well balanced sound quality.
Cons: Too soon to tell about the durability. I've read some reviews that say they are easy to break. The construction looks pretty good to me.
Summary: I just did several hours with them running through a diverse and extensive library of music. I thought they did very well with everything I listened to. These replaced a set of AKG K26Ps and I couldn't be happier with them. I like the fit of these better than the AKGs they replaced. The sound out of them is well defined. I don't think they miss much if anything at all. You can't beat them for the price. The AKGs made noise from the frame movement as you moved your head while wearing them. These don't. We may be on to something good here.
There's no way I would have tried them if the cnet editors hadn't given them such a high rating. Good call, dudes!