"Clearly brings out the nuances of music."4.0 starson by jwhutson
Pros: Clear sound, nice dynamic range, neutral equalization. After trying to hear movie soundtracks on cheap ear buds flying with my new iPad, I plugged these headphones into the iPad when I got home. What a revelation.
Cons: I do not find the over the ear design all that comfortable, so am leaning towards the on the ear design of the Bose Q-3. Also, the Sony's are too bulky for travel, and do not come with a convenient case to protect them.
Summary: These headphones are the standard against which to judge noise cancelling headphones for music and voice quality. I don't expect to replace these headphones (the 10 foot cord works well as they span the distance between by computer and my easy chair).