"The editors of cnet missed the best sound on non noise reducing headphones around."5.0 starson by brianwpalmer
Pros: The best sound outside a studio. Frequency respone 5-30,000. Terrific sound. Still around $100.
Cons: Nothing except size that some don't like, but after they hear them, anyone who appreciates music wants one.
Summary: Users of this cite rate them 9.4. That score is unheard of and there is a reason. I am a musician and have had these over 10 years. Truly phenominal sound reporduction. The bass is clear and low, even on low volume- unheard of on other headphones. Tremnendous sound clarity and instrument clarity throughout the cound ranges. People will hear things on their favorite music they never heard before. I have had some of the same problems as others with the foam eventually getting worn on them, and the cord wearing out, but after thousands of hours of use it's to be expected. But, I am going out to buy my 2nd pair (and maybe my third in case they stop making them- for when the second wears out) beacuse I have tried hundreds and nothing even comes close. I realize the new noise reducing headphones may be an advantage for limited situations like a plane but I'd compete these head to head on sound production anywhere else BUT A PLANE, and believe these would win hands down.