Pros pure sound perfection
Cons i wish i had two pair too share with a friend lol
Summary i absaloutly love them they kill the dre beats at half the price
Pros They sound great with or without a headphone amp. They are very comfortable. These are ideal for people who don't like earbuds.
Cons The microphone and controls don't work with a headphone amp.
Pros Great signal to noise ratio. Most of my music is quite fine at 1/2 vol or less on iPhone and iPod. Full range, deep bass when present with the ability to reproduce without muddling it. Great for rock, alt, rap, pop, funk, fusion and some other jazz. C
Cons This is not a flat curve. I don't recommend for classical and some types of jazz. I have a more open set of Sennheisers for that type of listening. Can get tiring after a few hours on your ears. Depending on where you live, you may get sweaty ears as
Summary To get a great set of headphones, audition several sets at all price levels with music YOU listen to so that it pleases your ears. Go to someplace that has samples available for you to try. I went to the locally owned audiophile store. Started with the $500 AKG's and worked my way down. And listen to them on what you will use. Avoid the temptation to use their vacuum tube pre-amp--unless you have one at home as well. Headphones are a personal decision by definition, so no review or comments--including this one-- counts for much!
Pros Nice detailing in the midrange and upper end; decent soundstage for the closed design and price point.
Cons Booming, sometimes muddied bass that rivals what many (and what I) dislike about Dre's and most Bose models. Structurally, the ear cups are kind of a tweener-hybrid of full-size and on-ear that some may find uncomfortable.
Summary I picked these up without a store audition based on the positive CNET reviews and a number of positive reviews elsewhere, but they're not my cup of tea and will be going back. Aside from a headphone jack that impressed as being rather delicate, they appear to be well-built and designed to last, particularly if used at home or if the travel case is used (although they stretch the definition of "portable").
As the title of the review suggests, they have way too much base for my ear. Even with some jiggering on the equalizer, the low end was apt to overwhelm most of the pieces I listened to; this was unfortunate, as it did some things extremely well. Animal Logic's "Spy in the House of Love" embodied the experience best for me: the 'phones did a very nice job of capturing the crisp detail of Stewart Copeland's drumming (esp. hi-hats and cymbals) as well as clarity of Deborah Holland's vocals, but Stanley Clarke's bass turned the song into a Bambi-meets-Godzilla sort of affair.
Can't really recommend them at this price point.
Pros Overall great sound quality.Highs are good, low end great and mids, though slight over powered are still great. Much better than Bose which,for me, was way too bass heavy. Build quality is good as well.
Cons They do have a lot of bass but I set my Ipod EQ to boost treble and now they are perfect. The problem is I have a 3g IPod(80gig) and hte remote controls don't work. Not a big deal.
Summary I had a pair of S4's which i loved but could never get a great fit. I had to rig a foam earplug to get a good seal. If not the treble was horribly and painfully tinny. Becaue these fit over the ear its not a problem. I did reverse them so that the right cup is on the left because they twist that way and I get a better seal. Strange design on thier part. I also turned on the treble boost on my Ipod to take a little edge off of the bass. It was a bit muddy on a few songs but not nearly as bad as the Bose were. They aren't quite as good as the B&W but they are half the cost which counts for something. Klipsche is doing a great job with their earphones and this keeps that standard going. I highly recommend.