"A decent pair of over/on ear headphones"4.5 starson by PiperSean
Pros: Great sound quality
Bass is amazing, not over powering (I prefer more bass, especially as less bass usually mean treble that is more shrill.)
Good looks and build quality
Price is great
Cons: A bit large on smallest size (I have a small head, but they could have made the headphones smaller on the smallest size)
Ear cups are a weird size
Cord on both side of headphone
Cord ends weak maybe, like the Image S4
Summary: These are great set of headphones. I am used to in ears, but I decided to get these as in ears start to get to me a while after wearing them a lot. Like any headphone pair I have, they aren't loud enough on my iPod, and I like music loud to bring out the music. As they are bass oriented, they will likely sound quieter in the treble anyway. I guess I'll need a headphone amp to help the volume, as the iPod just can't put out enough for this 32 ohm headphones. The sound is excellent and I do not find the bass overpowering really; the bass is strong and present, but it doesn't have an annoying over the top punch like the over rated and overpriced Beats line. The sound is very warm and the sound is comfortable on any music type and volume level. I find an amp may bring up the clarity and warmth, but they sound good already, without. No distortion is present (this is using an app on the iPod, as the ios5's current music app causes distortion, and don't say it doesn't as even the "awesome" Beat's distorted. I use PanAmp and it doesn't distort, proving ios5 is not the issue, but the music app of ios5). On any in ear I've used, including the great B&W C5's, distortion did occur, but not a lot, on songs such as La Grange. But with these, the bass just sounds like its natural, while my in ear headphones sound like the bass is designed to be there, but the drivers are too small to deliver true bass. These headphones look great too with the nice black and leather finish and the leather? headband pad and ear pads are thick and soft. I can't say this for brands like Sennheiser, where the pads seem paper thin and easy to rip.
While excellent sounding, there are some issues:
The headphone size is not small. On the smallest size is a little large for my head. Of course this won't be a complaint for those with larger heads, but they could have made the size smaller. Also, the headphones fit loose, possibly due to them being a bit large, but I like the headphones pushing on my ears more. I notice that if I push on the sides, the sound changes a bit, where the bass comes out more and treble sounds even less shrill, not that it was shrill before. This, to me, mean the seal is not perfect and if they fit tighter it would be. While the quality is overall great, I don't like how two cables enter the headphones, especially as a lot of headphones are one sided, and some are even detachable, which would be nice. Where the cables enter the headphones seem weak, and the cable seems like it will break off if the cable gets hooked on something. This does depend on how well they are soldered too. I found this an issue with the S4's, but they are still working, so the headphones hopefully will last. The B&W C5 as look weak at the headphone jack, and they are lasting, so looks can be deceiving. One last issue is that the headphones do not fold, just pivot to fit in a case, which is too large, but could have been smaller if the headphones were foldable. If I really want to be picky, I could say that the adapter case and the velcro strap don't grab the case well enough, so when I put the headphones away, the strap doesn't really hold the cable tight.
Overall, they are a good buy. The price is great, especailly when comparing to Beats. The sound of these headphones are far better than any of the Beats line or any over/on ears I have tried.