Pros: Sound Quality, Light Frame, Noise Cancelling
Cons: Fragility, mobility, Comfort
These headphones are extremely expensive! I bought these before I really understood the most important part of headphones, comfort. If I can't wear my headphones, why should I have ever bought them? I thought that the active noise cancelling module and the sound quality would make up for the comfort in the long run. I was wrong, I find these headphones extremely uncomfortable. I have very perky ears and on ear headphones just crush them. After about an hour I need a break to try and let my ears stop hurting.
I hate that I hate these headphones. I have lent these headphones to friends and they say the sound quality is the best they have ever heard (they compared them to bose QC, Beats Solos and Audio Technica M50) Granted they were not aficionados, they could hear the difference and that meant a lot to me. i can hear the difference as well. For a pair of on ear headphones, they block an astonishing amount of noise.
One huge problem is build quality. I should note that I am currently writing a review wearing my third pair. The band in the top of the headphone is extremely fragile and it has snapped from normal wear and tear now twice. Their customer service has been great in getting me new pairs, but it is was annoying to lose my daily driver headphones. When wearing these headphones it would be hard to say that build quality is truly an issue. They use a nice leather for the pads and the band. The pieces feel more metallic than plastic, and are super light and promote a strong sense of mobility while wearing them.
Round up: These headphones have been through thick and thin with me. I hate that i hate them. They sound great, have wonderful noise cancelling abilities, and are lightweight and mobile. I just can not get over my personal opinion of discomfort. Many of my friends say i am crazy for calling them uncomfortable. In short, if you think you have perky ears, try to avoid these. Although the materials feel to be of high quality, I do think they are overly fragile. I am not tough on my headphone by any means. I always have the case, and I always package them up when I take them somewhere. I still find it hard to believe that I have broken these headphones twice, let alone once. I have since moved on to IEMs, because they better fit my ear shape. For the price, I suggest lookign elsewhere, but I do think these headphones should not be overlooked entirely if they fit the qualification that you want. If noise cancellation is a must, as well as sound quality, these are a strong option that are much more mobile and lightweight than the competitors.