Pros: Quite detailed, great soundstage, tight bass
Cons: Lifeless, recessed mids and somewhat bass light. Bright and quite harsh sounding, as a result.
Just a note: The price paid is used, off of Craigslist. I wanted to like these - the build quality is absolutely beautiful! The aluminum forks, stainless cup backings, and luxurious headband exude quality, but I just couldn't get over the sound signature. Yes, they're very detailed. However, it seemed more as a result of the recessed mids and bass than sheer resolution. Everything that lives and dies in the midrange - vocals, horns, saxes, guitars, and so on - sounded dull and lifeless. Cymbals and snare hits sounded great, on the other hand - but the treble often sounds quite harsh to my ears. The bass, while a little on the light...(read more)