Pros: Beautiful design, beautiful sound
Cons: Same price might get you higher SQ if portability is not a concern
First of all shouldn't these be classified as on-ear headphones?
Second, I defy the previous reviewer to say where the "cheap plastic" was located on these headphones.
These are great sounding headphones. Their competition in terms of portability and sound basically comes down to the Sen HD25s, which are slightly ridiculous looking DJ headphones. Perhaps when beyer releases their portable, there will be competition in the market, until then, B&W owns their segment.
Edit: I've heard that phiaton have some offerings in this segment as well, so perhaps try both and see what you prefer.
You will not find a bad review of these outside of head fi. There's either something cliquey going on here or in the outside world. Think, (and listen) for yourself
The bass is clear and controlled. The overall sound is on the warm side It makes MP3s sound better than they have any right to. If the idea is to buy headphones for your ipod, anything more transparent than this is going to give you diminished returns.
With a fourteen day return policy, you could always return them if you agree with the other reviewer :)
Lots of people come to hifi to look for a simple unamped solution for their ipods, and are (as I was) reccomended products that sound great but need amps and a silent room to be enjoyed. Why would anyone be using an ipod in that setting? These are perfect ipod headphones.