Pros: Bassy, deep & wide soundstage, comfortable, come with high quality cables, easy to drive.
Cons: Huge, look ridiculous, not very natural tonality
A great purchase for under 180 pounds, these headphones blow the direct competition away when it comes to almost everything.
They arrive in a nice premium package with a thick, high grade cable for home usage and a smaller one with microphone for portable usage. They are very large and do look a bit incongruous in public, but they are clearly well made from premium materials, sturdy and not too heavy. They are very comfortable, with thick earpads and the weight is evenly distributed towards the sides of the head.
They have a very low impedance so can be powered to uncomfortable volumes even with a portable source, though as ever a powerful amp improves fidelity. The sound of these 50mm driver packing headphones is not particularly natural but is certainly fun.
In terms of frequency response, they are bassy and perhaps a little boomy not to an uncontrolled degree , they rarely distort or gets in the way of the midrange and highs, which are clear, and present if a little on the metallic side. If the bass level seems too much, this can be rectified with gentle equalization. The sound-stage on these is fantastic, almost as good as an open backed headphone, with plenty of width, depth and precision. They are slightly on the "relaxed" side for an audiophile set, in terms of attack and decay but should be fast enough for most genre's of music to come over with purity.
All in all a very worthwhile purchase. It's a shame they are no longer easily available.