Pros: Clarity, Separation, impact, wider than avg sound stage for closed Cans
Cons: Except for Price. Nothing
Lets see. If you know who Adventure Club, Skrillex, Katy Perry, MGK, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna, pretty much anyone relevant And not so relevant any more like Marilyn Manson, Alice in Chains, Micheal Jackson and Whitney Houston. These babies got you covered. All sound awesome. Whitney's vocals gave me chills. I'm moving from the DT 880 250ohms. I brought the 880s because of numerous raving reviews of how transparent they are for the price..When you hear guys say how headphones sound to YOU is what matters not charts- LISTEN. I kept the 880s because that was my first foray in to quality audio in a headset. And they were great. But I had to bump the bass up to enjoy the music I like. And i'm by no means a bass head. But getting back to the 7100. These things get low when required and punch when ordered by the music. I wouldn't call it overpowering bass, Because it's never out of control. And never is included when it's not called for.But if you listen to any of the music genres above, It's welcome in a pair of cans that have so much separation and clarity as these. Audiophile Cans don't have to be boring or lifeless if your primary listening choice happens not be classical music or the like..
Also if i may add, these babies are great for gaming. Of course sound is outstanding but,3D positional cues are accurate as hell. Playing borderlands 2 I found myself hearing efx I never heard, or was aware of before. So much for the 880's transparency.
The looks to me look way better than the 7000. The 7000 look like something I used to listen to in grade school in the 80s during those listen along story times. It was time for an update. The choices of covering the much hyped African wood makes no sense But still looks better than the 7000s. And they feel solidly built, while floating on your head
Let me end this like this.if you listen to your music laying back in a chair with your eyes closed get the T1's or hd800s, if you listen to your music laying back in a chair but bop your head while listening to music, get 7100s..,,period. Simple as that.
Also these have to break in. When i first put these on these were LMAO shrill.