Pros: Sound quality, comfy low profile
Cons: Microphonics but tame-able with shirt clip, average isolation.
Overall shallow V signature. Bleed- and boom-free bass that's punchy and fairly detailed (not much sub-bass) - just right for me. Mids are a little dry but good detail and vocals are very listenable without being too forward. Highs are crisp and detailed - was bordering on sibilant when new but has developed control from around 25 hours onwards - but would like a tiny bit more sparkle for my taste. Soundstage is adequate and imaging a little hazy but feels more out-of-head than my previous Senn CX300s and Nuforce NE-7Ms. Isolation is not great - adequate for most conditions but I would imagine on a plane or train I would want more. We'll see when I next travel. As for...(read more)