Pros: Nice Highs, Good Clarity, Beautiful Design, Durable/Flexible, Nice Isolation, Not much leaking
Cons: Lows could better, Needs strong feed, Weak Hinges
I am often very focused on the aesthetics of my headphones. I believe the attraction is very similar to a women; its the initial feeling and as such I fell in love with these headphones at first sight. Though some might say the carbon fiber look is a little too much, I'd argue they complement and set it aside from other headphones. I believe they have a certain finesse that many other headphones lack, but as with every relationship you start noticing faults. The hinges have brutally ugly stamps of Left and Right that seem eerily "Left and Right", and as with all things made of plastic the thing is very prone to break. The plastic's quality is rather nice and the flexibility that goes with semi-foldable hinges is superb.
As mentioned, the material quality of the phones go only as far plastic can. The sound quality of these phones however is quite amazing. They have nice acuity in some classical or beat-rhythmic songs. The highs are rather adequate and the lows are decent. They're definitely meant for quieter more intrepid music. The bass is okay as well, but I wouldn't recommend these for songs that require heavy bass.
I like-em and kind of love-em. They're things I like about these phones and things I don't. I don't think they're worth 300 dollars for instance, just not quite. In rather construed terms, It's a beautiful lady with a nice rack that is both intelligent and sensitive, but with uncharacteristic tattoos on her arms and has trouble putting out when you really need her to. I think I need to give them a little more time.