Pros: comfort, closed with open feel, mic, volume dial
Cons: A little tinny at times, retail price
This has been a very unique audio experience for me. I stumbled across an insane deal on this headset, so I though I would give them a swing.
Comfort: As an owner of quite large ears, I can say these are the first to fit entirely around my ears. I wear my headsets hours at a time, so comfort is a must. These are the most comfortable over-ear set I have ever worn. I don't think I get as sweaty using these as other closed headsets I have used.
Audio: I had 'closed headphone' expectations going into these, but came out with a cross-breed feel. The sound stage for a closed headphone is very good. I have no problem locating enemies in CS:GO. In fact, they are better than my last open headset. My complaint about these is that they seem a bit flat and lackluster sound wise at times. For example: the boom of an AWP can sound like a couple of tin cans being dropped if it's the right distance away. The sound is clean, and the bass is not as strong as most closed headphones. The bass, however, sounds fantastic. It is clean, not rumbly and muddy. The sound in a nutshell is a closed headset that wants to be open.
Experience: This headset does benefit from an amp. The impedance is simply too high for most on-board audio. The volume dial on the side as well as a mic that blows most other boom style mics out of the water (yet not quite as good as a usb mic) are fantastic features. I did not have a fantastic music listening experience with these. I have no problem with this simply because they are tuned for gaming. It would be nice to get amazing music quality from such a high retail priced item. No grudge held here. They are still good.
I think if you can pick these up for a good price then they are worth every cent simply for the comfort factor. Musically, these are not my cup of tea. Gaming wise, they block out distractions, and still give positional feedback. These were designed with gaming in mind, and for that they are the best I have tried so far.