Pros: Good quality sound for the price, rugged, very power efficient
Cons: Cable sucks. Better options for the same price
These were the first nice headphones I've ever listened to. Before this, I only used the apple stock earbuds so I was immediately blown away by the improvement. These headphones provide enough clarity to hear each guitar string being plucked if you listen closely, and every sound is clear. However, after a while I fell out of love with these as the sound is much too analytic for my taste. Everything sounds clear but the headphones are just boring to listen to. In comparison, I tried the ATH M50s which packed much punchier bass and catchy mids for the same price. I guess the Sonys are better if you're using them to mix or prefer analytic sound, but most people will want to get the M50s. The genres I listen to most are alt rock, metal, and punk. I've found that these headphones actually sound the best with something mildly electronic, but not to the point of dubstep. Bands like Daft Punk and Passion Pit sound great, but anything that isn't already full of energy seems lacking.