Pros: Single-handedly matches top-shelf performance
Cons: Non-spiffy looks, subpar build quality and comfort
I am a buyer and a believer. Yep. It is an excellent bang for the buck headphone and, as the rumors suggest, a real giant killer. Nothing comes close to it, except for few notable exceptions now that I have heard more gear and setups. If one fact alone does not cry enough of its value, I prefer this over the classic audiophile flagships, the Sennheiser HD 600/650, Grado PS1000/GS1000, Beyer DT880/DT990 and AKG K701/K702/Q701. Granted, in my mind, it is certainly not equal in detail or accuracy to the newer players, like the Shure SRH 940 or, even higher up the headphone food chain, the Sennheiser HD800, but it does prove the point that with $30 you can actually and aurally astound yourself with today's technology.