Pros: Looks, accessories, build, price, sound!
Cons: Takes some time to get the right fit, ear cup size
Build Quality & Design: 4.5/5
When I first open these up I was struck by how good looking they are. They have a nice shine to the black cups, and although I honestly can't say I'm a Tony Bennett fan, the silver signature on the cups makes these look real classy. These definitely have a great appearance. However, the construction didn't really impress me much (at first). Now that I've had some time with them though, these feel quite well made. While mainly made of plastic, there are some key parts made of metal and the plastic parts feel extremely solid. The cups on these swivel and allow you to store them in the case, or to actually fold the headphones in half for travel without the case. There is a mono/stereo switch on teh bottom of the right which is supposed to be for DJing, but I think it is a bit gimmicky. If I had to pick a negative I would say that the coiled cable isn't my favorite because I think these are more aimed at being portables, and the coil makes the cable more bulky and heavy. Overall, these headphones look beautiful, and I don't have any fear of them breaking.
As I mentioned initially, the Tony Bennett Signature Edition is the same headphone sonically as the ProDJ100, the difference being some extra goodies in the box with the headphones. I think that the extras that are included are quite nice. Having a case to store you headphones is always great because not only does it protect them, it gives a place to store them so that they don't take up too much space when not in use. The case itself is semi-hard, so it keeps itself and has plenty of protection for traveling or setting a few desktop item on top of it without worry of damaging the headphones inside. Something that I think most people will appreciate is the detachable cable. Most people either don't know how, or have the patience to try and fix a cable once it starts fraying or the connection gets loose and the left tor right ear loses sound. Having a detachable cable makes replacing broken cables easy, and the connectors aren't proprietary, so you don't have to buy the same cable that these came with. The detachable cable also gives added portability. Finally the Tony Bennet Signature Edition includes a download code for the Tony Bennet Duets II album, which is nice, especially if you are a fan of his music. While other headphones have much better accessories, these definitely include some nice things.
Comfort is obviously somewhat ymmv, meaning it varies for each individual as everyone has a different sized and shaped head. I think that these are moderately comfortable. The shape of the headband is a bit wide, so it puts a little more pressure on the center of my head, instead of spreading out the load. However, these are quite light due to the mostly plastic construction and the headband is well padded, so the discomfort is minor (and I am really picky on comfort). I'm also not sure if these are on-ear or over ear headphones as they are somewhere in between (at lead on my ears). They almost fit around my entire ear, but they aren't necessarily uncomfortable. I wore them for about 2 1/2 hours with only minor complaints. These aren't the most comfortable headphones, but they do a pretty good job, and can be easily worn for a couple hours without much issue.
This is the most important category since headphones are ultimately made to play music/movies/games/etc, so it is weighted more heavily.
These sound wonderful. For under $100 these are one of the best choices without a doubt. They present the music in a way that makes it so enjoyable. Let me break it down a bit.
Bass: Good, solid, but not the focus of the sound. It is there, but it is not overemphasized and does not extend too deep. Gives the song the bass it needs, but won't satisfy those who want a powerful thump. These don't work too well with EDM or Hip-hop/Rap (though I would assume that's not the intended market for these headphones).
Mids: These are where these headphones shine. They focus on the male vocals and are great at letting the passion an energy from a singer's voice shine through.
Treble: The treble is more laid-back, meaning that these frequencies are a little quieter and make the listening experience overall easy on the ears. While a bit less prominent, the highs are still nice and I do not think that they are lacking.
Additional: These are closed headphones, so they are fairly good at isolating outside noise (blocking outside noise), and seem to have minimal sound leakage (others can't hear your music). Overall, I really like how these sound and am impressed by their performance at their modest price.
Overall (factors in price) : 8.7/10
I'd recommend you buy these if you get the chance. For only $90 these are a wonderful purchase. If you don't want the extra accessories or detachable cable, the Koss ProDJ100 can usually be found for about $20 cheaper but with the same incredible sound. Highly recommended!
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