Pros: Very addictive sound, mid forward, bass recessed but has excellent extention, easy to disassemble
Cons: Highs don't impress, but don't get in the way, light on bass quantity, doesn't respond to EQ
I don't find them to be excessively bass light, thanks to a very deep extention.Bass is typically low in volume and high in quality. But give them a bassy DAC like the Geek Out V2+, and they positively slam! Compare to the M4U/Mojo combo perhaps.
Note on bass: I don't reccomend trying to increase the bottom end with the EQ. You'll get your little bit of extra bass all right, but at the cost of some of the quality in the mids, which is where its at in these headphones. If you want more bass put on a different headphone, or a bassier DAC.
Soundstage is adequate. I think i hear soundstage differently than most, so YMMV.
As Tyll says, they are well built and easy to mod. Even though the cable is removable already, I immediately converted mine to dual mono entry, for easy use with both SE & balanced DAC/amps.
Great for all genres; better for EDM than you might think. They make it easier to understand hip hop vocalists. They scale well, sounding good off an iPod Nano 2gen, & sounding even better with better signals, all the way up to powerful balanced amps.
They'll never compete with the HD800 in clarity or technical anything, but they have a smooth, relaxed sound that's plain addicting. A real go-to pair any time I don't want or need mass quantities of bass, but still want to hear all of it, and the simple, elegant style works perfectly for the image i usually go for. For me, for the price, 5 stars easy.