I own the HD-201. In my opinion, these are mediocre at best. The sound is really small and almost squaky and lacks clarity. They lack dynamic range. They clip really easily and you really have to crank the volume compared to the other headphones I own (see signature). They're uncomfortable as well. I don't get why people like them.
I actually took my first set I bought back to the store because one cup sounded different than the other. My second pair was no better. I found out a year and a half later that it's actually the ear pads that are causing the uneven sound. They currently sit in their original box collecting dust. I should've never bought them or got my money back after the first pair. My sub 20 dollar JVC flats blow the HD-201 out of the water!
Edited by Trance88 - 3/14/13 at 10:22pm