I gave these a listen today at Futureshop (Canadian version of Best Buy). Overall not impressed. Nothing that bad... just nothing that really stood out as good. Fit was ok, but could have been better. Isolation was lousy. Soundstage was just average. Frequency response was quite wobbly, with some really hard peaks and valleys in the treble (moreso than typical headphones). Appearance was kinda weird; the leathery parts were nice, but the plastic parts really don't look that nice up close. Build quality felt good though. The built-in EQ was rather limited, only giving you adjustable bass or treble control. You could either boost or diminish, which by my ear couldn't have been more than +/-6 dB. If anything, I would say the diminish was better than the boost. In terms of amping, these would definitely benefit more from an amp. I only had my Fuze with me and was unable to get any "decent" volume out of it.
For the MSRP of $300, not worth it. If priced around $150-200 they would be more reasonable, but still not a top choice. An amp might bring up the sound quality, but I have my doubts that it would be enough to make this headphone competitive.
Edited by Armaegis - 5/12/11 at 4:25pm