Anyways, I gave these a brief listen not knowing what to expect. The initial soundstage and vocals coming out of these were a shocker, much better than I was anticipating for the $40 I spent. The bass presence was definitely still there as well. At the same time, the treble was a bit fatiguing.
I was going to save these as a gift for someone, but curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to hear these because of "the budget king" title. Now I might just end up keeping these for myself after listening. Although I'd probably give these a bit of a burn-in period to see if the sound signature adjusts.
Edit: The case and detachable cable is definitely a nice touch to the TBSE1, although I'd prefer not having the Tony Bennett signature on the cups and headband.
Edited by drgnclwk - 11/25/12 at 11:56pm