They do not have the clean, clear, crisp highs and upper midrange of the KSC-75, but those clip-ons lack bass, impact and heft compared to any on or over-ear can. All the SL cans are very good, but they lack the harmonic richness and bass and midrange detail of the Pro80. 662b and 668b best of that lot. Soundstage of all the SL is usually wider than the Pro80, but that is on every recording. Pro80 more 'audiophile' in that if it sounds good, you hear it.
Detail is excellent, hearing things that other hps I own do not reveal. Clear difference between SS and Valve amps, clear tube bloom audible from my MS-10D.
Bass is clean and tight, sub bass is there, but this is not a basshead can.
If the recording has a narrow sound-stage, that's what you get. If it has a broad sound-stage, you hear that as well.
Clamp is weary-ing after 2 hours, usage may reduce this. Pads are very comfortable.
A very good hp in the $80-$100 price range.
Edited by marone - 12/26/13 at 2:26am