Hello fellow can fans, got these couple of weeks ago and feel ready to give some impressions.
I have been comparing them to my ES55's , Beats Studio's and HD600.
Good, feel very light but solid, cables are not too thin and the connection to the headphone is detachable but fits in tight.
These are plastic , the grid over the Sennheiser logo is metal.
Very good, the velour pads are soft and my ears fit nicely inside. The pad on the top of your head is also comfy.
These dont weigh much and the only con i can find is that the clamping force is a tiny bit loose, not as deal breaker but if you are moshing in these they may fall off!
Not as good as the beats(passively) or the ES55 , the velour pads let some sound in, i have been using them on a pretty noisy bus and while they are usable you do have to put the volume up a bit.
I would say these are a great office can and an acceptable commuter one.
I will like these a lot, they dont really do anything wrong and that says a lot, the bass (after a few days burn in) is very nice, rounded and warm with some impact, much better than both the beats and ES55 in range, the beats have more impact but not the range of these.
The mids to begin with were a little sucked out, that has improved a bit as the bass tightened up.
They seem to do very well with most genres but especially with stripped down acoustic / female vocals.
The treble is very detailed , i love the treble on these, it is smooth and non fatiguing, i suspect the peaks at 5 and 10k are responsible.
I could hear some distortion on a Beastie Boys track that i couldnt hear on the ES55 and thought the drivers were breaking up a bit but after looking at the track in Audacity it transpired that the distortion was present in the track on the right channel afterall, so these wont gloss over poor recordings.
These sound like a baby HD600 to me , with some added bass, not bad for the cash!
Overall a great set of cans.