Originally Posted by tokendog
I haven't seen the Pros but I had the DJs up until recently. I loved the sound but didn't like the appearance at all. It felt and looked cheap in comparison to what I paid for it. I know that will stir up a few people but just being honest with my opinion. :)
The sound was excellent though. I may yet get a pair of Pros and see if I prefer them in black vs the white...to me the white seemed to make them look cheaper. I get the whole, "well it's so people are less likely to steal them." and while that may be true, you're still paying around $1k for them and if it looks cheap, it looks cheap. Some may be OK with that, but I wasn't... not for the price.
I'm with you on the aesthetics of the SigDJ... while they didn't look quite as atrocious as they do in the pictures, I thought they were absolutely horrid looking. The white color was a problem (as was the fact that the porous material comprising the outside of the cans tended to make the white look really dingy), and the right-angled headband just looks ridiculous IMO. The sound was incredibly smooth, and if I was into a super smooth sound signature, I would've loved them-- but I'm into tone and texture, and this smoothed them over unnecessarily IMO. But I can understand why some people would love them-- they tend to make everything sound bassy, smooth, and good, if not particularly well textured.
I may check out the SigPros some day, and I hope the black looks less obnoxious than the white.
As always, YMMV, and my opinion has nothing to do with anybody else's valuation system for appearances or anything else.