Originally Posted by shipwreck276
Thanks for all of your help. I was going to go with the black if I went with those, so thanks for the head's up. I think I'll go with those in a different color.
i actually own the noontecs myself and i was debating on the citiscape downtowns from philips themselves. ( you could find them at your local target (in usa) or winners (canada) for about $39.99-49.99.
but for the noontecs they sound fantastic i find for many genres of music. And they respond very well to eq changes. I personally got the white version, (whites my favorite colour). and i'm 20, so i found the "beat-esque" look cool. If you find them lacking in bass just use bass-boost and you'll hear what the beats solos should've been.
One thing to note their isolation is not very good, but i added a piece of cardboard inside the earpad to make them more "plump" to make it clamp just a bit tighter on my head. (i don't have a large head, id say below average to average, i only use 2.5 clicks on the noontecs out of 5 clicks (in incremenets of 0.5)
As regards to the build quality of the noontecs i found them to be below average to average at best. (i baby them a lot, was very careful with them) Just don't use the folding mechanism too often, the hinges are still plastic even if they are steel reinforced!
you can read my full review here: