Got these cans from my parents for christmas. Its been a few weeks and I've gotten about 100hrs of burn in on them (mostly vocal/spoken voice tracks), so its about time for a review.
First of all, the look
These things look a LOT like Beats headphones, but I assure you, they are better. They are ergonomic, but are a bit small, and barely fit completely over my ears, so those with larger ears might want to look for something else. Fit is great and I do not mind wearing them for a length of time. The sides fold, and extend nicely, and seem to be pretty durable, but I would not thrown them into the bottom of a backpack and call it good.
There is an approximately 3 foot long, flat, 3.55 M to M cord that comes with the cans. Since it plugs into the left can, you get virtually no cable noise (some is there, but for general use it is MUCH better than any IEM I own or my Sennheiser HD202's).
Isolation is OK. Not for completely blocking out noise. I can hear the clicking of my keyboard as I type this with some middle volume music. I took a plane ride with these and preferred the isolation of some hacked together foam tips made from earplugs.
The sound on these is great. I mean, truly, these are WAY better than Beats. Sound is very, very clear, clearer than anything I have heard before. Lows are definitely there, but these are not basshead phones. If you are looking for thumpy, huge, overpowering bass on these, its not there. These headphones tone down lows and help them accompany the music better.
Mids are great, vocals are a bit more recessed than I would prefer. Any guitar/synth is brought forward a lot. The point where the mids fade to the lows is a bit muddy too. Mids are the selling point of these headphones. Highs are recessed, but I prefer my highs recessed anyways.
Beats, compared to these, are static-y, mid-lacking, pieces of crap. In my opinion, these are a much better buy.
So really, these are great headphones for the price of about $100.
Sorry for the short review, but I am not a huge audiophile (These are now the most expensive piece of gear I have. Don't even get me started on the crappy output from my macbook line out. It sucks). I really don't have the cash for any huge gear, but would still like to put a review out there cause you guys are awesome. Anyways, first review blues.