Sadly I'm leaving headfi as i'll just end up getting too addicted to audio gear. I'm going to leave you of this short review to anyone considering these. I may open a audio channel for reviews etc on facebook.
First thing I am going to talk about is build quality, They are built very solid, hardly any moving parts, heavy and rugged. If you are considering these as a portable phone then you won't have to worry about them breaking unless you throw them off a cliff because your a bit loopy. The plastic is thick and feels stronger than the phones like the m50 and DT770, The headband is rubber with metal inside and has a leather strap so all strong and solid. The pads are leather very soft and seem strong, the top looks like it could tear if you take them off often often and put them on wrong.
At first I found them tight! after a while man these are comfy, The pads are a dream and the leather strap puts no pressure on my head at all. I have worn these for 4 hours straight and no issues there! These make a great gaming headphone but ill go into that in a bit. For journeys these will be a pleasure to have on your head.
For portable use these work fine, They are big and solid so are no beats solo in terms of size and slick looks. If you only care about audio then I'd say go for it, These are not ugly at all though they look serious and quite cool looking but they are just big. I have used them for travel and really don't care what people think, most wouldn't know a decent pair of headphones if they where strung by the neck with them. They have great isolation so work really well for that, plane journeys or buses and cars you won't hear a peep.
What can i say about sound? flick a duck in the beak these sound good, At first though I was underwhelmed they sounded different and weird at first. Nothing stood out and they where just another good pair of headphones. I put them down and left them for a day then put them back on and heard improvements, Now these sound amazing!! They have a spacious airy yet denon d2000/d5000/d7000 sound to them with tighter bass. They sound half open half closed to me, These have the best positioning in a headphone i have heard which will make them good for gaming and they are. The midrange sound detailed these easy compare to most open phones i have heard. Every instrument sounds how it's supposed to. there is a sense of life and excitement when hearing these puppies the soundstage is wideee doesn't get totally outdone by my k701 it holds it's own. Just frigging amazing, If you buy these please please please give it time you wont be unhappy at all. If i could only keep one headphone it would be these. BUY THEM!
Just to touch on gaming again, I used to use my k701 which had a spacious sound to them but I tried these and man. These don't loose any spaciousness but the positional sound is better and the bass brings excitement. THESE ARE NOT BASS LIGHT..i have heard that often and i think these people are drunk or used to monster subs, These have just as much bass as the DT770 imo but more controlled and it's only there if the song has it. These are quite neutral sounding to my ears but with excitement. I'm gonig to stop talking about sound now before i lay and egg.
Others things to add these don't leak much sound, At higher volumes they leak a bit.
No fancy packaging but who cares.
Two cables one fostex and one v moda.
These are easy to drive even an iphone will do it they just sound a tad low, Even the lower fiio do the job.
These do well with all music.
The stickers are removable.
Incredible, Again please give these a go and be patient. I have compared these to many headphones and these are the best! Good gaming phones and amazing for music. At this price range these are unbeatable and should be price even 100 more imo. If you are thinking about them like i was for months just pull the trigger son!