Wow........I sold my Aviators that I bought yesterday for what I got them for on clearance to a friend. I thought they sounded very clear, but for the type of music I listen to, they just didnt have enough bass. A flat response is desired by audiophiles I realize, but I needed a more V-shape response for the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Country and R&B I listen to the most. Let me tell you, JBL got it right for sure. I love the highs, mids and lows these cans deliver. I love the locking removable cable on the earpiece, and also the way the ear cups rotate up 180deg for storage. I also love the flat cable....its thick and very sturdy. The cable on the Aviators was a JOKE!!! It was tiny, fabric covered and tangled all to hell. I had already bought an off the shelf cable to replace it that was much thicker and rubberized. I do have to admit that I liked the clarity of the Aviator and the fact it had alot of leather pieces, but it just didnt have enough bass. I felt like I was missing a whole part of my music. Anyhow, I recommend this headphone for those who like a warm, clear, bassy sound.
PS. I love the way these cans look.......typical JBL. Classy! The Aviators are a hit or miss depending on who you ask. I thought they looked OK, but thank god they had a cleaning cloth for all the fingerprints you will handling the cans.