The self adjustments in the headband work well, even if they add a good deal of thickness on top. The spring adjusters in the cups only allow 90 degrees of motion, so they sit flat on a table with the logos face up, but the logos are face down, when worn around the neck. The included gifs should explain how they spring into position.
Because the cups are self-adjusting, they shake freely and while they might seem loose, these headphones are very solid and well put together. They easily adjust for a tight, but comfortable fit around the ears. The pads are made with pleather and memory foam, so they can get a little warm. I only experienced the extra heat when I was already hot, otherwise they don't get much warmer than any other full-size can.
The back of the cups are textured plastic, I believe, and the sides are shiny plastic, the kind that loves holding onto fingerprints. The arms of the headband are aluminum and the embellishment on the top is some type of leather.
The AF240's are definitely designed for portability and mobility, despite the size of the cups and the thickness of the headband. The single sided cable has an included microphone and button. Both ends are terminated in a 3.5mm jack, so the cable is detachable. No 1/4" adapter is included.
The canvas bag is very nice. It's thick with a soft interior and a pouch for the cable is sewn into the side.
I listened to these throughout a 3 hour flight and while walking around in the airport. They don't have enough isolation to block out airplane engines, but they also didn't leak enough to annoy my fellow passengers. Otherwise, the sound is good enough for a mobile setting. Bass and treble quantities are somewhat scarce, but they do present a bit of impact down low and sparkle up high. The 240's managed to introduce me to new aspects of some of my favorite music, things I hadn't heard even with my expensive, transparent set ups. Sonically, their best feature is in the middle where the vocals are. They do some pretty great things with voices.
I'll have more later, when they're fully burnt in and I can compare them with my Plantronic Back Beat Pros. For now, they may not sound as good as my IEMs (not that I expect them to), but they don't transmit every footstep or swallow directly to my eardrum either.
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Edited by hardbop - 12/11/15 at 10:04pm