I decided to buy the Aviators because I thought they looked great and the short review from CES seemed to be glowing with praise, as far as I could tell no publications have done a thorough review of them. I got them today and I have to say I'm totally disappointed, the sound is about as "even handed" as the Bose Triports and is more or less a joke at this price point, they are a lot flimsier than I was expecting, too. The bass is disappointing even compared to my Sennheisers which aren't exactly known for bass, drums sound weirdly hollow and lack impact, guitars sound muddy and muffled...you get the idea. The sound isn't entirely awful, but I would have been disappointed if I paid $60 or $70...at $180 from Skullcandy's site there is no way I would recommend these to anyone. They do look great, though. The polycarbonate earcups are pretty cool but the earcups themselves are weirdly shaped, I didn't like the way they sat on my head at all. To be fair, the headphones I've used for the past four or five years are my Sennheiser HD280 Pro so the Aviators had quite huge shoes to fill, at $180 I thought maybe Skullcandy could pull it off but they aren't even close in my opinion.