Just picked these up and loving them so far after a day out and about! So far:
- Build quality is far above the competition at this price range. Metal sliders & yokes, rubberized buttons, and overall solid feel.
- Despite the industrial looking build, they are very comfortable. More so than the Beats Solo3, Beats Solo Pro, and JBL's own Under Armor on-ears.
- Sound out of the box is excellent. To me, very on par with the Harman Target Curve.
- Ambient mode is effective and very useful, especially in the office/gym.
- Bass Boost mode is fun and not overdone. I don't use it for normal listening, but at the gym or any other noisy environment, it's perfect.
- Wired performance is excellent. Great wired headphones separate from anything else.
- SBC, AAC only. While fantastic on Apple, Android users will miss aptX. There are apparently some Apps to use to mess with the SBC bitpool, but aptX would have been great here.
- No hard case. Just a vinyl pouch.