Here are my experiences: Maybe not the best for travel/commuting if you wear glasses/sunglasses or a hat, but YMMV. I also prefer something more compact for putting in a bag. Pretty comfortable until the pads wear down, but replacements are available. Refined but handsome looks. Brainwavz replacement pads (especially the angled ones) are large and goofy looking. Dark but enjoyable sound, that responds well to EQ or tubes. I find the treble and detail get lost in the ambient noise on public transit.