all that counts is that you like them. if you do, then sit back and enjoy them. but if you want my opinion, they've got a very muddy and loose bass, and have a shrilly treble. they're pretty bad. the consensus seems to be, if you want to go sennheiser, these are the wrong phones to get. if i were you, i'd see if i could return them (i actually own the 490, it's a shame i couldn't return them. i just use them as test phones for now). for cheap open senns the 495 or the 497 are probably a better route.