"Great Value, super sound."
Sounds GOOD and Acurate, which is rare. The bass is deep and punchy, and can get strong if well powered. (Though they sound pretty good plugged into a soundcard or portabel CD player.)
Very Crisp and Clear, and the BEST for mixing or editing a recording.. Or just trying to figure out, hard to hear, lyrics.
Thouh as with wine and cheez, they get better with age. Keep Them Playing at a high level (with in reason) All the time for the first week or so. (you can fold them so the music cna't be heard)
The folding is great, makes it easy for 1 ear listening, with out puting them on. The coiled cord keeps it from getting tangled, or jerked, or hanging low and getting run over by rolling chairs.
And last and to many, most important, the isolation, WOW. I've jumed out of my chair many times when poeple tap me on the sholder after "sneaking" up behind me... (well they were actuly YELLING my name!!!)
Made in Ireland, and made like a tank!!! These things are tough. And made to last... They have CLOTH over the elements NOT foam, like My bro's 590s wich are prone to capture hare and create a buzzing noize. (need to be taken apart and cleaned)
Sennheiser is great, my bro traded his cans twice (cause he didn't know about the hair issue ^), and the third time they gave him his current 590s as an upgrade from the 560s(?) he had which is a BIG upgrade.. They Rock. For 2 years+
you can get them for 82, WOW. Way better then ohers, like Koss Titaniums and Sony's... They are the vest value in closed cup cans.
The Wow Factor:
I recomend them all the time, and love my pair.. Though they aren't ultra flashy like some Sony's and such.
(you can, however, get the Silver version for $Ten more.. they are a bit flashy. ;-)
If you are doing anything involving recording producing editin or listening in loud places you NEED these phones!