Pros: great frequency response, very clear sound, comfortable, allows in ambient sound
Cons: allows in ambient sound
Some people want their ears hermetically sealed against the outside world. For them, these headphones are a lousy choice.<br />Other people (like me) want to hear what's going on (like someone knocking on the door). For them, these headphones are a great choice.<br />I use these off of a Fender guitar amplifier. The sound is crystal clear: the highs are clean and the bass is strong.<br />The tension over my ears is just right - they don't fall off, but there isn't too much pressure. The ear pads are also very comfortable - typical of my experience with Sony headphones.<br />The cord is a standard length, which for me, is always too short. I use a 10' extension cable, and the sound is still impressive.