I am relatively new to audio, but these are the best headphones I currently own. They sound great, they're open back and have a great soundstage. I like that I don't need an amplifier to power them, although I will be getting one at some point.
They look incredible, and glancing at them, the immediate thought is, wow those are expensive looking. I really like the choice of material for the majority of it, however the top of the headband being a black plastic feels lame to me, since it sticks out when next to aluminium and wood.
The cable is nice, I love the connector for it, having 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 1/4" all in one cool looking end piece. One thing I will say about the cable though, on the site the cable looked very pink, which I was hoping for, however in person it's transparent showing the copper inside (which also looks cool, but I like pink) pretty much a non issue there though.
The packaging was very overkill and definitely gives a boutique feel to the unboxing experience, which I enjoyed, however I feel like the carry-in case should be optional, for those who want to save a little bit of money and or not have a little brief case sat in their house.
The ear pads are comfortable to the point where I can’t feel them when they’re on my ears which is exactly what you want. However, I don’t know if my ears stick out a freakish amount or what, but after long sessions of use, the outermost points of my ears feel a little sore from pushing against the hard inside, past the ear cups and next to the drivers.
The headband is also a big issue for me with comfort. For an hour it’s basically non existent but after that I can feel it and over longer sessions it gets uncomfortable, to the point where I just have to take them off. I think the main reason for this is just how heavy the headphones are, so you need to compensate for that weight with a deep soft headband.
If you used the same material as the ear pads for the headband and made it twice as thick as the current bands cushioning, these headphones would be perfect.