« A reference in their own right »Published on 07/01/14 at 07:09
They are very sturdy. I know several people who go on tour with them under questionable conditions and they are still hanging in there. However, the inner velvet-like cushions wear out in the long run.
These headphones are very precise (5Hz-35000Hz), they are well-balanced and can be even unsettling because they seem to have lots of highs. In fact, they are excessively neutral, except for a small dip at 80Hz. Their SPL is very good, at the professional level. They are closed, but don't isolate you completely from the world, only the indispensable.
I've been using them for quite some time, but I got mine two months ago. I love their price in relation to their quality and their well-balanced sound. In short, their reputation is well justified!