1st off I currently have & listen and use religiously the "V-MODA Crossfade 3". Those are awesome by my standards. No audiophile. ????lol! I listen to metal,punk, Hardcore. Good stuff. If These have A quality loudness that doesn't break and A sound spectrum that is par. Somebody that has these and isn't gonna nit pic about stuff nobody cares about and knows quality sounds without being a dork please respond.