I've had my black A3S's for over a week now and feel pretty confident in giving them a quick review: These are some of the worst-sounding headphones I've ever heard touted as "HiFi". It's not an issue of materials or construction - they look just as good in person, and the cable is really flexible and free from microphonic effects. But the sound is fatiguing and artificial. They give me a headache and it's not due to the awkward fit. The highs are too pronounced and the lows, though plenty loud, sound like a subwoofer coated in maple syrup. I listen to a number of genres and have favorite headphones for each. These are pretty much awful at everything. I'm still 100% satisfied with massdrop, especially after scoring a pair of amazing HEM-8's in the NuForce grab bag (seriously, they sound fantastic, even for hip-hop/electronic). But since folks like Skullbunny were asking about the A3s, no they really aren't any good.