I love these headphones. They are a little on the older side as I had acquired my first pair in elementary from my dad as my only birthday gift on my 11th birthday. They have a decent sound signature (towards analytic side of audio). They have a less aggressive sound, so if you're the kind of person that is attached to their ath-m50xs you will probably dislike these. These headphones are great for beginners into the audio world, as they slowly created me into an audiophile. It was a terrible downwards spiral of purchasing many expensive headphones and amps all through out middle school and high school just because of these cans. I prefer my beyer dynamic 250 ohm 770 and 80 ohm 770 just because I am addicted to their sound. I would recommend these as I have owned 2 pairs, but I personally would prefer fostex trp50s or beyer dynamic 770s as you can get them in a similar price range, but I would gladly got to my good old srh 840s any day over ath m50xs or most other closed backs in this price range. The coiled cable is a little on the heavier side, but can stretch to hilariously pointless lengths (I don't imagine most people having to be 15-20 feet away from their source).