These can be very polarizing headphones, I've owned them for many years (250 Pro Version) and I enjoy them for heavy metal/hard rock as well as movies, I don't think they are very good as an all around pair. If you love a V-shaped (strong treble/bass) sound then these do that quite well. If you've never owned a Beyerdynamic before I suggest you try to listen to one before picking these up. The Beyer Spike (between 8 and 10kHz) bothers some people pretty severely. The treble will be a whole world of difference from the CAL! sound.