Oh my God. I expected these to be good. I just got them, and I just started listening to them. I'm not an audiophile. I haven't even broken them in yet, but, I've read that's thing. I tell you what, though. I can sure as hell tell the difference between these and my Sol Republic V8 headphones I got a few years ago. Those, and, I imagine many of the same ilk, needlessly boost bass and people think that's a good thing. Listening to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I'm loving how clear everything is. I have them plugged into a FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LP3AMC2, that's only $76 right now. I literally don't think I can listen to anything else now if I want to listen to music. This is absurd. It's amazing. Do yourself a favor and add this to your cart.