First of all, I am not an audiophile. My opinions come across as superlatives. These are very good, nothing gets garbled up and it seems like you hear more detail to things. They are light and comfortable and look to be well built. This was my first "buy both and return the ones you don't want" experience. Except, it was 3... 2 pair of Beyerdynamic's and the Sennheiser's. It went well,there were a couple of small restocking fees. But I feel it was worth it as there are as many headphone choices as there are telecasters and amps. I don't use these for recorded music. I use them with a tube headphone amplifier, amplifying my Strymon Iridium.