Somebody finally got it right.
And, it's no surprise it was KRK. I've used KRK V6 and V4 studio monitors for several years now and absolutely LOVE them. So, when I saw they had come out with headphones I was very interested. I've been using SONY 7506/V6 headphones for twenty years and, after comparing them with several brands in the recording studio, swore I'd never use ANYTHING else. My KRK's arrived today and I was first very impressed with the build quality and great features. A detachable, replaceable cord? YES! The attached, coiled cord on the SONY's has always been a design flaw in my book. And, I don't know HOW many pairs of phones, some very expensive, I've trashed in the recording studio after a client has stepped on, and shorted/pulled out, the cable. Next, the KRK's have replaceable ear and headband pads. Another SONY downfall. So,as great as all that is, none of it matters if they don't sound good. I pulled up the mix I'm currently working on, listened to it through the studio monitors "KRK V4's" then put on the KRK phones. VERY comfortable and great ear coverage. With my SONY's at hand, and ready to run a comparison, I hit play. The SONY's never came out of the bag. The KRK's sound EXACTLY like what I get from their studio monitors. There were none of the "well, maybe a bit odd in the mids or bass-heavy" thoughts. These things are amazing, and that's a tragic understatement. NO distortion at WAY too high volume levels, clarity to spare, and the most incredible fit/feel of any phones I've ever used. Sorry SONY. I'll always love ya, but KRK just took your job. Final thought... GET THESE NOW!