I own 8 pairs of headphones........... From AKG to Sennheiser, to V - Moda and WESC, among others. These are interesting cans. The bass is, as you've probably already read, unbelievable!!!! Personally, I find it pretty well controlled once you get to grips with these......... They're a bit like a high end sports car.......... They are tricky to deal with but once you have them understood, they reward you big time. I use them primarily with a high end SONY mp3 player that has adjustable eq options, not just preset options, and once you find that sweet spot through the eq, these sound sweet! Seriously, if you're gonna use then on any kind of unit that doesn't have this flexibility, unless you're a dedicated bass-head with the intention of using these for electronic dance, where heavy bass is a staple, you'll be disappointed. But, spend time working these out and the rewards are there. They look fantastic, and the build quality is the best I've seen. V-Moda are not the biggest name in the UK, but believe this, they smash the BEATS range to pieces. These are rapidly becoming my favourite cans. I hope this helps somebody to make their minds up!