Great American made product
Very good sound quality, simple yet comfortable construction. I would buy them again. the original ear pads weren't to my liking. I bought the Grado L-cushion. Those out of the box are very uncomfortable. I also bought the EarZonk Premium Long-Life Leatherette Ear Cushions and I'm using them now and find them quite comfortable. Some reviews over on another site suggested that these need to be cut out in the center to give better sound quality. I have not noticed any difference. but then I'm over 60 so maybe just I can't hear the difference. Anyway I use these many hours a week Djing and they are excellent. Build quality is great. After seeing so many plastic phones today it's refreshing to see a design that is obviously built to last. Coolness factor, I guess that is an arbitrary call. these look like phones you would have bought back in the 60's . Comfort as stated I didn't care for the ear cushions provided or their supposed up grade. Think I read on Amazon how to soften them up some. Out of the box though they aren't comfortable at all. Noise reduction, they are open back no one should expect them to reduce noise.
Pros: Simple durable design, backed by a company that obviously cares about what they build.
Cons: Not so comfortable ear cushions, and the up grades are even worse.