I don't own the new blue ones, but I have 2 pairs of the old black ones. These are probably the best sounding headphones for IPhone, MP3's, PC, and other digital media that you can buy for less than $100.00. Very well balanced, you can crank them up and won't distort, detailed, good soundstage, and coherent. The SR60i drivers the eGrado use are some of the best in their category. Now as for the build quality they look cheap, and for the price it's expected; both my sets have cable to driver or jack solder problems. They look fragile, but they are sturdy, the cheap look fools you; this is not a deal breaker at all. But, these are very uncomfortable, I could only use them for no more than 30 mins or so before having to take a break. My son hates the fit, and he is 12 yrs old. It is an over the ear design, and though the fit perfectly on my ears the over the ear design with a thin foam pad makes them extremely uncomfortable, basically you don't feel the foam pad and it is like having the plastic cup against your ear. Plus they clamp hard, which is a pity as being a behind the neck design they are good to use in bed. Sometime ago I got some Shure foam pads, that fit them nicely and were thick and comfortable, sound did suffer slightly, so using a quarter ($0.25) coin I centralized it on the pad and cut around it; not only the sound quality got back to normal, but it actually improved from the original design. For the money, this is the best sounding headphone for digital media.
Pros: Grado SR60i Driver, Portable, Lightweight, Behind The Neck Band Doesn't Look Ridiculous In Public, Great Sound, Inexpensive, Grado Sound
Cons: Cheap, cable prone to breaking at driver solder pads and/or jack connector, thin foam pads tear easily, uncomfortable, open over the ear design does not allow for privacy.