Definitely need to listen for a few days before making an assessment about these headphones. First impression, after leaving the skullcandy GI headphones in the trash can was "wtf. These aren't even that heavy." But after 4 days of use, I realize that these are the most clear, crisp, stereo dynamic headphones I've ever used.
If you're looking for heavy skull crushing bass, go with... uh... the skullcrushers? But the maraca set cannot be beat for clarity. BEST OF ALL: they cancel sound at even 1/4 volume on my ipod. I couldn't hear my camera flashing taking these pics. Amazing sound isolation.You can thrash pretty good with these on too, at the very least they wont fall off from around your neck. I have a long industrial in which hurts from any headphones on obviously, but thats my fault. otherwise these are really comfortable for 5 hours at least.
Depth/ Stereo dynamic: 11/10 (insane)
Something I am disappointed about: the cord is white, not orange like the padding on the dark shadow model. oh well.
I just noticed it says 30mm power drivers, they are actually 40mm. even better.