Pros:Good sound, slick style, very comfortable
Cons:A little bass heavy
The Bottom Line: If you're looking to improve your everyday listening experience or want a good stepping stone on the path to becoming an audiophile, go for it.
Having grown tired of the cheap, crappy, and garish Skullcandy headphones everyone else had, I began to look for something with better quality. I've heard people say the RPs are the best sub-$100 headphones and I'd believe it.
Recommend this product?
Like most consumer headphones today, the RPs are a bit heavy on bass. If you just listen to hip hop and rap, this won't be an issue, but if you're looking for a more balanced EQ there is still hope. I found out that if you open them up (by removing the ear pads and unscrewing the speaker mount), you can cover the sound holes on the back of the speaker cone with tape to reduce the bass. Apparently, this is a common mod for these headphones and I can see why. Reducing the muddy bass opened up the highs and mids a lot. Though the highs are still a little weak, the RPs provide crisp enough sound to listen to classical and jazz. You won't get as much of a pronounced sound stage (being able to hear each instrument separately) as with more expensive AKGs, but the listening experience is still very enjoyable. The ear cups give a solid seal, blocking out most external noise. This is one advantage they have over open-ear headphones like Koss Portapros.
The RPs are really very comfortable, though wearing them in bed can be a little awkward because of their size. Both the headphones and packaging are very well-designed and stylish. Whether you're a hip hop fan looking for swag or a hipster looking for a clean, vintage look, you're in luck.