I'm not a nostalgia-craving person. I'm just a regular child of the 90s, who happened to come across these when I was looking for a decent pair of headphones after my Sony MDR-20EX broke down after a couple months of ownage.
First the bad news:
*These headphones still carry their original design from the 80s, and so do not isolate all outside noises or the prevent noise leakage (although admittedly, the noise leakage wasn't as extreme as many make it out to be).
*They aren't shockingly loud when used with my MP3, but are with my Laptop, even when the volume is only half-way through Windows Media Player.
*The bass also requires tightening up since they're brand new.
*They aren't mind blowing when listening to rock, country,rap and R&B.
Then the good news:
*Great quality music: hear sections which you couldn't hear with a normal stereo or headphones.
*Compact since it folds in to make it tiny and easy to carry.
*Classical music sounds exceptionally amazing on it, along with alot of Pre-70s vinyl recordings.
*Leather carry case
*The retro look is kinda cool
In my opinion if you're bothered about a little noise isolation, don't get these. You may want to opt for the Sony MDR-20Ex if you don't mind paying 15 quid every few months or so. Despite recieving this after I recieved my second pair of MDR-20Ex, I decided that I wasn't going to refund because I was curious as to how good they were exactly. They did turn out to be pretty good.