Youtube review: http://youtu.be/Aw4ZVC9_sBg Photos: http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Panasonic_Zs40/Headphone_Molami_Plica_01.jpg http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Audioforge/Molami_Plica.jpg Sources: iPhone5 with Portaphile Micro/PA2V2/Decware Zen Head amps using the LOD, various computers using Microstreamer/Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the Plica are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the Marley Liberate XL, the Soundmagic HP150, the v-moda M100 and XS, the AKG K812 and K712, and notes that I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I describe how I relate to the Plica (i.e. my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues. Summary of sound: The Plica bass has a nearly ideal sound that I find just right for music enjoyment - warm, good impact and detail, with no unwanted influence on the adjacent midrange tones. The midrange itself is clear and smooth, with no discernable resonances or other sonic anomalies. The treble is lower in output strength than the midrange, by perhaps 6 db, giving the overall sound a softness that many or most users will enjoy, as it tends to be somewhat forgiving of less-than-ideal recordings. I tend to keep the volume down on my lesser-quality recordings, so with the better-quality tracks I keep the treble-boost control close at hand, as needed. The Plica is rather small compared to most on-ear headphones I'm familiar with, and being fairly light and minimalist in its construction/build, I'm actually surprised that it performs as stated in the Molami promotional literature - i.e., "...low-distortion drivers provide deep bass..." - it's not only deep, but clean and detailed. Soundstage is tricky to describe since it's dependent to a large extent on the amount and quality of treble that the headphone presents, not to mention the recording itself. I'll just say that the Plica can sound amazingly good in that respect, depending on where you find your ideal treble balance. One very demanding track I use in evaluating a headphone is David Chesky and Wonjung Kim's "Girl From Guatemala", and the strong treble percussion starting at 3 minutes in is delineated very well by the Plica. Another track that's a stress test for treble is 'Time' from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and the Plica plays that very cleanly too. My other comments about treble, bass, and midrange detail can be found in the sample music tracks listed below. The Plica is on-ear and apparently closed-back, and while it does have a useful amount of isolation (ambient noise reduction), it's not as much isolation as many larger closed headphones. There is also some leakage, so if playing the Plica in a quiet office or public library, the volume would have to be kept to a very moderate level. Fit and comfort are tricky to describe - I think users who get a good fit to the earcups will find it very comfortable, and in fact I find it very comfortable with the adjustment I made to get that good fit. My ears aren't perfectly parallel to headphones whose earpads are parallel to each other, which is the normal case with headphones. In the case of the Plica, the earcups/earpad surfaces may be perfectly parallel to each other, so I wear the earcups pulled down a couple extra clicks and place the headband toward the rear of my head to get a better fit. I've done this for quite a few headphones, so it's not something I'm concerned about. According to the Molami promotional material, the Plica was designed for women, so whether that's simply as gender fashion or there are physical properties of the headphone that are most suitable for women, I don't know. Unlike the Molami Pleat, the Plica doesn't have the extra curves on the headband, which ruled out the Pleat for me, for any use including testing. In fact, the Plica that I have is very understated, plain black with a couple of small gold-plated trim pieces, much like the Marshall Monitor headphone, and I think men could use this black version if nobody were to inspect it too closely. Since I wear the Plica with the earcups fully extended, large male heads would not fit at all. The earcups collapse a full inch smaller on both sides from where I wear it, so that should accomodate most women's heads. The earpads are a fabric-covered foam that's soft and comfortable on my ears. The headband has essentially no padding, but given its intended use and the light weight of the headphone, I don't think extra padding is needed. The exterior earcup and headband surfaces are covered in a type of leather, but as the design is very minimal and understated, particularly this black version, the finish doesn't call any attention to itself. The headband is metal internally, which has the proper spring tension to keep the earcups centered on one's ears while in use. The cable is dual-entry, non-detachable, is a strong and probably durable woven fabric externally, and has the extra conductor (Apple-type) in its terminator - a standard 3.5 mm miniplug. With Apple i-devices, one click stops playback, two clicks skips to the next track, and three rapid clicks moves to the previous track. The Plica is efficient enough to be used with any music player I know of, but a good headphone amp provides better sound. The comments in the music tracks listed below can be compared to other headphone reviews I've done, to get an idea of how the Plica plays the different music tracks listed here compared to other headphones. My suggestion is instead of reading each comment below as an absolute unto itself, you could compare these notes to other reviews as they get posted, and see how the Plica compares with each individual track.