Youtube review: Photos: http://dalethorn.com/Photos/iPhone7p/Headphone_Senal_Smh1200_01.jpg http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Audioforge/Senal_Smh1200.jpg Sources: iPhone7+ with Oppo HA-2/AudioQuest DragonFly Red DAC/amps, various computers using the AudioQuest DragonFly Red/Lehmann Traveller DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the Senal SMH1200 headphone (SMH1200 hereafter) are based on direct comparisons to other headphones, particularly those that resemble its design (closed-back studio monitor), but also to a few premium headphones for reference. I'll describe how I relate to the SMH1200 (i.e., my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues. The SMH1200 bass has a rolloff below 60 hz or so, which becomes noticeable in the very deep bass, however, the bass has good impact and weight for pretty much everything I listen to. The music track comments below illustrate where a user might notice a difference between the SMH1200 and a headphone with a strong deep bass. The upper bass to low mids may have a tiny coloration depending on your perceptions, but I mention it only as a disclaimer since the SMH1200 is one of the most neutral headphones I've had. The treble may sound slightly rough to some users, as I hear the typical +/- 4 db variances there, but given the many so-called "flagship" headphones I've had that are no better, the bottom line comes down to those ultra-fine details that people pay $600 to $1000 USD for. The SMH1200 is actually better than a few of the $600 headphones I've owned, so while I can't say that it's as good or better than the average $600 headphone, I can say confidently that it's better than the average headphone under $500. Isolation is average or better for a good closed-back monitor. Leakage is low, but if playing music loudly in a quiet office or library, a person sitting next to the headphone will probably hear some faint sounds. The earpads are soft and squishy, and covered with a good grade of plastic that should hold up well. The earcup openings are oval (2.25 x 1.5 inches) and fit my average-size ears with room to spare, but users with extremely large ears might find them a snug fit. The headband has some nice padding and the headphone is light for its size, so nothing to worry about there. The headband's range of adjustment is 1.75 inches, and my average-size head fit in the middle of that range. The earcup rotation is a few degrees each way, which will accomodate most users. The SMH1200 comes with two cables, both detachable - one is 4 ft long and fabric covered with a one-button control and 3.5 mm smartphone plug, and the other is 6 ft long coiled (10 ft stretched) with no controls and a standard 3.5 mm plug, threaded for the included 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) adapter plug. The short fabric covered cable is nice enough, but the longer studio cable is extremely well made - thick enough to inspire confidence, but very flexible with a soft rubber covering. Both cables have an earcup lock, similar to what Shure uses with their pro headphones, but I've never felt the need to lock the SMH1200 cables, because the plugs snap into the left earcup with a satisfying click, with no wiggling. A heavy-duty plastic/pleather bag is included, and because of how the earcups fold into the headband, once bagged the SMH1200 is a nice compact package. Of course, a user can also pull the earcups down and wear it around the neck if that's more convenient than packing it up. LAST WORD: I hadn't heard of or seen the Senal headphones until B&H featured them, and since the SMH1200 is or was their flagship at only $150, I figured it would be a safe purchase. It turned out far better than I expected - the SMH1200 is a much better headphone than previous "studio monitor" headphones I've had in the sub-$200 range, but I suspect that this level of quality is becoming the standard these days, due to the overall increase in consumer headphone use. My SMH1200 is "Made in the Philippines", and I can't think of any criticisms that make sense for this headphone. The build quality is very good, the comfort is superior, and the sound is worthy to monitor high-quality audiophile recordings. Highly recommended. In previous reviews I've included the following music samples with comments about how the headphones sound with each track. My suggestion is instead of reading each one as an absolute unto itself, you could compare my notes here to those other reviews and see how the SMH1200 compares with each individual track.