Youtube review: http://youtu.be/y8GWqfosS8g Photo: http://dalethorn.com/Photos/iPhone6p/Headphone_Zagg_Ebony_01.jpg Sources: iPhone6+ with the Oppo HA-2/v-moda Verza DAC/amps; various computers using the HRT Microstreamer/FiiO E17k/Beyerdynamic A200p DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the Zagg Ebony are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the v-moda M100 and XS, the FAD Pandora VI and IV, the Beyerdynamic T1 and T90, the AKG K812 and K712, and notes that I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I'll describe how I relate to the Zagg (i.e. my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues. The Zagg ebony wood edition headphone is a small light headphone with ebony wood earcups, and a headband very similar to the Audio-Technica ESW 'Earsuit' series headphones. It's an on-ear style, with soft earpads covered by a quality plastic 'pleather' material. The double-entry cable is detachable, fabric-covered, and is terminated by a 45-degree angle miniplug which has the extra ring connector for smartphones. The cable has a clicker/control box with a microphone, and the plugs that go into each earcup are 2.5 mm mono plugs. The earcups fold flat one direction (90 degree rotation) and rotate 45 degrees the other way. The earcups also have enough rotation in the vertical plane to fit any head that can accomodate the headband, whose range of adjustment is 5/8 inch on each side smaller than where I wear it, and 1/2 inch larger on each side. The headband padding is very plush, and given the overall light weight, should be comfortable for everyone. The Zagg will play loudly on an iPhone with most tracks, and even plays with a good volume on my low-volume tracks, so adding a headphone amp would be a concern only for improved tonality or soundstage. In my opinion, the wood earcups do help in smoothing the sound, however that doesn't mean that all wood-cup headphones will be equal or even similar. The Zagg should impress most users as having a good sound with no bass or treble adjustments, and the graph on my website under Photos and Audioforge no.5 will testify to that. Isolation is average or better for an on-ear closed headphone, and the leakage is low, however when playing the Zagg in a very quiet office or a public library etc., the volume will have to be kept below audiophile (loud) levels, or someone sitting close by will hear faint sounds coming from the headphone. For most outdoor use the isolation will be good enough, but when riding the bus, train or jet plane, the noise levels there may require a noise-canceling headphone. My summary of the sound as compared to my better hi-fi headphones is: A mild emphasis in the upper bass and a slightly soft treble, very little or no midrange coloration, and no graininess or other effects underlying the very smooth sound. I've had a couple of woodies in the near-$100 price range a few years ago that weren't nearly this good, so either the technology has gotten a lot better overall, or this Zagg is just an outstanding performer. Note that when using the Zagg as a portable headphone, a carry case isn't essential since the headphone can be pulled off the head and worn around the neck comfortably, with the earcups fully extended and folded flat. The Zagg's wearing comfort is unusually good for an on-ear type - it's one of the most comfortable headphones I've ever used. In previous reviews I've included the following music examples 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 Zagg compares with each individual track.