Our Verdict Comfortable headphones with impressive sound For Clean delivery precise sound taut bass Against Nothing of note, apart from the Liberace-like colour Reviewed on 17th December 2010 Beauty's obviously in the eye of the beholder, but it's hard to imagine anyone finding the gold finish of these Audio-Technicas anything but somewhat tacky. Thankfully, they're also available in a number of less blinging colours, and in action they're very impressive. Here you get a clean and precise delivery that might lack true bottom-end extension, but makes up for it with bouncy tautness to basslines. They're comfortable to wear, too, though not the most secure in the ear – so don't expect them to stay in if you're sprinting for the bus. See all our headphone Best Buys More after the break Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News Denon's AH-C621R in-ear headphones launch next month Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 11:02am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm ATH-CKM55 Audio Technica Headphones Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.