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 The bass is quite good, but from the (brief) time I've spent with them so far the main standout is the treble. Female vocals and some string instruments, particularly violin sound exceptional so far. Had an eargasmic moment on the commute in to work today with The Corrs - Everybody Hurts from their Unplugged album, for instance.
Bit the bullet and bought a pair yesterday. I'll give them time to settle in and then post impressions.
Indeed :) How's it going Erwin? Designed a successor to the Beast yet? I recently lost my pair of Senn Momentums on a drunken night out, so I thought I'd jump back into Head-Fi to look for replacement cans. Might end up grabbing an Oppo PM-3.
Anyone else excited about it? Upcoming isometric RPG hailing back to the days of Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment: http://eternity.obsidian.net/   With release a few days away I've been reading through the wiki and trying to decide what sort of character to play. I'm thinking Orlan for the race, purely because they're unusual and seem to be marginalized by the rest of the setting's races. I like playing the underdog :)
True, for long hiking/walking trips the PM-3 would probably be too heavy at 320g. The HD-25 is only 140g, and the Momentum clocks in at 190g.   Audio-technica make some good-sounding portables, albeit brighter and with more of a treble emphasis than Sennheiser. The Ath-ES7 would also be in your price range and weighs about 160g. It hardly isolates at all, but that doesn't seem to be a concern for you.   Other than that there are IEMs, but I always find those...
 Have you tried stretching the headband? Pick something a bit larger than your head and leave them stretched over them for a day or two, should reduce the clamping force (and the isolation). I found the clamp a bit much when I first got mine too, but a combination of them stretching and my ears getting accustomed to it has made it hardly noticeable for hour-long listening sessions. That being said I'm still thinking of replacing mine soon with an Oppo PM-3.
You can find used Sennheiser HD25-I-II's for around that price. They might isolate slightly more than you're after, but the sound is relatively warm and they provide a nice amount of bass whilst retaining clarity through the mids. They're also built like a truck and don't have to be babied, which is handy for a portable.
 "These are the headphones you're looking for. You can go about your business. Move along."
Don't underestimate the power of brain-burn-in! Takes time adjusting to a new pair of headphones, unless you're going from a really crappy pair to an excellent one the initial reaction will usually be tainted by unfamiliarity. Give it a week or two at home and then you'll know if it'll be staying around long-term or not.
Interest in these has dredged me back to Head-Fi after many years of absence. I recently lost my pair of Momentum's on a drunken night out :( so I'm looking for a replacement portable can.   Demo'ed the PM-3 recently at Quality Hifi in Sydney, directly out of my Galaxy Note 3 playing FLAC, and I can tell they have potential. Very fast and resolving, good midbass (but slightly lacking in deep bass), present mids and a decent amount of treble sparkle. Reminds me a bit of...
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