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I know everyones ears are different but IMO, Nothing under $150 can touch the Cal's soundwise.  Point blank, I've tried just about everything under the $200 range and the Cal's just can't be beat.  Only one can IMO is a tad better and that's the HD558. My 558 was $105 and I feel that was a steal.   But the Cal's cost what $60 in the US and I've seen them as low as $49 on Amazon. It's a No Brainer.  You have to jump way up the chain to get an upgrade over the...
Time to thin a few phones out that aren't getting any use. First up is a basically new HD201 I bought from Best Buy in Jan basically for some modding. I added a pair of HD 419 Velours and recabled them with a 4 ft Denon D2000 Cable.  I'm asking $30, you figure I paid full retail of $30 and the Velours cost me $18 from Sennheiser.     Next up is another basically new HD 439 I also bought in Jan.  I have done the Bass mod (One Hole)..I paid full retail...
Ditto- I have both the 558 & 598 right here, and I'll say the difference between the 2 aren't as great as a few people claim. For me the 558 with the tape pulled out sounds better for my taste. The Bass is better and the soundstage between the 2 isn't really that much greater.  Is the $100 price points worth it?, IMO not really.  I'd say grab a 558, do the 5 min mod and call it a day. Buy some music with the extra $100.
Jazzman I have a lower model Denon and I'll say the headphone out will not push 600ohm headphones good at all. Denon's head out is VERY weak on all models. Lucky for me I have line out and just feed my M-Stage.  Depending on your set up it might be most price effective to buy a use Denon, I know it's sounds crazy but my 5.1 set up you can get refurb/new for $130 or so.  I can't understand the Denon line up, the higher you move up the chain the less features you get. ...
Maybe not the " So called Best" but they punch way above their price and work well out of an ipod or a decent rig as well.  I still use these to judge what is " Better" they work so well with everything!!!  
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004FEEY9A/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished   $108, you're not going to find a better can at this price!!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-VELOUR-EARPAD-CUSHION-PAIR-FOR-SONY-MDRV700DJ-MDR-V700DJ-HEADPHONE-EAR-PAD-/221201867339?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3380a8a24b
At your price point, Grado 225's  or you could go for the cheaper 80's.  I also recommend The Koss DJ100/TBSE, I really like these for Metal/Rock due to the speed. They have a very Grado like Guitar attack which A LOT of cans can't do very well. Plus they are dirt cheap. If in the US the TBSE, http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/tony-bennett-signature-edition-stereophones/1255982.jsp   Or the...
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