ATH-AD700>= Vmoda M80 > Grado SR80> MP8323
I am poor.
The HD 600 are good for out-of-box performance, relatively speaking, though price is their issue. For a used HD 600, you can get five used pairs of Yamaha or three used pairs of Unipolar - you see the problem.
The DT 990 are marked modded, though the only mod on them is that I stuffed the old flattened pads with some cotton. Even with flat pads, I liked them better than the K 601 I had a week before.
The K 250 are very skewed in the treble response (very bright) and not as clean in decay as some of the others, so they score lower on performance. It's a Sextett-based driver and those tend to be subjectively enjoyable, still.
AKG K702 (with Anniversary pads) - Wished it had just a little more bass. A little less bass and they would be gone.
Vsonic GR07 - Small, portable, sound great, great sub-bass, good isolation. What more does a growing boy need?
AKG K550 - Comfy, incredible sub-bass, great isolation.
Beyerdynamic DT1350 - I would rank these higher if not for the clamping force.
Alessandro MS-2 - They sound great, but they are a pain in the ass to use.
Sennheiser Momentum - Fun and beautiful. A little too much bass or they would rank higher.
Sony MDR-7550 - An IEM with very little isolation. They sound great, but if a mosquito flies by, you will hear it.
Sennheiser PX100 - Probably my favorite headphone. I take them everywhere - they have been with me for ages and I will probably ask to be buried with them on when I kick the bucket.
T-Peos H-100 - Really good, but they acquired a bad rep on this site.
Sennheiser MX760 - One of the best earbuds I've heard.
Apple EarPods - Not bad...not good. They came with my iPhone 5, so I can't complain.
Sennheiser PX200 - I don't like them much...I gave them to my girlfriend.
Sorry. I should clarify , what I meant is that the HD598 sounds spacious but too laid-back. The HD558 was more enjoyable for me due to its more forward nature.
Yes please. Thanks. PM how you feel about the combination (supposedly good match), so we don't drift this thread off topic with impressions.
Skip AIAIAI, they're disappointingly mediocre.
I'm a couple of months into this crazy game, but I'll list how I think everything performs in order of goodness.
Fischer Audio FA011
To be sold
Fischer Audio FA006
I've got no upgraditis at the moment. I'm really happy with the FA011 and the MS1
Stock Galaxy S3
Stock Galaxy S
Arriving soon - Fischer Audio Tandem, which I'm hoping will blow these other two out of the water.
+1, I got the Beatport edition of the TMA-1 for a deal from a friend of mine, and it was warm to the point of mush. I don't really understand the hype train that was going for it about a year or two ago.
The hype started with anythingbutipod.com . The guy stated it was his favorite portable solution of the moment.