Originally Posted by Kameleon
Hm. Think I can just keep with the 75s then, all that extra bass on the 35s really does drown out the sweet mids you get with the 75s. Bit disappointed really, it's not usual here that people who say "better SQ" mean "more bass to the exclusion of all else". At least it means that my preferred cheap portable can is easily available, rather than having to search far and wide for a replacement
yeah, better SQ is subjective and depends on the situation. for instance, portable tunes on the go get drowned out by ambient noise, and the first thing to disappear is the bass. also, most portable cans like buds have zero bass. so the KSC-35 fills a nice niche by being small and bassy and still supraaural - and still sounding good. Of course what i like in a portable rig isn't always what i want in the quiet of my home - that includes preferences for amps too. amps i want a forward mid-heavy amp to cut thru portable situations, while at home i want airy detail and an even presentation across the board.