Edited by Mormonsloot - 9/3/13 at 1:38pm
Maybe I like mine because they are made in Ireland. Why would you boycott a product because they don't move their production and still charge the same? That's zero benefit for the end user...
You have seen when the original date the thread was started haven't you? That's not bad going really. I would use mine more but I need better isolation and need to wear glasses at work so it's back to iems.
HD25-1 rocks. The bass is cleaner and the whole sound is more akin to Amperior with Akasa Paxmate Plus foam covering the depth of the cups.
I've switched to HD25-13 lately, though.
My old Compass amp/DAC can't drive HD25-13 at all, it ends up veiled and muffled despite whatever volume level I use, even in high gain. Dang! My J3, KICAS, Stepdnace, and Dynalo have no trouble with it, fortunately, and I mostly only use it with my J3 anyway.
I like 13's midrange more, although I'd be happy with either.
HD360 is a nice complement to HD25, I think. It boasts clearer, sparklier treble and more balanced sound along with very smooth and creamy mids, if you can cope with its seemingly fragile cable. Probably not the best recommendation for those who aren't into recabling/modifying. HD360 sticks out to the sides more than HD25, though. It takes up around as much space if you exclude the included Sennheiser padded "cosmetics bag", hahahaha.
Not so sure about that...
VMODA M80, Momentum, Phiaton MS400, for consumers
DT1350, TMA-1 for professional use
Iz all about preference my friend
The DT1350 is my "other" portable headphone. And I agree, they both have their pluses an minuses, but they compliment each other quite nicely, especially if you like many genres of music.
But lately, since my cable upgrade, I found my DT1350s collecting dust. The HD25's "weaknesses" improved. (I tend to embrace headphone's character). So, anyone say what they want, the HD25's are still a top tier portable.
BTW, pass on the M80s, and go for the M100....
I'm thinking of getting some of these as soon as my 1Rs are sold, but I have one concern. In terms of comfort, its not THAT clamp I'm worried about, but the small supraaural pads? Do they really make your ears sore, with the velour pads? I had some Sony MDR V55s once and their pads made my ears a bit sore after a while