VH1 had this countdown of the 50 or 100 worst songs. One of them was Eddie Murphy's song "Party All the Time" from the 80's. They showed the music video as they were talking about how bad the song was. I'm pretty sure he was wearing some AKG k340's in the music video.
I've seen some Sony MDR V500(?). Lots and lots of regular stock earbuds. Some iBuds (those special ones, behind the neck type of thing). Never ever a proper IEM, besides the rare EP630 or Sony 71/81.
No amps and no out of the ordinary (vintage) PCDP's. I do have seen some guy using an old casette player, and overall a lot of people using their cellphone as MP3 player. Otherwise, some Creative and some Apple players.
To the QC2 bashers: however overpriced they are, the noise cancellation is impressive
I'd say about the level of Um2 with foamies is, and it doesn't sound THAT BAD for movies on a plane (music is another story)
I still wouldn't buy it, i'm just saying that trying it on a plane changed my opinion .. a tad
I was watching a short on HBO about the making of Hollywoodland when I noticed that the director was monitoring audio on a pair of Grados. There were several shots, but I couldn't quite make out the model number. I'm pretty sure it was the SR125 with a custom pad wrap on the headband (one I hadn't seen before, very sleek looking.)
i saw a DJ sporting the HD 25-1's at a club last friday
Once again, Berlin trumps the Netherlands: On the same night in the space of ten minutes I saw two guys wearing HD-25-1's, one of them a dj at a bar, the other one-- I swear to you-- the dj at a convenience store.
In Berlin, not only do the convenience stores have dj's, but they have dj's with proper headphones.
Walked past some KSC-75's on the street in brookline today...no amp sighted and player in back pocket so probably not a head-fier but you never know. Ive seen guys with IEM's on the train a couple times, and portapro's once, driving through boston. All together, nothing too interesting.