Originally Posted by scompton
Do you mean $200 for an IEM that sounds better than the Koss. I hope the HD580s I have coming sound better
I think it's hard to compare open headphones to IEMs. IEMs shut out the world and nothing sounds further away than your ear. That said, I don't think the KSC75 has a huge sound stage. Everything sounds fairly close to you when you listen to them.
Oh I'm sure they will! I'm just saying, it's a completely different sound and listening experience than an IEM. I've listened to the high end E500's and they still had that "in your head" sound.. but what can I expect when they're literally in my head? I'm not complaining, I love that sound sometimes, especially when I'm laying in bed in pitch darkness listening to some classical or choral music, it's bliss!
I mean, although my UM1 has a decent soundstage, It's still all focused right in my head. Whereas my HD595 or my KSC75, I can hear things from outside the room sometimes! You can still get this effect with IEM's with a really good recording, of course, but it's still not the same.