Wow.....what a thread! What an amazing OP! Thank you for the reviews!
If I may make a small comment - and i'm sure this has been suggested before. The "sound" score of the headphones should be weighted more heavily than the other categories, except maybe build quality.
This would allow for a more accurate ranking of the headphones. The Denon HP-700 and Creative Auvarna Live probably should be higher in the overall standing for sound quality and value. I managed to pickup the CAL at SUD47 during an online sale. What a steal. What value. A touch bass heavy but what an engaging and fun music experience.
Also, I'm really glad to see the ATH-M50, MDR-V6 and HD-25 high up the list. *high five*
Edited by activebass - 10/12/14 at 7:18am